Thoughts on Leadership: The Influence of Mentors
If you read my Thoughts on Leadership post last week, I referenced one of my mentors, Jim Rohn, and even posted a photo from us in the ’90s. (I guess funky sweaters were in back then?) Anyway, sharing that story made me think back to when I first met Jim at the very beginning of my real […]
Help Your Agents Get Fiscally Fit
NAR PULSE—Brokers are beyond busy and time is money! Let us guide your agents through the fundamentals of financial planning through The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness. The tools and resources available can help them achieve fiscal security and have a more profitable year. Sustainability The vast majority of top companies operate […]
Why Now Is the Time to Consolidate Your Mortgage and HELOC
(TNS)—Homeowners have another opportunity to take advantage of a mortgage rate fire sale these days as a variety of economic factors and the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s decision to eliminate the refinance fee are all coming together to push the mortgage market back down. One strategy for benefiting from these conditions could be to refinance […]
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Microcourses: Introducing a New On-Demand Way to Learn
The Center for REALTOR® Development is proud to announce an exciting collection of microcourses for on-the-go real estate professionals! Each microcourse is curated by top real estate instructors and offers real-world education in easy-to-watch sessions online. Grow your business when your business happens, and try it out today! Take up to five microcourses free until […]
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Weichert Culture Ranks on Franchise Business Review
Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. recently earned a spot on Franchise Business Review’s second annual “Culture100” list, which recognizes the top 100 franchise brands with the best cultures. The 2021 ranking was based on survey results collected from franchisees in the areas of leadership, core values, whether they enjoy being part of the organization and whether […]
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Coldwell Banker Names VP of Global Luxury Program
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced Michael Altneu as its vice president of the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program. Altneu joins the Coldwell Banker brand with 15 years of experience spanning across nearly every facet of the real estate industry. In this role, Altneu will report to David Marine, chief marketing officer for Coldwell […]
Record Price Gains for Single-Family Homes Persist in May
This year’s spring market was one for the history books as price spikes for single-family homes persisted in May. According to the most recent S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, home prices saw a 16.6% gain in May, up from 14.8% in April. The price surge marked the second consecutive month of record-setting performance, according to experts. All […]
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Rental Vacancies Rise While Homeowner Rates Remain Flat
National vacancy rates in the second quarter 2021 were 6.2% for rental housing and 0.9% for homeowner housing, according to the latest data from the Commerce Department. The rental vacancy rate increased 0.5 percentage points YoY (by 5.7%) and is 0.6 percentage points lower than the rate in the first quarter 2021 (6.8%). The homeowner […]
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FHFA: Home Prices Up, Hitting Record Growth
Home prices are up nationwide in May, according to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®). Prices increased by 1.7% since last month and were up 18.0% from May 2020 to May 2021. The previously reported 1.8% price change for April 2021 was unrevised. For the nine census divisions, seasonally adjusted monthly house price changes from April […]
Slight Dip for Mortgage Forbearance Is ‘Typical,’ Says MBA
Mortgage forbearance rates decreased by 2 basis points from 3.50% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior week to 3.48%, as of July 18, 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey. MBA estimates there are currently 1.74 million homeowners in forbearance plans. Key findings: – Total loans in […]
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