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Existing-Home Sales Strengthen

Building on February’s gains—and for the second time this year—existing-home sales have strengthened, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. March sales increased 1.1 percent to 5.6 million, but they were down 1.2 percent from the prior year. Inventory increased,…

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The Commercial Broker Roundtable: Coworking for Women

Editor’s Note: The Commercial Broker Roundtable is a quarterly look at the issues affecting the commercial real estate market and their ramifications for residential real estate. Moderator Deena Zimmerman, Vice President, SVN Chicago Commercial Participants Felena Hanson, Founder, Hera Hub,…

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Half of Markets Outpacing Peaks Prior to Recession

ATTOM Data Solutions has released its Q1 report on sales, which found homes in 54 percent of metros are at prices above their pre-recession top-out. “Rising interest rates and recently enacted tax reform that removed some tax incentives for homeownership…

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Existing home sales increase for second consecutive month

Existing home sales increased in March for the second consecutive month, however as inventory shortages persist, home sales continue to fall below last year’s levels. One expert explained it’s hard to sell homes in large numbers when there’s so few…

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Economic Forecast: Expectations High, but Less Long-Term Optimism

The latest Urban Land Institute (ULI) Real Estate Economic Forecast predicts modest fluctuations across the board for 27 economic/real estate indicators. The three-year forecast is completed semi-annually, surveying over 48 economists and analysts at 36 real estate organizations. A leading…

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Is ‘Green’ at a Premium? Depends Where You Purchase

Who says you need “green” to get a green home? According to an analysis by realtor.com®, eco-friendliness is becoming the norm—and being a green homeowner may not be as pricey as thought. While California’s costlier markets have high concentrations of…

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Is ‘Green’ at a Premium? Depends Where You Purchase

Who says you need “green” to get a green home? According to an analysis by realtor.com®, eco-friendliness is becoming the norm—and being a green homeowner may not be as pricey as thought. While California’s costlier markets have high concentrations of…

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Loan Originations: Home Purchases Up

Even with increasing interest rates, closed home purchases ticked up 6 percent in March, according to Ellie Mae®’s latest Origination Insight Report. Closed refinances slumped 5 percent. Across the board, closings took 41 days in March, one day less than…

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