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Jason Mitchell to Host Housing Discussion with U.S. Senate Candidate Kari Lake

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 11:20

Jason Mitchell will be engaging in a timely and critical conversation with Kari Lake, Arizona candidate for U.S. Senate, focusing on the current state and future trajectory of the housing market in Arizona and across the United States. The discussion—scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 16 from 10:00 to 11:30 A.M.—will take place at the JMG Headquarters…

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MLS PIN Case Reopened; Two Amicus Briefs Filed Debunking DOJ Statement of Interest

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 09:51

Two new amicus briefs—legal briefs filed by a party who is not part of a legal proceeding but is acting in support of one of the involved parties—were filed on April 4 in the Nosalek v. MLS Property Information Network, Inc. (MLS PIN) et al commission lawsuit, by  the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS)…

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Comparing the Best and Worst Rental Markets

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 09:17

The rental crisis has impacted millions across the country, as landlords flaunt egregious prices due to population growth, and in some cities, a large influx of college students. According to researchers at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) however, renters might be in for a pleasant surprise in western parts of the U.S. Out of 100 metropolitan…

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With Prices Stubbornly High in March, Rates Likely Won’t Lower Soon

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 08:54

In a Consumer Price Index (CPI) report April 10, those hoping mortgage rates would soon decline once the Fed lowered interest rates were likely disappointed. The CPI accelerated in March, pushing inflation higher and likely giving the Federal Reserve pause when considering lowering interest rates. The CPI for all urban consumers increased 0.4% in March…

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REsides Launches NeighborhoodIntel Location Reports

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 08:50

REsides announced the launch of NeighborhoodIntel by Local Logic to its customers. The innovative platform empowers agents with insights and data for any address that was previously unavailable in a comprehensive and data-driven format. REsides stated that NeighborhoodIntel fulfills a critical need in today’s real estate landscape: the need for agents to offer more than…

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Mortgage Applications Increase This Week

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 08:42

After a slight decrease last week, U.S. mortgage applications increased 0.1% from one week earlier, according to the latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) released Wednesday for the week ending April 5, 2024. Here’s a look at this week’s numbers:  The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application…

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Social Skills: Advancing Your Socials With ChatGPT

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 12:26

Editor’s Note: Social Skills is a bi-monthly feature in RISMedia’s Daily News focused on social media and digital marketing tips, trends and solutions for agents and brokers. In real estate, social media marketing is one of your top ways to gather business in the modern age, but it’s not always easy to keep your momentum…

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ERA Real Estate Expands into Southern Maryland

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 12:19

Above, Mike O’Brien ERA® Real Estate, a global franchising leader within the Anywhere Real Estate Inc. portfolio of brands, has announced its latest affiliation with O’Brien Realty ERA Powered. Serving Southern Maryland across five locations with over 100 agents, the firm was founded in 1980 by owner and principal broker Mike O’Brien. A Vietnam War…

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HGAR Announces 5 New Global Partnerships

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 12:16

The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR) recently added five new global partners to its network after signing agreements with FIABCI Europe, FIABCI Suisse (Switzerland), FIABCI France, FIABCI Belgium and FIABCI Saudi Arabia at the international MIPIM Real Estate Expo in France. “We are so excited about these new partnerships and look forward to collaborating…

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Forbes Global Properties Expands to Historic Martha’s Vineyard

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 09:17

Forbes Global Properties is proud to welcome Tea Lane Associates to its prestigious ranks. Locally owned and operated, Tea Lane Associates will exclusively represent the brand throughout Martha’s Vineyard, one of the United States’ premier luxury markets for primary and secondary homes off the coast of Cape Cod. Tea Lane Associates was founded in 1967…

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How AI Can Help the Traditional Brokerage Model Survive

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 08:42

In an industry where tradition often trumps technology, a revolution continues to brew. As real estate brokerages cling to the tried-and-true, the question arises: Can the sharp edge of artificial intelligence carve out a future for classic brokerages? Modern brokerages are successfully beating the traditional models through the early adoption and deployment of new tech…

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People May Finally Be Adjusting to Higher Mortgage Rates

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 08:25

Despite continued pessimism surrounding mortgage rates, home buyers and sellers are feeling a bit more confident in the housing market lately, according to recent data from Fannie Mae. The latest Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) decreased 0.9 points in March to 71.9, its first decline since November 2023. The slight decrease is mainly…

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Lamacchia Realty Expands in Massachusetts With Sears Real Estate Acquisition

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 16:48

Above, Anthony Lamacchia (left) and Kevin Sears Massachusetts-based Lamacchia Realty has announced the acquisition of Sears Real Estate, which expands the brokerage into the Springfield, Massachusetts, market.  The three-person leadership team at Sears Real Estate, which includes Managing Broker Brian Sears, Broker/Owner Dan Rodriguez and Broker/Owner Kevin Sears, who is also the current president of…

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The Real Brokerage Next to Settle Class-Action Commission Litigation

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 11:52

The Real Brokerage (Real), a company that combines real estate, mortgage and closing services with technology in an effort to deliver a single end-to-end consumer experience, announced on April 8 that it has entered into a settlement agreement to end the pending class-action litigation, Umpa v. NAR, on a nationwide basis. It is one of…

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NAR Partners with Financial Services Firm SoFi

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 11:11

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has announced SoFi as a new partner with NAR REALTOR Benefits®. As part of the agreement, NAR members and their clients can receive exclusive rates and discounts on mortgages, student loan refinancing, personal loans and more. “This partnership amplifies our support for the diverse financial needs of our members,”…

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The Psychological Aspects of Selling a Home: How to Stay Positive and Motivated

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 11:05

Selling a home is more than a financial transaction; it’s an emotional journey. This process can stir up feelings, from excitement about prospects to sadness over leaving memories behind. Understanding and managing these emotions is crucial for staying motivated and positive. I will examine the psychological aspects of selling a home. You will see my…

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5 Ways to Ramp Up Referral Business as a New Agent

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 10:48

You did it. You jumped into the real estate game and now you’re “in it to win it.” That’s both exciting and challenging, especially when you’re a new agent looking to establish yourself in your market. There’s a lot ahead of you, and a lot on your to-do list. One of the best things you…

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Team Tactics: 4 Digital Tools to Sustain Team Productivity

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 10:13

As we now enter Spring, it’s a time where we get that burst of renewed energy and start to grow, thawing from winter just like the flowers and trees. But those good vibes don’t always make it to Summer, let alone the rest of the year. What do you rely on to keep you fresh…

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COURT REPORT: United Mortgage Sued; Updates in Burnett and Spring Way Center

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 09:58

Editor’s note: The COURT REPORT is RISMedia’s weekly look at current and upcoming lawsuits, investigations and other legal developments around real estate. While the recent National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) settlement continues to make headlines and spark conversations across the industry, the legal system waits for no man as cases continue to appear and evolve.…

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands in Western Kentucky

Mon, 04/08/2024 - 09:57

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Fern Leaf Group, based in Paducah, Kentucky, is the first firm in the westernmost region of the state to join the lifestyle real estate brand. The locally owned full-service company helps clients in 15 counties throughout Western Kentucky with a range of real estate transactions, including assistance with residential…

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