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Gen Y’s ‘New Normal’

“New normal” is a phrase we’ve become familiar with in this post-bubble real estate industry. It describes the current  landscape of home prices that are lower than their peak but still healthy and steadily rising, stricter lending standards, and...
August 15, 2013

13 Reasons to Look Forward to 2013

When we look back on 2012 a long time from now, it may be viewed as the first year of the recovery, the year in which real estate reversed its course and moved in a more positive direction. With...
December 19, 2012

Going Global: Are You Ready?

Miami is known for its colorful vibrancy, but 23,000 vacant condos put a dark cloud over the south Florida market at its peak inventory in 2008. Do you know what happened? They’ve all sold — largely due to the...
October 12, 2012

Buyer Prospecting: Help Them Understand Mortgage Maximums

Sixty-one percent of first-time buyers who made a downpayment on their home pulled that money from savings, and 22 percent received a gift from a friend or relative, according to the 2009 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home...

Can Netflix Help You Understand Consumers in Your Region?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine What does it say about a neighborhood or city if the people living there were more likely to rent the Coen Brothers’ satirical film “Burn After Reading” than the classic popcorn flick...
January 12, 2010

Web Traffic Trends Point to Highly Educated Buyers

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Several bits of news have popped up in the past week, reminding us just how significant real estate Web sites have become in today’s market and in today’s online culture. Last Friday,...
September 15, 2009