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Existing-Home Sales Come Up Short
Existing-home sales came up short in January, at their lowest in more than three years, the National Association of REALTORSŪ (NAR) reports. Sales decreased 3.2 percent to 5.38 million, a 4.8 percent decrease from one year prior. Inventory, however, increased 4.1 percent to 1.52 million?but remains 9.5 percent lower than one year prior. “The utter […]
Experts on Housing Less Optimistic as a Result of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is affecting the housing outlook, according to new research. Approximately two-fifths (41 percent) of experts in Zillow’s 2018 Q1 Home Price Expectations Survey have a less optimistic outlook as a result of the reform; 31 percent, however, are more positive. Twenty-eight percent have not amended their forecast at all. […]
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Why Your Mortgage Is Getting More Expensive
(TNS)?World events are conspiring to make it more expensive for you to borrow money to buy a house. Mortgage rates have increased for five consecutive weeks, according to Bankrate data, bringing interest on a 30-year fixed rate loan to 4.44 percent?the highest level in 11 months?while home prices continue to rise due to a lack […]
Equity Growing in Lowest Tier: Report
Buyer demand is highest for starter supply?and entry-level homes are appreciating faster than others as a result, according to an analysis by Zillow. “When the housing market crashed, owners of the least valuable homes were especially hard hit and lost more home value than homeowners at the upper end of the market,” says Aaron Terrazas, […]
4 Steps to Real Estate Success With ?Webinar Wednesdays? From RPRŪ
NAR PULSE?Each webinar will cover one essential aspect of your real estate business and show you how to use RPRŪ data and reports to realize the full potential of every transaction. You’ll hear from REALTORSŪ who have successfully used the app to lead clients to the closing table, as well as pick up strategies for […]
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Creating a Positive Mindset and Leading by Example
In the following interview, Charleen Newhouse, branch manager of Realty ONE Group in Irvine, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, leading a team, and more. Region Served: Coastal California, from San Diego to Ventura County Years in Real Estate: 23 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 387 Best Tip for Getting the Right […]
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Consistency Is Key for Market Domination
In the following interview, Alex Iskenderian, owner/REALTORŪ with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Maui Properties in St. Lahaina/Wailea, Hawaii, discusses agent development, culture and more. Region Served: Maui, but also licensed in California Years in Real Estate: 6 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 25 Favorite Time-Saving Tech Tool: The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise provides a […]
Economic Forecast Rosy, but Susceptible to Volatility
Economic growth likely will not succumb to volatility, with GDP forecasted at a healthy 2.7 percent for the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group’s recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for February 2018. There is, however, potential for upheaval, which could have effects in housing. “‘Fiscal Policy and the Fed: […]
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Survey Finds Hidden Costs of Homeownership
(TNS)?Your day burns brightly on both ends. You prod your kids out of bed at daybreak, get them dressed, fed and off to school. You drive to work, endure meetings, colleagues, power lunches, memos and strategy sessions, only to return home through gridlocked traffic just as the sun sets, beg your kids to eat dinner, […]
Housing Starts Blow by Expectations
Home-building activity blew by expectations in January, with housing starts up 9.7 percent to a rate of 1,326,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts increased 3.7 percent to 846,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more […]