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Industry Challengers: Here Come the Incumbents

Real estate is an industry that I love. My family, our agents, and the customers we serve motivate me every day. Like many of my peers, I have watched many disruptors come and go. They come into our industry with...

Rod Messick, Regina Coia and Pete Slaugh: A Dynamic and Strong Culture

The Homesale Family of Companies, which includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, is a leading real estate company serving the Baltimore, Md., and South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania real estate markets, and last year finished second among all Berkshire Hathaway...

ICYMI: California Leads Way Toward Environmentally-Conscious Homes

Energy efficiency is the name of the game in new construction. Being environmentally conscious is trending in resale homes, as well. Although many green homes exist, with energy-efficient appliances such as programmable thermostats, low-water usage washing machines and dishwashers, and...

Listing This Summer? The Best Investments to Make Outdoors

Are you listing this summer? Get your outdoors in shape—it can pay off. According to National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) research, certain exterior improvements are likely to recoup at resale. Based on feedback from REALTORS®—who, through their experience, know what...

Window to the Law: Creating a Cybersecurity Program

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...

Appreciation Today Is Mirroring the Pre-Recession Sprint

Appreciation currently is at its fastest since June 2006, just ahead of the downturn, according to the April Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. Nationally, the median price is $215,600, growing at an 8.7 percent rate year-over-year, according to the Zillow...

$1 Million: What It Buys in the U.S. Housing Market

One-million dollars is a lot of money to most of the world’s population, but it’s a drop in the bucket to a billionaire. The housing market in the U.S. seems to have a similar relationship with homes valued between $900,000...

Savings for You and Your Agents

NAR PULSE—Share with agents: NAR members save on select shipping services with FedEx, including discounts up to 26% on overnight shipping, available to you every day for business and personal use, AND earn gift cards by connecting your account to...

Home Prices: Boom Continues, but Leveling Out Needed

The boom is continuing for home prices, with a gain in March of 6.5 percent, according to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index’s 10-City Composite, which is an average of 10 metros...

Report: Underwater Mortgages Dip Below Post-Recession Lows

Since the financial crisis of 2008, mortgage delinquencies have steadily decreased. During the peak of the recession, over 30 percent of homeowners owed lenders more than the value of their home. Now, underwater mortgages have dipped below the 10 percent...
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