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Fed Raises Rate for Third Time This Year
12/13/2017 4:22 PM
The Federal Reserve acted as expected on Wednesday, increasing the key interest rate one-quarter percentage point for the third time this year. The action concludes a hastened 12 months for the policymaker, which raised the rate in March and June, as well as once in 2016 and once in 2015. It forecasts three rate raises […] The post ...Read More
Regional Spotlight: 2018 Seattle/Puget Sound Housing Forecast
12/13/2017 3:54 PM
In this commentary, J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, offers a 2018 housing forecast for the Puget Sound/Seattle market. The hot housing streak in Greater Seattle will continue for the sixth straight year in 2018. Similar to 2017, Puget Sound is poised for another year of intense sales activity […] The ...Read More
The Commercial Broker Roundtable: The Amazon Effect
12/12/2017 3:07 PM
Editor’s note: The Commercial Broker Roundtable will take a quarterly look at the issues affecting the commercial real estate market and their ramifications for residential real estate. Moderator: Deena Zimmerman, Vice President, SVN Chicago Commercial Participants: Chris Bornhoft, CCIM, Broker, Commercial Sales and Leasing, Windemere...Read More
Uncover the Secrets to Real Estate Success in 2018
12/12/2017 3:06 PM
NAR PULSE—New Year’s resolution: Amp up your sales and marketing strategies in 2018. With titles like Secrets of Top Selling Agents, Power Emails and Letters, and the best-selling Real Estate Advertising Made Easy, the online REALTOR® Store has you covered. Get free shipping on orders over $50 during December. Start shopping! Attend N...Read More
Southern California Homes Ignite Just Months After October Fire Siege
12/12/2017 3:05 PM
Just two months after the most destructive wildfires in California history—an event labeled the October Fire Siege—Southern California is now the target of various fires that have burned over 250,000 acres of Ventura, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara and San Diego counties (as of Dec. 12). Five of these fires were 100-percen...Read More
10 Housing Markets to Watch in the New Year
12/11/2017 3:39 PM
Dwindling inventory, high demand and even higher prices. Will the housing market shift next year? According to a 2018 Housing Forecast by Trulia, the answer is contingent on many wait-and-sees. Definitive, however, is at least one indicator: the homeownership rate. In a continuation of its movement this year, the homeownership rate is expected t...Read More
Out With the Old, in With the New: A 2018 Real Estate Outlook
12/11/2017 3:36 PM
If you’re German, you might join your family at midnight to drop molten lead into cold water and make predictions about the year ahead based on the shape it takes. If you’re Russian, you will gather at one minute to midnight, write a wish on a small piece of paper, burn it over a full […] The post Read More
Reputation and Patience Key to Success in Luxury Market
12/11/2017 3:28 PM
In the following interview, Allie Beth Allman, founder and president and CEO of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Dallas, Texas, discusses the advantages of LeadingRE, the luxury market, marketing and more. Region Served: Dallas and North Texas Company Founded: 2003 N...Read More
Confidence in Housing Makes Near-Record Return
12/10/2017 12:05 PM
Confidence in housing made a near-record return in November in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), derived from Fannie’s National Housing Survey® (NHS). The HPSI overall posted 87.8 in November, 2.6 percentage points higher than the month prior. The Index hit all-time highs in February of this year, and again in...Read More
NAR Power Broker Roundtable: A Look at the Year Ahead
12/10/2017 12:04 PM
This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable introduces Christina Pappas, district sales manager for The Keyes Company and incoming moderator of the Roundtable for 2018. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties Inc., Santa Cruz, Calif.; 2017 Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations...Read More

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