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Case-Shiller: Ease-Off in Home Prices

The foot on the gas is letting up. The explosive growth in home prices is slowing, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, which found July prices rose 6 percent year-over-year—an easing from 6.2 percent in June, and a March peak of 6.5 percent. “Rising homes prices are beginning to catch up with housing,” says […]

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Vote for Your Favorite Good Neighbor Finalists

NAR PULSE—Meet the 10 finalists for the Good Neighbor Awards—REALTORS® who make the world a better place through passionate volunteer work. Five winners will be named at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, November 2-5 in Boston, and win $10,000 for their nonprofit. Read their inspiring stories and vote for your favorite to win bonus grant […]

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Realogy Announces Cash Offer Program

Realogy has announced cataLIST, a cash offer program, in its first foray into the iBuyer space. Realogy collaborated with Home Partners of America, a lease-to-own program provider, on the venture. cataLIST is available through NRT’s Coldwell Banker branded operations, in limited markets at the outset. NRT is a Realogy subsidiary. In the vein of Zillow Offers, […]

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Realty ONE Group’s Explosive Growth Breaks Into the Canadian Real Estate Market

Realty ONE Group is expanding into the Western Canadian market, which spans the following provinces: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Shami Sandhu, a longtime leader in the Canadian real estate market, has secured the rights to Realty ONE Group of Western Canada. Sandhu, formerly broker/owner of RE/MAX River City in Edmonton, brings over 15 […]

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Chinese Homebuyers Look to U.S., Despite Restrictions, Trade War

Despite new regulation and a trade war, China is continuing its hold as a key player on the property scene in the U.S., according to recently released research. In 2017, Chinese investors poured $39.7 billion into real estate in the U.S., Juwai.com reports. The majority—$30.4 billion—was on the residential side, and in California, Florida and […]

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ESPN Founder—a Disruptor of His Time—to Keynote Power Broker

Bill Rasmussen to Headline RISMedia’s 23rd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen will address attendees of RISMedia’s 23rd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, held in Boston on November 2 during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Through adversity and an entrepreneurial mindset, Rasmussen created what is now “The Worldwide Leader in Sports.” […]

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Market Report: Flatter Rents and Slowing Values

According to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Report, home prices and rents slowed as summer wound down, with prices up 6.5 percent year-over-year—a departure from 8.2 percent this spring—and rents unchanged. Based on the Zillow Home Value Index and the Zillow Rent Index, the median price is $216,700, and the median rent is $1,440. […]

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Sereno Group: Exceeding Industry Standards Every Step of the Way

(L to R) Tim Proschold, Vice President of Group Strategy and Success; Ryan Iwanaga, Executive Vice President; Barbara Cole, Chief Operating Officer; Chris Trapani, Chief Executive Officer Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga grew up together in the quiet, rolling suburbs of Northern California that would grow into the Silicon Valley—and the Sereno Group story starts […]

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Cheri Fama: Professionalism and Service Win the Day

Vitals: John Daugherty, REALTORS® Years in Business: 51 Size: 3 offices, 150 agents Region Served: The Greater Houston area 2017 Sales Volume: $1.108 billion 2017 Transactions: 1,455 No. 235 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.johndaugherty.com With the dual role of president and chief operating officer of Houston, Texas-based John Daugherty, REALTORS®, Cheri Fama brings more than […]

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Remodeling Spending to Spike

Across 50 of the largest major markets, home remodeling spending will spike this year, according to findings released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Expenditures for home remodels will rise by 5 percent in 41 of the 50 markets, and by 10 percent more in 11—the […]

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