REAL TRENDS Article Archive

  • COVID-19, Civil Unrest & The Economy

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    COVID-19, work-from-home mandates and civil unrest have created a perfect storm for our nation's major urban areas. A near total shutdown of economies due to COVID-19 has choked the vitality that has made urban areas so popular...

  • Findings From The Thousand And Americas' Best Real Estate Professionals

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    For the first time, we ranked teams in our reports by their size based on the number of licensed Realtors® they had on the team. Small teams had 2-5 members, medium teams had 6-10, and large teams had 11 or more. We've measured the relative production and productivity of these different-sizes teams and found some interesting data...

  • The Future Of Small Brokerage Firms

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    Are you stuck in no-man's land between being a selling/managing broker or just a managing broker? Here's some interesting insights...

  • Hottest Housing Market In Nearly 15 Years

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    Market trends continue to be positive, in part, due to telework. Look out: A slowdown may be coming.

  • Are Your Political Views Losing You Agents?

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    In today's tell-it-like-it-is society, are you alienating top agents because of your political and societal views?

  • Democrat And Republican Platforms — The Coming Storm

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    Independent contractors and franchiser-franchisee business relationships face potential challenges ahead.

  • Some Observations: What We Know And What We Don't

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    The uncertainty of the market has everyone confused about what to do next...

  • 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.