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Pending Home Sales Return to Form

Pending Home Sales Return to Form

Pending home sales returned to form in June after three straight months of backward traction, up 1.5 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 110.2 in June, up from 108.6 in May. The Index is based on contract signings. June 2017 Pending Home Sales (PRNewsfoto/National AssociationRead more about Pending Home Sales Return to Form[…]

On the Agenda at RISMedia’s 2017 CEO Exchange: Predictive Analytics, Profitability and More

On the Agenda at RISMedia’s 2017 CEO Exchange: Predictive Analytics, Profitability and More

Over 225 of the most powerful and successful real estate leaders will take to New York City this September for RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange, “Growing Your Business in Unpredictable Times.” The exclusive, day-and-a-half-long event, taking place Sept. 12-13 at the prestigious Harvard Club, will share strategies for increasing business and operating a profitable companyRead more about On the Agenda at RISMedia’s 2017 CEO Exchange: Predictive Analytics, Profitability and More[…]

Video Spotlight: Uncovering the Home Valuation ‘Mystery’

Video Spotlight: Uncovering the Home Valuation ‘Mystery’

Nothing is more powerful for a real estate professional than the ability to arrive at an accurate price—a skill, for many, honed through years of experience. REALTOR® Arrian Binnings, with Payton + Binnings, Pacific Union International in San Francisco, Calif., employs a faster approach to uncover the ‘mystery’ behind home valuation: HouseCanary. Binnings leverages theRead more about Video Spotlight: Uncovering the Home Valuation ‘Mystery’[…]

Beyond the Bottom? Homeownership Rate Creeps Back Up

Beyond the Bottom? Homeownership Rate Creeps Back Up

The homeownership rate crept up close to a full percentage point from one year ago to 63.7 percent in the second quarter, encouraged by more owner household formation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s recent Quarterly Housing Vacancies and Homeownership report. The owner household formation rate overtook the renter household formation rate in the firstRead more about Beyond the Bottom? Homeownership Rate Creeps Back Up[…]

Ranked: 10 Affordable Towns With High-Rated Elementary Schools

Ranked: 10 Affordable Towns With High-Rated Elementary Schools

Communities with sought-after schools often command a premium for homebuyers. Realtor.com® recently uncovered 10 towns where not only public elementary schools earn high marks, but also home prices make the grade—in affordability. 1. Aurora, Ill. (60503)Schools: Homestead Elementary School (rating 10/10 on GreatSchools), The Wheatlands Elementary School (8/10), Wolfs Crossing Elementary School (10/10) The 2017 median householdRead more about Ranked: 10 Affordable Towns With High-Rated Elementary Schools[…]

A Service-First Approach Key to Continued Success

A Service-First Approach Key to Continued Success

In the following interview, Isom Coleman, president of HomeSmart ICARE Realty in Sacramento, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, including in marketing and technology. Region Served: The Greater Sacramento areaYears in Real Estate: 11Number of Offices: 3Number of Agents: 171Most Effective Way to Motivate Agents: We keep our agents motivated by providing education onRead more about A Service-First Approach Key to Continued Success[…]

FHFA: Home Prices Rose in May

FHFA: Home Prices Rose in May

Home prices rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in May 2017, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) recently released House Price Index (HPI). The HPI year-over-year—based on prices for homes with Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-backed mortgages—was up 6.9 percent. Per the Index, month-over-month home price changes ranged from -0.5 percent in the Middle AtlanticRead more about FHFA: Home Prices Rose in May[…]

High Prices Keep Activity Sizzling Through Summer

High Prices Keep Activity Sizzling Through Summer

High prices are keeping home sales activity sizzling through summer, with listings moving 6 percent faster year-over-year in July, according to the latest data preview from realtor.com®. Prices in July are 10 percent higher than those one year ago, with the national median at $275,000 and the national median age of inventory at 64 days.Read more about High Prices Keep Activity Sizzling Through Summer[…]

Japandi Style: Embracing Minimalist Beauty and Nature in Home Decor

Japandi Style: Embracing Minimalist Beauty and Nature in Home Decor

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Reduce Your Stress as a Landlord With These 5 Tips How Brokers Can Use Predictive Analytics to Recruit, Retain Top Agents Iconic Willis Mills Connecticut Home for Sale It’s been known that those who long for simplicityRead more about Japandi Style: Embracing Minimalist Beauty and Nature in Home Decor[…]