REAL TRENDS Article Archive

  • HOME PRICES ON THE RISE

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    During the first six months of the pandemic, Radian Home Price Index revealed that prices are up. Home prices across the United States continued to climb in August, rising at an annualized 8.6% from the prior month, the second-highest month-over-month rate of 2020...

  • HOME SHOWINGS CONTINUE AT A TORRID PACE

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    Showings Increased 73.7 Percent Year Over Year in the Northeast Region, the Biggest Gain in the U.S.

  • WHY IS THE CONCENTRATION OF SALES IMPORTANT?

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    There are many factors that affect marketability and must be considered when performing brokerage valuations. An important factor is concentration of sales. In residential real estate, the concentration of sales is simply how spread out listing and selling activity is among active agents. Why is this important? The simple answer is that it allows you to hedge risk...

  • GLOBAL COVID-19: ARE CONTAINER HOMES THE SOLUTION TO HOMEOWNERSHIP?

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    Will lifestyle changes have people looking at new and innovative homes? The world is facing a massive unemployment problem as COVID-19 impacts both developed and third-world countries...

  • Sales And Management Success: The Role Of Luck

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    Is your success due to luck? Or, is it something else? Are successful people just luckier? This question was posed to author and researcher Jim Collins several years ago at the REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles Conference...

  • How Did The National Firms Do In The First 6 Months?

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    We just reviewed the first six months results from eXp, Keller Williams, Realogy, Redfin, RE/MAX and Zillow. We share highlights of their results, and, in most cases, compare them to their results from the same six-month period a year ago...

  • Culture Is Key: 5 Tips For Ensuring a Seamless M&A Transition

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    Have you considered the human aspect when contemplating a merger or acquisition? While your decisions may center on sound financial projections, the personal element is equally important in paving a smooth path to a successful future together.

  • FHFA Refinance Fee — Industry Fails To See Logic In New Fee

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    On August 13, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it was implementing a 1.5% fee on the loan amount for the majority of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac refinance loans. This did not sit well with the housing industry, for obvious reasons...

  • Global Growth: The Tiny House Movement

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    Defined as an architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes, the tiny house movement is growing across the world. A tiny home is a residential structure under 400 square feet...

  • July Home Buyer Traffic Surges 60.7 Percent

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    July Home Buyer Traffic Surges 60.7 Percent — Buyer Demand Continues to Outstrip Supply Following Third Consecutive Month of Increasing Showing Traffic