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    Lessons in Leadership With Dermot Buffini

    WHAT: Together with RISMedia, Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company, will unpack the lessons that have guided Helen Hanna Casey, CEO, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. Moderated by RISMedia’s Founder, President and CEO John Featherston, this free webinar will broadcast today, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern—make sure you join thousands…

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    Unlock Exciting Perks and Exclusive Rewards

    NAR PULSE—Get products to boost your business while gaining points for every dollar spent with the REALTOR® Store Loyalty Program. Earn and redeem your points for an awesome reward today! Learn more and share with your agents. Money Management: Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness The Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness platform is designed to meet…

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    Boomers Have Changed. How Will This Impact Real Estate?

    At 70.4 million strong and second only in size to the 73.2 million millennials, baby boomers still yield the greatest influence on real estate of any generation. But, most importantly, the pandemic has forever changed the boomer as a consumer. What will this mean for real estate? After all, boomers have possessed the most real…

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    Leveraging Systems to Increase Your Production Capacity

    There are 525,600 minutes in a year. That’s what the song “Seasons of Love” in the famous musical “Rent” taught us. When you break that down and realize you have 1,440 minutes each day to get everything accomplished, life can become overwhelming. In the real estate industry and life in general, people are overwhelmed. But…

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    The Benefits of a Mortgage Interest Rate Lock

    Mortgage rates are unpredictable, but a rate lock can keep rates low and give homebuyers peace of mind. What is a mortgage rate lock?  Interest rates rise and fall, meaning a borrower’s rate may be higher at closing than it was when they first applied. A mortgage interest rate lock helps combat this. A mortgage…

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    Home Prices Post Biggest Monthly Decline Since the Great Recession

    It seems like it was just yesterday that the shock and awe of home price appreciation had the housing market in a frenzy. Now that things are transitioning to what many may consider a more “balanced” market, the impressive surge in price tags has dwindled. New data from software and analytics company Black Knight, Inc.…

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    Annual U.S. Home Price Gains Lose Steam Again in August

    Although U.S. home prices continued their 127-month run of consecutive annual gains in August, they slowed for the fourth straight month to 13.5%, according to a new report from CoreLogic released this week. As CoreLogic’s August Home Price Index states, this is the lowest year-over-year appreciation recorded since April 2021 and partially reflects continued cooling…

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    Report: First-Year Homeownership Costs Skyrocket

    First-year homeownership costs have dramatically increased across U.S. cities, according to a new report from SmartAsset released this week. The report examined how much the first year of homeownership costs in the 20 largest U.S. cities. It compared 2022 data across several metrics related to homeownership, including property taxes, home insurance, closing costs and more.…

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    Homebuyers Are Paying More Attention to Flood Risk

    While climate risks may not have dented demand for housing, they may be taking more of an active role in buyers’ and lenders’ decision-making processes, according to a new report from Zillow released this week. The Zillow report, in partnership with ClimateCheck, found that an increase in flood risk corresponds with an increase in mortgage…

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    Scale Your Business by Being a Strong Team Leader (and Not Just a Cheerleader)

    If you have been a top producer in your office for some time and are ready for a new challenge, you may want to consider starting a team. Teams are the fastest growing segment of the real estate industry. They offer opportunities for growth and increased profitability. As a team leader you have the unique…

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