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Existing-Home Sales: Hello, 2015…

With inventory still stubbornly tight, existing-home sales sank 1.7 percent, according to the June National Association of REALTORS® report, newly released. Compared to June of last year, sales underwhelmed, down 2.2 percent. We’re in familiar territory, according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist at NAR. “Home sales are running at a pace similar to 2015 levels—even […]

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Limited-Time, Exclusive Offer for Jeep Wrangler

NAR PULSE—Say hello to a new adventure. For the first time ever, the FCA US LLC offer includes the award-winning 2018 Jeep® Wrangler. This offer is ONLY available through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program and ends 8/31. Reminder, that’s a $500 cash allowance on top of national incentives and an exclusive maintenance package. Clients Want the […]

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Real Estate Webmasters Bringing RESO Standards to the World

Real Estate Webmasters is investing millions into a brand-new data infrastructure. Their goal? To be the global leader in real estate data standards. It’s well-known that a lack of data standards presents a significant hurdle for the entire real estate industry. For technology providers, differences between the 700-plus MLS boards across North America can cause […]

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Concerned About Climate Change? Plant a Victory Garden

(TNS)—Catherine McDonnell-Forney has been growing food at her Minneapolis home for the entire decade that she’s lived there. But now she tends a registered Climate Victory Garden. “Climate change is one of the top issues for me,” she said. “It affects all of us, and our ability to live happy, healthy lives. One way we […]

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Don’t Retire…Reconsider

In pursuit of his record-setting, 21st masters championship, Roger Federer, the third-ranked tennis player in the world, recently lost an epic and grueling five-hour, five-set tiebreaker in the Wimbledon finals. After the celebrated match, Federer was asked by one reporter, “Are you considering retiring?” Well, if the third highest-ranked and, to some, the greatest tennis […]

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Consumers Lose Thousands to Fake Credit Repair Scheme

(TNS)—No doubt, it’s tempting to sign up for a “quick fix” to clean up your credit. Who wouldn’t want to instantly find a way to add 100 or more points to a credit score to qualify for a rewards-packed credit card? Or maybe, finally, qualify for a great deal on a car loan? But the […]

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Car Rental Deals Add Dash of Magic to NAR Members’ Summer Vacations

An ideal summer vacation involves a mix of indulgence, relaxation and rejuvenation. A fun or stylish car just adds a touch of magic to the experience. Speedy Check-Ins, Deep Discounts Members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) can find that perfect vacation ride at a discount, thanks to NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. When they […]

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Committed to Success

In the following interview, Darren Johnson, designated broker of HomeSmart One Realty in Bellingham, Wash., discusses navigating negotiations, profit strategies, and more. Region Served: Northwest Washington State Years in Real Estate: 6 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 70  How would you advise agents to maintain a balanced personal budget given the up-and-down flow […]

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Jennifer Shemwell: Honing in on Winning Markets

Vitals: Phyllis Browning Company Years in Business: 30 Size: 4 offices, 223 agents, 28 staff members Regions Served: San Antonio, New Braunfels, Boerne, Port Aransas, South Texas 2018 Sales Volume: $740 million 2018 Transactions: 1,528 www.phyllisbrowning.com Over the next two decades, San Antonio is expected to see an influx of more than 1 million people […]

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Foreign Home-Buying Plummets as Chinese Dollars Dwindle

Amid declining economic gains globally in the past year, the amount of foreign investor money in the nation’s real estate sank, with collective dollars diving 36 percent, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate, newly released. From April 2018 to March 2019, foreign investment in […]

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