Real Estate Trends

Financial Wellness Starts Now!

August 14th, 2018
NAR PULSE—The National Association of REALTORS® proudly introduces the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, a new online resource designed specifically to help all REALTORS®—no matter age, industry experience or amount of wealth—navigate financial planning and prepare for retirement. Encourage your...

Existing-Home Sales Stuck

August 22nd, 2018
Another Month, Another Sales Slump For the fourth month straight, existing-home sales slid, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Activity declined 0.7 percent in July, to 5.34 million, down 1.5 percent from the prior year. Inventory rewound, as well,...

U.S. Housing Markets Moving Into Rent Territory for First Time in Over 8 Years: Report

September 3rd, 2018
U.S. housing markets, when viewed as a whole, are now in rent territory, meaning renting and reinvesting, on average, will outperform owning and building equity in terms of wealth creation, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic...

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...

Mortgage Rates Roused After Slipping for Weeks

July 28th, 2018
Mortgage rates roused this week, with the average 30-year, fixed mortgage at a 4.54 percent rate, up from 4.52 percent the prior week, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year, fixed mortgage rate was 4.02...

Investing in Strong Personal Interactions

August 6th, 2018
In the following interview, Tommy Brigham, chairman and founding partner of ARC Realty, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in Birmingham, Ala., discusses marketing, recruiting, referrals and more. Region Served: Greater Birmingham, Montgomery and Wetumpka...

Making Brokers the Center of the Universe

August 14th, 2018
The approach that’s made MoxiWorks a star What was born and bred within a forward-thinking brokerage now stands as one of the most well-entrenched technology players in the residential real estate industry. Since its launch as an independent entity in...
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