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Realtor.com®’s annual Hottest Zip Codes in America ranking reads like a tale of three states: California, Colorado and Michigan. Watauga, Texas (76148) Livonia, Mich. (48154) Kentwood, Mich. (49548) Medford, Mass. (02155) Littleton, Colo. (80123) Castro Valley, Calif. (94546) Colorado Springs, Colo. (80922) Overland Park, Kan. (66210) Mira Mesa (San Diego), Calif. (92126) Hilliard, Ohio (43026) […]
Assistance from the government for housing is not keeping up with the market, according to a new analysis by Zillow. Assistance granted as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program misses the mark in the majority of metropolitan areas, the analysis shows. HUD determines the value of […]
Every REALTOR® has a backstory on their path to real estate—and according to new research out of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), most REALTORS® were self-motivated to pursue it as a profession. Seventy percent of REALTORS® self-started their career because of an interest in the industry, the “Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A […]
Leading Power Brokers will gather in Chicago, Ill., this November as guests of honor at RISMedia’s 22nd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, being held Friday, Nov. 3, during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. The Power Broker Reception & Dinner is an exclusive, invitation-only event honoring the Top 500 brokers in RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report […]
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Home-building activity tumbled in September, with housing starts down 4.7 percent to a rate of 1,127,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts decreased 4.6 percent to 829,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more came in […]
The mortgage interest rate deduction has always been a selling point for those on the fence between continuing to rent or jumping into homeownership. While not the determining factor, the deduction is an influencing dynamic for buyers and an overall bonus of investing a large sum of their assets into a home. Currently, the tax […]
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NAR PULSE—REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, is offering special low rates on commercial real estate loans with up to 25 years amortization and no pre-payment penalty to Credit Union members. This includes loans for new buildings, refinances or building improvements. Opportunity available here through October 31. 5 Social Media […]
From Zillow Instant Offers to Opendoor, real estate professionals across the country are concerned about an ever-growing faction of so-called industry disruptors. RISMedia’s recently released white paper, “The Disruption of the Real Estate Industry: A Survival Guide for Brokers and Agents,” includes exclusive RISMedia research on the topic, a look at some of the industry’s […]
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In the following interview, Mike Bjorkman, broker/owner of HomeSmart NCG in Valencia, Calif., discusses the advantages of the HomeSmart model, the local market, social media and more. Region Served: Northern Los Angeles County Years in Real Estate: 26 Number of Offices: 3, with another set to open prior to 2018 Number of Agents: 250 Please […]
Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Jeff Bezos May Seek HQ2 Close to Home Home Haunted? No Problem, New Survey Shows Answering the Call: HomeSmart CEO Pilots Irma Rescue Mission The annual Trick-or-Treat Index from Zillow puts San Francisco in the sweet spot: No. 1 […]
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