Month: September 2017

All Eyes on Real Estate Mastery

In the following interview, Nancy Fennell, president of Dickson Realty, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, in Reno, Nev., discusses the local market, marketing, social media and more. Regions Served: Northern Nevada and Northern CaliforniaYears in Business: 32Number of Offices: 9Number of Agents: 275Best Tip for Dealing With Difficult Clients: Keep your calm, do your homework and …

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Fed Decision: Mortgage Rates Unmoved

The Federal Reserve’s recent decision to not raise the key interest rate left mortgage rates unmoved this week, with the 30-year, fixed rate averaging 3.83 percent this week, the same as the week prior, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The 15-year, fixed rate averaged 3.13 percent, also the same …

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REITs Aiding Recovery, Assessing Damage in Puerto Rico

More than one week after Hurricane Maria swept across the island, Puerto Rico remains without electricity. Meanwhile, roads are impassable due to extensive flooding, and essential supplies are running low. For REITs that operate in the storm-devastated territory, the process of contacting employees, providing assistance and assessing damage is only just starting. Source: RSS Reit

Mark Twain’s Family Farmhouse for Sale in Redding, Conn.

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Innovation, Not Irrelevancy: 3 Strategies to Sustain Photo Recap: RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange Revealed: 100 Best Places to Live in America Most Americans know Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a., Mark Twain) as the author of “The …

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Millennials Are Redefining Home-Buying Standards—and Gen Z Is Next

The home-buying approach varies from generation to generation—and in order to overcome down payment hurdles, millennial buyers are transforming the standards of homeownership set by baby boomers, according to the 2017 Zillow Group Report. In fact, less than half (39 percent) of millennials submit offers with the recommended 20 percent down payment. Twenty-one percent put …

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Brace for Impact: A Look at Real Estate After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

While the latest hurricane in a string of immensely powerful storms—Maria—has left Puerto Rico in a state of chaos and desolation, hurricanes Harvey and Irma continue to haunt Florida and Texas where residents are struggling to adapt after weeks of cleanup to remove debris from the streets. Roads are heavily damaged from flooding and homes are …

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