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Fewer Consumers Expect Home Price Gains

New data from Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index™ (HPSI) offers insight into consumer expectations about home price gains. The HPSI increased 1.2 points to 82.7 in February. The net share of consumers who think home prices will ...


Realogy Presents Zap: Launch of Integrated Technology Platform Set to Propel Its Brands Forward

In August 2014, Realogy prevailed in its bold strategy to pursue Emeryville, Calif.-based ZipRealty, acquiring the innovative brokerage business and Zip’s proven end-to-end technology platform for $167 million. Following fast on the heels of that move, Realogy has been rolling out ZipRealty’s proprietary ...


Improving Distressed Saturation Levels Could be Key to Spring Market Kickstart

Winter continues to slow growth in housing price appreciation across the nation, but according to Clear Capital, distressed saturation levels – the percentage of real estate owned and short sales to all sales – could point to a strong market return ...


Unsteady Stocks, Low Mortgage Rates Push Housing Market into Buy Territory

The housing market in the nation as a whole remains in buy territory, meaning homeowners can expect to build wealth faster than renters, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International ...


4 Simple Lifehacks of SuperProducers

Master your day and you’ll master your life. That’s the simple secret of SuperProducers, says two-time, best-selling author and real estate professional Michael Maher. While SuperProducers might look superhuman to the average salesperson, they’re not. “All that these incredibly successful ...


Tips for Communicating Effectively with Homebuyers

Here at REBAC, we often talk about the importance of building rapport with the buyer. A successful deal depends on establishing a positive interpersonal relationship with clients. But what if your agents and buyers have very different ...


The Features That Help a Home Sell Fastest—and the Ones That Don’t

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a wild year in real estate! Our chief economist, Jonathan Smoke, has predicted that 2016 will be a true seller’s market, and it’s already galloping out of the starting gate. ...


O.J. Simpson and Beyond: How Murder Affects Real Estate Home Values

Forgive our morbid curiosity, but we couldn’t help wonder: What effect does a gruesome and terrible crime such as murder have on a property’s longtime value? Is a home forever tarnished? Or can the stigma be cleaned away, especially in less notorious cases? ...


Update: Using Drones in Real Estate

Chances are good that in 2015 you read an article, heard a news story, or overheard a conversation about the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, in real estate and other businesses. But it seems that there are still more questions ...


Home Flipping On the Rise in 75 Percent of Markets

Home flipping shot up in 2015, with 179,778 U.S. single family homes and condos flipped, 5.5 percent of all single family home and condo sales during the year, according to the recently released RealtyTrac® Year-End and Q4 2015 U.S. Home Flipping Report. ...


Survey: New Rule Reduces Mortgage Offerings, Causes Delays

Banks are still struggling to comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 2015 TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, or TRID, according to an American Bankers Association survey results released this week. The survey, conducted in February of this year, found that 25 percent of ...


Luxury Real Estate Network Issues White Paper on the New Rules of Luxury Living

Luxury Portfolio International® recently released a white paper on “The New Rules of Luxury Living,” developed to give its member firms a deeper understanding of the journey of luxury and what it means to the affluent demographic today. ...


January Brings Slowdown in Pending Home Sales

Following the highest average year for the index in nearly a decade, pending home sales declined to begin 2016 but remained slightly higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of ...


Powerhouse Speakers Announced for RISMedia’s May Power Broker Forum

RISMedia has announced an all-star speaker line-up for its upcoming Power Broker Forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. this spring. ...


In Tech, the Next Big Thing Isn’t Everything

In today’s fast-paced tech world, we’ve become conditioned to expect the next big thing every year. The tech companies know this, and their marketing departments are skilled at using it to their advantage. But is ...


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