Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan REALTORS®: Advancing a Legacy in San Francisco

(L to R) Co-Owners/Partners Rick Whipple, Debbie Wong and Steve Belluomini Debbie Wong, Rick Whipple and Steve Belluomini all followed different paths in real estate, but landed at the same destination: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan REALTORS®. After developing rich careers at the brokerage as sales associates and then managers, the trio […]

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Student Loan Debt a Homeownership Barrier for Women and Millennials

Rising interest rates, a seller’s market and increasing home values…these are just a few of today’s market challenges for buyers. While 92 percent of adults say homeownership is an important part of the American Dream, student loan debt is the predominant obstacle, according to the sixth annual NeighborWorks America at Home survey. This is especially […]

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100% for Agents: HomeSmart Shows Why Letting Agents Keep All of Their Commission Is in a Broker’s Best Interest

Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the October issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today. There is much discussion in the industry about the fate of the residential real estate brokerage. Traditional, commission-split brokerages are anticipated by many to be on their way out. In fact, some industry experts say the steady […]

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Case-Shiller: Ease-Off in Home Prices

The foot on the gas is letting up. The explosive growth in home prices is slowing, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, which found July prices rose 6 percent year-over-year—an easing from 6.2 percent in June, and a March peak of 6.5 percent. “Rising homes prices are beginning to catch up with housing,” says […]

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Making Moves for REALTORS: One-on-One With Bob Goldberg

Credit: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic Bob Goldberg has had an action-packed year. In just a little more than 12 months since taking the helm as CEO of the National Association of REALTORS®, Goldberg has implemented an array of internal changes and spearheaded several key initiatives designed to better serve members. During a special one-on-one interview […]

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A Culture of Professionalism and Caring: Keller Williams Metro Center Realty

Shane McCullar, Principal Broker/CEO, Keller Williams Metro Center Realty Right out of college, Shane McCullar wanted to be a REALTOR®. “But I couldn’t afford it,” he says. “I knew I needed a financial cushion to get started.” He accrued that cushion as an investment broker, then followed his heart into the real estate business, where […]

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Hurricane Florence: 755,000-Plus Homes Could Be Impacted by Storm Surge, Projections Show

Hurricane Florence is imminently making landfall, with the Category 4 storm (at press time) on track to batter the Carolinas and parts of Virginia, causing catastrophic damage in the region. According to CoreLogic preliminary projections, an estimated 758,657 homes could be devastated by the hurricane’s storm surge, and reconstruction could total up to $170.2 billion. […]

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The Evolution of the Original Disruptor

A Culture of Productivity, a Bold Tech Strategy, and a Drive for New Ideas and Better Solutions Fuel a Bright Future at RE/MAX Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the September issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today. The world is changing quickly. The real estate landscape has never been more competitive […]

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Cost of Homeownership Increases 3 Times the Price of Renting

With affordability draining quickly, the gap is growing between the amount of buyers with a desire to purchase, and the amount of buyers who actually can. According to an analysis newly released by realtor.com®, the cost of homeownership has increased more than three times the price of renting today—and, areas in growing numbers are unaffordable. […]

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Brokers Turn to Pocket Listings in Rising Markets

The real estate market has heated up so much in certain regions that brokers are taking transactions into their own hands—or, rather, their pockets. With increasing prices and, seemingly, more buyers willing to pay an amount that’s leaving sellers with nice profits, the question these sellers keep asking is, “Why bother with the MLS?” While […]

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