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The Future of Real Estate Investment: Opportunity Zones

According to the 2017 Distressed Communities Index by the Economic Innovation Group, one in six Americans, approximately 17 percent of the population, live in economically-distressed communities, and the average state has 15.2 percent of its population living in these struggling areas. The new Opportunity Zone (OZ) tax incentive was created as part of the 2017 […]

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Disruptor Roundup: HomeLight Launches iBuyer Platform

Editor’s Note: The Disruptor Roundup analyzes companies implementing unconventional models.  HomeLight, a real estate referral company based in San Francisco, Calif., is now extending its services, diving into the iBuyer segment with Simple Sale™. The offering reportedly opens sellers to a pool of 100 preapproved local and national iBuyers in 40-plus U.S. markets spanning more […]

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Tim Milam: A Culture of Community and Caring

Vitals: Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Years in Business: 26 Size: 18 offices, 575 agents Regions Served: Southeastern North Carolina from Calabash to Jacksonville 2017 Sales Volume: $1.6 billion 2017 Transactions: 7,023 www.seacoastrealty.com Tim Milam has been in the real estate industry for more than 26 years, and what he loves best is helping REALTORS® […]

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Community and Training Lead to Explosive Growth

In the following interview, Matt Side, owner/sales manager of Realty ONE Group Eclipse in Spokane, Wash., discusses coaching and training, and how his brand helps his brokerage succeed. Region Served: Washington Years in Real Estate: 9 years licensed, over 18 in other real estate-related roles Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 24 How important […]

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HQ2 Update: Amazon Backs Out of Long Island City Deal

The Amazon HQ2 deal that promised 25,000 jobs and $3 billion in state and city incentives for Long Island City (LIC), N.Y., quickly lost steam when it faced local opposition. Lawmakers raised concerns against the subsidies the city had promised Amazon and feared that the city’s current infrastructure would not be able to support the […]

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Planting a Seed, Growing Your Reach Online

In the following interview, Lynne Gewant, broker associate at Coldwell Banker Beach and Resort in Boca Raton, Fla., discusses handling leads, from how to convert to her most profitable sources.  Region Served: South Florida/Palm Beach County to Miami Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 2, as well as the use of other NRT […]

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New Tax Deduction Cap Could Turn Big Refund Into Big Tax Bill

(TNS)—The big tax question of the year: Will you get a supersized refund or suddenly discover that you’re going to end up writing one monster check? No one really knows for sure in light of sweeping changes that hit homeowners, two-paycheck couples and families who once had a string of itemized deductions but no longer […]

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NAR: Healthier Home Prices in Q4

Across the largest markets, home prices are rising, but at a healthier rate than in recent years, according to new research. From the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, home prices rose 4 percent, according to a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) report. On an annual basis, there were higher home […]

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Show Your Pet Some Love

NAR PULSE—Valentine’s Day is a great day to spoil your pet a little more than you usually do. Show that special four-legged someone you care with ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance plans available to NAR members through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Plans provide great rates and special savings, including a multi-pet discount. Learn more!  Deduction. Deduction. […]

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Delivering ‘More’: RE/MAX Adapts Franchisee Services, With Blueprints Customized for Success

Change is happening at RE/MAX, LLC. Much like the client experience their franchisees strive for, the brand is bringing its broker/owners personalized service and training—all baked into a fresh initiative that pares down its regions from 10 to four, and assigns brokerages to categories, in line with their needs, in order to provide them with […]

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