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Contracts Flicker in June, but Pending Sales Still Underwhelm Year-Over-Year

With an 0.9 percent gain month-over-month, June pending sales slightly sparked, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)—but, on an annual basis, contracts still underwhelmed, down 2.5 percent. From May to June, activity increased...

International Real Estate Sales Slide in U.S.

Against insufficient inventory and mounting prices, international sales are sliding, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2018 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate, an annual survey. Foreign home purchases sank 21 percent from April 2017...

Appreciation on a Decelerating Trend

Appreciation is on a decelerating trend, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest quarterly report. On a national scale, prices rose 6.3 percent in the second quarter of 2018—the fifth quarter in a row of slowing. “Annual home price appreciation nationwide...

Mastering Lead Conversion With a Team Approach

In the following interview, Thomas Brown, founder/owner of The Agency Texas in Austin, Texas, discusses converting leads from online with success. Region Served: Texas Years in Real Estate: 20 Number of Offices: 3, with one to open in Dallas in...

Knipe Realty ERA Powered Wins With a Servant’s Heart

Small businesses across the country have only recently recovered from the economic crash of 2008. And this is especially true for real estate. It was the year subprime mortgages and foreclosures permanently entered the daily conversation. A year earlier, Jeff...

Real Estate’s Forever Brand: Gaining New Insight Into Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Gino Blefari, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, on location at an exclusive Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Maui Properties listing—the Kona Peninsula Residence—at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the August issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine....

Inventory: Is the Drought Easing?

When it comes to the housing market, the conversation has been dominated by pricey properties and short supply—but, under the radar, there has been an improvement in inventory, according to realtor.com®’s recently released July 2018 Monthly Housing Trend Report. The...

EveryONE Wins: Why Realty ONE Group Believes Its Success Is Just Getting Started

Kuba Jewgieniew, Founder & CEO, Realty ONE Group Success is a familiar feeling for Kuba Jewgieniew and the team at Realty ONE Group. Since its founding in 2005, Realty ONE Group has turned heads with its rapid growth and distinctive...

A New Path to Homeownership®

Home Partners of America Creates New Homeownership Opportunities for Consumers While Creating New Business Opportunities for Agents Not surprisingly, renting skyrocketed in the U.S. in the wake of the housing crisis—and whether it’s due to continued financial restrictions, misinformation about...

Homeownership Rate Ticks Up

At the height of real estate season, the homeownership rate ticked up. According to Census data, the homeownership rate has risen to 64.3 percent—a departure from the first quarter of 2018, when the homeownership rate was 64.2 percent, as well...
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