National Call for Action

NAR PULSE—Proposed tax reforms could raise taxes on middle-class homeowners. Join NAR today! Tell Congress: Reform our tax code AND protect homeowners. Text the word ACTION to 30644 or click here to take action. Get a Quote, Make a Difference With Liberty Mutual When you get a quote on home or auto insurance from Liberty […]

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Setting the Path to Continued Success Begins With a Solid Foundation

In the following interview, Al Wimberly, broker/owner of Sellstate Select in Mooresville, N.C., discusses the advantages of Sellstate, agent development and training, branding and more. Region Served: The Lake Norman area of North Charlotte, N.C. Years in Real Estate: 23 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 64 Please describe your experience leading the first […]

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Kindred Cities: Affordable Alternatives to Your Favorite Pricey Places

America’s premier cities seem to have it all: Instagram-able park and city views, edgy bars, oodles of culture, a vibrant and weird street life, shops that sell cookie dough by the scoop. All that awesomeness comes at a steep price. The harsh reality: Buying or renting in urban meccas like New York, San Francisco or […]

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Author of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ to Keynote RISMedia’s Power Broker Dinner

“Catch Me If You Can” author and film subject Frank Abagnale will headline RISMedia’s 22nd Annual Power broker Reception & Dinner on Nov. 3 in Chicago, Ill., sharing how he went from one of the world’s most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert, as well as insight and lessons on security. Abagnale, portrayed by Leonardo […]

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California Takes Major Step Toward Affordable Housing

California is long overdue for legislation that will solve the state’s crumbling affordable housing infrastructure. Repairing the crisis will be a long and arduous process, but progress has been revealed in the form of a housing package made up of 15 bills. Gov. Jerry Brown signed them into law on Sept. 29 outside an affordable […]

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Zillow: 1.9 Million Homes Underwater by Year 2100

Flood damage as a result of rising sea levels over the next 100 years, are expected to impact over $900 billion worth of homes in the U.S. This, according to a recent report by Zillow that analyzes the types of homes that could be underwater by 2100, based on recent climate change estimates. According to […]

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Ghostly Listings: What It Costs to Own a Famous Haunted House

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Collaboration Key to Bringing Convenience, Transparency and Flexibility to Real Estate Transactions Tips From Industry Professionals on Surviving Real Estate During Hurricane Season Buying a Home? Factor These Into Your Interest Rate Calculations After purchasing a house, […]

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Mortgage Deduction at Risk of Irrelevancy With Tax Reform Plan

The mortgage interest rate deduction has always been a selling point for those on the fence between continuing to rent or jumping into homeownership. While not the determining factor, the deduction is an influencing dynamic for buyers and an overall bonus of investing a large sum of their assets into a home. Currently, the tax […]

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Wendy Forsythe Moves to HomeSmart International as COO

HomeSmart has announced the appointment of Wendy Forsythe, a real estate industry veteran of 20 years, as its new chief operating officer. Forsythe’s appointment comes at a time when Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HomeSmart is making decisive moves to expand its brand and high-performing brokerage model nationally, the company stated. Previously, Forsythe served as president of the […]

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Nick Bailey Set to Change the Real Estate Conversation

How the President and CEO of CENTURY 21® plans to strengthen the brand’s voice Editor’s Note: Bailey will join a discussion with RISMedia CEO John Featherston and Realogy Franchise Group CEO John Peyton at RISMedia’s CEO Exchange next month on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the prestigious Harvard Club of New York City. For more information, […]

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