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First Look: December Housing Market Is Cooler, Slower

A recent analysis of December data on realtor.com® indicates that the residential real estate market is following the normal holiday cool down, with less demand, reduced inventory and slower market velocity in most markets. ...


Passing the Gavel: A First Look at the Year Ahead

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


House Price Index Inches Up 0.5 Percent

U.S. house prices rose in October, up 0.5 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI).  The previously reported 0.8 percent increase in September was revised ...


6 Ways to Maximize Your Real Estate Website for 2016

The New Year is an excellent time to reflect on what lead generation efforts did and didn’t work on your real estate website during the previous months. Getting leads from your website is simple. However, simple does not mean it’s easy. ...


The Top 20 Must-Have Home Features of 2015

Drawing on its wealth of listing data, realtor.com® recently rounded up the top 20 home features highlighted in listing descriptions this year—attributes that have become veritable selling points in the last five years. While suggestive ...


8 Gadgets to Add to Your Real Estate Wish List

As the year closes, it’s time to look back and think about everything that’s happened in 2015. Technology is even more necessary, wearables are more popular and smart phones are getting smarter. We’ve reached the golden age of gadgets, and it’s time to ...


November Existing-Home Sales Stall to Slowest Pace since April 2014

Existing-home sales dropped off considerably in November to the slowest pace in 19 months, but some of the decrease was likely because of an apparent rise in closing timeframes that may have pushed some transactions into December, according to the ...


Expanding Your Brokerage Specialties and Business Opportunities in the New Year

Most everyone has a personal new year’s resolution, but do you have a resolution for ...


Understanding the Tax Advantages of Real Estate IRAs

Jason Craig, President, The Entrust Group, recently sat down with RISMedia for a Q&A to shed some light on the tax advantages of Real Estate IRAs. ...


New Student Loan Repayment Option Could Positively Impact Housing Market

Student loan debt and its relationship to the successful recovery of the housing market has long been a hot topic in the real estate community. For millennials—the next generation of homebuyers—confusion over money is majorly effecting their natural financial trajectory, ...


Start Strong in 2016 with Five Must-Do Tasks

Planning ahead along with strong organizational skills play a big part in achieving your goals. As Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, ...


Going beyond Tech with Millennial Buyers: Transparency, Communication and Information Are Essential

Millennials represent the largest generation in history, now accounting for over 80 million adults in the U.S. While much of the news surrounding millennial homebuyers entails discussion around the barriers this generation has had in entering the housing market, millennials have meanwhile quickly ...


You + Google = ?

Over the past three months during our head-first dive into real estate’s digital advertising arena, we’ve covered a lot. As we look to wrap up this four-part series, a quick recap to bring everyone up to speed is in order. ...


Social Media Tips: 2015 Year-End Review

As 2016 is fast approaching, the year’s end is the perfect time to reassess your content strategy, learn from your successes (as well as setbacks), and plan for the New Year. How to start? Look back, then plan ahead! ...


New Year, New Business! Chart a Course to 100 Transactions in 2016

Make 2016 your best year yet! Uncover the success habits and lead generation tools that will put you on track to 100 closed transactions next year in RISMedia Content Solutions’ upcoming webinar: ...


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