Existing-home sales slightly stirred in September, posting higher than in August but lower than one year prior, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.39 million, a 0.7 percent increase from August but a 1.5 percent decrease from one year prior. Inventory increased 1.6 percent to 1.90 million, 6.4 percent below one […]
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Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Home Haunted? No Problem, New Survey Shows Answering the Call: HomeSmart CEO Pilots Irma Rescue Mission Buying in a Seller’s Market: Who’s the Winner? Last month, Amazon announced the search for its second headquarters (HQ2). The online marketplace giant […]
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How do you define “trust?” In the real estate industry, it implies several qualities, including competence, reliability, professionalism and honesty. Trust must be earned, but it’s also subject to first impressions. In the online world, those first impressions can be encouraged (or discouraged) by something as simple as your domain name. Therefore, establishing trust is […]
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A recent forecast out of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate predicts moderate growth for the commercial real estate industry through 2019. The ULI Real Estate Economic Forecast, a semi-annual projection based on survey responses, anticipates commercial real estate will see $450 billion in transaction volume in 2017 and […]
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Realtor.com®’s annual Hottest Zip Codes in America ranking reads like a tale of three states: California, Colorado and Michigan. Watauga, Texas (76148) Livonia, Mich. (48154) Kentwood, Mich. (49548) Medford, Mass. (02155) Littleton, Colo. (80123) Castro Valley, Calif. (94546) Colorado Springs, Colo. (80922) Overland Park, Kan. (66210) Mira Mesa (San Diego), Calif. (92126) Hilliard, Ohio (43026) […]
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Assistance from the government for housing is not keeping up with the market, according to a new analysis by Zillow. Assistance granted as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program misses the mark in the majority of metropolitan areas, the analysis shows. HUD determines the value of […]
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Every REALTOR® has a backstory on their path to real estate—and according to new research out of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), most REALTORS® were self-motivated to pursue it as a profession. Seventy percent of REALTORS® self-started their career because of an interest in the industry, the “Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A […]
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Leading Power Brokers will gather in Chicago, Ill., this November as guests of honor at RISMedia’s 22nd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, being held Friday, Nov. 3, during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. The Power Broker Reception & Dinner is an exclusive, invitation-only event honoring the Top 500 brokers in RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report […]
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Home-building activity tumbled in September, with housing starts down 4.7 percent to a rate of 1,127,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts decreased 4.6 percent to 829,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more came in […]
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