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VIDEO: 5 Ways to Create a Safety Culture in Your Real Estate Business

To close out REALTOR® Safety Month, Tracey Hawkins “Tracey the Safety Lady” created a video exclusively for RISMedia in which she shares a 5-point plan to create a culture of safety in the workplace. “Safety culture starts at the top,” Hawkins says. “The real estate industry has work to do to be safer.” Here are…

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Enriching your MLS With the Best-Fit Property Data Partner

Changing vendors of a core technology service is not a process that MLSs and associations undertake lightly. This is especially true when that service is a tool that your members use heavily, like a public property records/tax system. There are disruptions to your members’ business to consider, along with the significant effort and manpower required…

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Reasons for Using Price Per Square Foot to Value a Home

For understandable reasons, buyers and sellers don’t usually agree on how much a house is worth. Buyers want to get better value for their money, and sellers want the best price for their property. This can lead to offers and counteroffers, going backward and forward between the buyer and the seller. While both parties believe…

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Harry Norman, REALTORS® Announces ‘Cares’ Initiative

Harry Norman, REALTORS®, a luxury real estate firm in Atlanta, announced that its 2022 Harry Norman Cares initiative will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Atlanta (ARMHC). Through October 25 community members are invited to drop off needed items for various Care Kits at different Harry Norman office locations throughout Atlanta and Northeast Georgia. “We…

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Private Estate Sale in Sisters, Oregon Sets 15-Year County High

RE/MAX Key Properties has announced the historic sale of a luxury 6-bedroom estate set on 80 acres in Sisters, Oregon for $6.8 million represented by Karen Malanga, Kristin Marshall and Jonny Malanga of NestBend Real Estate. The sale is the highest residential real estate sale recorded in Deschutes County in the last 15 years that…

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Hurricane Ian Expected to Be One of the Costliest Storms in U.S. History

Hurricane Ian, a category 4 hurricane that slammed Florida’s Gulf Coast overnight, is expected to be one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, as predicted by a report from CoreLogic released earlier this week. According to CoreLogic’s report, along the Florida Gulf Coast a total of 1,044,412 single-family and multifamily homes were at potential…

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Mortgage Rates Eyeing 7% Territory

Mortgage rates increased for the sixth-straight week this week, reaching another high we haven’t seen in more than a decade. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate averaged 6.70% this week, up from last week’s increase to 6.29% Here’s this week’s breakdown: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.70%…

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Home Shoppers Find More Options Amid Still-High Listing Prices

The U.S. housing market is offering home shoppers more options this fall than in 2021, as inventory increased 26.9% year-over-year in September, according to a new report from realtor.com® released this week. Realtor.com®’s Monthly Housing Trends Report states that while yearly listing price growth remained in the double-digits in September at +13.9%, the pace continued…

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Dipping Home Prices a Potential Relief for Buyers as Affordability Crisis Lives on in Q3

As the affordability crisis in the housing market continues to wreak havoc on aspiring buyers, new data from ATTOM Data Solutions shows how far out of reach it has gotten this year. In its third quarter 2022 U.S. Home Affordability report, researchers found that median-priced single-family homes and condos remain less affordable in the third…

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Booming Downtowns: Atlanta and LA Lead with Most New Apartments Built

Downtown apartment construction has been flourishing all across the U.S. over the last decade, in response to people’s changing attitudes and lifestyle preferences, according to a new report released this week by StorageCafe. StorageCafe’s downtown apartment construction report looked at the downtown areas of the country’s 100 largest cities and ranked them based on the…

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