Confidence in Housing Slightly Wilts

The confidence consumers have in housing is slightly wilting, as homebuyers are immobilized by sparse supply, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for June. At 90.7, the Index flattened 1.6 percentage points month-over-month, but remains up by 2.4 percentage points year-over-year. Twenty-eight percent of homebuyers are optimistic about purchasing—no change from […]

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Sellers Win: Average Homeowner Gaining $40,000 at Resale

Sellers are winning. According to an analysis recently released by Zillow, the average homeowner pocketed $38,856, or a 20.8 percent return, when selling, having had their home for 8.4 years. “In a housing market that’s been plagued by low inventory and increasing demand, homeowners in the nation’s hottest markets have been able to cash in […]

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Confidence in Housing at New Record

Confidence in housing is at a new record, with the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) outdoing its past peak. The boost was ignited by optimism from sellers, who are benefitting from increasing prices. At 92.3, the Index rose 0.6 percentage points month-over-month and 6.1 points year-over-year. “The HPSI edged up to another survey […]

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Confidence in Housing at New Record

Confidence in housing is at a new record, with the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) outdoing its past peak. The boost was ignited by optimism from sellers, who are benefitting from increasing prices. At 92.3, the Index rose 0.6 percentage points month-over-month and 6.1 points year-over-year. “The HPSI edged up to another survey […]

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Listing This Summer? The Best Investments to Make Outdoors

Are you listing this summer? Get your outdoors in shape—it can pay off. According to National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) research, certain exterior improvements are likely to recoup at resale. Based on feedback from REALTORS®—who, through their experience, know what house hunters are ready to spend on—the best enhancements are lawn care, landscape maintenance and […]

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Inman Select’s trend reports and special reports are key to strategic planning

Dan Bunch, CEO at Vesta Real Estate Advisors, has been subscribing to and reading Inman Select for two years. He says he distributes the trend reports and special reports for study by the leadership team: “They are excellent preparation for our quarterly strategic planning meetings. Real estate is changing too quickly to ignore this information.”

Inman Select shows my team what we’re not doing — and what we should be doing

Jennifer Kennedy is a broker-owner in Alberta, Canada, who specializes in lifestyle marketing for the area. She’s been a Inman Select subscriber for at least two years and thinks Inman content is so high-quality that her brokerage makes the Inman Connect New York conference experience part of its top agent award.

How Inman Select helps one managing broker refresh his best practices in recruiting

Mark Ossinger is the managing broker for Fathom Realty in Washington state and has been in real estate for decades. He’s also been an Inman Select subscriber for years, and he says it’s helped him navigate changes in the industry while he fine-tunes his business.

Why this luxury specialist turns to Inman Select for help relating to buyers

When I’m working with sophisticated buyers and people from out-of-state, Inman Select articles help me relate to their life and part of the country.

How one pro uses Inman Select to generate leads from expired listings

Michael Soon Lee has been a real estate broker, speaker and author for more than 40 years, and he says he has “never found a resource as valuable as Select.” He’s been subscribing to Inman Select for three years and uses it to help guide his business and his clients.