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Are Shipping Containers the Future of Swimming Pools?

June 26, 2017 7:21 pm

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: How Agents Can Achieve Better Visibility With First-Time Homebuyers For Sale: Pacific Palisades Mansion Built for Former Tycoon The Basics of Buying Investment Properties One Canadian couple is making a splash transforming shipping containers into backyard swimming […]

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Luxury Homes: How to Tell If You’re Getting a Fair Price

June 26, 2017 7:21 pm

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: $1 Million a Week, Starting With Quality Leads Don’t Let Clogged Gutters Wreak Havoc on Your Home Easy Tips to Stage Your Home With Toddlers Around Buying a luxury home isn’t as straightforward a process as one […]

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Listing Inventory Takes Critical Hit

June 26, 2017 7:21 pm

Listing inventory is taking a critical hit, with 9 percent fewer for-sale homes on the market now than one year ago, a slump not seen in four years, according to the May Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. The Columbus, Ohio, San Jose, Calif., and Minneapolis, Minn., markets have seen the steepest declines, at around 30 […]

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NAR: Sellers Say They’re Ready

June 26, 2017 7:21 pm

Many homeowners have been reluctant to list their homes for sale—some by choice, some for fear of being unable to afford a new home, or of coming out in the red. Recently released findings from a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) show more homeowners are ready to move on and unload…or, at […]

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New-Home Sales Reverse Course in May

June 25, 2017 1:18 pm

New-home sales reversed course in May, with sales of new, single-family homes up 2.9 percent to 610,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $406,400, while the median was $345,800. New-home listing inventory was 268,000—5.3 months supply. “We are seeing solid […]

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Charlie Bengel, Jr.: A Top-Producing, Community-Centric Culture

June 25, 2017 1:18 pm

With a new president in the White House this year, Charlie Bengel, Jr., CEO of RE/MAX Allegiance, serving the immediate D.C. metro market, admits that there are concerns about decisions that may impact proposed cuts to some federal agencies. “We’re waiting to see what actually comes of some of the proposals, but, as a business […]

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Survey: Mortgage Borrowers Want Best of Both

June 24, 2017 1:15 am

Sixty percent of consumers recently surveyed by the American Bankers Association (ABA) prefer to apply for a mortgage in person, despite the existence of technology that eliminates the need for human interaction. Just 17 percent prefer to apply for a mortgage online. Only 34 percent consider their knowledge of the mortgage process “above average” or […]

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The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is for Sale

June 24, 2017 1:15 am

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: How to Showcase Your Property With a Virtual Open House How to Prepare Your Home Before Going on Vacation The Home Behind Miley Cyrus’ New Single ‘Malibu’ Looking for a home with some serious bragging rights? How […]

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Retirees Turning to Custom Homes to Get the Right Space

June 22, 2017 7:15 pm

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Luxury Homes: How to Tell If You’re Getting a Fair Price $1 Million a Week: Starting With Quality Leads Don’t Let Clogged Gutters Wreak Havoc on Your Home As people reach retirement, their current house may simply […]

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Mortgage Rates Click Down

June 22, 2017 7:15 pm

Mortgage rates on average clicked down this week, continuing steady at low levels, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The 30-year, fixed mortgage rate was 3.90 percent, on average, while the 15-year, fixed rate was 3.17 percent, on average. The 5-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rate was 3.14 percent, on average. […]

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