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One Size Does Not Fit All: Excelling in the Home Warranty Market

January 3, 2018 6:48 pm

In the following interview, Tim Haynes, president of American Home Shield® (AHS®), talks about meeting the unique needs of today’s consumer, improving the customer experience, and how one size does not fit all when it comes to home warranties. Real Estate magazine: Please tell us a little bit about your history. Tim Haynes: I first […]

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Tax Reform: Here’s What Could Impact Homeowners Most

January 3, 2018 6:48 pm

A new year has started, and with it a newly enacted tax policy: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While most changes will not be noticeable until consumers file their taxes in 2019, the new tax law stands to alter how consumers view homeownership incentives and could impact real estate markets across the country. Additionally, […]

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Zillow: Gains in Housing Now Make It Worth $31.8 Trillion

January 2, 2018 6:12 pm

A banner year. Another $2 trillion was added to the housing market in 2017, brought to a collective $31.8 trillion, according to a recently released report by Zillow. On an annual basis, home values increased 6.5 percent last year; values last expanded at a faster pace—8 percent—in 2013. The additional $2 trillion, put another way, […]

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Send an RPR Mobile™ Report and Earn With MVP

January 2, 2018 6:12 pm

NAR PULSE—Generate an RPR Mobile™ Mini Property Report via your iOS or Android device between now and Jan. 15 to earn a technology trends download from the REALTOR® Store and a chance to win an Apple Watch 3 from the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program! Act now to take advantage of RPR®’s school searching and […]

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Market Trends, and Your Big Opportunity in 2018

January 2, 2018 6:12 pm

As a student of history and the markets, I believe the real estate industry is the healthiest it’s been in more than three decades. Although sales and home prices are close to where they were before the housing boom, there’s more economic stability. Overall, I expect the housing market to remain solid, led by a […]

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Report: Cohabitating Increasingly Popular

January 1, 2018 5:36 pm

Solo living is becoming more difficult for younger generations, especially for millennials who are struggling to afford rising home prices if they are burdened with student loan debt. And with rental prices rising as well, even solo renting is not a realistic option for some. According to Zillow, a doubled-up household is defined as two […]

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Millennials and the Silent Gen Agree: Walkability Wins

January 1, 2018 5:36 pm

Millennials are not the only generation preferring proximity to restaurants and retail. Americans born between the mid-1920s up until 1945—the “Silent Generation”—are also on the lookout for walkability. Fifty-five percent of members of the Silent Generation recently surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) favor neighborhoods close for commuting and/or walkability—not far off from […]

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4 Reasons Why a National MLS Database Makes Sense

December 27, 2017 4:39 pm

The debate over whether a national MLS would benefit the real estate community seems to be part of an ongoing conversation. But how would it help agents and brokers? Would it provide better governance, make data sharing easier, or open markets to new and innovative technology? Let’s consider a different premise: that the debate itself […]

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Pending Home Sales Inch Up 0.2 Percent in November

December 27, 2017 4:39 pm

Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in November, inching up 0.2 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 109.5 in November, up from 109.3 in October. The Index is based on contract signings. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says contract signings mustered a small gain in […]

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Balancing Time to Best Serve Clients

December 26, 2017 4:03 pm

In the following interview, Deborah Thompson, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc., in Tallahassee, Fla., discusses the advantages of Homes & Land marketing, the direction of the market, social media and more. Region Served: Tallahassee Years in Real Estate: 24 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 70 Most Effective Method for Communicating […]

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