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    Homeowners: May Is the Best Month to Sell

    If you are considering listing this spring, now is the time. May is the best bet for home sellers, according to an analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions, which found that the average seller gains 5.9 percent more than market value?the highest of all months?in the fifth month of the year. June is profitable for sellers, […]

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    Are Buyers Stretched Too Thin?

    With a nationwide inventory shortage, home prices are spiking, spurring bidding wars in tough-to-negotiate sellers’ markets?and yet, these conditions are not dissuading buyers from throwing their hat in the ring, even if that means stretching themselves thin to reach that homeownership goal. According to a CoreLogic study completed for The Wall Street Journal, around one […]

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    Buyer Demand for Green Homes Trends Up

    If you ask the REALTORS® who work with them, buyer demand for green homes is trending up. Homebuyers are interested in sustainability, according to 61 percent of REALTORS® in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTORS® and Sustainability 2018 Report?and, in many markets, they have options. Eighty percent of REALTORS® report their market has solar […]

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    Be Fully Engaged and Give All You Have

    In the following interview, Mike Pappas, CEO and president of The Keyes Company/Illustrated Properties, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in Miami, Fla., discusses the firm’s networks, philosophies and technology. Region Served: South Florida Years in Real Estate: 38 Number of Offices: 50 Number of Agents: 2,900 Best Advice for […]

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    Home Prices on Long-Term Spell Upward

    Home prices are continuing their long-term spell upward, with a February gain of 6.3 percent, according to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index’s 10-City Composite, which is an average of 10 metros (Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and […]

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    Planning a Vacation Getaway?

    NAR PULSE?Remind your agents that NAR members get discounts year-round on car rentals. Take advantage of your member benefits the next time you rent a car through REALTOR Benefits® Program partners Avis®, Budget® and Hertz® and save up to 25% off base rates. Add coupon codes for even bigger savings! Start saving today! Remind Agents […]

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    New-Home Sales Take Off

    March new-home sales took off, up 4 percent to 694,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $369,900, while the median was $337,200. New-home listing inventory was 301,000?5.2-months supply. “The March new-home sales report is consistent with our solid builder confidence […]

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    Existing-Home Sales Strengthen

    Building on February’s gains?and for the second time this year?existing-home sales have strengthened, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. March sales increased 1.1 percent to 5.6 million, but they were down 1.2 percent from the prior year. Inventory increased, as well: 5.7 percent to 1.67 million, but 7.2 percent lower than the prior year. […]

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    The Commercial Broker Roundtable: Coworking for Women

    Editor’s Note: The Commercial Broker Roundtable is a quarterly look at the issues affecting the commercial real estate market and their ramifications for residential real estate. Moderator Deena Zimmerman, Vice President, SVN Chicago Commercial Participants Felena Hanson, Founder, Hera Hub, a spa-inspired, shared workspace and business accelerator for female entrepreneurs. Diane K. Danielson, Chief Operating […]

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    Half of Markets Outpacing Peaks Prior to Recession

    ATTOM Data Solutions has released its Q1 report on sales, which found homes in 54 percent of metros are at prices above their pre-recession top-out. “Rising interest rates and recently enacted tax reform that removed some tax incentives for homeownership were not enough to cool off red-hot home price appreciation in many parts of the […]

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