Monthly Archives: 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 California Years in Business: 32 Number of Offices: 9 Number of Agents: 275 Best Tip for Dealing With Difficult Clients: Keep your calm, […]

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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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Steve Belluomini: A Training-Focused Formula

Steve Belluomini has been a licensed broker for 23 years and joined the JF Finnegan management team in 1999. Today, he serves as president of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan REALTORS®, and is one of Northern California’s top real estate managers. “I was looking for freedom in creating my own schedule so […]

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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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Pending Home Sales Underwhelm…Again

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma Could Stop Existing Sales Short of 2016 Pending home sales again underwhelmed in August, down 2.6 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 106.3 in August, down from 109.1 in July. The Index is based on contract signings. “August was another month of […]

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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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Tackling Disruption From the Inside Out

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Are You Prepared to Handle the Top 3 Risks to Your Brokerage? (Do You Even Know What They Are?) Tips and Tricks for REALTOR® Safety Month How Do Reverse Mortgages Work? As the challenges facing the real […]

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