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Older Home Buyers More Likely to Pick and Choose, Experts Say

(MCT)—When you’ve already bought one or two homes in the past, you might know exactly what you want in your next one. On top of that, you’ll probably want a home that’s move-in ready. The location might also be nonnegotiable. ...


Industry Leaders Align for Power Strategy Session at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Revenue-generating trends, profitability success strategies to be discussed by top real estate execs Nov. 8th in San Francisco ...


Consumers in Cautionary Holding Pattern as Fiscal Policy Debate Unfolds

Americans tempered their optimism toward the housing market in September, perhaps indicating growing caution surrounding the fiscal policy debate, according to the Fannie Mae September 2013 National Housing Survey results. Although consumers continue to remain generally positive on average, their attitudes ...


Late Summer Sales Keep September Prices Hot

Home price gains in September rose over record August levels, evidence of residual summer buying activity, according to the first market report of the month to be released. ...


Rebound Continues: Housing Markets Back to Normal in 52 Metros

Housing markets in 52 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have now returned to or exceeded their pre-recessionary levels of activity, according to the newly minted National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. ...


Great Spaces: Celine Dion Lists in Jupiter Island for $72.5 Million; Her ‘Heart Will Go On’

Celine Dion is super-mega-ultra famous. She’s sold more than 200 million albums worldwide; she headlines her own residency in Las Vegas; and she led a soundtrack for one of the highest grossing films of all time (“Titanic”). Celine Dion is amazing. ...


Confronting the Inventory Shortage – Leading Brokers Offer Tried and True Strategies

As the real estate industry continues along the road to recovery, agents and brokers alike are being challenged on a daily basis, thanks in large part to a growing inventory shortage. “The Inventory Conundrum: The Current Outlook and Strategies for Coping ...


The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design

With people accessing the Internet from various devices, all of which vary in size, Responsive Web Design has become all the rage. As defined by Stanford University, Responsive Web Design refers to: ...


Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam despite Persistent Headwinds

With home prices and household formations rising and household balance sheets healing, the ongoing housing recovery is expected to gain momentum next year even as several challenges remain, according to economists who participated in a recent National Association of Home Builders ...


Crowdsourcing Part 1: Get in Business with Pinterest

By now, most real estate professionals have already successfully incorporated social and digital media into their real estate business, using networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. One site that not enough brokers are taking advantage of is Pinterest. Further, crowdsourcing ...


Coaching Myths and Mysteries

When I speak with the elite agents around the world, most of them have one single attribute in common: They all have a coach! Why is it that? ...


How Buyers Can Stand Out in a Multiple-Offer Market

A Beverly Hills home listed at $2.5 million and sold within 10 days at $100,000 over asking price with multiple-offers. A bank real estate-owned property listed at $4.9 million and received 21 offers—some were $250,000 over asking price. Far from exceptional, ...


Are You Prepared for the Next Wave of Real Estate?

In markets across the country, the housing turnaround is in full swing. Low inventories and a rebound in sales are not only raising asking prices, but also bringing a return to new-home construction. While numbers have pulled back a bit from ...


Ask the Expert: How Can You Prepare Baby Boomers for the Current Market?

Today's Ask the Expert column features Matt Vernon, Home Loans Sales Executive with Bank of America. ...


Don’t Forget RESPA/TILA Changes Are Coming

In all the excitement over the qualified mortgage, qualified residential mortgage, and Basel III capital rules, as well as the introduction of GSE and FHA reform, it is easy to forget that a major rule still remains to be finalized—the RESPA/TILA ...


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