Monthly Archives: October 2017

Recovery Still Underway for Hurricane-Ravaged Real Estate Markets

Real estate is just one of the many economy-driven industries that felt the devastating impact of hurricanes this season. In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, residents are still in the middle of recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. It may be some time before those real estate markets can be evaluated, as many of […]

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New-Home Sales Shoot Up in September

New-home sales shot up in September, with sales of new, single-family homes up a stratospheric 18.9 percent to 667,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $385,200, while the median was $319,700. New-home listing inventory was 279,000—5.0 months supply. “The September […]

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Exceeding Expectations

In the following interview, Janet Horlacher, principal of Janet McAfee Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, in St. Louis, Mo., discusses the housing market, marketing, millennials and more. Region Served: St. Louis, Mo. Years in Real Estate: 22 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 85 What factor has […]

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Former Historic Church Offers Sweet Living Space in Savannah

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Don’t Scare Buyers Away This Halloween Ghostly Listings: What It Costs to Own a Famous Haunted House Collaboration Key to Bringing Convenience, Transparency and Flexibility to Real Estate Transactions After functioning as a church for 120 years, this […]

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National Call for Action

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Setting the Path to Continued Success Begins With a Solid Foundation

In the following interview, Al Wimberly, broker/owner of Sellstate Select in Mooresville, N.C., discusses the advantages of Sellstate, agent development and training, branding and more. Region Served: The Lake Norman area of North Charlotte, N.C. Years in Real Estate: 23 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 64 Please describe your experience leading the first […]

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Kindred Cities: Affordable Alternatives to Your Favorite Pricey Places

America’s premier cities seem to have it all: Instagram-able park and city views, edgy bars, oodles of culture, a vibrant and weird street life, shops that sell cookie dough by the scoop. All that awesomeness comes at a steep price. The harsh reality: Buying or renting in urban meccas like New York, San Francisco or […]

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Author of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ to Keynote RISMedia’s Power Broker Dinner

“Catch Me If You Can” author and film subject Frank Abagnale will headline RISMedia’s 22nd Annual Power broker Reception & Dinner on Nov. 3 in Chicago, Ill., sharing how he went from one of the world’s most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert, as well as insight and lessons on security. Abagnale, portrayed by Leonardo […]

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California Takes Major Step Toward Affordable Housing

California is long overdue for legislation that will solve the state’s crumbling affordable housing infrastructure. Repairing the crisis will be a long and arduous process, but progress has been revealed in the form of a housing package made up of 15 bills. Gov. Jerry Brown signed them into law on Sept. 29 outside an affordable […]

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