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Closings for Millennials Speed Up

Closings for millennials are at their speediest yet: 39 days in March, according to Ellie Mae’s Millennial Tracker™, a measure of millennial mortgages. “With the ongoing adoption of digital mortgage solutions, millennial homebuyers were able to close purchase loans in...

Hadi Atri: Finding Success No Matter the Market

Vitals: RE/MAX Executive Years in Business: 20 Size: 11 offices, 330 agents Regions Served: Charlotte Metropolitan, including Concord, Lake Norman; Asheville, Waynesville, Wilmington, N.C.; and Fort Mill, S.C. 2017 Sales Volume: $1,512,022,952 2017 Transactions: 5,541 units No. 154 in sales...

2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo Showcase REALTOR® Party Influence on Capitol Hill

REALTORS® from across the country will converge on Washington, D.C., to exercise the most fundamental right granted by the Constitution: “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Nearly 10,000...

Appraisers and Homeowners Sync Up on Value

Appraisers and homeowners are syncing up on value, with appraisals in April just 0.33 percent below what homeowners predicted, according to the Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised...

Home-Buying Millennials Face Fresh Set of Struggles

Across ages, buyers are contending with a frenzied market—but for millennials, the challenges are different than in generations past, according to a new report by Trulia. An astounding 98 percent of home-buying millennials surveyed for the report are being kept...

Discrimination of All Types Holding Back LGBTs in Homeownership

I continue to be amazed at the reception the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) receives from our industry. We have been invited to attend just about every brand and major event in 2018, and it...

Appreciation at Quicker Pace, Up 5.7 Percent

Appreciation grew quicker in the first quarter of 2018, up 5.7 percent year-over-year, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). “The worsening inventory crunch through the first three months of the year inflicted even...

Voice Activated: Do You Talk to Your Tech?

How many of us are talking to our tech on a regular basis? Ken Olmstead at the Pew Research Center recently highlighted the fact that nearly half of U.S. adults (46 percent) say they use voice-controlled assistants and applications to...

Relocation Survey: Assistance for Employees More Specialized

There is a consistent demand for relocation services, and the industry has an optimistic outlook overall, according to Atlas® Van Lines’ Corporate Relocation Survey, recently released. Approximately nine out of 10 organizations report that their 2017 budgets and relocation volume...

Bringing Top Service to Clients

In the following interview, Jake Piller, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Heartland in Faribault, Minn., discusses the advantages of the brand, innovation, training and more. Region Served: Southern Minnesota Years in Real Estate: 8 Number of Offices: 2 Number of...
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