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Don’t Know Your Mortgage Rate? You Could Be Costing Yourself Thousands

July 22nd, 2018
(TNS)—Not knowing your mortgage rate can be an expensive mistake, especially in this rising interest rate market. Yet nearly three in 10 mortgage holders (29 percent) either didn’t know their mortgage rate or wouldn’t say, according to a survey by...

Appreciation on a Decelerating Trend

July 30th, 2018
Appreciation is on a decelerating trend, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest quarterly report. On a national scale, prices rose 6.3 percent in the second quarter of 2018—the fifth quarter in a row of slowing. “Annual home price appreciation nationwide...

Is a State With No Income Tax Better or Worse?

August 7th, 2018
(TNS)—Is it better to live in a state with no income tax? It’s a great question to ask, especially when considering how much of our paycheck is already set aside for Uncle Sam. Seven U.S. states forgo individual income taxes...

Staying Ahead of a Shifting Technology Landscape

August 15th, 2018
In the following interview, Dan Bowden, broker/owner of HomeSmart Realty Group in Orland Park, Ill., discusses the advantages of the brand, the local market, technology, and more. Region Served: Midwest Chicago Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 3...

Challenged by a Down Payment? The Easiest Markets to Save For

August 23rd, 2018
One of the biggest challenges for first-time homebuyers is saving. Coming up with a down payment is a hurdle for the majority of millennials, shows study after study—but, there are areas where the average earnings are enough to save sufficiently,...

Finding Success in a Thriving Relocation Market

September 4th, 2018
In the following interview, Tonya Hamilton, vice president, Relocation and Business Development, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Woodmont Realty in Brentwood, Tenn., discusses the advantages of the brand, the local market, trends, and more. Region Served: Greater Nashville and the Middle Tennessee...

Hurricane Florence: 755,000-Plus Homes Could Be Impacted by Storm Surge, Projections Show

September 12th, 2018
Hurricane Florence is imminently making landfall, with the Category 4 storm (at press time) on track to batter the Carolinas and parts of Virginia, causing catastrophic damage in the region. According to CoreLogic preliminary projections, an estimated 758,657 homes could...

Cheri Fama: Professionalism and Service Win the Day

September 22nd, 2018
Vitals: John Daugherty, REALTORS® Years in Business: 51 Size: 3 offices, 150 agents Region Served: The Greater Houston area 2017 Sales Volume: $1.108 billion 2017 Transactions: 1,455 No. 235 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.johndaugherty.com With the dual role of president...

100% for Agents: HomeSmart Shows Why Letting Agents Keep All of Their Commission Is in a Broker’s Best Interest

September 30th, 2018
Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the October issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today. There is much discussion in the industry about the fate of the residential real estate brokerage. Traditional, commission-split brokerages are anticipated by...

How to Make Your Luxury Listing Stand Out

October 9th, 2018
The process of selling a luxury home is simply different. There are fewer buyers, so naturally, agents need to not only create the “wow” factor, but also implement marketing strategies that capture the attention of other agents and potential buyers....
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