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7 Benefits of a Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike
9/18/2018 2:26 PM
(TNS)—Interest rates are going up. The Federal Reserve in June hiked rates for the second time in 2018, and there could be two more rate hikes before the end of the year, including one at this month’s Fed meeting. Sure, the increases mean it will cost more to borrow—but you’ll benefit from getting better rates on […] <...Read More
Luxury Beckons in Belize
9/17/2018 2:52 PM
Established in 2004, Vista Real Estate Belize is a full-service company proudly offering Belize’s highest level of real estate services. With five staff members, three agents and one broker, the firm serves the country’s six districts (Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo), in addition to the surrounding islands...Read More
Marriage Equality Continues as LGBT Homeownership Driver: Report
9/16/2018 12:06 PM
It has been more than three years since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, paving the way for the continued increase of LGBT married couples purchasing homes, according to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals’ (NAGLREP) second annual LGBT Real Estate Report, an online survey of 485 membe...Read More
Cutting-Edge Technology: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
9/16/2018 12:05 PM
This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses embracing new technology wisely.  Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)  Panelists Thad Wong, Co-f...Read More
A Culture of Professionalism and Caring: Keller Williams Metro Center Realty
9/14/2018 11:03 PM
Shane McCullar, Principal Broker/CEO, Keller Williams Metro Center Realty Right out of college, Shane McCullar wanted to be a REALTOR®. “But I couldn’t afford it,” he says. “I knew I needed a financial cushion to get started.” He accrued that cushion as an investment broker, then followed his heart into the rea...Read More
Jeff Sposito: Focused on Real Estate Success
9/14/2018 11:01 PM
Vitals: J. Rockcliff REALTORS® Years in Business: 12 Size: 7 offices, 400 agents Regions Served: San Francisco East Bay, Alameda and Contra Costa counties, Calif. 2017 Sales Volume: $2.65 billion 2017 Transactions: 2,655 No. 79 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report With more than 30 years of experien...Read More
CLOSING THIS WEEK: Are You an Industry Newsmaker? Nominate Yourself or Others Today!
9/13/2018 3:33 PM
Are you an industry newsmaker, or know someone who is? Act now to nominate yourself or others for RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers, designed to recognize individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the residential/commercial real estate industries, and/or their efforts to positively af...Read More
History Happens at Home
9/13/2018 3:19 PM
All houses have a story to tell. And one exceptional house is sharing its rich tapestry of stories spanning five families and 200 years through the “Within These Walls” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This exhibition, exclusively sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR),...Read More
Credit Freeze: A Misunderstood Freebie That You Actually Want
9/13/2018 3:15 PM
(TNS)—Just one year ago, consumers woke up and discovered that hackers had one heck of a field day with their Social Security numbers and other information in a massive data breach at Equifax. Equifax’s screw-up would forever leave millions just that much more vulnerable to ID theft. Face it: It’s not like you can change […]Read More
Hurricane Florence: 755,000-Plus Homes Could Be Impacted by Storm Surge, Projections Show
9/12/2018 3:16 PM
Hurricane Florence is imminently making landfall, with the Category 4 storm (at press time) on track to batter the Carolinas and parts of Virginia, causing catastrophic damage in the region. According to CoreLogic preliminary projections, an estimated 758,657 homes could be devastated by the hurricane’s storm surge, and reconstruction coul...Read More