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Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Protect Housing in Federal Bill

A broad coalition of housing advocates, including representatives from the National Association of REALTORS®, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), Habitat for Humanity, Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), joined lawmakers at a press conference on Wed., Oct. 20 to lobby […]

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Pandemic Recovery Is Not Flat: Several Metro Counties Still at Risk

While there’s been improvement on the whole since the pandemic came to light almost two years ago, the economy is still in the midst of recovery, with some areas currently at risk while others have mostly recovered. According to a new report from ATTOM, metro areas like Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia have clusters […]

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How a Personal Approach Helped BHGRE Agents Create More Business

How Supporting Agents Can Provide Boost Consumer Loyalty Rates Randy Coffman President Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) Wine Country Group Sebastopol, California | www.winecountrygroup.com Region served: Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties Years in real estate: 35 Number of offices: 11 Number of agents: 150 Motto/work philosophy that you live by: Always be better. […]

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Zillow’s Pivot Not a Sign of an iBuying Collapse

The innovative practice of iBuying, at least on the surface, seems like a tremendous shift—a new, growing force with the potential to rock the real estate industry in myriad ways. Pundits, observers and brokers have regularly shared predictions as to how much iBuyers could change the industry or disrupt markets, and analysts have scrambled to […]

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Existing-Home Sales Rebound in September

After seeing waning numbers in August, existing-home sales bumped up last month by 7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.29 million, with each of the four major U.S. regions seeing month-over-month increases, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Year, over year, however, sales decreased 2.3%.  Single-family home […]

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Mortgage Rates Still on the Rise, Forecast to Reach 3.4% by December

It’s been another week of increasing mortgage rates, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) coming in at 3.09%, according to the latest data from Freddie Mac.  Mortgage details: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.09% with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Oct. 21, 2021, up from last week’s 3.05%. Last year, the 30-year […]

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5 of the Best ‘Brian Buffini Show’ Real Estate Financial Podcasts

In today’s competitive marketplace, real estate professionals need expert financial guidance more than ever before. Podcasts can be phenomenally informative and helpful but, with so many options, it’s difficult to find one that fits your needs. Whatever you’re doing and wherever you’re going, “The Brian Buffini Show” is designed to easily fit into your busy […]

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How a Collaborative Brokerage Achieves More Agent Goals

Gretchen Pearson President and CEO Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties Danville, California | www.bhhsdrysdale.com Region served: Northern California and Northern Nevada Years in real estate: 34 Number of offices: 53 Number of agents: 1,300 Lesley Grand: What would you point to as the chief benefits of being a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisee?  Gretchen Pearson: Being […]

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LeadingRE Promotes Jeff Kennedy to Vice President, Sales and Partnerships

Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) recently promoted Jeff Kennedy to vice president, Sales/Partnerships. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company’s preferred vendor program, Solutions Group. In addition, he manages the sales/marketing of other key network programs and event sponsorships. Kennedy joined LeadingRE in 2011, most recently serving as […]

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John L. Scott Real Estate Recognized at 2021 Supplier Awards Ceremony

Held in Chicago, Illinois, during Worldwide ERC’s® Global Workforce Symposium, Altair Global hosted its fifth annual, invitation-only awards ceremony recognizing supplier partners’ outstanding achievements. During this ceremony, Altair Global announced John L. Scott Real Estate as the winner of the Super Star Award for Humanitarian Commitment at this year’s awards ceremony. “We are proud of and […]

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