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Susanne Porter ABR, CRS, GRI
440 South West End Blvd, RT 309
Quakertown  PA 18951
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Aging Down: The Face of Luxury Shifts

February 6, 2018 5:39 pm

Buyers aged 25-49 are considerably shaping the upper-end market, according to recently released research by Luxury Portfolio International®. Seventy-eight percent of buyers in the 25-49 group—”The New Aristocracy”—are interested in 5,000-square-foot-plus homes, the research reveals. They also have a preference for Brick Georgian, Modern, Victorian or Tudor homes, but with commercial-grade kitchens and security systems. […]

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Fair Housing Is Good for Our Business

February 6, 2018 5:39 pm

NAR PULSE—Pat Combs, 2007 NAR President, shares her experience with housing discrimination during her career, and explains why fair housing is good for our business and clients. Read what Pat and other REALTORS® have to say, and join NAR’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act by sharing your own story at […]

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10-Year High Profits for Sellers

February 4, 2018 1:33 pm

Homeowners are profiting when selling—and their average earnings haven’t been this high since 2007. At the close of 2017, the average home seller gained $54,000, or a 29.7 percent return on investment (ROI), in the transaction, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ recently released Year-End and Q4 2017 U.S. Home Sales Report. Contradictory, however, is their […]

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The Power of Home

February 3, 2018 1:27 am

New Story Builds Shelter and Second Chances When two of New Story’s four co-founders took a mission trip to Haiti in 2013, they were shocked to find how many families were still living in tents after the devastating 2010 earthquake. What was supposed to be a temporary shelter built to last six months had turned […]

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Mortgage Rates Up One-Quarter Percentage Point Since Start of Year

February 1, 2018 5:24 pm

The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate is 4.22 percent—hitting more than a one-quarter percentage point increase since the start of the year, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 30-year, fixed rate was 4.15 percent last week. It is likely mortgage rates will rise in the year ahead, says […]

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CFPB ‘Constitutional’ After Appeals Court Ruling

February 1, 2018 5:24 pm

An appeals court on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) organizational structure. The agency, which has been at the center of controversy in the era of Trump, was deemed unconstitutional in a 2016 ruling. The agency’s director cannot be dismissed at will (in other words, without cause), per its structure—authority […]

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Catapulting the Team to the Top

February 1, 2018 5:24 pm

In the following interview, Kathie Lea, REALTOR® with RE/MAX Realtec Group, Inc. in Palm Harbor, Fla., discusses lead sources, managing a team, profit strategies and more. Region Served: Tampa Bay, Fla. Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Team Members: 7 Teams continue to be on the rise, and in some areas, most transactions are […]

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Exceeding Inflation, Home Prices Rising Swiftly

January 31, 2018 5:18 pm

Homes are appreciating at a healthy pace, with November prices up 6.2 percent year-over-year, according to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index’s 10-City Composite, which is an average of 10 metros (Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, […]

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Pending Home Sales Edge Up

January 31, 2018 5:18 pm

Pending home sales edged up in December, 0.5 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 110.1 in December, up from 109.6 in November. The Index is based on contract signings. Two of the four major regions in the U.S. saw increases in the PHSI in December, […]

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Homeownership Rate Makes Marginal Progress

January 30, 2018 5:12 pm

2017 closed with the homeownership rate improving, but at a slight standstill: 64.2 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Housing Vacancies and Homeownership Report. The figure is marginal progress from the third quarter of the year, when the rate registered 63.9 percent. The rate was 63.7 percent at the end of 2016. One […]

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