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    RISMedia’s Newsmakers: Putting the Brightest Thought Leaders on Center Stage

    The ability to inspire, educate and engage with your peers is something that many have tried, but few have conquered. Whether they are agents showcasing and sharing their creativity or executives taking steps to make the industry a more diverse and inclusive space, “Influencers” in real estate are constantly finding new ways to impact the…

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    Mortgage Rates Bump Back Up Over 5%

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) ticked up over 5% this week, averaging 5.22%, up from 4.99% last week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac, released Thursday. Key survey findings this week: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.22% with an average 0.7 point as of August 11, 2022, up from last…

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    July Dip in U.S. Foreclosures a Sign of Return to Seasonality

    With the housing market still undergoing its share of changes and downshifts, a new report released by ATTOM Data Solutions indicates that the uptick of U.S. foreclosures experienced a mild deceleration last month. In its July 2022 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, the organization indicated that there were 21,428 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled…

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    Kentwood Real Estate Offers New Program Powered by Zavvie

    Denver, Colorado firm Kentwood Real Estate has announced the launch of its Kentwood Advantage program, powered by zavvie. This new transaction assistance program is available to homeowners and buyers throughout the state of Colorado. With housing inventory coming off record lows and home sales showing signs of slowing, Denver area homeowners are looking for the…

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    The Institute: July Luxury Market Report

    The Institute’s (ILHM) Luxury Market Report is your guide to analyzing the trends and comparative data on the top-residential markets throughout Canada and the United States. July’s report reviews the current statistics for the luxury market in North America month over month and the 13-month trend. This month The Institute reviews the last six months…

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    Keeping Up With the Changing Technology Landscape

    Sabine Steinbrecher, CEO and chief hiveologist of Hiveologie—a division of Learning Library, Inc.—has been working in the real estate e-learning realm for nearly 25 years, now creating practical business-building educational modules designed to fit into agents’ busy schedules. “While our focus has been real estate education, and e-learning specifically, we’ve done pretty much everything there…

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    Succeeding as a New Agent, Even in a Recession

    As a new agent, you’re excited to start selling homes. But you may also be feeling anxious about the real estate market slowing down, interest rates and inflation rising, and talk of a recession. That’s why it makes sense to invest in your career now. The Buffini & Company 100 Days to Greatness® real estate…

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    The Value of Experience and Education

    Jeffrey Jolicoeur Broker/Partner CENTURY 21 Surette Waterville, Maine | https://surette-realestate.com Region served: Central Maine Years in real estate: 20 Number of offices: 1 Number of agents: 18 In your time with the CENTURY 21® brand, what has been the most valuable resource or tool that has positively impacted your business?  I’ve been with the CENTURY…

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    ERA Artist’s Logo Design Selected by Toys for Tots

    ERA Central Realty Group has announced that in-house graphic artist Suzi Kelly has been chosen as the official graphic designer for the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program 75th Anniversary. Kelly was awarded the prestigious appointment based on her logo design, which will be used on collection boxes and marketing collateral for the…

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    BCI Up as Brokers Roll With the Punches

    A tumultuous summer so far in real estate has left brokers shaken, with signs of a broad housing pullback—including big hits to home sales, building permits and new construction starts—causing concern. Meanwhile, price drops and homes spending more time on the market have some worried about waning demand. But the latest edition of RISMedia’s Broker…

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