Many retirees are still burdened by a mortgage, study finds

Gold watches aren’t the only thing some retirees are taking with them into retirement: they’re also carrying a mortgage …

Why Pittsburgh is the best place to retire

Most workers dream of retiring to places replete with warm weather, nearby beaches and lush landscapes. But according to Bankrate’s latest study, people may want to trade in those sun-soaked dreams for a place known for bone-chilling winters, rowdy NFL fans and world-famous sandwiches stuffed to the brim with french fries, coleslaw and shaved steak — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania …

The Inman Files: A fond farewell to Richard Smith, Realogy’s understated CEO

The retiring Realogy CEO is an old school throwback: a gentleman, a stoic and a gracious executive. We will miss Richard Smith’s presence in the industry. …

The Best Cities for Retirees to Call Home

Ask any retiree what mattered most in their search for a new home, and most will tell you location. A recent study by WalletHub ranked the top locations for soon-to-be retirees, weighing cost of living, health care, quality of life and recreation—and in a not-so-unexpected twist, the top three locations in the ranking were all […]

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Ego building or business building? Valuing your real estate business for retirement

A successful agent is often evaluated by others on the number of sales volume they settle — and that is not what business buyers are looking for …

How the aging US population impacts housing

As baby boomers have marched through history, they’ve changed many institutions along the way. Aging baby boomers are now changing the way we consider retirement, and the resulting impact on the housing market will be substantial …

Special Report: How real estate agents feel about their careers

Perhaps there are some days when former executives rue leaving that cushy corporate job for an uncertain career in real estate, where public perception leaves something to be desired. But they have found good reason to stick around. This survey, which asked participants, “How serious are you about your real estate career?” reveals that real estate agents and brokers are no academic slouches, and most love what they do, regardless of how they got here …

How are agents planning their retirement?

Real estate agents are essentially the CEOs of their own company. Agents control their workflow, how much business they conduct and are solely responsible for their retirement …

Frustrations with empty-nester downsizing in my market

There are two major trends occurring in real estate which will affect certain areas of the market more than others. But, bottom line, these are trends that will become abundantly clear over the next few years …

What will happen to real estate when boomers retire?

Retirement at around the age or 65 is a relatively new invention. It was invented in Germany in 1883. People received a pension or were paid to retire at 65 — but the program did not cost the government much because most people did not live long enoug…