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Month: September 2017

Appraisers Again Burst Homeowner Expectations

Appraisers again burst homeowner expectations in August, arriving at values 1.35 percent lower than what homeowners expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home...
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Demand for House Rentals Intensifies

Apartment rents are appreciating less than house rents, thanks to shifting demand for single-family rentals, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. Apartment rents nationally increased a median 0.5 percent, to $1,551, year-over-year—relatively flat—while house...
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Mortgage Rates Show Little Movement

Mortgage rates showed little movement this week, with the 30-year, fixed rate averaging 3.78 percent, unchanged from the week prior, according to the recently released Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The 15-year, fixed...
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Driving the Smart Home Surge

More homeowners are adopting automation, according to a recent survey by CEDIA, a trade association, and HomeAdvisor, relying on professionals in a “smart home surge.” Seventy-five percent of the professionals surveyed, in fact, say they...
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Motivating Agents a Key Driver of Success

In the following interview, Shannon Daniele, broker/owner and franchise partner of HomeSmart Realty Group in Signal Hill, Calif., discusses the firm’s agent growth, training and more. Regions Served: Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif. Years...
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Leading by Example

In the following interview, Terrence Murphy Sr., broker, CEO and founder of TM5 Properties, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Bryan Texas, discusses agent development, luxury and niche marketing...
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Technology Adoption: Impact on Office Synergy

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable this month discusses agent adoption of technology. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations, NAR Panelists: Mike Pappas,...
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REALTORS® Support Tax Reform ‘Done Right’

Tax reform done right could yield savings and simplification that benefits average Americans, but history shows that misguided reforms can pose significant threats to the economy. That’s the message the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)...
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