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Report Finds Housing Discrimination Still a Challenge

On April 11, 1968, the Fair Housing Act was enacted in order to prohibit discriminatory housing practices against protected classes—race, color, religion, sex, familial status or national origin— and was amended in 1968 to include protections for disabled individuals. In...

Confidence in Housing as an Investment Rises

With appreciation climbing and equity growing, homeownership is the investment to make—and according to new research, Americans believe it is a solid vehicle for wealth. Sixty-five percent of respondents to a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

Economy at Milestone Unemployment

April brought the economy 164,000 jobs, and 3.9 percent unemployment—below 4 percent, and the lowest rate in roughly 20 years. Though the additional jobs were less than predicted, the figure is promising, analysts say. “The U.S. labor market continues to...

Relentless: The CENTURY 21® Brand Puts the Industry on Notice

Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the May issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Right now, the real estate industry is buzzing about the new CENTURY 21® brand identity, with some questioning if the global franchisor has what...

Discipline and Teamwork Key to Success

In the following interview, Wally Kowis, broker/branch manager of Realty ONE Group in Las Vegas, Nev., discusses coaching, #coolture and technology. Region Served: Greater Las Vegas Years in Real Estate: 25 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 500 Best...

HQ2 Impact on the Winning City’s Rental Market

The search for HQ2 continues, and Amazon is slowly whittling down its list of top 20 contenders. Visits to the top 20 prospects have been completed, and these cities are eagerly awaiting to hear whether another round of cuts is...

Visit Booth No. 1707 at the REALTORS® Expo

NAR PULSE—Visit NAR Booth No. 1707 at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, May 16-17 in Washington, D.C.! Get your .realtor™ web address; earn a reward with the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program; learn about discounts and special...

Confidence in Housing at New Peak

Confidence in housing is at a new peak, with enthusiasm among sellers soaring, according to the April Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 91.7, the Index plowed through its previous record, climbing 3.4 percentage points month-over-month and five...

See You at the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

If you’re a REALTOR®, the month of May brings one of the most exciting meetings of the year: the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. For brokers, this major gathering offers many meetings and special events from...

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Claims Homes, Displaces Residents

Following an initial outburst on May 3, the fiery explosions and lava flows of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on the Big Island have taken over the small subdivisions of Leilani Estates, made up of 1,700 residents, and the smaller Lanipuna Gardens,...
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