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NAR’s C2EX Program Wins National Learning Award

NAR PULSE—NAR’s Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) program has been selected as a 2019 Learning! 100 award winner, joining past winners such as Amazon, AT&T and the American Heart Association. This award honors organizations for fostering a culture of professional growth, innovation and organizational performance. Encourage your agents to join the 26,000-plus members who are working […]

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High Cost of Housing Cuts Into Food, Utilities Study Says

(TNS)—More than a third of Americans have been forced to cut spending on essential items like food and utilities to afford housing, according to a Freddie Mac study. About 42 percent of renters and 33 percent of homeowners have had to reduce the money spent on essentials to cover the cost of housing during the […]

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Commentary: The Ridiculousness of the NAR Antitrust Lawsuit

Listen, I’m no attorney, but what I can tell you is that this antitrust lawsuit recently brought against the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) makes zero sense when you break it down to common sense. The filing of the lawsuit basically says that NAR violated federal antitrust laws by conspiring to require home sellers to […]

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If You’re a Homebuyer, Pay Attention to Which Grocery Stores Are Nearby

(TNS)—The old real estate adage of “location, location, location” could be changed to “Trader Joe’s, Trader Joe’s, Trader Joe’s,” if recent analysis is any indication. A report by ATTOM Data looked at how home values were affected by proximity to different grocery stores, and the results are eye-opening. It turns out that if Trader Joe’s […]

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Buyers Jump on Low Rates, Putting Strain on Supply

Boosted by historically low mortgage rates, buyer demand is picking up, and inventory is tightening, according to data from realtor.com® released this week. Compared to July of last year, there were 7 percent fewer listings new to realtor.com this year, and entry-level inventory—homes priced under $200,000—slid 9.9 percent. In July, inventory in the $750,000-plus tier […]

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Marsha Rand: Mastering the Art of the Family Business

Vitals: Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Years in Business: 35 Size: 27 offices, 1,069 agents Regions Served: Northern New Jersey, Westchester, the Bronx, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam and Orange Counties 2018 Sales Volume: $2,295,000 2018 Transactions: 6,415 www.randrealty.com Since 1984, Marsha Rand—founder and president of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty—has transformed the business from […]

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In Condominium Rule, FHA Extends Financing to Tens of Thousands of Units

In assistance to condominium homebuyers, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) finalized new regulation this week, expanding FHA financing to individual units, among other provisions. According to FHA, 20,000 – 60,000 condominiums could become eligible for FHA financing as a result of the rule, which “is part of a broader Administration objective to reduce regulatory barriers […]

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Online Sources of Capital for Women Entrepreneurs

Capital is pivotal for the success of any entrepreneur to launch a sustainable and lucrative business. Traditional routes of access to capital are changing as technological development creates new avenues and the distance between entrepreneur and investor decreases due to an increase in fast and efficient communication. Women entrepreneurs have notoriously faced hardships in gaining […]

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What to Know About Working With Affluent International Buyers

As a successful real estate professional, international buyers could become an integral part of your business; however, it can be a bit intimidating to figure out how to capture this market. Just as in any real estate market niche, networking and connections are imperative to forming lasting relationships with affluent international prospects. What are some […]

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