How to help millennials prepare for homebuying

Despite tight inventory and increasing home prices, many potential homebuyers — particularly millennials — remain optimistic about the market and their ability to buy a home of their own …

Tell first-time homebuyers these 3 things to get them off the fence

Working with first-time buyers has never been easy, and this year was particularly tough for real estate agents hoping to help clients buy their first home …

Tell first-time homebuyers these 3 things to get them off the fence

Working with first-time buyers has never been easy, and this year was particularly tough for real estate agents hoping to help clients buy their first home …

The truth about millennial homebuyers

The millennial penchant for artisanal cuisine, coupled with their apparent reluctance to invest, has been the source of much debate in recent months. Who knew craft beer and cold brew coffee could spark so much controversy …

Millennials and the Silent Gen Agree: Walkability Wins

Millennials are not the only generation preferring proximity to restaurants and retail. Americans born between the mid-1920s up until 1945—the “Silent Generation”—are also on the lookout for walkability. Fifty-five percent of members of the Silent Generation recently surveyed by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) favor neighborhoods close for commuting and/or walkability—not far off from […]

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Walkability is high on homebuyers’ wish lists

According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2017 Community and Transportation Preference Survey, walkability, good public transit and short commutes are becoming more important to buyers across various generations …

Redfin’s 8 predictions for the 2018 housing market

Redfin chief economist Nela Richardson says fears about an impending housing bubble can be put to rest, thanks to a solid sale-to-list ratio and declining homebuyer debt in the nation’s most competitive and high-priced markets, but tax reform could negatively impact homeowners and dissuade aspiring homebuyers, which will prolong inventory shortages and high mortgage rates that have risen to their highest level in 10 years …

NAR Power Broker Roundtable: A Look at the Year Ahead

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable introduces Christina Pappas, district sales manager for The Keyes Company and incoming moderator of the Roundtable for 2018. Moderator: Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties Inc., Santa Cruz, Calif.; 2017 Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations, NAR Panelist: Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, Keyes Company, Miami, […]

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6 predictions for the 2018 housing market and economy

It’s the time of the year when I look deep into my crystal ball to see what’s on the horizon for the upcoming year. As we are all aware, 2017 has been a stellar year for housing across the country, but can we expect that to continue …

Realtor.com rentals will now be powered by Apartment List

As homeownership becomes an elusive dream for a growing number of Americans, real estate portals are bolstering their rental search capabilities …