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Top Strategies for Building Your Power Team

When you’re looking for someone to do business with, you’re looking for people who will be an integral part of your world. Because of this, you need to make sure you develop a savvy team-approach to your business. ...


The Changing Global Economy

While global real estate trends continue to change with the ebb and flow of foreign economies, opportunities for U.S. real estate professionals are there for the taking—provided they remain informed and well-versed in the nuances of the global market, including which countries are currently having the biggest impact on the ...


Are REOs in Vogue Again?

Once a stain on housing, REOs and short sales are a reminder of the legacy of the housing downturn. Investors, seeking discount prices, transformed what was once undesirable into fashion-forward, instant cash flow in key markets. While in other markets, distressed inventory still ...


Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report Offers Interesting Real Estate Insight

Some 35.8 million U.S. single family homes and condos with a combined estimated market value of $6.6 trillion are in counties with high or very high natural hazard risk, according to RealtyTrac®’s recently released 2015 U.S. Natural Disaster Housing Risk Report. Those 35.8 ...


WFG to Accelerate Growth; Names Steve Ozonian President, COO

Signaling its intention to dramatically accelerate its growth as a real tech innovator and deliver the best in digital real estate services, Williston Financial Group (“WFG”) named industry icon Steve Ozonian as its president and chief operating officer.  Patrick Stone will remain the company’s chairman and CEO.  The Williston Financial ...


Human Judgement Required for Real Estate Industry Insight, Predictions

There is no single statistic that reliably identifies when a housing market is overvalued or when house prices are likely to fall, says Freddie Mac’s recently released monthly Insight & Outlook for August. Instead, substantial human judgment is also ...


September is REALTOR® Safety Month

NAR PULSE--Want to share the message of safety with your agents this month? Then register for the free REALTOR® Safety Webinar Summit – a half-day educational event featuring four webinars on four different safety topics led by industry experts. Topics include rural safety, ...


July Gains for Residential Construction Spending

Total private residential construction spending for July continued to increase, rising to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $387 billion, according to NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data. On a month-over-month basis, private single-family spending was $218 billion, up by 2.1 percent ...


Consumer Confidence Hikes in August

Despite the August increase in overall confidence, respondents’ appraisals of current conditions and expectations for the next six months were mixed. While 82 percent of respondents rated current business conditions “good” (23 percent) or “normal” (59 percent), 56 percent of respondents characterized employment ...


Market Shifts to Buyers’ Advantage

Recent stock market volatility and seasonal trends may give buyers better financial options and more time to make purchase decisions entering the fall, says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for realtor.com. August data remains positive with regard to overall housing health as both demand and ...


HUD and FHA Urge Buyers to Have Homes Inspected before Purchase

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has asked the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) to give information to prospective home buyers that explains: ...


40 Percent of Top 100 Metros in Stable Housing Range

Freddie Mac recently released its updated Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®) showing the U.S. housing market continuing to slowly stabilize with two additional states, Arkansas and Tennessee, and four additional metro areas entering their outer range of stable housing activity: Omaha, Nebraska; Scranton, Pennsylvania; Chattanooga, Tennessee and Madison, Wisconsin. ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Charlotte

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its first shop in Charlotte, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the region. The opening comes with the union between the storied international brokerage and Carolinas Metro Realty, a full-service real estate and ...


Get off the Seesaw and Get Going on Year-Round Success

According to Cleve Gaddis, most real estate agents are doing it all wrong. To count yourself among the top producers of the industry, you must upend the traditional view of the annual calendar and approach your business with the same level of gusto each month of the year. ...


Top 300 Markets Slow Progress to Full Price Recovery

Homes.com® recently released its June 2015 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for the next 200 largest markets. Among the nation’s top 300 ...


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