Berkshire Named ‘Real Estate Brand of the Year’
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Berkshire Named ‘Real Estate Brand of the Year’

The industry giant received top props from consumers on brand familiarity and influence in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend study.

Housing Will Likely Surge in These Cities
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Housing Will Likely Surge in These Cities

The fastest-growing metros aren’t on the coasts. See which places are finding big population spikes and where markets are likely to soar.

Are There New Homes on Sale?
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Are There New Homes on Sale?

Buyers who want new-construction may be able to score a deal.

Mortgage Rates Haven’t Been This High in 7 Years
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Mortgage Rates Haven’t Been This High in 7 Years

“Mortgage rates so far in 2018 have had the most sustained increase to start the year in over 40 years,” says Freddie Mac’s…

EU Data Privacy Rules May Have Limited Effect Here
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EU Data Privacy Rules May Have Limited Effect Here

Impact of the new regulations on U.S. real estate business remains uncertain until the European Union issues formal guidance.

NAR Policy is All About Appraiser Independence
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NAR Policy is All About Appraiser Independence

The chair and co-chair of NAR’s Real Property Valuation Committee made a few remarks on video about NAR’s appraiser independence policy last week during the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings in Washington. What sparked the remarks was a recent working paper on appraisal quality by two researchers with the Federal Housing …

Apartment Managers: Get Ideas for Tracking Maintenance
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Apartment Managers: Get Ideas for Tracking Maintenance

Property management software company App Folio is hosting a sponsor webinar on June 20 to share ideas on managing maintenance requests as temperatures rise this summer. Here’s what the company says about its webinar: With the hottest months of the year just around the corner, are you ready for the …

From Track Suits to Tailored Suits With Rod Williams
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From Track Suits to Tailored Suits With Rod Williams

Lee Davenport By Lee Davenport This is part two in an ongoing series featuring top producers. Read part one featuring Jen Du Plessis. What does it take to be a top producer?  There is no magic, work-free formula, but there are habits and principles of top producers that you can …

New-Home Sales Bring Spring Disappointment
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New-Home Sales Bring Spring Disappointment

Some economists are wondering if the higher price tags mixed with rising interest rates are starting to make buyers skittish.

Younger Pros Are Feeling More Stressed
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Younger Pros Are Feeling More Stressed

The millennial generation of real estate practitioners may be experiencing more stress in the workplace than their older colleagues,…

Judge Evicts 30-Year-Old From Parents’ Home
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Judge Evicts 30-Year-Old From Parents’ Home

Could this be a precedent for booting boomerang kids out of the house? 

Sales Struggle to Overcome Housing Shortages
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Sales Struggle to Overcome Housing Shortages

“The root cause of the underperforming sales activity in much of the country so far this year continues to be the utter lack of available…

Report: Outside Remodeling Projects Pay Off
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Report: Outside Remodeling Projects Pay Off

Enhancing outdoor space can yield a strong return, both financially and in homeowner enjoyment.

What People Would Sacrifice to Buy a Home
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What People Would Sacrifice to Buy a Home

A new survey finds buyers are willing to make extreme sacrifices and even give up some basic rights for a chance at homeownership.

3 Questions Clients Should Ask Before Buying a Vacation Rental
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3 Questions Clients Should Ask Before Buying a Vacation Rental

Many new investors are diving into the short-term rental market. Make sure they’re well-informed before they start their search.

More Homes Built With Renters in Mind
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More Homes Built With Renters in Mind

The single-family built-to-rent market is on the rise.

HomeServices Acquires Ebby Halliday’s Brand
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HomeServices Acquires Ebby Halliday’s Brand

Even though Warren Buffet’s company is absorbing the pioneering brand, it will remain the same.

5 Office Remodel Mistakes to Avoid
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5 Office Remodel Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you’re hoping to spruce up your own brokerage space or working with clients in the office sector, there are several trends you don…

The Best Housing Markets for Home Flippers
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The Best Housing Markets for Home Flippers

Find out where investors are making bigger profits in shorter time periods when flipping homes.

Spike in Rates Dampens Loan Applications
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Spike in Rates Dampens Loan Applications

Rising interest rates last week may have prompted would-be refinancers and home buyers to pause.

