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24 02, 2017

Highlights of the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report

By | February 24th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

While local conditions vary, the REALTORS®Buyer Traffic Index and the REALTORS® Confidence Index—Current Conditions for single-family homes remained above 50 in January 2017, indicating that more respondents reported “strong” than “weak” conditions, according to the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, a monthly survey of REALTORS® about their sales activity and local market conditions. Both [...]

24 02, 2017

Attention Sellers: Remodeling Projects to Increase Your Sales Price – Part 2

By | February 24th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

The results are in! NAR surveyed thousands of consumers, real estate agents, and industry professionals on interior and exterior home remodeling projects. The projects listed below are the best exterior remodeling projects that can get you the biggest bang for your buck when it comes time to list on the market. Exterior Remodeling Projects If [...]

24 02, 2017

What We’re Reading: February 20-24

By | February 24th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

Alternative housing, UPS, Facebook Privacy, Lemon Cake, Dirty Cash, Monopoly, and the Oscars. We’ve heard of people living in “tiny houses”, but there are also some out there who’ve found alternative housing. Left-hand turns…  are they unsafe and wasteful?  UPS thinks so. The habits of these countries may be something you want to learn if [...]

24 02, 2017

Stable Growth Expected for Commercial Real Estate in 2017

By | February 24th, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

WASHINGTON (February 23, 2017) — Steered ahead by strengthening demand in smaller markets, the commercial real estate sector should remain on stable ground in 2017 and offer decent returns for investors, according to the latest National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast. National office vacancy rates are forecast by Realtors® to retreat 1.1 [...]

23 02, 2017

REALTORS® Reported Strong Homebuying Activity in Many States in January 2017

By | February 23rd, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “How do you rate the past month’s buyer/seller traffic in the neighborhood(s) or area(s) where you make most of your sales?” REALTORS®reported strong home buying demand amid tight supply in January 2017, according to the January 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey Report, [...]

23 02, 2017

January 2017 Existing-Home Sales

By | February 23rd, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this January improved 3.3 percent from last year. January’s Existing-Home Sales reached the 5.69 million seasonally adjusted annual rate and existing-home sales are beginning the year with the fastest pace in nearly ten years.  The national median existing-home price for all housing [...]

23 02, 2017

Existing-Home Sales Jump in January

By | February 23rd, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2017) — Existing-home sales stepped out to a fast start in 2017, surpassing a recent cyclical high and increasing in January to the fastest pace in almost a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest saw sales gains last month. Total existing-home sales 1, [...]

22 02, 2017

Lessons Learned – Case #16-5: Solicitation of Expired Exclusive Listing

By | February 22nd, 2017|Legal|0 Comments

Lessons Learned - Case #16-5: Solicitation of Expired Exclusive Listing (Reaffirmed Case #21-11 May, 1988. Transferred to Article 16 November, 1994. Revised April, 1996.) A property was exclusively listed with Realtor® A who advertised it widely and invited cooperation from other Realtors®. The property was not sold during the term of Realtor® A’s listing, although [...]

22 02, 2017

Apps That Can Help You Stop Texting & Driving, Crazy Information-Stealing Drones, and More in Five for Wednesday

By | February 22nd, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

Despite warnings (and more warnings, and more warnings), people still continue to text, browse, and chat while driving. Several new apps will lock your phone when you’re moving, and will reward you (some with cash money!) if you leave the phone alone. This is just crazy: malware can cause your computer’s LED to blink in [...]

22 02, 2017

Attention Sellers: Remodeling Projects to Increase Your Sales Price – Part 1

By | February 22nd, 2017|NAR|0 Comments

The results are in! NAR surveyed thousands of consumers, real estate agents, and industry professionals on interior and exterior home remodeling projects. The projects listed below are the best interior remodeling projects that can get you the biggest bang for your buck when it comes time to list on the market. Interior Remodeling Projects If [...]

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