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    Shorewest, REALTORS® Celebrates 75 Years of Relationship Building

    Organizations that have been part of the fold of real estate for several decades understand how the tides change, bringing everything from volatile economies and housing crashes to surprisingly resilient markets that can withstand even a worldwide health crisis. It’s no surprise, then, that Shorewest, REALTORS®, now celebrating its 75th year in business, is more […]

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    Pets Are Increasingly Influencing their Owners’ Housing Decisions

    (TNS)—Hannah Wood, a work-from-home product manager for a healthcare company, would like to relocate to Philadelphia to live near her mother, but she’s struggling to find a place that will welcome her roommate, Lea, a 55-pound, mixed-breed dog. Wood initially had hoped to buy a house, but the current competitive market has her searching for […]

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    What the New Digital Real Estate Customer Really Wants

    Today’s new breed of digital real estate customer is technology savvy and digitally focused. They have so much information at their fingertips, and they use it to their advantage before they ever consider contacting you. With nothing more than a smartphone, they can find out everything they want to know about a property, investigate and […]

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    HUD: $20M in Funding Awarded to Eviction Protection Grant Program

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Tues., Nov. 23 announced $20 million in inaugural grants from its Eviction Protection Grant Program, the first of its kind for the Department. These grants will be awarded to legal service providers to assist in providing legal assistance to low-income tenants at risk of or […]

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    RE/MAX to Participate In 2021 Stephens Investment Conference

    RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. recently announced today that Chief Financial Officer Karri Callahan and President of Motto Franchising, LLC Ward Morrison are scheduled to appear at the 2021 Stephens Investment Conference on Wed., Dec. 1, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. CST. A link to the live webcast of the Fireside Chat, as well as the replay, will […]

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    Guaranteed Rate Raises More than $5 Million to Support Mental Health

    Guaranteed Rate has announced it raised more than $5 million in just five days to make a direct impact on mental health in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Project Healthy Minds and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). “One in 5 Americans experience mental health challenges, making it a huge issue we wanted to […]

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    How to Earn More Referrals This Holiday Season

     Thanksgiving and Black Friday are now in our rearview mirror! Hanukkah starts today, and with Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reach out to your clients. Without regular touches, former clients could easily forget that you’re still an active agent in their area and may not […]

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    Newsmaker Spotlight: Ashley Bowers on Improving the Value Proposition Through Agent Support

    As president of HomeSmart International, Ashley Bowers spearheads operations of all departments at the company and its enterprise departments, keeping them all in sync as they meet growth, retention and systematic goals. In addition to her leadership role at the company, Bowers also became an educator and friend at the start of the pandemic, prioritizing […]

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    Mortgage Rates Hold Firm Going Into Thanksgiving Weekend

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.10%, unchanged from last week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) from Freddie Mac. Mortgage details: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.10% with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Nov. 24, 2021, unchanged from last week. A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.72%. 15-year […]

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    Mortgage Applications Up in November, With Refis Making Up More Than Half of the Share

    Mortgage applications increased 1.8% for the week ending Nov. 19, 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. The refinance share of mortgage activity increased to 63.1% of total applications from 62.9% the previous week. The adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) share of activity increased to 3.4% of total applications. The FHA share […]

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