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A simple path to happiness this Thanksgiving
Several days ago, I had an ďaha!Ē moment that completely reframed my thinking about happiness. It struck me that the route to happiness could be explained in a simple four-step model. This approach can completely transform your life if you choose to implement it ...
Talk turkey to me: Real estate agents share their favorite Thanksgiving traditions
This year, we decided to ask industry professionals about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Here are a few of our favorites ...
NASA calls for real estate pros in 3-D printed habitat competition
NASA wants real estate pros for 3-D printed habitat contest ...
Will Ďsmall-mindedí tax bill nudge the market? Not likely
Financial markets do react to changes in financial public policy. Thatís a valid axiom. So, if markets do not move when new public policy arrives, does that mean that markets no longer care? Or that the particular new policy does not matter ...
How to build a brand from the ground up
When Stacie Perrault Staub left her job as director of marketing at her old agency, she made the quick (and brilliant) decision to start her own brokerage. Motivated and determined to change the Denver real estate scene, Staub hit the ground running and created a successful brokerage and brand in 9 short months ...
Freddie Mac to invest $500M in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market
Freddie Mac today announced its re-entry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) market as part of the newly launched Duty To Serve program, an initiative geared toward addressing persistent affordable housing problems by preventing foreclosures, responsibly expanding credit, educating future borrowers, counseling current borrowers and supporting affordable rental housing ...
Zillowís 6 predictions for the 2018 housing market
If only we could stare into a crystal ball to see exactly what 2018 holds for the housing market. More inventory? Yes! Slower home price growth? Absolutely! Oprah giving everyone a free house? That would be a dream come true ...
MLSs in North Carolina consolidate for cost savings, bargaining power
More and more multiple listing services are listening to the drumbeat of consolidation nationwide. CarolinaMLS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, will acquire the†North Carolina Mountains MLS on January 1, ...
What design elements are millennials looking for in a home?
With millennials becoming the largest segment of homebuyers, it's critical for homesellers and their real estate agents to know their design preferences. Thanks to the 2017 Taylor Morris Consumer Survey, we know what recent and prospective millennial homebuyers are into.† ...
Potential sellers staying put to avoid homebuyer hell
Most real estate experts would agree that it's a seller's market -- inventory is low and buyer demand is high, meaning that homeowners can garner higher sales prices than ever before. So, why aren't homeowners selling their homes? They don't want to navigate the current housing market as buyers ...
Is Opendoor testing a new listing brokerage service?
If the Yelp review is authentic, Opendoorís test suggests the company is willing to explore a new business model that doesn't see it buy homes ...
Wells Fargo Consumer Lending chief axed for disparaging communication to former executive
Still reeling from a scandal involving fake banking accounts, Wells Fargo this week fired its head of consumer lending over mysterious email activity, executives said on Friday ...
Las Vegas Realtors to cut off listing feed to realtor.com
The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors will shut off a listing feed to realtor.com next month after negotiations between the trade group and realtor.com operator Move Inc. fell apart, according to a notice sent out to GLVAR's 14,000-plus members Thursday ...
Could Gary Keller and Compassís Robert Reffkin be more similar?
I recently sat with Compass CEO Robert Reffkin in his slick new offices on New York Cityís 5th Avenue, when suddenly the image of Texan Gary Keller oddly flashed before my eyes. It was an illusion that quickly lifted, but something clicked in my head that I had missed before ...
What do Realtors really want from their MLS?
As most of you know, there were some changes made at NAR about the whole MLS of choice deal. Because I donít think thatís a huge thing, although events could prove me wrong, Iíll skip it and move on to this:†NAR MLS consolidation resources ...
Real estate daily market update: November 17, 2017
All the latest real estate market news ...
Zipi makes financial management easy for brokerages
Zipi is a browser-based reporting and financial management solution that helps streamline financial oversight for real estate brokerages of all sizes ...
Rookie agent called to real estate to help others with limited mobility
Itís been over 20 years since Coldwell Banker agent Sabrina Cohen was in the car accident that left her a wheelchair user as the result of a spinal cord injury. Today, with her portable ramp in tow, she doesnít find it difficult to get her wheelchair into most homes, but that isnít always the case for other disabled individuals ...
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