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Fed: Rates Increased for Second Time This Year

As predicted by all officials, the Fed raised rates for the second time in 2018—from 1.75 percent to 2 percent. The remainder of 2018 and 2019 may see more gradual hikes, with analysts predicting two more increases by year’s end...

Kilauea Destroys More Homes, Hawaii’s Real Estate Community Bands Together

Over a month after the initial outburst by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on the Big Island, fissures continue to spew fountains of lava up to 150 feet in the air, and the volcano has not shown signs of reduced seismic activity...

Spending Money to Create Profit

In the following interview, Greg McClure, CEO/broker of Realty ONE Group Complete in Rocklin, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, profitability, recruitment strategies and more. Region Served: Greater Sacramento, Calif. Years in Real Estate: 21 Number of Offices: 2,...

Great Spaces: Sunny Beach Town Spots

June has the weather in most of the country warming up, with long beach days on the horizon. To celebrate, we’re running down some of the most stunning homes set in our favorite sunny beach towns. Sweet Spot on the...

U.S. Home Equity Lines of Credit Increase 14 Percent in Q1 2018

ATTOM Data Solutions released its Q1 2018 U.S. Residential Property Loan Origination Report this week, which shows that more than 1.8 million (1,813,691) loans secured by residential property (1 to 4 units) were originated in Q1 2018, down 5 percent...

Study Shows Slight Gap Between Owner Perception and Appraiser Opinion of Home

Homeowners and appraisers are coming closer to being on the same page, and in an increasing number of metro areas, appraisals are even higher than what owners expected. In May, appraised values were 0.34 percent lower than expected, according to...

New Study: 2018 Real Estate IRA Trends Revealed

From single-family houses to apartment buildings and commercial properties, Entrust clients have a long history of investing in real estate to bolster and diversify their retirement savings portfolios. Our new 2018 Real Estate Investor Market Research Report offers analysis and...

Family Teams: The New Succession Planning Model?

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses family teaming and succession planning. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists OB Jacobi, Co-President, Windemere...

A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel

(Family Features)—Apprehension and inexperience keep many homeowners from pursuing renovation projects that would make their homes more functional, enjoyable and comfortable. Getting your hands dirty on the front end—with some planning and preparation – is the best blueprint for a...

Elevated Lumber Prices Lead to Builder-Confidence Slip

Builder confidence dropped down two points to 68 in June, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). Experts say elevated lumber prices are to blame; however, the overall sentiment is still strong,...
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