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    Bridging the Diversity Gap for Asian-American Homebuyers

    During the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego, California, RISMedia’s Senior Online News Editor, Liz Dominguez, had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Tim Hur, managing broker and president of Point Honors and Associates, REALTORS® about his new role and responsibilities as president of The Asian Real Estate Association of America […]

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    Follow the Money: New Leads vs. Database

    Any successful real estate agent will tell you that their best source of leads exists within their own database. This was discussed during RISMedia’s Real Estate’s Rocking in the New Year virtual session, “New Leads vs. Database: How to Focus on Your Best Sources,” held earlier this month. Buffini & Company’s Vice President of Coaching […]

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    New Home Sales Continue to Surge in December 2021

    New home sales jumped up 11.9% in December versus November to an annual rate of 811,000, according to the latest joint report from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development. The steep increase is attributed to continued stable demand and diminished existing-home inventory. Key findings: December 2021 falls 14% short of […]

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    Mortgage Rates Rise for Fifth Straight Week to Highest Level Since March 2020

    Mortgage applications decreased 7.1% from one week earlier, for the week ending January 21, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. Key findings: The Market Composite Index decreased 7.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. Unadjusted, the index decreased 6% compared with the previous week. The […]

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    Crye-Leike Sets Record Company Sales in 2021

    Crye-Leike Real Estate Services announced it experienced its best year in company history, generating $8.9 billion in sales volume and closing 32,499 transactions in 2021. This resulted in a 19% sales increase from 2020, the company reported. As the company continued to navigate through the pandemic, low mortgage rates, new household formation and heavy buyer […]

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    What Happens When the IRS Comes Knocking?

    NAR PULSE—Last chance! Encourage your agents to register today for NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness Tax Summit to learn how to easily file their quarterly taxes to avoid audits and owing unexpected, and oftentimes overwhelming, amounts back to the IRS. Register here.  RPR®’s 2021 Top Success Stories All year RPR® (Realtors Property Resource®) has featured user success stories to show you how […]

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    Don’t Miss Out On the REALTOR® Broker Summit Special Rate!

    Special early bird pricing for the REALTOR® Broker Summit ends soon on January 31! Connect with industry experts, discover technologies and learn elevated concepts to bring it home for your business, agents and clients on April 5 and April 6, 2022. Register today: www.nar.realtor/brokersummit

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    What Do Spelling Bee Winners and Top-Producing Real Estate Agents Have in Common?

    Being a real estate agent is not an easy job (regardless of what you might see on TV). Not only do you have to be knowledgeable about the market and keep up with paperwork, but you are always on call for your clients. However, if you want to succeed in this competitive industry, there are […]

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    Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Appoints Taco Heidinga as Global Business Development Director

    Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has announced the appointment of Taco Heidinga, who joins the business as director, global business development. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he will be responsible for recruiting new members in APAC region and growing the company’s program for marketing real estate developments worldwide. Heidinga, an expert real estate coach, will […]

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    FHFA House Price Index Up 1.1% in November; Up 17.5% from Previous Year

    House prices rose nationwide in November, up 1.1% from the previous month, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®). House prices rose 17.5% from November 2020 to November 2021. The previously reported 1.1% price change for October 2021 remained unchanged. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly house price changes […]

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