The confidence consumers have in housing is picking up steam—but not because of the market outright, according to the August Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 88, the gauge grew 1.5 percentage points month-over-month; however, the confidence consumers have is on par with the prior year, and...
News Category: Real Estate News
(L to R) Adam Freeman, Principal; Dan Kruse, President & CEO; Tom Bretz, CEO, Chicago Operations; Jasen Schrock, President, Michigan Operations
What started in 1978 as a one-man shop in Madison, Wis., has grown to become one of real estate's top Power Brokers. Clearly, Bill Kessler's early goal...
Vitals: Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper, REALTORS®
Years in Business: 32
Size: 9 offices, 425 agents
Regions Served: San Antonio, Boerne, Bandera, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, New Braunfels, San Marcos and Universal City, Texas
2017 Sales Volume: $1 billion+
2017 Transactions: 4,000+
No. 267 in sales volume in RISMedia's 2018 Power Broker Report
A 2018 winner of...
In August, consumer confidence rose, posting a 133.4 reading in the Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. July's reading was 127.9.
The Expectations reading of the Index, which gauges how consumers feel about their business, employment and income prospects six months out, improved, as well, to 107.6, while the...
Home prices are still on a tear, but growing less significantly than in 2017, according to CoreLogic's latest Home Price Index (HPI™) report. In July—around the height of one of history's hottest housing markets—prices rose 6.2 percent year-over-year, the report shows.
“With increased interest rates and home prices, the CoreLogic...
In the following interview, Matt Delhougne, broker/owner of RE/MAX Vision in Chesterfield, Mo., discusses generating leads, operating a team, and more.
Region Served: St. Louis Metro area
Years in Real Estate: 19
No. of Team Members: 41 agents, 14 support staff
2017 Closed Transactions: 671
Goal for 2018 Closed Transactions: 1,000
You can change a house—location is tougher.
According to new research by Trulia, 36 percent of Americans have “neighborhood regret,” or would have moved to another neighborhood than the one they reside in today. The feeling is heightened in metros, where 46 percent are dissatisfied with their pick, but less...
With affordability draining quickly, the gap is growing between the amount of buyers with a desire to purchase, and the amount of buyers who actually can.
The real estate market has heated up so much in certain regions that brokers are taking transactions into their own hands—or, rather, their pockets. With increasing prices and, seemingly, more buyers willing to pay an amount that's leaving sellers with nice profits, the question these sellers keep asking is,...
NAR PULSE—Share the message of safety with your agents this month! Encourage them to register for NAR's REALTOR® Safety Program webinar scheduled for September 12 at 1:00 p.m. CT. They will learn how to form good habits that will help them stay safe on the job year-round.