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10 Disciplines to Build Wealth

Looking to build more financial stability this year? The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®) has introduced 10 key practices that Gary Acosta, NAHREP CEO and co-founder, has created as one of the initiatives for the Hispanic Wealth Project ...


Commercial and Multifamily Lenders Expect Strong 2016

Commercial and multifamily mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2016, as lenders' and borrowers' appetites for new loans remain strong, according to a new Mortgage Bankers Association survey of the top commercial and multifamily mortgage origination firms. ...


Mortgage Rates Ring in New Year Below Four Percent

Mortgage rates mixed with the 30-year fixed-rate fell back below four percent to start the year, according to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey. ...


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. ...


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