Is ‘Green’ at a Premium? Depends Where You Purchase

Who says you need “green” to get a green home? According to an analysis by realtor.com®, eco-friendliness is becoming the norm—and being a green homeowner may not be as pricey as thought. While California’s costlier markets have high concentrations of green homes, there are also affordable pockets outside the Golden State—and, in many markets, eco-features […]

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Household incomes failing to catch up to rising home prices, NAR report says

Household incomes across the country are struggling to match rising home costs, making it even tougher on first time buyers, a new report from the National Association of Realtors and realtor.com found.

Technology and Teams: Lead Programs Fuel Statewide Expansion

Are you wondering how top producers are utilizing lead generation and other online tools? In the following interview, Thomas Brown of The Agency Texas, a rapidly-growing boutique agency, talks about implementing a lead program that works. Name: Thomas Brown, The Agency Texas Official Title: Founder/Owner Region Served: State of Texas Years in Real Estate: 20 […]

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Technology and Teams: Lead Programs Fuel Statewide Expansion

Are you wondering how top producers are utilizing lead generation and other online tools? In the following interview, Thomas Brown of The Agency Texas, a rapidly-growing boutique agency, talks about implementing a lead program that works. Name: Thomas Brown, The Agency Texas Official Title: Founder/Owner Region Served: State of Texas Years in Real Estate: 20 […]

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Across the U.S., Affordability and Inventory Remain Unbalanced

Fewer homes are priced within reach today, according to the REALTORS® Affordability Distribution Curve and Score from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and realtor.com®. Affordability is being challenged by increasing prices and rates, the report states. Affordability is most untenable in California, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.—all with “Affordability Scores” considerably […]

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Across the U.S., Affordability and Inventory Remain Unbalanced

Fewer homes are priced within reach today, according to the REALTORS® Affordability Distribution Curve and Score from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and realtor.com®. Affordability is being challenged by increasing prices and rates, the report states. Affordability is most untenable in California, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C.—all with “Affordability Scores” considerably […]

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Buyers Flocking to ‘Harshest’ Market Yet

The climate is gradually moving toward spring-like temperatures…but it is burning up in housing, with prices rising 8 percent year-over-year, according to a new realtor.com® report. The climb in March sent the median list price to $280,000—above the prior record $275,000 from July 2017. Based on data from realtor.com, there were 1.29 million March listings […]

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Buyers Flocking to ‘Harshest’ Market Yet

The climate is gradually moving toward spring-like temperatures…but it is burning up in housing, with prices rising 8 percent year-over-year, according to a new realtor.com® report. The climb in March sent the median list price to $280,000—above the prior record $275,000 from July 2017. Based on data from realtor.com, there were 1.29 million March listings […]

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March home prices reach new peak as inventory nosedives

According to realtor.com’s latest monthly housing trend report, home prices in March rose 8 percent year-over-year to $280,000 — surpassing last year’s peak of $275,000. Furthermore, days on market and total listings plummeted by 7 percent and 8 perce…

Millennials Prep for Price, Rate Rises

Mortgage rates are rising—and millennials are noticing. Ninety-two percent of home-buying millennials in a realtor.com® survey believe higher interest rates will have an impact on their purchase, including a change in desired location, price range and/or square footage. Other generations are not feeling the impact as significantly. Why? Millennials carry debt and have down payments […]

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