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    Government Funding Extended, Averting Shutdown

    A potential government shutdown was avoided today following President Joe Biden signing off on legislation late Friday afternoon, extending government funding until Feb. 18. The bill-signing came following an eleventh-hour decision by Congress Thursday, before heading to the president’s desk today. The move also averted potentially devastating impacts on the real estate industry.  December will […]

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    Shattering the Glass Ceiling in Real Estate

    The real estate industry is dominated by powerhouse women entrepreneurs. Women are likely to enter real estate not only because of their interest in the field and the flexibility the industry provides, but also because of their strong desire to help families and work with people. The pandemic has been difficult on women’s careers. In […]

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    Register for RISMedia’s ‘Rocking in the New Year 2022,’ Taking Place Jan. 6

    Join RISMedia and our all-star line-up of real estate leaders and visionaries to gear up for maximum success in the New Year. Power brokers, subject matter experts, top-producing agents and some of the industry’s best coaches and trainers will share critical advice and hands-on strategies for tackling the challenges and optimizing the opportunities that lie […]

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    Zillow Sees Stock Bump After Selloff of iBuying Properties

    Zillow is getting a slight reprieve from its recent iBuying woes. The real estate giant is enjoying a modest stock rebound following a Dec. 2 announcement that it has sold or is in the process of selling more than half of its remaining iBuying inventory as it continues to wind-down Zillow Offers.  “We are pleased […]

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    The Impact of Student Loan Debt: Is Now the Time for Governmental Action?

    A new study from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) shows that student loan debt is delaying 60% of non-homeowning millennials from purchasing their first homes. The survey further demonstrates that 51% of all holders of student loan debt have had home-purchase delays because of it. Overall, the Federal Reserve estimates that Americans have a […]

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    Mortgage Rates Stable Heading Into Continued Pandemic Uncertainty

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.11% for the week ending Dec. 2, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS). Mortgage details: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.11% with an average 0.6 point for the week ending Dec. 2, 2021, up slightly from last week when it averaged 3.10%. Last year, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.71%. […]

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    How Past Clients Lead to Future Business

    What kind of score do you give yourself when it comes to nurturing past clients? Strengthening these relationships will place you ahead of the competition and set you up for continued success. It’s baffling trying to understand why agents pay for leads that are sold and resold through multiple lead generation platforms, who then wonder […]

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    Curbio Names Jennifer A. Moyer as Chief Financial Officer

    Curbio has announced Jennifer A. Moyer as its new chief financial officer. Moyer joins Curbio with nearly three decades of financial experience, most recently serving as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the Upside Travel Company. Throughout the course of her career, she has held several executive leadership positions, including chief financial officer of […]

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    How 1REport Empowers Agents for Success in the Digital Era

    “We knew we were building something big, but we didn’t know how big,” says Allen Alishahi, referring to the past year of growth his company has seen. Last year, ShelterZoom—the four-year-old startup Alishahi co-founded after his 30-year career as a Staten Island, New York, broker—launched a digitally secure platform called DocuWalk. This full suite of […]

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    Emerging Tech: AI and 5G Will Be Game Changers for Real Estate

    Technology is playing an increasingly important role in real estate, supplementing agent and broker efforts to build relationships and provide value to homebuyers, sellers and investors. While the last decade has seen significant tech growth, industry experts addressed the future of its applications in real estate at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) annual REALTOR® […]

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