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Paper: Homeownership a ‘Dream Deferred’ for Millennial Generation

For previous generations of Americans, homeownership was seen as one of the final rites of passage into adulthood and financial independence. ...


Your Place: Getting Old Windows Fixed the Right Way

(TNS)—Q: Our house has lots of older windows that shake when the wind blows. ...


Empty Markets: Top 5 Most Vacant U.S. Cities

Out of nearly 85 million residential properties nationwide, more than 1.3 million (1.6 percent) were vacant in February 2016, down from 1.5 million vacant (1.8 percent) in September 2015, according to a recently released report from RealtyTrac. The report,  Q1 2016 U.S. Residential Property Vacancy Analysis,  shows that investment properties are ...


Improving Your Technology Pyramid: The Best Tech in Real Estate

I am a techie broker.  I'm a techie broker because I have to be, not because I started out wanting to be one or because I already was one. I once had a guy with another firm ask me: "Are you a technical ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Acquires Assets of Select Realty Service

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty (PenFed Realty) recently announced that it has acquired the assets of Select Realty Service. The Select team has joined the firm, increasing PenFed Realty’s market presence in Prince William County. With this acquisition, PenFed Realty adds a third sales office in the county at Tackett’s ...


Multifamily Market to Remain Strong in 2016

Steady economic growth and key drivers will keep the multifamily market moving forward in 2016, based on the recently released Freddie Mac Multifamily Outlook. New supply of multifamily units will continue to enter the market while plans for additional construction will continue to increase. Multifamily performance at the national level ...


Report: Finances Prevent 45 Percent of Non-Homeowners from Buying

Almost half of non-homeowners say their financial situation stands in their way of purchasing a home, according to a new Bankrate.com report, which concludes 29 percent say they can't afford a down payment and 16 percent say their credit isn't good enough to ...


HUD’s 2017 Budget Focuses on Ending Homelessness, Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently unveiled President Obama’s proposed HUD Budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which is focused on helping Americans to secure and maintain, affordable housing, ending homelessness, making our communities more resilient from natural disasters and protecting people from housing discrimination. ...


Norris & Company Real Estate Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has expanded to Vero Beach and Indian River County with the addition of Norris & Company Real Estate. The transaction adds its REALTORS® and support staff to the statewide company. Terms were not disclosed. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Releases Latest Magazine

Luxury Portfolio International® has published the latest edition of its homes and lifestyle magazine. At 160 pages, the magazine is currently available online and releasing soon on newsstands in more than 60 countries. ...


FedEx® And Avis® Offer Big Savings with MVP from NAR

NAR PULSE—Enroll now for exclusive discounts on FedEx® shipping, and FedEx Office® print and copy services that you can use for business and personal use through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Sign up by Feb. 15 through NAR’s MVP (Member Value Plus) Program, ...


Homeowner Expectation of Value Rises to Meet Appraiser Valuation

Homeowners across America are understanding their home’s worth more as the gap between homeowner estimates and appraiser opinions narrows. Average home appraisal values in January were only 1.75 percent lower than what homeowners were anticipating, according to Quicken ...


Slowdown on Income Growth Stalls Affordability

The recent upward swing of affordability is stalling, according to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index™ (HPSI), which decreased 1.7 points to 81.5 in January. Housing affordability constraints were reflected in the downward movement of two of the HPSI components. ...


AgentHero Merges with Military Property Project to Create “Millie”

AgentHero – a national network of residential real estate agents, all of whom are veterans or military spouses – has merged with the Military Property Project (MPP), which provides military personnel and their spouses with the resources to manage, own, and invest in real estate, to create MILLIE. ...


Consumers’ Inflation Expectations Continue to Drop

The January 2016 Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) results indicate that median inflation expectations at both the one-year ahead and the three-year ahead horizons fell in January, with both reaching their lowest levels since the inception of the survey. Median expected changes in gasoline prices, medical care costs and ...


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