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HomeServices of America: National Resources, Local Expertise Deliver Seamless Service for Real Estate Consumers

Editor’s Note: The following is an advertising supplement that was published with the June issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. There’s a unifying focus that runs through every firm that comprises the HomeServices of America family of companies, a shared...

The Complete Digital Real Estate Experience: Realogy and Notarize Come Together to Close the Online Transaction Loop

Technology is becoming increasingly central to every aspect of our lives, and the buying and selling of homes is no exception. Not long ago, brokers had to convince agents to include photos with their online listings, and communicating with clients...

Buyers: Challenged by Student Debt? Consider Down Payment Programs

Student loan debt is one of the biggest factors impacting millennials’ ability to purchase a home. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), 80 percent of millennials do not own a home, and, of that, 83 percent say student...

Visa Programs Are Important for Real Estate, but Need Reforms to Stay Viable

While not apparent at first glance, many visa programs support real estate markets across the country. Visa holders purchase property, invest in property, keep other properties in good shape, provide capital for development and contribute to and stimulate property markets...

Demand Expands to Hot Inland Markets

California’s domination as the hottest housing state is weakening, as other affordable markets trend up, according to the latest ranking by realtor.com®. California dipped out of the top five markets for the first time in six years, with the Bay...

Confidence in Housing Slightly Wilts

The confidence consumers have in housing is slightly wilting, as homebuyers are immobilized by sparse supply, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for June. At 90.7, the Index flattened 1.6 percentage points month-over-month, but remains up...

Maria’s Impact: Puerto Rico Home Values Take a Hit

But Interest in Market Grows Nine months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, residents are still in the midst of recovery, and real estate prices continue on a downward trend. According to a new Point2Homes report, property...

Attend NAR’s Inaugural iOi Summit

NAR PULSE—Save your seat at NAR’s iOi Summit, bringing together real estate professionals, technology innovators and capital investors for the next century of opportunity. Session topics include artificial intelligence, digital employees and regulatory forces affecting innovation in real estate. Register...

What Do You Do When Inventory’s This Low? Innovate

From the beginning, Simon Chen has abided by a clear credo: to enhance, not replace. “It’s all about using technology in the right way to make the agent that much more productive,” Chen, CEO and president of ERA Real Estate,...

Premium Shrinks for Waterfront: Zillow

The inventory issue is permeating to properties on the waterfront. Access to a beach or dock is expensive, but less so now than it was in recent years, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. In the first quarter...
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