REAL TRENDS Article Archive

  • Singapore Real Estate Market: Slow But Steady Recovery After Lockdown Lifted

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    Slow But Steady Recovery for Singapore After Lockdown Lifted. After containing COVID-19, Singapore is now opening up. Here's how the real estate market is doing...

  • CFPB Proposes Solution To GSE Patch Expiration

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    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced two proposed rules on June 22 to address the Government-Sponsored Enterprises Patch (GSE Patch), which is scheduled to expire in January 2021.

  • Epic Rebound In May According To Meyers Research

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    Consumers were quick to re-enter the housing market once the stay-at-home orders were lifted. Meyers Research released the New Home Pending Sales Index (PSI) for May 2020. The New Home PSI, backed by data from Zonda and Metrostudy, shows pending sales decreased year-over-year but rose month-over-month across the United States.

  • May Home Buyer Activity Jumps Nationwide To Exceed Pre-pandemic Levels

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    Showing traffic sees year-over-year gains for the first time since February as the real estate industry turns to tech for virtual showings.

  • Analyzing The Market Leaders' Report - July 2020

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    REAL Trends breaks down the data to offer an analysis of the top residential real estate firms in various metro markets.

  • The Flight To Quality

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    It's happening again! It happens every time there is a disruption in the market. Buyers and sellers flee to quality. They want sales associates with smarts, experience, and systems...

  • What Should Brokerage Leaders Focus On?

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    Now that the worst has passed, what should you focus on for success? When the pandemic first hit the housing market, and few knew just how bad it might become, we stressed that brokerage firms, teams, and agents should focus on only two things...

  • What Happens Next?

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    Will we have a complete housing sales recovery by the end of the year? Currently, the number of showings across the country is equal to or exceeding showings on the same date a year ago, according to the ShowingTime Index...

  • The Future Of The Brokerage Industry

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    We analyzed several recent surveys to give you a pulse on the market. Virtually all businesses are now quickly pivoting to meet the expectations of their consumers amid the Coronavirus pandemic...

  • South African Real Estate Market

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    South Africa is the second-largest economy in Africa. Despite its highly developed infrastructure and extensive mineral wealth, it's ranked as low in equalities for its residents...