Buying in the Future? Start Saving Today
This Could Take a While With inventory low and prices rebounding, affordability has become one of the foremost housing issues—both for buyers entering the market, and homeowners looking for a new, but practically priced property after selling. According to new research, accumulating enough for a down payment can take over seven years—and even longer in […]
Discover the Power of Your NAR Membership at Booth No. 1131
NAR PULSE—Come visit NAR at Booth No. 1131 on the expo floor at the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 2-5, and see how your membership benefits YOU. You can even enter to win a Dell VIP Tech Package, valued at more than $1,100. See you in Boston! Learn more! NAR Code of Ethics Course […]
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Program Spotlight: How to Use Home Partners’ Lease Purchase Program as a Selling Point to Potentially Win Listings
Winning a listing can be a lot easier when you are able to offer your seller more options of buyers. With Home Partners of America’s Lease Purchase Program, there are plenty perks to be mentioned that will make you a more appealing REALTOR® for the listing. The process starts before you even begin the listing […]
GoDaddy to Offer .realestate
The domain .realestate, launched by the National Association of REALTORS® in September, will be available on GoDaddy and more than 20 other registrars starting November 26. Currently, the top-level domain (TLD) is available exclusively to members of NAR for pre-sale purchase through November 16, after which it will become available to the general public. Members […]
This Is the Average FICO Score—How Does Your Score Stack Up?
(TNS)—The average credit score in the United States hit an all-time high in 2018, according to a new report from the credit scoring company FICO. The average FICO credit score reached 704 in April—up four points from the year prior, according to the semiannual report released in late September. The steady improvement in credit quality […]
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NAR Broker Tip: Keep Your Agents Safe on the Job
Utilize resources from the National Association of REALTORS®’ REALTOR® Safety Program to help keep safety at a forefront of your agents’ minds. Resources include presentations, videos, webinars, forms, flyers, web banners, ads, and more. Be sure to follow @nardotrealtor on Facebook and Twitter for weekly safety tips to share. For more information, please visit www.nar.realtor. […]
Existing-Home Sales Decline for Sixth Straight Month in September
September existing-home sales declined last month, after a previous month of stagnation in August, the National Association of REALTORS® reported Friday. All four major regions saw no gain in sales activity last month. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, fell 3.4 percent from August to a […]
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Celebrating Power Brokers: Gala Gathering to Shine Spotlight on Success
To celebrate and honor the Power Brokers ranked in the 2018 Power Broker Report & Survey, RISMedia is hosting the 23rd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, a gala gathering of the Top 500, in conjunction with the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November. The event, by invitation only, will be held on November 2 […]
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Solid Source Real Estate Companies: Committed to Finding and Implementing What’s Next…First
Rebecca Meredith, President, Solid Source According to Rebecca Meredith, Solid Source was founded in 2003 as the answer to a perplexing concern. “Since the time required to review a contract is the same regardless of the sales price, why is the commission paid to the broker different?” asks Meredith, president of the Atlanta-based firm. “After […]
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Housing on Normalizing Track: Zillow
The housing market is showing signs of stabilizing, with a cool-off in home prices and rents in September, according to the latest monthly Real Estate Market Report from Zillow. From August to September, annual appreciation nationwide slowed from 7.8 percent to 7.6 percent, the report shows, and compared to September 2017, rents were 0.2 percent […]