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Prices Continue to Roll at Double-Digit Rates

Existing-home sales declined in June but have stayed well above year-ago levels for the past two years, while the median price shows seven straight months of double-digit year-over-year increases, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Tips to Avoid Leaving Business on the Table This Summer

Don’t you just love summertime? The days are longer, the kids are out of school and everything feels just a bit more relaxed. ...


Market Insider: How Long Will this Housing Shortage Last?

Home prices have risen at a double-digit rate since early spring. The Case-Shiller reading was up 11 percent in March compared to a year earlier, while the NAR median price was higher by roughly the same amount in April. ...


An Inside Look at a Wowing Connecticut Custom Contemporary

Hidden in the quaint town of Easton, Conn. sits this unique custom-built contemporary, designed by architect John Newman and inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Fallingwater” home. Just a little over an hour away from New York City, this six-bedroom ...


How to Turn Your Client’s IRA into a Transaction

My IRA has three bedrooms, a kitchen and a garage. Best of all, it sends me a tax deferred rent check every month. Just think of the sales you could generate if your clients invested in real estate with their retirement ...


Credit Union vs. Bank? Which Should You Choose?

For more than 100 years, credit unions have been helping people achieve their dreams. Whether it’s to help them buy a home, buy a car or send their child to college, credit unions return what they earn to their members in ...


The Fast Track to Super Real Estate Agent Success

I grew up watching reruns of the Batman television shows starring Adam West. In 1989, Michael Keaton reprised the role and brought the character back into the main stream. Then in 2005, Christian Bale starred in Batman Begins. Today the character ...


5 Ways Home Loans Are Becoming Easier to Get

(MCT)—The easy credit that crashed the housing market led to lending standards so strict that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke blamed them for hurting the recovery. ...


Jumbo Mortgage Loans Are Back on the Table

(MCT)—It’s a good time to buy an expensive home. ...


Straight Talk from Agents Who Close an Abundance of Online Leads

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. ...


Does Your Leadership Measure Up?

The top five leaders most admired by the world’s business executives are Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Jack Welch – in that order, according to the 2013 Global CEO Survey conducted by PwC. ...


Transacting Business in a Global, Mobile World

When she first learned about DocuSign back in 2009, Janie Coffey, director of sales and brand experience at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, found the service to be useful not only for virtual storage and access, but as a way to promote ...


4 Reasons Why You’re Losing Leads

U.S. businesses spend billions of dollars generating sales leads only to lose more than 70 percent of them simply because they don’t make contact quickly enough, according to one study. ...


Home Builder Confidence Hits 7-Year High

Newly built, single family homes are on the rise, as builder confidence landed at a 7-year high this month, showcasing the highest sentiments since January of 2006. ...


Median Price of Homes Purchased Rose 2.3 Percent; FNC Index Marks Overall Increase 0.5 Percent in May

Homeowners in the U.S. paid a median price of $110,000 for their homes, according to a 2011 American Housing Survey profile released recently. This is an increase of 2.3 percent from the $107,500 reported in the 2009 survey. The median purchase ...


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