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Realtor.com first to add wildfire risk data to listings, helping consumers
Listings on Realtor.com will now include a fire factor rating from the nonprofit research group First Street Foundation and information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fire Service.[...]
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Builder confidence hits lowest level since June 2020
A decline in consumer demand amid rising interest rates, increases in materials costs and home price growth led builder confidence to drop 8 points to 69 in May, according to the NAHB.[...]
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Biden administration unveils 5-year plan to close housing supply gap
The plan focuses on the federally funded construction of hundreds of thousands of affordable units, the loosening of restrictive zoning and the introduction of new federal financing options.[...]
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How to recession-proof your investment portfolio with rentals
Recessions can be nerve-wracking for real estate investors. But several factors make rentals a smart investment in uncertain times.[...]
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Even in a shifting market, rent keeps rising at record pace — 13.6%
An ongoing inventory shortage is driving record increases of monthly rents for single-family homes, CoreLogic says.[...]
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REX hires lawyer-to-the-stars David Boies to carry on battle with Zillow
Boies, who has represented Al Gore, Harvey Weinstein and failed medical startup Theranos, told Inman he took the case because it's "important to enhancing competition in housing markets."[...]
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The Agency sails into Seattle with new franchise
The office marks the firms 35th franchise to date and its fourth location in the Pacific Northwest.[...]
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7 tax-advantaged accounts every real estate agent needs to consider
You have myriad options to be saving for your future financial success. Certified Financial Planner Jordan Curnutt tells you how to maximize the potential of your investments.[...]
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ManyRoofs seeks to offer value for investors, brokers and tenants
Startup offers tenant placement services at a lower price, plans to roll out full suite of tech to make renting better for all parties.[...]
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Guild Mortgage rolls out cash offer program in 11 states, more to join
Guild's CashPass program is available for primary residences, second homes or investment properties, with down payments depending on occupancy.[...]
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Married vs. single agents: Balancing familial status in the office
In this month's scenario, Anthony Askowitz takes on the case of a newly divorced agent who is having trouble adjusting to her new “single” status in her real estate office. How can her broker help with this difficult transition and adjust any legitimate inequities?[...]
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Serhant. launches agent marketing package for $10M+ properties
The marketing package for Serhant. Signature properties will come at no additional cost to agents and will include branded materials from Serhant. Studios and Serhant. ID Lab.[...]
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Are you a leader? How to bring out the best in your people
Knowing how to be the best leader you can be is the first step before you can really be effective in helping your team blossom and grow.[...]
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Circa 1900: What real estate agents need to know about housing styles
With roots in the British royal family, Victorian architecture found expression in a wide variety of architectural styles, according to broker Gerard Splendore. Today, you will recognize Victorian houses by their grand scale, ornate exteriors and interiors featuring fine craftsmanship.[...]
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Black homeownership hasn’t slipped, but vast gulf persists
In the first quarter of 2022, just under 45 percent of Black families owned their home, compared to 74 percent of white families, according to a Redfin analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday.[...]
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Power Buyer Orchard now serving first-time homebuyers
After piloting cash-offer product in Texas and Colorado, company plans to offer Buy With Orchard in all of its markets in the months ahead.[...]
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Buyers got cold feet? 6 objection handlers to warm ’em up
There is no question that rising interest rates have pushed us into a market shift, according to team leader Carl Medford. Here's how to have those all-important discussions with your buyer clients about timing, markets and budget to overcome their objections.[...]
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