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Report: Foreclosures Nearing Record Low Amidst Challenging Housing Market

While the rate at which home prices are continuing to grow is slowing down in markets across the country, they’re still registering at record-high levels in many areas throughout the U.S.  The last time home prices faced such pressing affordability numbers was right before the Great Recession, from 2007 to 2009, which brought an extreme…

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North Carolina Regional MLS Expands Into Georgia

North Carolina Regional MLS (NCRMLS) has announced its expansion into Georgia with the strategic additions of Savannah MLS, Athens Area Association of REALTORS® & CLASSIC MLS and the REALTORS® of Greater Augusta.  This strategic move marks a significant milestone for the real estate industry in the Southeast, solidifying NCRMLS’s position as one of the region’s…

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Industry Veteran Tripti Kasal Joins LeadingRE Leadership Team

Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has announced that Tripti Kasal has joined its leadership team as senior vice president, member engagement. In this newly created role, Kasal will head LeadingRE’s U.S. membership services team, focusing on increasing member engagement across all programs for the global network of 550 quality real estate…

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How to Revise Your Buyer Agency Game Plan

As the commission lawsuits play out in court, the time to start revamping your firm’s approach to buyer agency is yesterday. From buyer contracts and presentations to educational and marketing materials, real estate leaders will be sharing hands-on strategies for preparing your buyer agents to do business safely and successfully in an upcoming panel at…

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Preparing a Home for Sale During a Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide

Divorce is a challenging time and selling a home adds complexity. My guide offers a step-by-step approach to preparing your house for sale during a divorce, addressing legal, financial and emotional considerations. I have put considerable effort into educating you on the following topics: How to navigate the legal considerations of selling a home during…

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4 Underserved Niches That Can Make Excellent Leads

As a real estate agent, you know the potential of pre foreclosure leads, divorcees, failed listings, etc.  But what if there are untapped niches with less competition and the same worthwhile returns? In a crowded market, discovering under-served niches can set you apart and help boost your odds of resonating with your prospects.  Let’s explore…

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REW Unveils the ‘Summer of Innovation’ With Massive CRM Release

Real Estate Webmasters has announced the launch of their latest CRM. The company stated that this new release propels them to the forefront of the integrated website, lead generation and CRM market, firmly establishing them as the number one choice for real estate professionals. “When Zillow acquired Follow Up Boss, I knew it was time…

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall as Other Economic Factors Cool

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) continued to decrease this week, from last week’s average of 6.89% to an average of 6.77% this week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac released Thursday. This week’s numbers: The 30-year FRM averaged 6.77% as of July 18, 2024, down from last week when…

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United Country Premier Properties Opens Flagship Office in Duluth, Georgia

United Country Real Estate has announced a partnership with Virtual Properties Realty (VPR), one of the largest real estate companies in Georgia in agent count and sales volume, to create United Country Premier Properties.  According to a release, this new venture combines the expertise and innovation of United Country Real Estate with the dynamic growth…

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Economic Index Fell Slightly in June; Year-Over-Year Growth More Positive

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S., which provides an early indication of significant turning points in the business cycle and where the economy is heading in the near term, declined by 0.2% in June, following a decline of 0.4% (upwardly revised) in May. Over the first half of 2024, the LEI…

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