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Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End

Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End

Confidence in housing was subdued in December in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 85.8 in December, two percentage points lower than the month prior. “Consumers remained cautious in their housing outlook at the end of 2017, as tax reform discussionsRead more about Confidence in Housing Subdued at Year-End[…]

In 2017, Multiple Offers Scored Sellers Thousands

In 2017, Multiple Offers Scored Sellers Thousands

Did you buy a home last year? Did you make an above-asking bid? Approximately 24 percent of for-sale homes in 2017 sold for higher than what they were listed for, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. Five years ago, that figure was roughly 17 percent. The average gain for sellers? $7,000. “In theRead more about In 2017, Multiple Offers Scored Sellers Thousands[…]

Real-Life Training Paves the Way to Continued Success

Real-Life Training Paves the Way to Continued Success

In the following interview, Abe Lee, owner of CENTURY 21 iProperties Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, discusses the advantages of the brand, technology, training and more. Region Served: Hawaiian IslandsYears in Real Estate: 43Number of Offices: 1Number of Agents: 130Best Time Management Tip: Follow Stephen Covey’s “4 Quadrants of Time Management:” Prioritize and schedule urgent tasks,Read more about Real-Life Training Paves the Way to Continued Success[…]

The Hottest Housing Markets This Year

The Hottest Housing Markets This Year

Accelerating home prices. Expanding income and jobs. New residents. In 2018, the hottest housing markets will boast a combination of these factors, according to Zillow, which recently released its predictions for the year. The markets in Zillow’s top 10: San Jose, Calif. Raleigh, N.C. Seattle, Wash. Charlotte, N.C. San Francisco, Calif. Austin, Texas Denver, Colo.Read more about The Hottest Housing Markets This Year[…]

2018 Broker Summit Registration Is OPEN

2018 Broker Summit Registration Is OPEN

NAR PULSE—Join NAR for the 2018 REALTOR® Broker Summit, April 4-5, at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Connect with industry experts, tech entrepreneurs and top brokers who understand your business and offer real, actionable ways to position your brokerage for success. Register now! Join NAR’s Commemoration of the Fair Housing ActRead more about 2018 Broker Summit Registration Is OPEN[…]

Again, U.S. at No. 1 for Foreign Investors in Real Estate

Again, U.S. at No. 1 for Foreign Investors in Real Estate

Foreign investors in real estate assign high importance to the potential for wealth and security—and according to new research, the U.S. is expected to offer both more than any other country in 2018. The U.S. was named the No. 1 nation for foreign investment in real estate in the annual survey by the Association ofRead more about Again, U.S. at No. 1 for Foreign Investors in Real Estate[…]

LeadingRE President & CEO Pam O’Connor to Retire in March

LeadingRE President & CEO Pam O’Connor to Retire in March

Paul Boomsma to assume responsibilities as president and CEO Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced today that Pam O’Connor will leave her position as president and CEO, effective March 31. O’Connor, who has been at the helm of the company since its founding in 1997, is stepping down with plans to remain activeRead more about LeadingRE President & CEO Pam O’Connor to Retire in March[…]