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Affordable Housing Is Expanding: What to Know About It

Affordable or subsidized housing has been, and will remain, a complex and emotional issue, steeped in history, economics, race and politics. Many people worry about crime, crowding or other problems allegedly created by these projects. Though experts largely agree that an ongoing lack of affordable housing has created a crisis and there will need to […]

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Today’s Real Estate Brokerage: NAR Breaks Down Models and Outlooks

Brokerages vary in size, leadership style, business model, tech offerings and more. To get an idea of how real estate brokerages are doing business, we take a look at the National Association of REALTORS’® (NAR) new “2021 Profile of Real Estate Firms.” “Most REALTORS® are small businesses and work closely with small-business clients in their […]

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Housing Market Falls Into Seasonal Trends, But Second Wind Could Be Looming

We’re seeing more balance in the housing markets, but a second wind could be ahead, according to the latest data from realtor.com®’s Weekly Housing Trends Report. Key findings: – Median listing prices increased 9.7% YoY during the week ended Sept.11. – New listings increased 2.0% after last week’s dip. – Total active inventory was just […]

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Another Week of Flat Rates, Says Freddie Mac

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), the 30-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 2.86% for the week ending Sept. 16. Mortgage details: – 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.86% with an average 0.7 point for the week, down slightly from last week when it averaged 2.88%. Last year, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.87%. – 15-year […]

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HUD Tackling Youth Homelessness With $142M in Awarded Funds

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $142 million to build systems to end youth homelessness in 33 local communities, including 11 rural communities. HUD’s “Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program” (YHDP) will support a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing and host homes. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Highlighting Pathways to the American Dream

Hispanic Heritage Month, first proclaimed by President George H.W. Bush on Sept. 14, 1989, is celebrated annually from mid-September to mid-October. Here, RISMedia interviews several notable professionals advocating for closing the diversity homeownership gap and introducing solutions to some of the challenges the Hispanic community faces within the housing market. “It’s an ideal time for real […]

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How to Break Into Luxury Real Estate By Selling Just Below the Upper Tier

When you’re first learning how to work with wealthy clients, selling luxury real estate can be intimidating. You might find yourself wondering how you’ll win your first listing, what to say if anyone asks whether you’ve sold at a certain price point you have no experience in, or wondering how to compete with other professionals […]

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Corcoran’s First Global Brand Affiliate Lives a Life of Adventure

David Victor Johnson Chairman, Corcoran BVI British Virgin Islands www.corcoran.com/corcoran-bvi/11 Region served: The British Virgin Islands Years in real estate: 30-plus Paige Tepping: As Corcoran’s first global brand affiliate, what does it mean to be a part of the brand? David Victor Johnson: We’re thrilled to be a part of Corcoran, not only because of […]

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MooveGuru’s Home Pro Division Reaches Nine Million Recommendations

HomeKeepr, a referral-only online community of REALTORS®, home service professionals and homeowners, recently announced it has surpassed the nine-million recommendation mark. The company has signed on more than 300,000 real estate, mortgage, and insurance professionals who have, in turn, recommended more than 500,000 unique home service contractors and other local businesses to homeowners over nine […]

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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group Chairman Ed Prodehl Celebrates 50 Years in Real Estate

Ed Prodehl, chairman of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, is celebrating 50 years in the real estate industry. Under his purview, the affiliated company grew to be one of the largest and most successful Coldwell Banker franchises and now has more than 1,700 affiliated real estate professionals in over 60 offices in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and […]

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