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Real Estate Relationship Building in the Digital Age

NextHome’s Humans Over Houses mantra has catapulted the franchisor to record-setting growth. The company added 135 offices between 2019 and 2021, making it No. 1 in office growth in the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2021 Residential Franchise Report. In 2022, Franchise Business Review ranked NextHome the No. 1 franchise in owner satisfaction across all industries.…

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Freddie Mac Takes Further Action to Help Renters Achieve Homeownership

Freddie Mac has announced that it will increase homeownership opportunities for first-time homebuyers by considering on-time rent payments as part of the company’s loan purchase decisions. Beginning July 10, 2022, this automated functionality will be available to mortgage lenders nationwide through Freddie Mac Loan Product Advisor® (LPA), the company’s automated underwriting system, a release stated. “This…

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These Cities Have the Largest Share of Million-Dollar Homes

Though home prices have risen significantly over the past two years, paying $1 million or more for a house may still seem excessive to most Americans. To find out where million-dollar houses are most common, LendingTree recently released analysis of its housing data that looked at the share of million-dollar homes in each of the…

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Homebuying and Climate Change: The Riskiest and Safest Places in 2022

Home prices in areas most impacted by climate change are actually increasing at a higher rate than the national median, according to new research released this week by Clever Real Estate. The study shows that median home sale prices have increased more than 130% in major metros within states that have had at least 50…

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HGTV Launches 2022 Ultimate House Hunt

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International have announced the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2022. 2022 marks the eleventh consecutive year that the companies have partnered with HGTV for this popular online promotion; the 2021 Ultimate House Hunt generated more than 1.5 million votes. This year’s Ultimate House Hunt runs from…

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Propy Plans Sale of New NFT Property in Orlando, Florida

Propy, a real estate tech firm, will sell a new property in Orlando, Florida, via an NFT transaction. The property, a three-bedroom townhouse 10 minutes away from Disney World, is listed for a starting price of 430,000 USDC and marketed as both an investment property and new family home. The sale, set for June 29,…

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Could the Mortgage Rate Surge Cool the Market Even Further?

Coming off a two-year fever pitch of activity, there are still a number of uncertainties as to how the housing market will transition as we make our way through the remainder of the year. While forecasts anticipated that 2022 would see a mix of changes, including an uptick in mortgage rates that would undoubtedly add…

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Mortgage Applications Continue to Increase

Mortgage applications continued to increase this week, rising 0.7% from one week earlier, according to latest data from the Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) for the week ending June 24, 2022. This week’s results include an adjustment for the observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Key findings from the survey: The…

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RE/MAX Founders Donate $3 Million To Advance Franchising Education

Since co-founding RE/MAX in 1973, Dave and Gail Liniger have made it a goal to help other entrepreneurs find success in real estate and other industries. Their latest effort is through a $3 million gift to the University of Denver, based in RE/MAX’s home city. This gift will be used to establish the Liniger Center…

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eXp’s SUCCESS® Enterprises Announces Enhanced Coaching Platform

SUCCESS® Enterprises, the professional development subsidiary of eXp World Holdings, has announced an enriched SUCCESS Coaching value proposition to deliver more certified coaching, while enhancing the compensation opportunities for eXp Realty agents. “I am a strong advocate for personal and professional coaching to unlock potential and deliver results,” said Glenn Sanford, founder, chairman and CEO…

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