trends Archive

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

Small-Home Trend Reverses as More High-End Buyers Enter the Market

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Single-family home starts were at a 40-year-low in 2011, with just 429,000 homes built. That’s also a 75 percent decrease from a peak of 1.7 million starts in 2005. But today’s...
February 10, 2012

Is Your E-Mail Address in Your E-Mail Signature? Stop It

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Nobu Hata, sales associate with Edina Realty in Minneapolis, has a message for everyone who has their e-mail address in their e-mail signature: You’re not giving anyone added value. Your correspondents...

WordPress Camp: Get Busy Bloggin’

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine From beginners to pros, WordPress Camp had something to offer every blogger at the 2010 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Monday. Technology and marketing experts presented dual-track sessions for novice bloggers and advanced...
November 8, 2010

From the International Builders’ Show: New American Home Takes Hit With Foreclosure

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In the world of architects, builders, and designers, the annual debut of the New American Home at the International Builders’ Show is an institution. For 27 years it has been the mainstay of...