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Annual U.S. Home Price Gains Lose Steam Again in August

Although U.S. home prices continued their 127-month run of consecutive annual gains in August, they slowed for the fourth straight month to 13.5%, according to a new report from CoreLogic released this week. As CoreLogic’s August Home Price Index states, this is the lowest year-over-year appreciation recorded since April 2021 and partially reflects continued cooling…

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Analysis Reveals First-Year Homeownership Costs, by City

First-year homeownership costs have dramatically increased across U.S. cities, according to a new report from SmartAsset released this week. The report examined how much the first year of homeownership costs in the 20 largest U.S. cities. It compared 2022 data across several metrics related to homeownership, including property taxes, home insurance, closing costs and more.…

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Home Buyers Are Paying More Attention to Flood Risk

While climate risks may not have dented demand for housing, they may be taking more of an active role in buyers’ and lenders’ decision-making processes, according to a new report from Zillow released this week. The Zillow report, in partnership with ClimateCheck, found that an increase in flood risk corresponds with an increase in mortgage…

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Scale Your Business by Being a Strong Team Leader (and Not Just a Cheerleader)

If you have been a top producer in your office for some time and are ready for a new challenge, you may want to consider starting a team. Teams are the fastest growing segment of the real estate industry. They offer opportunities for growth and increased profitability. As a team leader you have the unique…

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REALTOR® Charity Organizations Spring Into Action After Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian, a category 4 hurricane, tore through Florida last week, with the Associated Press reporting Monday morning at least 61 confirmed deaths (so far), more than 1,600 saved by rescue efforts and 600,000 homes and businesses still without electricity. Last week, CoreLogic predicted Hurricane Ian to be one of the costliest storms in U.S.…

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Games and Goals Alike Are Won in the 4th Quarter

As we start the last quarter of the year it is so important to keep the agents on your team in the game.  The last quarter is the second-best quarter typically because it is the last 12 weeks of the year.  Goals are within reach.  Bonuses, commission increases and other contests, achievement levels and incentives…

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5 Steps to Better Business Planning

It’s hard to believe that we are quickly approaching Q4 of the year—or what I like to refer to as Business Planning Season. This is the opportunity for every agent and Team Leader to get clarity on their business, improve their systems, and implement new strategies so they can start the next year strong. Most…

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Water Quality at Home: What You Need to Know

Municipal water systems are required to test and monitor drinking water supplies to ensure safe and good-tasting water. But what happens once that water has been piped to towns, neighborhoods, and homes? Older homes may still have service lines made of lead going into the home, which can cause lead to leach into the water.…

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What Is a Prescriptive Easement?

If you need to use somebody else’s property for a particular purpose, an easement is a legal way to do this. This can be through an arrangement with the landowner, allowing you to use their land within certain restrictions. The definition of an easement is relatively straightforward. Easements allow nonpossessory interest for someone to use…

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The October Issue of Real Estate Magazine Is Now Live

The September issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine is now available, and not to be missed are several exclusive features, including a look a look at how HomeSmart supports a future-focused approach so agents can succeed in any market and interviews with the finalists for RISMedia’s Real Estate Rookie of the Year award. On the…

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