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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 ...


Reasonable Mortgage Rules Make Homeownership Dream a Reality

With interest rates creeping up in recent months, some homebuyers have had to adjust their game plans—and their price ranges—in order to make their move. But even with slightly higher interest rates, home affordability remains very attractive. ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Business Planning 2014 – Getting It Right

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


New-Home Sales Rise 7.9 Percent in August

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from HUD and U.S. Census Bureau. The gain partly offsets a dip in sales activity that ...


Realogy Franchise Group CEO: ‘Tea Leaves’ Say Real Estate on Path to Sustainable Recovery

Taking a research-packed deep dive into the real estate recovery, Realogy Franchise Group President & CEO Alex Perriello kicked off RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate CEO Exchange with a State of the Industry Address: “The Road to Recovery: How Far We’ve Come, What ...


Cash Purchases Rise to 45 Percent of All Sales in August

RealtyTrac® recently released its August 2013 U.S. Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes and condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annualized pace of 5.6 million in August, up 2 percent from ...


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