Real Estate Trends

The Evolution of Office Space: Where Are We Now?

July 23rd, 2018
Editor’s Note: This is part one of a series that takes an in-depth look at how brokerage offices have transformed. You’re walking along the downtown strip and come across a quaint storefront with large glass windows looking into an agent-occupied...

Half of Homes Past Pre-Recession Values

July 31st, 2018
Half of the homes—50.4 percent—in the nation are past their peaks prior to the recession, with 21 of the 35 largest markets at the milestone value, according to the June Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. Based on the Zillow Home...

Window to the Law: Legal Tips for Selecting a Vendor

August 9th, 2018
Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily...

Matthew Watercutter: Local Expertise Fuels Expansion

August 18th, 2018
Vitals: HER REALTORS® Years in Business: 62 Size: 81 offices, 1,250 associates Region Served: Ohio 2017 Sales Volume: $2.5 billion 2017 Transactions: 12,681 No. 76 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.herrealtors.com With 81 offices and 1,250...

Case-Shiller: Home Prices Continue Upward Trend

August 28th, 2018
U.S. home prices continue to surge according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, which found June prices on an upward trend (at 6.2 percent year-over-year), inciting affordability concerns. “Home prices continue to rise across the U.S.” said David M. Blitzer,...

Beware Location Remorse: Over a Third Have ‘Neighborhood Regret’

September 6th, 2018
You can change a house—location is tougher. According to new research by Trulia, 36 percent of Americans have “neighborhood regret,” or would have moved to another neighborhood than the one they reside in today. The feeling is heightened in metros,...

A Culture of Professionalism and Caring: Keller Williams Metro Center Realty

September 15th, 2018
Shane McCullar, Principal Broker/CEO, Keller Williams Metro Center Realty Right out of college, Shane McCullar wanted to be a REALTOR®. “But I couldn’t afford it,” he says. “I knew I needed a financial cushion to get started.” He accrued that...

Market Report: Flatter Rents and Slowing Values

September 24th, 2018
According to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Report, home prices and rents slowed as summer wound down, with prices up 6.5 percent year-over-year—a departure from 8.2 percent this spring—and rents unchanged. Based on the Zillow Home Value Index and...

Student Loan Debt a Homeownership Barrier for Women and Millennials

October 2nd, 2018
Rising interest rates, a seller’s market and increasing home values…these are just a few of today’s market challenges for buyers. While 92 percent of adults say homeownership is an important part of the American Dream, student loan debt is the...

Employment Gains Push Rents Up

July 23rd, 2018
Driven by employment growth, the cost of a single-family rental rose 2.9 percent year-over-year, according to the April CoreLogic Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI). Rents have risen for the past eight years, but have been decelerating since February 2016, when they...
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