Jeff Bezos May Seek HQ2 Close to Home

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Home Haunted? No Problem, New Survey Shows Answering the Call: HomeSmart CEO Pilots Irma Rescue Mission Buying in a Seller’s Market: Who’s the Winner? Last month, Amazon announced the search for its second headquarters (HQ2). The online marketplace giant […]

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America’s hottest ZIP codes are cool under-the-radar suburbs

Realtor.com has announced its 2017 hottest ZIP codes, and 10 Texas, Colorado, Michigan and California towns dominated the list. Realtor.com analyzed 32,000 ZIP codes based on the time it takes properties to sell and how frequently homes are viewed in e…

‘Hottest Zip Codes’: A Tale of Three States

Realtor.com®’s annual Hottest Zip Codes in America ranking reads like a tale of three states: California, Colorado and Michigan. Watauga, Texas (76148) Livonia, Mich. (48154) Kentwood, Mich. (49548) Medford, Mass. (02155) Littleton, Colo. (80123) Castro Valley, Calif. (94546) Colorado Springs, Colo. (80922) Overland Park, Kan. (66210) Mira Mesa (San Diego), Calif. (92126) Hilliard, Ohio (43026) […]

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Housing Starts Tumble in September

Home-building activity tumbled in September, with housing starts down 4.7 percent to a rate of 1,127,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts decreased 4.6 percent to 829,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more came in […]

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58% of people would live with a ghost

In September, realtor.com conducted a Haunted Real Estate survey where 1,000 respondents shared their opinions on living in a home with a “few extra guests.” Thirty-three percent of buyers said they were completely fine with living in a haunted house, …

Home Haunted? No Problem, New Survey Shows

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Answering the Call: HomeSmart CEO Pilots Irma Rescue Mission Buying in a Seller’s Market: Who’s the Winner? Crowdfunding Your Way Into a Home Would you ever live in a haunted home? A new survey from realtor.com® shows […]

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NAR’s New Booth Is Bigger, Better and Built for You

NAR PULSE—If you’re attending the REALTORS® Conference & Expo Nov. 3-6, be sure you stop by the brand-new NAR Booth No. 2825. Celebrate the unveiling of the new booth at the Expo opening on Friday, Nov. 3 at 3:00 p.m., meet your NAR Leadership Team, including new CEO, Bob Goldberg, and attend 20-minute theater sessions […]

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Go Figure: Hipsters Are in Mainstream Markets

Culturally unsheltered and experience-happy, hipsters have massed in markets that meet their preference for “unconventional.” These hubs typically have an array of eateries, a hole-in-the-wall on every corner, and a lively music scene. (You probably never heard of it.) Hipsters also live, however, in some of the hottest housing markets in the nation, according to […]

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Committed to Above-Average Lead Gen—and Productivity

In the following interview, Kelly Norris, executive vice president and general manager of Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty in Napa, Calif., discusses lead cultivation and generation, realtor.com®, training and more. Region Served: All of Napa County, some of Sonoma and Solano counties Years in Real Estate: 29 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 65 I […]

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America’s new hipster capital is … Columbus, Ohio

Welcome to your new hipster capital, America: Columbus, Ohio. Yep, you heard that right — at least according to Yelp and Realtor.com. The two organizations released a new list of the top “hipster” cities across the country today …