Blockchain Won’t Make Real Estate Agents Obsolete

Blockchain is an emerging technology that’s impacting the way industries conduct business, especially real estate. Not much is known about blockchain among the general public besides its association with bitcoin. While real estate professionals should pay attention to this new trend—as it will significantly change transactions and data-sharing—it will not make their careers obsolete. Agents […]

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NAWRB Conference to Emphasize ‘Year of Women’

The annual Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) conference, coming July 29-31 to The Standard Club in Chicago, Ill., is emphasizing the “Year of Women,” gathering executive females from across industries. The conference highlights industry issues, with presentations by several speakers, including: Dottie Herman, CEO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate Erica Courtney, CEO/President, […]

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The State of Women Real Estate Brokers in California

While a greater number of women in real estate are achieving positions on boards at a national level, women still trail behind men in obtaining leadership positions in some states, including California. While some studies suggest that gender discrimination is to blame for this disparity, others claim that women are choosing to opt out of […]

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Affordable Housing and HELOC Deductibility Under New Tax Laws

The new tax bill passed by Congress in December 2017, celebrated as the Trump Administration’s first major legislative victory, will have inadvertent consequences for potential homebuyers looking to buy homes in high-end markets, and for those with a home equity line of credit (HELOC). A decrease in home prices and caps on tax deductions, among […]

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Women of Color: A Powerful Demographic for the Future

The statistics are captivating: American Express OPEN’s 7th Annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report reveals that businesses owned by women of color have grown 467 percent since 1997. Numbering 5.4 million, minority women-owned businesses comprise 46 percent of all women-owned firms, have over 2 million employees and generate $361 billion in annual revenue. In the […]

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Women’s Homeownership: A Sanctuary

For real estate agents to be better prepared to serve women homebuyers, they must recognize women’s power as a buying pool and understand the meaning of homeownership to women—the fastest-growing and most exciting market in the housing ecosystem. Delaying marriage, higher educational attainment and presence in higher-paying jobs have made women a budding home-buying market: […]

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Emerging Trends: Women Entrepreneurs and Single Women

With new trends developing at a rapid pace, driven by housing’s changing landscape and the prevalence of technology, it’s essential to know what lies on the horizon. Two of the most important and fastest-growing markets today are women entrepreneurs and single women. Women Entrepreneurs According to Ernst & Young (EY), women are starting businesses at […]

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A Setting Sun on the Luxury Real Estate Market?

The sizzling real estate market of the last few years experienced a formidable cooldown last year. Sales of residences valued at $1 million and higher increased a mere 1 percent in 2016 after rising 8 percent in 2015 and 16 percent in 2014, according to a new report, “Luxury Defined” from Christie’s International Real Estate. […]

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Maximize Your Business With Women Homebuyers: Register for the 2017 NAWRB Nexus Conference Today!

The synergy leading up to the 2017 NAWRB Nexus Conference: Women’s Collaboration for the Future is filling up our attendees list faster than you can say “Sold!” With an inside look at housing ecosystem developments, NAWRB’s expert panelists deliver actionable solutions with specialized forecasts. Women homebuyers are one of the most exciting and fastest-growing markets today. With […]

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Millennials: The Grand Enigma

Millennials are an enigma constantly challenging the behaviors of previous generations. Currently the largest population sector—overtaking baby boomers in 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates—millennials’ role in the workforce is imperative, and understanding what these young Americans seek is germane to recruiting and retaining them in the workforce. One view of the millennial […]

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