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Bringing on the Best: Finding, Hiring and Keeping Your Next Superstars

New generation, new expectations. Learn how to stay a step ahead of tomorrow’s agent in RISMedia’s upcoming Broker Best Practices webinar, “Bringing on the Best: Finding, Hiring and Keeping Your Next Superstars,” sponsored by DocuSign. ...


Moving Motivations: What Would Make Americans Consider Uprooting?

A recent Harris Poll found Florida, California and Hawaii to be the states where Americans would most like to live (excluding where they live now), followed by Colorado and New York. But ...


‘Apodments’ Look to Solve Affordable Housing Conundrum

Millennials are drawn to the bright lights of big cities, but with a re-imagined take on the apartment, that city could be on the West Coast today, and the East Coast tomorrow. ...


Home Purchase Sentiment Index Caps off Strongest Year in December

Americans’ household income prospects bounced back to levels of three months ago, with Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index™ (HPSI) increasing 2.4 points to 83.2 in December to cap off its strongest year thus far. The share of consumers who reported that their income was significantly higher than it was ...


2016 Industry Trends: More First Timers and Boomers Buying

First time buyers seem to be making a comeback, according to ERA Real Estate's recently conducted broker's survey report, which gathered information around what trends industry professionals are seeing in their current housing market. ...


What Makes a Company Grow? In Home Inspection, It’s Reputation

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, one of the largest home inspection companies in North America, with headquarter offices in both Tampa and Toronto, has added 75 franchisees in 2015…and expects a similar rate of growth in 2016. ...


The Impact of Revisions to Remodeling Spending

The most recent release of Census’ Construction Spending report included significant revisions to the residential improvements spending category. Residential improvements spending is calculated as the amount of total private residential spending on owner-occupied units after accounting for single-family and multifamily ...


Get the Best ROI with Your Next Home Improvement Project

Home is where the heart is, but sometimes it’s also where a homeowner’s savings plan comes into account. Homeowners may have a long wish list of home renovations and projects, and sometimes the work is never done. While return on investment (ROI) may not be the biggest consideration in a ...


Start Your Year with Savings!

NAR PULSE—Traveling soon? You and your agents can save up to 25 percent on your next car rental with Hertz. Plus, from now until Jan. 31, choose between either a FREE weekend rental day (with a 3 weekend day minimum ...


Foreign Investors Will Continue to Impact U.S. Housing in 2016

Despite moderate concerns about the impact of higher interest rates, 64 percent of respondents to the 24th annual survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) say they expect to have modest or major increases in their investment in US real estate in ...


Asian Americans: The Next Big Boom in Housing

Since 2000, the Asian American community has been the fastest-growing minority demographic in the U.S., with a rapidly growing purchasing power. Twenty-eight percent of Asian American households include two or more adult generations, double the rate of non-Hispanic whites, and ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: Safety Alert: The Liability of Warnings

Many associations and brokerages have become early warning systems for safety issues, alerting their members or agents to anything from suspicious characters posing as homebuyers to con artists burglarizing homes during showings to hazards potentially affecting properties. Yet there's a legal risk to trying to do the right thing. ...


Nearly Half of Americans Will Have Smart Home Technology by the End of 2016

The year 2020 has long been a benchmark for when the “smart home” will finally be mainstream, but according to the results of a survey released today by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, that time may ...


FHA Urged to Ease Rules on Condo Financing

FHA kicks off 2016 with some of the strongest books of business in years. In November 2015, FHA reported that its Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund surpassed the mandated 2 percent capital reserve ratio requirement for the first time since 2009. Early payment ...


Spring Clean Your Office Collateral

Spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means…spring cleaning! This year, take that fresh-start mentality out of your home and into the office, and assess your office collateral. Over the course of a year, it’s easy to become ...


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