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Appraisals Come Up Slightly Short

Appraisals came up slightly short of owner opinions in November, 0.67 percent lower than expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose...

10 Housing Markets to Watch in the New Year

Dwindling inventory, high demand and even higher prices. Will the housing market shift next year? According to a 2018 Housing Forecast by Trulia, the answer is contingent on many wait-and-sees. Definitive, however, is at least one indicator: the homeownership rate....

Out With the Old, in With the New: A 2018 Real Estate Outlook

If you’re German, you might join your family at midnight to drop molten lead into cold water and make predictions about the year ahead based on the shape it takes. If you’re Russian, you will gather at one minute to...

Reputation and Patience Key to Success in Luxury Market

In the following interview, Allie Beth Allman, founder and president and CEO of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Dallas, Texas, discusses the advantages of LeadingRE, the luxury market,...

In It to Win It: CENTURY 21 North Shore

A Culture of Teamwork Keeps CENTURY 21 North Shore at the Top of Its Game “Happy agents are productive agents.” That’s the reasoning of Jim D’Amico, dynamic broker/owner and chief motivator of CENTURY 21 NS Group/North Shore of New England,...

Capitol Hill Update: NAR’s 2017 Political Advocacy Efforts

Over the past year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) engaged with federal lawmakers on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues, with the overarching goal of encouraging sound and robust real estate markets that protect and strengthen the...

Uncover the Secrets to Real Estate Success in 2018

NAR PULSE—New Year’s resolution: Amp up your sales and marketing strategies in 2018. With titles like Secrets of Top Selling Agents, Power Emails and Letters, and the best-selling Real Estate Advertising Made Easy, the online REALTOR® Store has you covered....

The Commercial Broker Roundtable: The Amazon Effect

Editor’s note: The Commercial Broker Roundtable will take a quarterly look at the issues affecting the commercial real estate market and their ramifications for residential real estate. Moderator: Deena Zimmerman, Vice President, SVN Chicago Commercial Participants: Chris Bornhoft, CCIM, Broker, Commercial...

Regional Spotlight: 2018 Seattle/Puget Sound Housing Forecast

In this commentary, J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, offers a 2018 housing forecast for the Puget Sound/Seattle market. The hot housing streak in Greater Seattle will continue for the sixth straight year in...

Southern California Homes Ignite Just Months After October Fire Siege

Just two months after the most destructive wildfires in California history—an event labeled the October Fire Siege—Southern California is now the target of various fires that have burned over 250,000 acres of Ventura, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara...
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