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Follow Up Answers to 314/312 Webinar (Offer Rejection Form & Multiple Offer Form)

By |2018-11-15T13:54:56+00:00November 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A few questions came in as the 11/15/18 SCR314/SCR312 webinar was wrapping up so here are the answers: Does SCR314 apply to commercial deals? Yes. Commercial brokers send SCR314 offer rejection for to buyers when the seller rejects the commercial buyer's offer without a counter offer or acceptance of offer. What is the counter offer [...]

YPNers Gather for Networking and Awards in Boston

By |2018-11-14T18:25:09+00:00November 14th, 2018|NAR|

More than 400 members of the National Association of REALTORS®  gathered from across the country for a night of networking and celebration in Boston’s Theater District as part of the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo on Nov. 2, 2018. The highlight of the event at Whiskey Saigon was the announcement of the 2018 YPN Network [...]

Workforce Migration and Affordability: A Closer Look

By |2018-11-14T13:46:10+00:00November 14th, 2018|NAR|

The workforce is moving to less affordable areas. – In the last 12 months, more than 1.7 million LinkedIn members who lived in the 20 largest metropolitan areas moved from a more affordable place to a less affordable place. – Denver, San Francisco and Seattle were the top destinations for LinkedIn members. Although housing affordability [...]

In Which States Did Properties Sell Quickly in September 2018?

By |2018-11-12T12:20:41+00:00November 12th, 2018|NAR|

In a monthly survey of REALTORS®, respondents reported that properties were typically on the market for 32 days (34 days on year ago), according to the  September 2018 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey.[1]  However, the difference in median days in the current month compared to the same month last year has started to narrow as homebuying [...]

Denim Design: The Jean-Look Is Hitting Home Decor

By |2018-11-12T04:00:52+00:00November 12th, 2018|NAR|

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine If you thought jeans were just for wearing, you are mistaken. Denim is becoming a hot fabric in home décor. We’re seeing denim sofa coverings, pillows, table runners, ottomans, rugs and bedding. Photo by ナショナルインテリア|NATIONAL INTERIOR – Search living room design ideas Denim is being lumped into a bigger [...]

A Long Path to Progress

By |2018-11-09T16:42:16+00:00November 9th, 2018|NAR|

Earlier this year, I wrote about Richard Rothstein’s book The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. After my review went live, some expressed interest in hearing about the solutions the author proposes in his final chapter. Rothstein offers several suggestions for meaningful change, but also acknowledges how difficult it [...]

Slaying Patent Trolls

By |2018-11-09T15:07:44+00:00November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

NAR reports a win against patent trolls after a decade of legal fighting. Patent trolls are generally defined as a person/organization that asserts a patent on a common generic procedure or idea then uses threats of patent litigation as leverage to extract monetary settlements from businesses who use the common/generic procedure or idea. Brokerages sometimes [...]

What We’re Reading: November 5-November 9

By |2018-11-09T09:13:31+00:00November 9th, 2018|NAR|

 Thanksgiving Pringles, song titles in a listing, light pillars, house renovation with the Brady Bunch  and much more compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Jackie Mitchell struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in 1931.  Pretty good for a 17 year-old girl ! “A Very Brady Renovation” on [...]

Myrtle Beach Realtor Drew Streett is SC REALTORS 2019 President

By |2018-11-08T12:32:18+00:00November 8th, 2018|Press|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Sharon Delia (803) 772-5206 Myrtle Beach Realtor® Drew Streett is 2019 South Carolina REALTORS® President COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 8, 2018) -- Drew Streett, Realtor® at Garden City Realty in Garden City Beach, is South Carolina REALTORS® (SCR) 2019 president. Streett was inaugurated in a ceremony at the association’s Broker Summit at [...]

September 2018 Housing Affordability Index

By |2018-11-08T11:53:24+00:00November 8th, 2018|NAR|

At the national level, housing affordability is up from last month but down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.77 percent this September, up 14.9 percent compared to 4.15 percent a year ago. Housing affordability declined from a year ago in September moving the index down 8.4 percent from 160.1 to 146.7. The [...]