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3 for 3 Listings: What Makes This REALTOR® Hit Home Runs

August 21st, 2018
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Mortgage Applications Down From Previous Week

August 30th, 2018
The Market Composite Index, which measures mortgage loan application volume, dropped by 1.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending August 24, 2018, according to recent data by the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey....

CEO Exchange Keynote: Leadership, in Every Sense of the Word

September 9th, 2018
Credit: PlanOmatic Against a backdrop of changing consumer preferences, technology and shifts in Washington, brokerages are navigating new territory—one where the customer experience is tops, and creativity, inclusiveness and leadership are non-negotiables for success. For Paul Boomsma, CEO of the...

Hurricane Florence: 32 Deaths, Housing Shortages and Increasing Flooding Dangers

September 18th, 2018
Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas over the weekend, battering the region and surround states with record amounts of rainfall; over 30 inches fell in Swansboro, N.C. by Saturday, Sept. 15, as reported by the National Weather Service. Sources...

Working Together for the Greater Good

September 27th, 2018
In the following interview, Navid Ali, regional director and broker/owner of Realty ONE Group BMC Associates in San Ramon, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, the firm’s growth, and more. Region Served: San Francisco’s East Bay and Central California...

Student Loan Debt: Ongoing Hurdle to Homeownership

October 6th, 2018
The U.S. currently has a student debt load of over $1.4 trillion, which accounts for 10 percent of all outstanding debt and 35 percent of non-housing debt. The magnitude of the debt continues to grow in size and share of...

Paul Breunich: An Unparalleled Value Proposition

July 28th, 2018
Vitals: William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Years in Business: 69 Size: 27 offices,1,000 agents Regions Served: Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts 2017 Sales Volume: $4,163,231,909 2017 Transactions: 6,032 No. 34 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018...

Inventory: Is the Drought Easing?

August 5th, 2018
When it comes to the housing market, the conversation has been dominated by pricey properties and short supply—but, under the radar, there has been an improvement in inventory, according to realtor.com®’s recently released July 2018 Monthly Housing Trend Report. The...

Homes by the Millions ‘Missing’ Thanks to Underbuilding

August 14th, 2018
With building halted in the recession and construction at insufficient levels since, there is a 6.3 million deficit in the housing stock, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. From 2008 on, there have been 1.9 approved building permits...

Disruptor Roundup: Divvy Takes on Rent-to-Own

August 21st, 2018
Editor’s Note: The Disruptor Roundup analyzes companies implementing unconventional models. Divvy This tech-powered, rent-to-own platform was launched at the end of 2017, and provides consumers with the ability to transition from renting to homeownership with a three-year program that amasses...
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