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Homeownership Rates Have Increased, Despite Prices

Home prices have been the bane of the real estate news cycle for a while now, bringing a damper on the home-buying market. However, recent data shows that home prices really might not have kept buyers out as much as was thought. A new report from LendingTree found that from 2012 to 2022 homeownership rates…

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Leading by Opportunity

Jason Mitchell, CEO of the Jason Mitchell Group (JMG), headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is satisfied with most every aspect of his thriving national brokerage business except for one: spreading the word. “I want to get our message out there more because what we do is very unique,” he says. “We’re the only national brokerage that…

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PropStream to Attend Los Angeles Investor Conference

Lead generation company PropStream has announced it will attend the Invested conference (presented by Out of State Investor Academy) in Los Angeles from May 20 to 21, 2024.  Invested’s two-day conference provides a fusion of customized, hands-on workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities, a release noted. Each element is meticulously crafted to assist real estate investors…

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Judges Deny Lawsuit Consolidation Effort, Leaving Commission Cases Scattered

Citing the recent National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) settlement agreement, a panel of six judges today denied an attempt by plaintiffs in commission-focused class-action lawsuits to consolidate all the copycat cases under one judge, saying that the “procedural posture of the litigation” makes that effort inappropriate. “After settlement proceedings conclude, and it becomes evident how…

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Exploring the Shift Toward In-House Marketing Teams

More national real estate franchises are beginning to take marketing measures into their own hands rather than using agencies for hire on a contract basis, RISMedia’s 2024 Agent & Broker Marketing Study found.  Drilling down further, the study also found that the average size of an in-house marketing team nearly doubled between 2022 and 2023…

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Consumer Sentiment Continues to Fall in April

While economic signs remain strong and experts have a positive outlook, consumer sentiment saw a slight dip in April. The dip, however, is not any cause for concern, according to experts. Consumer sentiment fell 1.9% in April, following a 0.5% decrease in March. These drops come after a strong start to 2024, with a 0.8%…

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Global Spotlight: Luxury Island Living in the Maldives

Destinations by LeadingRE, the new development marketing program powered by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, is pleased to have Soneva Villa Ownership in its collection of fine developments. This month, we explore what makes Soneva so extraordinary and highlight one of their luxury properties in the Maldives. Justin Kingsley Group Director Soneva Villa…

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Mortgage Mix: Rates Inch Up; Consumers Adjust to Upward Movement

Editor’s Note: The Mortgage Mix is RISMedia’s weekly highlight reel of need-to-know mortgage-industry happenings. Watch for it each Friday afternoon. According to the Primary Mortgage Market Survey® from Freddie Mac, last updated April 11, 2024, the 30-year mortgage rate sits at 6.88%, while the 15-year mortgage rate currently stands at 6.16%. These rates represent a…

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Stellar MLS Offers Enhanced Version of ‘Finding Homes’

Stellar MLS has announced it is now offering an enhanced version of Lundy Inc.’s “Finding Homes” search by voice technology to customers and consumers seeking homes in the MLS’s coverage area. Finding Homes is a voice-activated property search engine designed to assist real estate professionals and homebuyers in navigating real estate listings using their voice…

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The Hottest Housing Markets of February 2024

The Manchester-Nashua, New Hampshire metro area ranked as February’s hottest housing market for the sixth time in the last year, according to a new report from Realtor.com. Manchester-Nashua hit number 1 for the first time in March 2021 and has been a mainstay at the top of the list ever since. Realtor.com’s Market Hotness rankings…

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