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Assistance for Housing Lags Market-Rate Rents

October 19, 2017 4:48 pm

Assistance from the government for housing is not keeping up with the market, according to a new analysis by Zillow. Assistance granted as part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program misses the mark in the majority of metropolitan areas, the analysis shows. HUD determines the value of […]

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Hottest Zip Codes’: A Tale of Three States

October 19, 2017 4:48 pm

Realtor.com®’s annual Hottest Zip Codes in America ranking reads like a tale of three states: California, Colorado and Michigan. Watauga, Texas (76148) Livonia, Mich. (48154) Kentwood, Mich. (49548) Medford, Mass. (02155) Littleton, Colo. (80123) Castro Valley, Calif. (94546) Colorado Springs, Colo. (80922) Overland Park, Kan. (66210) Mira Mesa (San Diego), Calif. (92126) Hilliard, Ohio (43026) […]

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Mortgage Deduction at Risk of Irrelevancy with Tax Reform Plan

October 18, 2017 4:48 pm

The mortgage interest rate deduction has always been a selling point for those on the fence between continuing to rent or jumping into homeownership. While not the determining factor, the deduction is an influencing dynamic for buyers and an overall bonus of investing a large sum of their assets into a home. Currently, the tax […]

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Housing Starts Tumble in September

October 18, 2017 4:48 pm

Home-building activity tumbled in September, with housing starts down 4.7 percent to a rate of 1,127,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts decreased 4.6 percent to 829,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more came in […]

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Honoring the Exceptional and Extraordinary: RISMedia’s Power Broker Reception & Dinner

October 18, 2017 4:48 pm

Leading Power Brokers will gather in Chicago, Ill., this November as guests of honor at RISMedia’s 22nd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, being held Friday, Nov. 3, during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. The Power Broker Reception & Dinner is an exclusive, invitation-only event honoring the Top 500 brokers in RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report […]

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Diverse Roads Lead to Opportunity in Real Estate

October 18, 2017 4:48 pm

Every REALTOR® has a backstory on their path to real estate—and according to new research out of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), most REALTORS® were self-motivated to pursue it as a profession. Seventy percent of REALTORS® self-started their career because of an interest in the industry, the “Choosing a Career in Real Estate: A […]

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Creating Profitable Relationships

October 17, 2017 4:48 pm

In the following interview, Mike Bjorkman, broker/owner of HomeSmart NCG in Valencia, Calif., discusses the advantages of the HomeSmart model, the local market, social media and more. Region Served: Northern Los Angeles County Years in Real Estate: 26 Number of Offices: 3, with another set to open prior to 2018 Number of Agents: 250 Please […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Disruption in Real Estate—Advancement or Threat?

October 17, 2017 4:48 pm

From Zillow Instant Offers to Opendoor, real estate professionals across the country are concerned about an ever-growing faction of so-called industry disruptors. RISMedia’s recently released white paper, “The Disruption of the Real Estate Industry: A Survival Guide for Brokers and Agents,” includes exclusive RISMedia research on the topic, a look at some of the industry’s […]

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Special Rates on Commercial Property Loans

October 17, 2017 4:48 pm

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, is offering special low rates on commercial real estate loans with up to 25 years amortization and no pre-payment penalty to Credit Union members. This includes loans for new buildings, refinances or building improvements. Opportunity available here through October 31. 5 Social Media […]

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Great Spaces: Living Luxe in Beautiful Bradenton

October 16, 2017 4:48 pm

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Survey: Broker Operations and Technology Relaxation Awaits: 2018 Best Places to Retire Great Spaces: Let’s All Move to Maui Florida real estate is on fire with addition of a four-bedroom home in the luxury Florida community The Concession, located in […]

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