Builder Confidence Inches Up in September
Builder confidence improved slightly in September amid lower lumber prices and strong housing demand, even while supply chain and labor challenges persist. After a three-month decline, builder sentiment for newly built single-family homes increased by one point to 76 in September, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). […]
Real Estate Q&A: Our Condo Board Is Dragging Its Feet on Approving Our Buyer. What Can We Do?
(TNS)— Q: We are selling our condo, and closing is fast approaching. Our condo board is dragging its feet on approving our buyer. We are getting concerned because we must pack and move out, and we do not even know if our buyer will be allowed to buy our home. What can we do? — […]
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Century 21 Collaborates With National Geographic for Documentary, Launches Study
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the CENTURY 21® Brand explores the concept of home in a unique collaboration with National Geographic CreativeWorks, culminating in the production of its first-ever branded documentary. Titled “Home Rediscovered,” the documentary premieres on the National Geographic Network on Sept. 23, 2021, at 10 p.m. EST. To support the film, the CENTURY 21® Brand […]
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Fathom Realty Expands Leadership Team
Fathom Realty recently announced several additions to its leadership team: Claire Addison District: Greater Albuquerque, New Mexico Addison relocated from Hawaii to practice law and real estate in New Mexico. She is a highly experienced REALTOR® in estates, investment, residential and trust properties. She enjoys helping families who are upsizing or downsizing and first-time homebuyers. […]
Flood and Disaster Disclosures: Law, Precedent and Grades for All 50 States
As more and more climate change-fueled extreme weather events—from historic hurricanes to unexpected summer downpours—affect homes, one issue anyone selling or buying a home needs to be aware of is disclosure. While some states require a seller to expansively detail any history of flood damage, flood zone designation or other natural disaster threats, others have […]
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The Keys to Success: One-on-One With Dermot Buffini
When it comes to succeeding in real estate—or any industry—there are no secrets. Instead, Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Company, said there are only keys that anyone can use to take charge of their lives, careers and business outcomes. In “The Keys to Success,” Buffini joined RISMedia President, Founder and CEO John Featherston to […]
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HUD Announces New Hires
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced several key additions to HUD staff since July. Appointees are listed below in alphabetical order: – Crystal Bergemann, Senior Advisor – Climate, Office of the Secretary – Patrick Byrne, Congressional Relations Specialist, Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Relations – Demetria McCain, Principal Deputy Assistant […]
Regional Spotlight, NYC Associations Hosting Global Real Estate Summit NYC
The Global Real Estate Summit NYC will take place Thursday, Sept. 30. The global summit, now in its 15th year, will feature both in-person and virtual options, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. The event is being hosted by eight regional REALTOR® associations, including the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR), […]
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Industry Reels out West As Drought Wreaks Havoc on Summer Real Estate Markets
Jennifer Fortune is as bullish on Lake Tahoe real estate as anybody. She’s been serving buyers and sellers in the pristine neighborhoods of the southern region of the lake for a decade. As an agent with Chase International, she is active on both sides of the California-Nevada state line, and she’s enjoyed the weather-related ebbs […]
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When Will the Housing Market Crash?
When will the housing market crash? This was one of the top three questions people posed on Google this past spring. Why? Because too many buyers have post-traumatic stress from the 2008 meltdown. While it’s fascinating to see how many people still live in fear of that exact scenario happening again, the truth is, we’re […]