Real Estate Trends

Some Not-So-Tiny Obstacles in the Growing Market for Tiny Houses

July 26th, 2018
(TNS)—When Tom Alsani heard about plans for a tiny-home community in St. Petersburg, Fla., he got so excited he immediately wanted to know more. “Right now I have a house with three bedrooms, but the kids are gone and I’m...

Building Momentum for Mortgage Rates

August 4th, 2018
There is a building momentum in mortgage rates, with the average 30-year, fixed rate up for the second straight week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 30-year fixed increased to 4.6 percent, up from 4.54...

Borrower Beware: Soon It Will Be Tough to Unload College Loans

August 13th, 2018
(TNS)—Here’s a good reason to think twice about taking out piles of student loans after watching a catchy TV ad for a for-profit college. The U.S. Department of Education is on a path to make it far tougher to get...

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....

Affordability Aside, Housing Optimism Picks Up

September 9th, 2018
The confidence consumers have in housing is picking up steam—but not because of the market outright, according to the August Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 88, the gauge grew 1.5 percentage points month-over-month; however, the confidence consumers...

Poised for the Future: zipLogixTM

September 18th, 2018
zipLogix™ Aims to Dramatically Improve the Real Estate Process  RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine recently had the opportunity to chat with Scott Strong as the one-year anniversary of his appointment as CEO of zipLogix™ approaches. In this exclusive interview, Strong provides a closer...

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices: Marketing Is a Digital Reimagining of an Enduring Brand

September 27th, 2018
During a 2013 interview held in Omaha, Neb., Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said the eponymous real estate brand would prosper for years to come. “Berkshire Hathaway wants to be in businesses that are enduring,” he...

Travis Baron: A Hands-On Approach to Growth

October 6th, 2018
Vitals: RE/MAX Premier Realty Years in Business: 40 Size: 3 offices, 128 agents Regions Served: Orange County, Calif., and all surrounding counties 2017 Sales Volume: $628 million 2017 Transactions: 1,418 www.premier-realty.com Travis Baron has been around the real estate game...

A New Path to Homeownership®

July 28th, 2018
Home Partners of America Creates New Homeownership Opportunities for Consumers While Creating New Business Opportunities for Agents Not surprisingly, renting skyrocketed in the U.S. in the wake of the housing crisis—and whether it’s due to continued financial restrictions, misinformation about...
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