Monthly Archives: February 2018

Facebook Files Patent: Homeowner Data Could Reveal Socioeconomic Status

Have you scrolled by an ad on Facebook for new real estate signs—just a few hours after you searched for them on Google? Ad targeting is not a new concept, but it has transformed over the years through data analysis and the use of algorithms. Social media users are accustomed to experiencing ads that reflect […]

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Fair Housing Is Good for Our Business

NAR PULSE—Pat Combs, 2007 NAR President, shares her experience with housing discrimination during her career, and explains why fair housing is good for our business and clients. Read what Pat and other REALTORS® have to say, and join NAR’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act by sharing your own story at […]

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Aging Down: The Face of Luxury Shifts

Buyers aged 25-49 are considerably shaping the upper-end market, according to recently released research by Luxury Portfolio International®. Seventy-eight percent of buyers in the 25-49 group—”The New Aristocracy”—are interested in 5,000-square-foot-plus homes, the research reveals. They also have a preference for Brick Georgian, Modern, Victorian or Tudor homes, but with commercial-grade kitchens and security systems. […]

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Latter & Blum President Rick Haase to Step Down

After eight years, Latter & Blum Inc. President Richard “Rick” Haase is leaving his position at the New Orleans-based powerhouse. Haase will leave the post on Feb. 15. “[Latter & Blum] is well-positioned for new leadership to take it into its very bright future,” said Haase in a statement. “[Chairman and CEO] Bob Merrick and […]

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Latter & Blum President Rick Haase to Step Down

After eight years, Latter & Blum Inc. President Richard “Rick” Haase is leaving his position at the New Orleans-based powerhouse. Haase will leave the post on Feb. 15. “[Latter & Blum] is well-positioned for new leadership to take it into its very bright future,” said Haase in a statement. “[Chairman and CEO] Bob Merrick and […]

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10-Year High Profits for Sellers

Homeowners are profiting when selling—and their average earnings haven’t been this high since 2007. At the close of 2017, the average home seller gained $54,000, or a 29.7 percent return on investment (ROI), in the transaction, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ recently released Year-End and Q4 2017 U.S. Home Sales Report. Contradictory, however, is their […]

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The Power of Home

New Story Builds Shelter and Second Chances When two of New Story’s four co-founders took a mission trip to Haiti in 2013, they were shocked to find how many families were still living in tents after the devastating 2010 earthquake. What was supposed to be a temporary shelter built to last six months had turned […]

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Power Agents and Teams Growing Business with Online Leads

In the following interview, Kathie Lea, REALTOR® with RE/MAX Realtec Group, Inc. in Palm Harbor, Fla., discusses lead sources, managing a team, profit strategies and more. Region Served: Tampa Bay, Fla. Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Team Members: 7 Teams continue to be on the rise, and in some areas, most transactions are […]

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CFPB ‘Constitutional’ After Appeals Court Ruling

An appeals court on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) organizational structure. The agency, which has been at the center of controversy in the era of Trump, was deemed unconstitutional in a 2016 ruling. The agency’s director cannot be dismissed at will (in other words, without cause), per its structure—authority […]

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