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Finding Success Through Drive and Dedication

August 22nd, 2018
In the following interview, Susan Gill, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Fairways Real Estate in Irwin, Pa., discusses the advantages of the brand and industry leadership, as well as leadership of a team. Region Served: Irwin, Pa., and surrounding region Years...

Brokers Turn to Pocket Listings in Rising Markets

September 4th, 2018
The real estate market has heated up so much in certain regions that brokers are taking transactions into their own hands—or, rather, their pockets. With increasing prices and, seemingly, more buyers willing to pay an amount that’s leaving sellers with...

What to Buy in September

September 10th, 2018
(TNS)—September is a big month for bargains, with deep discounts on summer merchandise and more. “September is all about the end of summer, so anything seasonal is going to be on clearance,” says Benjamin K. Glaser, former features editor with...

Making Moves for REALTORS: One-on-One With Bob Goldberg

September 19th, 2018
(Credit: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic) Bob Goldberg has had an action-packed year. In just a little more than 12 months since taking the helm as CEO of the National Association of REALTORS®, Goldberg has implemented an array of internal changes...

The Defining Financial Question of Millennials: Do You Want to Live Comfortably Now, or in the Future?

September 27th, 2018
(TNS)—Millennials are faced with the internal conflict almost every day: live comfortably now, or later? Thanks to $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, rapidly increasing healthcare costs and high living costs, scraping by now often can be prioritized over worrying...

Policy Matters: FHFA Ends Single-Family Rental Pilot Program

October 7th, 2018
In a win for prospective homebuyers across the country, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Aug. 21, 2018 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) will end their single-family rental pilot programs. The FHFA found that the...

Builder Confidence Healthy in July

July 21st, 2018
Builder confidence is healthy, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The Index reading is 68; an above-50 reading indicates more builders have a positive outlook than a negative one. “Consumer demand...

Homeownership Rate Ticks Up

July 29th, 2018
At the height of real estate season, the homeownership rate ticked up. According to Census data, the homeownership rate has risen to 64.3 percent—a departure from the first quarter of 2018, when the homeownership rate was 64.2 percent, as well...

Affordability Challenges Keep Millennials on the Sidelines

August 7th, 2018
Affordability is fading fast—and although millennials are eager to enter the market, and succeeding, they’re bearing the brunt of the challenge, according to recent research. Sixty-three percent of millennials under 29 are challenged by the cost of homeownership, according to...

Luxury Market on Record Streak

August 14th, 2018
The luxury market is on a record streak, with double-digit growth in 19 of the largest markets in the nation, according to the July Luxury Home Index by realtor.com®. High-end homes are moving rapidly, with age of inventory at 108...
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