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May 2019 Existing-Home Sales

By |2019-06-21T14:03:28-05:00June 21st, 2019|NAR|

May 2019 Existing-Home Sales Housing market activity this May bounced back and rose 2.5% from April 2019, although May’s sales of existing homes fell 1.1% from May 2018.June 21, 2019By: Michael Hyman Powered by WPeMatico

April 2019 Housing Affordability Index

By |2019-06-14T09:19:14-05:00June 14th, 2019|NAR|

April 2019 Housing Affordability Index Nationally, housing affordability is down slightly from last month but up from a year ago. Mortgage rates were down from last month and a year ago.June 14, 2019By: Michael Hyman Powered by WPeMatico

We’re Half Way Through 2019: Time to Take Stock

By |2019-06-13T20:00:11-05:00June 13th, 2019|NAR|

By Matt Clements I love the start of summer. It’s baseball season! We’re in the top of the 4th, and by this time of the game (year), you likely have scored at least several times. Perhaps, you’ve already made more than 60% of your income for the year. Is that true? It’s very likely. June [...]

Have a Voice: The Importance of Getting Involved With Your Local Association

By |2019-06-11T11:30:59-05:00June 11th, 2019|NAR|

By Rebecca Donatelli In my last blog post, “How to Deal When Your Plate is Full,” I discussed my best practices on balancing a busy schedule while still dominating the industry. One of the things that makes my plate “full”—which I believe every REALTOR® should have on their plates—is involvement in their local association. When [...]

April Pending Home Sales

By |2019-06-08T03:04:11-05:00June 8th, 2019|NAR|

April Pending Home Sales April’s pending home sales pace was down 1.5 percent last month and fell 2.0 percent from a year ago.May 30, 2019By: Michael Hyman Powered by WPeMatico

Realtors(R) Hold Panel Examining Nation’s Flood Disclosure Policies

By |2019-06-06T10:51:22-05:00June 6th, 2019|NAR|

At the National Flood Conference on Tuesday morning, a panel of five, including three Realtors®, examined the realities surrounding flood disclosure requirements and their impact on the real estate market. Austin Perez, senior insurance policy representative for the National Association of Realtors®, moderated the discussion and opened by highlighting some of NAR’s top research on [...]

3 Ways to Keep Building Client Relationships After the Sale

By |2019-06-04T16:04:59-05:00June 4th, 2019|NAR|

By Chirag Shah Can you remember what it was like when you bought your first home? Whether you’re moving out of your parents’ house for the first time, buying your first place when getting married, or purchasing a larger home for an expanding family, you are going through an extreme change. For most people, everything [...]

How Much Is Too Much Gray in Home Design?

By |2019-06-03T02:00:22-05:00June 3rd, 2019|NAR|

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine It’s been gray mania in home design over the last few years. We first saw grays grow as the base wall color in homes, then within flooring, furniture (hello, gray sofas!), and now gray colored kitchen cabinets are all the rage. Gray is everywhere! And while all these gray [...]