NAR Cheers Effort to Ease Restrictions on Small Banks
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NAR Cheers Effort to Ease Restrictions on Small Banks

“We commend members of Congress for passing this bipartisan legislation to level the lending playing field for community banks and credit…

GDBR and What It Means to You
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GDBR and What It Means to You

Anita Clark By Anita Clark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the talk of the internet. Attorneys in the European Union and the United States are being bombarded with questions about the GDPR. Companies and website owners are scrambling as the deadline is fast approaching to have the regulation in …

Kids Have Big Say in Real Estate Decisions
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Kids Have Big Say in Real Estate Decisions

The opinion of homebuyers’ children carries weight when they’re shopping for the right home, a new survey shows.

The Happiest Places in the U.S.
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The Happiest Places in the U.S.

A new study ranks American counties on eight factors, including poverty rates, employment, affordability, and more.

More Properties Sell Above List Price
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More Properties Sell Above List Price

A greater number of sellers are getting their asking price—or more—as buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes being…

.Realestate Domains Are Coming This Fall
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.Realestate Domains Are Coming This Fall

The National Association of REALTORS® has announced it will be launching the new top-level internet domain later this year.

Americans Are Fleeing to Less Pricey Markets
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Americans Are Fleeing to Less Pricey Markets

Consumers are migrating away from high-priced markets in favor of more reasonably priced areas, a new analysis shows.

3 Pros, 3 Cons of Buying New Construction
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3 Pros, 3 Cons of Buying New Construction

Many house hunters are under the mistaken impression that new homes are flawless and, therefore, more valuable than resale property. Here’s…

Advice From a 2018 30 Under 30 Honoree
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Advice From a 2018 30 Under 30 Honoree

Santino Filipelli By Santino Filipelli I was recently named a 2018 30 Under 30. Is it crazy that I didn’t know what 30 Under 30 was until early September 2017? No? How about after being in the industry for seven years, owning two brokerages, and managing about 20 agents? The …

Hot Home Trend: Edison Bulbs
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Hot Home Trend: Edison Bulbs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Does your listing’s lighting need a contemporary makeover? Edison bulbs may be the answer. These clear glass light bulbs, in which the center is exposed, have a nostalgic-like appearance and let out a nice warm glow. They stand out, instead of allowing your lighting …

NAR Faces Painful Past, Fights for Fairness
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NAR Faces Painful Past, Fights for Fairness

Association leaders had a lot on their plates as they wound down the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C.,…

The Link Between Real Estate, Life Expectancy
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The Link Between Real Estate, Life Expectancy

Developers, architects, and city planners were challenged at a recent meeting of the Urban Land Institute to help build healthier communities and…

Pros and Cons of Bypassing an Appraisal
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Pros and Cons of Bypassing an Appraisal

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced last year special rules for when a property does not need a traditional in-person appraisal, but so far, few…

Will Exurbs and Suburbs Merge?
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Will Exurbs and Suburbs Merge?

Home buyers looking to escape city living can find similar neighborhood attributes in the areas outside major metros.

Despite Higher Prices, Home Flippers Find Opportunities
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Despite Higher Prices, Home Flippers Find Opportunities

There may be few options for investors among distressed properties, but that’s not holding them back.

Which U.S. City Is the Most Prosperous?
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Which U.S. City Is the Most Prosperous?

While coastal cities have long been hotbeds for industry development and relocating homeowners, metros in Texas are beginning to usurp them.

deGrom ties career high with 13 K's in Mets win
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deGrom ties career high with 13 K’s in Mets win

Jacob deGrom matched his career high with 13 strikeouts Friday in a 3-1 win over the D-backs at Citi Field, allowing one run in seven innings in his first unabbreviated start of the month. Michael Conforto provided plenty of early offense for the Mets, matching a career best with four …

Mauer exits game vs. Brewers in 5th inning
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Mauer exits game vs. Brewers in 5th inning

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer exited Friday’s game against the Brewers in the fifth inning, as Logan Morrison served as a pinch-hitter for him against lefty Brent Suter.