U.S. Home Prices in August Were Up 1%
Nationwide, home prices increased in August by 1% compared to July. According the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®), year-over-year, home prices increased 18.5%. “Annual house price gains remained extremely high in August but the pace of month-over-month gains continues to decelerate,” said Dr. Lynn Fisher, FHFA’s deputy director of the […]
Mortgage Applications Up but Refinance Interest Waning
Mortgage applications increased 0.3% from one week earlier for the week ending Oct. 22, 2021. According to the latest data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, the Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous week. The details: – […]
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Real Estate Q&A: What Can Neighbors Do About Hoarder’s Unkempt Home?
TNS—Q: A resident of our community is a hoarder and does not maintain his home. We are concerned that the condition of his home will attract pests and cause other problems. The association’s management company sent him letters, but nothing came of it, and the problem is getting worse. Can anything be done? — Brett […]
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Katie Finnegan Named First CEO of RealSure Joint Venture
Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced the appointment of Katie Finnegan as chief executive officer of RealSure®, the company’s iBuyer arm. Finnegan will work to accelerate growth and enhance RealSure’s residential real estate transaction solutions. In her new role, Finnegan will be responsible for developing and marketing RealSure’s consumer solution. Central to Finnegan’s work will be the objective of […]
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Optimize YouTube for Your Real Estate Marketing
At a time when video content is at a premium, an agent’s marketing strategy can’t be complete without developing a presence on YouTube. With more than 288 million daily users, according to Statista, YouTube provides several benefits for your branding efforts that are too good to pass up. From generating leads and promoting your brand […]
Maximize Your Experience at NAR Booth #1531
NAR PULSE—Come visit the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) on the expo floor at the 2021 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, Nov. 12-14 in San Diego and see how your membership benefits YOU. You can even enter to win a vacation prize package provided by the NAR Travel Club, a proud partner of the REALTOR Benefits® Program, valued […]
Be Sustainable—and Strategic
Research shows that homebuyers want, and will pay for, sustainable features like energy-efficient appliances and low-emittance windows. Stop in at NAR’s Sustainability site and find the research, reports, and resources you and your agents need to ramp up business and reach more clients. Read more here.
Pat Poole Promoted to SVP of Member Services at LeadingRE
Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) announced that it recently promoted Pat Poole to senior vice president, Member Services/North America. In this newly created role, Poole leads the network’s U.S. member-facing team of vice presidents, Business Solutions, who provide hands-on consultative support to the network’s member companies, with the goal of helping […]
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Century 21 Expands in Denver
Brenda Moore, broker/owner of Moore Real Estate Services, recently announced her affiliation with Century 21 Real Estate, forming CENTURY 21 Moore Real Estate to better serve Denver area real estate clients and customers. “We are excited to affiliate with the most recognized name in real estate and a global powerhouse that for 50 years has […]
RE/MAX Expands in Massachusetts
RE/MAX Platinum is expanding their footprint throughout Massachusetts, and partnering with industry veteran Rich Rocci to do so. The team will be opening a new office in Carver, Massachusetts, on Nov. 1, 2021. This expansion marks the third location for the real estate company, also operating out of Melrose and Bridgewater since 2016 and 2018, […]