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New Data Finds Homeowners Struggle When Selling, Despite Hot Market

Twelve days before Thanksgiving, Mark and Sue Meaney decided to put their 109-year-old house on the market. They looked at comps of similar-sized homes near their St. Paul neighborhood, agreed on a price with their agent and waited anxiously for their first offer to roll in. Mark and Sue knew their timing wasn’t ideal. The […]

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Technology and Teams: Lead Programs Fuel Statewide Expansion

Are you wondering how top producers are utilizing lead generation and other online tools? In the following interview, Thomas Brown of The Agency Texas, a rapidly-growing boutique agency, talks about implementing a lead program that works. Name: Thomas Brown, The Agency Texas Official Title: Founder/Owner Region Served: State of Texas Years in Real Estate: 20 […]

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Across the U.S., Affordability and Inventory Remain Unbalanced

Fewer homes are priced within reach today, according to the REALTORS® Affordability Distribution Curve and Score from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and realtor.com®. Affordability is being challenged by increasing prices and rates, the report states. Affordability is most untenable in California, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.—all with “Affordability Scores” considerably […]

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Get Ready for the Rush: Homes Were Snapped Up in 2017

If 2017 is any indication, buyers will be against an all-out frenzy this spring and summer. In 2017, the median listing was snatched up in 81 days—a record, according to data from Zillow. Competition was fiercest in June, with 73 days on-market for the median listing. (Closings are included in the timeline.) In almost every […]

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REALTORS® Can Extend Their Liberty Mutual Benefits to Their Clients

NAR PULSE—A bonus for your members and savings for their clients—it’s a win-win! The Liberty Mutual Auto Insurance Referral Program™ allows REALTORS® to extend to their clients the same auto insurance savings and benefits that they have through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Plus, for every client they refer to Liberty Mutual who completes an auto […]

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Teamwork and Collaboration

In the following interview, Todd Priest, broker of HomeSmart PV & Associates in Modesto, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, challenges in the market, and more. Region Served: Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced and Fresno Counties Years in Real Estate: 28 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 267 Best Time Management Tip: Keep things […]

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Housing Starts Overall Upsurge, While Single-Family Wanes

Home-building in March picked up, with housing starts on a 1.9 percent surge and totaling 1.32 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family starts waned, down 3.7 percent to 867,000. Multifamily starts (five units or more) came in at 439,000. “The modest decline in single-family […]

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Real Estate Outlook: Signs of Recovery
If you've been waiting for rock-solid statistical evidence that the housing market -- and the national economy -- are well along into recovery mode, you definitely got it last week.
30-yr Fixed Mortgages Available at 4.875%, Rates Stable
FreeRateUpdate.com research of wholesale lenders' rate sheets shows conventional 30-yr fixed mortgages available today at 4.875% to well-qualified consumers paying a standard origination fee of .07 to 1 point.
EPA Signs Sustainability Agreement With Major New Jersey Company
Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc., New Jersey's largest real estate development company, has signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut energy and water use and to take other steps to reduce the environmental impacts of its retail and commercial properties across the state. Buildings are responsible for close to half of the nation's greenhouse gas pollution. Under the agreement, signed on March 11, Hartz will take steps to promote sustainability in its operations.
Elect the Select
Homeowner associations are designed to be representative democracies governed by a board of directors elected by the members. Electing directors to the board that can thoughtfully govern is extremely important. To accomplish this, elections must be carefully planned, not hatched at the last minute. Here are important components of a successful election process:
Common Buyer Fears
Whether you are a first time home buyer or someone who is looking to move up or down, getting into the market can be a fearful time.
Keeping Seniors Safe from Falls
It happens to all of us -- as we get older, our eyesight and hearing aren't as good as they once were, and our balance and reflexes start to let us down. We start taking medications to treat what ails us, but that may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. That can often lead to a fall, especially if there are tripping hazards in the home.
Undisclosed Short Sale Payments May Lead to Trouble
A recent memorandum from the legal department of the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) warns CAR members as follows: "Undisclosed payments in short sale transactions, especially those paid outside of escrow, may violate the law, including RESPA, laws against loan fraud, and licensing laws."

News for Homebuyers and Sellers
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The bold plan to rebuild the tech behind property listings across the U.S.
Eight of the nation's largest multiple listing services have committed to taking decisive steps toward streamlining the delivery of listing data for real estate agents and brokers.
ListFlash wants to give pre-market listings the eyeballs they deserve
In an effort to increase pre-market listing exposure for its customers, ZipLogix has introduced a new product called listFlash, which gives agents a way to rapidly distribute new listings to brokerage colleagues before they land on the multiple listing service (MLS). It's a "coming soon" alert, in essence.
10 steps for making the most of your open house
Before the internet completely redefined the real estate market, open houses were one of the most effective ways to showcase a home. By using the following tactics, you can improve the effectiveness of your open house ...
5 new tax changes your investor clients will want to know
The new tax law or 2017 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" includes five changes that every real estate agent and broker should know for their serious real estate investor clients. Because real estate is all about building relationships, your education on these tax changes is a must for 2018 sales. And the more you know about the tax plan changes, the more likely you are to close deals with these high-end clients.
Truth: Daily naps can change your life as an agent
“Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you!” Ugh, it’s 4:50 a.m. — wake-up time. You’re probably thinking, “What if she falls back asleep?” Because the fear is real. But I know my weaknesses. I have four alarms set strategically with the final one at 6 a.m. that reads: “Making sure!”
The Real Word: Zillow’s homebuying plan and NAR’s logo kerfuffle
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll tackle Zillow becoming an iBuyer, NAR’s logo kerfuffle and the value of a buyer’s agent.
Will iBuyers like Opendoor face a sudden backswing?
The newest technology-based companies trying to reinvent the housing-brokerage business are the iBuyers. All are trying to simplify the process of selling one home and buying another. All rely on faith among technologists that algorithms are clairvoyant, and among the public that anything on your phone is a good thing.

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