Existing-Home Sales Rebound in September
After seeing waning numbers in August, existing-home sales bumped up last month by 7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.29 million, with each of the four major U.S. regions seeing month-over-month increases, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Year, over year, however, sales decreased 2.3%. Single-family home […]
Mortgage Rates Still on the Rise, Forecast to Reach 3.4% by December
It’s been another week of increasing mortgage rates, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) coming in at 3.09%, according to the latest data from Freddie Mac. Mortgage details: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.09% with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Oct. 21, 2021, up from last week’s 3.05%. Last year, the 30-year […]
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5 of the Best ‘Brian Buffini Show’ Real Estate Financial Podcasts
In today’s competitive marketplace, real estate professionals need expert financial guidance more than ever before. Podcasts can be phenomenally informative and helpful but, with so many options, it’s difficult to find one that fits your needs. Whatever you’re doing and wherever you’re going, “The Brian Buffini Show” is designed to easily fit into your busy […]
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How a Collaborative Brokerage Achieves More Agent Goals
Gretchen Pearson President and CEO Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties Danville, California | www.bhhsdrysdale.com Region served: Northern California and Northern Nevada Years in real estate: 34 Number of offices: 53 Number of agents: 1,300 Lesley Grand: What would you point to as the chief benefits of being a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchisee? Gretchen Pearson: Being […]
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LeadingRE Promotes Jeff Kennedy to Vice President, Sales and Partnerships
Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) recently promoted Jeff Kennedy to vice president, Sales/Partnerships. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company’s preferred vendor program, Solutions Group. In addition, he manages the sales/marketing of other key network programs and event sponsorships. Kennedy joined LeadingRE in 2011, most recently serving as […]
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John L. Scott Real Estate Recognized at 2021 Supplier Awards Ceremony
Held in Chicago, Illinois, during Worldwide ERC’s® Global Workforce Symposium, Altair Global hosted its fifth annual, invitation-only awards ceremony recognizing supplier partners’ outstanding achievements. During this ceremony, Altair Global announced John L. Scott Real Estate as the winner of the Super Star Award for Humanitarian Commitment at this year’s awards ceremony. “We are proud of and […]
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Corcoran Promoted Ryan Fitzpatrick to Regional VP of Downtown Manhattan
The Corcoran Group, New York City’s top residential real estate brokerage, recently announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick has been promoted to regional vice president of Downtown Manhattan. This strategic role will further support the continued strength of the brokerage’s business across New York City, providing another layer of support to both management and agents. Previously the senior managing director […]
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Overall Mortgage Applications Down, With Refi Share on Weeks-Long Decline
Mortgage applications decreased 6.3% for the week ending Oct. 15, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. Key takeaways: – The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 6.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous week – Unadjusted, the index decreased 6% compared with the […]
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How to Create a Customized Tech Approach that Supports Your Agents
Shawna Alt grew up in the real estate business, having watched her mother run her own company. Even though she didn’t initially have the desire, she found herself following in her mother’s successful footsteps. After graduating from the College of Charleston with a degree in psychology, Alt returned to Madison, Wisconsin, to determine what her […]
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United Real Estate Named Fastest-Growing Franchise in America
United® Real Estate has been recognized as one of America’s largest and fastest-growing franchise organizations in the Franchise Times Top 400. United topped the ranking as No. 1 Fastest-Growing in both unit percentage (42.1% increase from the year prior) and sales percentage (126.8% increase from the year prior). United advanced 112 positions in a single […]
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