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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Expand Your Client Base With Advice From Industry Experts

Get access to industry leaders and expert advice that can help you stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends and best practices. These complimentary webinars provide agents with new valuable skills and are available all year long, right at your fingertips! Catch a replay of a webinar you may have missed and keep an eye […]

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RE/MAX and Adwerx Launch Listing Automation

RE/MAX, LLC and Adwerx, a provider of localized digital advertising for real estate agents and brokers, have launched a program to run digital ads for new RE/MAX listings from participating regions in the U.S. and Canada.  The announcement was made at the RE/MAX Broker Owner Conference on August 21 in San Francisco, Calif. “RE/MAX has […]

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July Jobs Report Signals Riper Conditions for Housing

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department recently reported, flouting expectations and signaling riper conditions for the housing market. The unemployment rate retreated to 4.3 percent, a low, and hourly wages on average went up 0.3 percent to $26.36. “[July’s] strong jobs report showed some good news,” says Danielle Hale, chief […]

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Confidence in Housing Sags as Sellers Shy Away

Confidence in housing sagged in July in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with optimism weakening for both homebuyers and sellers due to limiting economic factors and unaffordability. The HPSI overall posted 86.8, down 1.5 percentage points from June, when the Index reached a second all-time high. The share of homebuyers surveyed for […]

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Education Linked to Homeownership in More Ways Than One

Countless case studies have established a connection between education and homeownership: generally, college graduates are more likely to own a home than non-graduates. A new study out of Trulia now shows that career stage, level of education and location can have varying degrees of influence on homeownership rates. Being college-educated typically boosts earning potential, which […]

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Sustainability: How NAR Is Responding to Growing Interest

When you hear the term “sustainable real estate,” what topics come to mind? Perhaps your first thoughts are environmentally-friendly properties, or creating walkable communities, or using fewer resources in your real estate practice. Each of these topics, and many more, fall under the umbrella of sustainability. Regardless of how you think about sustainability as a […]

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Commentary: Ready for Tougher Underwriting and to Pay More for Your Mortgage?

There are some new rules coming down the pike for banks that will drastically alter the lending landscape. What are they, and should you care? I’m amazed that there has not been more talk regarding a big change in banking regulation. There are new regulations being phased in that will impact every borrower in a […]

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Report: High Rents Worsening Homelessness

High rents are worsening homelessness in major cities across the country, especially where homelessness is already at dire levels, according to a recent analysis by Zillow. Analysts estimated resulting homeless populations given a 5 percent rise in rent in 24 metropolitan areas, forecasting critical outcomes in Los Angeles and New York, where thousands more would […]

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