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Send an RPR Mobile™ Report and Earn With MVP

January 2, 2018 6:02 pm

NAR PULSE—Generate an RPR Mobile™ Mini Property Report via your iOS or Android device between now and Jan. 15 to earn a technology trends download from the REALTOR® Store and a chance to win an Apple Watch 3 from the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program! Act now to take advantage of RPR®’s school searching and […]

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Market Trends, and Your Big Opportunity in 2018

January 2, 2018 6:02 pm

As a student of history and the markets, I believe the real estate industry is the healthiest it’s been in more than three decades. Although sales and home prices are close to where they were before the housing boom, there’s more economic stability. Overall, I expect the housing market to remain solid, led by a […]

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Report: Cohabitating Increasingly Popular

January 1, 2018 5:26 pm

Solo living is becoming more difficult for younger generations, especially for millennials who are struggling to afford rising home prices if they are burdened with student loan debt. And with rental prices rising as well, even solo renting is not a realistic option for some. According to Zillow, a doubled-up household is defined as two […]

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Millennials and the Silent Gen Agree: Walkability Wins

January 1, 2018 5:26 pm

Millennials are not the only generation preferring proximity to restaurants and retail. Americans born between the mid-1920s up until 1945—the “Silent Generation”—are also on the lookout for walkability. Fifty-five percent of members of the Silent Generation recently surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) favor neighborhoods close for commuting and/or walkability—not far off from […]

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4 Reasons Why a National MLS Database Makes Sense

December 27, 2017 4:29 pm

The debate over whether a national MLS would benefit the real estate community seems to be part of an ongoing conversation. But how would it help agents and brokers? Would it provide better governance, make data sharing easier, or open markets to new and innovative technology? Let’s consider a different premise: that the debate itself […]

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Pending Home Sales Inch Up 0.2 Percent in November

December 27, 2017 4:29 pm

Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in November, inching up 0.2 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 109.5 in November, up from 109.3 in October. The Index is based on contract signings. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says contract signings mustered a small gain in […]

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Balancing Time to Best Serve Clients

December 26, 2017 5:56 pm

In the following interview, Deborah Thompson, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Hartung and Noblin, Inc., in Tallahassee, Fla., discusses the advantages of Homes & Land marketing, the direction of the market, social media and more. Region Served: Tallahassee Years in Real Estate: 24 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 70 Most Effective Method for Communicating […]

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Go Further With REALTOR® University

December 26, 2017 5:56 pm

NAR PULSE—What would you do with a Master of Real Estate degree from REALTOR® University? Offering flexible admissions, financial assistance, peer networking and five different real estate concentrations, a graduate degree in real estate allows you to grow your business and your career. See yourself succeed at REALTOR® University. The next scholarship application deadline is […]

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A Top Producer’s Dream: JP and Associates REALTORS

December 23, 2017 1:48 am

Paving the Way for Agent Success For JP Piccinini, devising a concept for the ideal real estate company was easy. A former top-producing agent himself, he just thought about everything he would want from a brokerage firm…then built it himself. Clearly, Piccinini’s vision was on the money, as six short years later, Dallas-based JP and […]

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Inventory at Lowest Since 2013

December 21, 2017 5:03 pm

Housing inventory is shrinking, still, according to the recently released Trulia Inventory and Price Watch for the fourth quarter of 2017. Across the board, in the premium, starter and trade-up tiers, inventory has tumbled 10.5 percent year-over-year—the most considerable drop-off since 2013. The issue is most pervasive at the entry level, which accounts for just […]

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