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Live a Better Life

When I first got into real estate, I loved the energy and enthusiasm first-time homebuyers brought to the equation, and this satisfaction factor was why I got my real estate license. As an experienced agent, I learned to manage first-time homebuyers and nurture those...

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FHFA: Home Prices Rose in August

Home prices rose 0.7 percent month-over-month in August 2017, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) recently released House Price Index (HPI). The HPI year-over-year—based on prices for homes with Fannie Mae- or Freddie Mac-backed mortgages—was up 6.6 percent.

Per the Index, month-over-month home...

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Appraisal Disappointing? Steps to Take

Appraisal disappointing? You have options, according to the Appraisal Institute.

“Homebuyers and sellers should first understand what an appraisal is and how it's used,” says Jim Amorin, president and acting CEO of the Appraisal Institute. “Real estate appraisals for mortgage finance applications are prepared for...

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Autumn Additions

(Family Features)—Fall provides a time for fun and celebration, but it also can be an opportunity to refocus on taking care of your home both indoors and out.

These simple upgrade ideas can help you improve aesthetic appeal, upgrade safety, keep your home free from...

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Homeowner Perceptions of Value Off

Homeowner perceptions of value were off in September, 1.14 percent higher than those of appraisers, according to the latest Quicken Loans' National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 3.38 percent year-over-year.

A summary...

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Economic Forecast Perks Up

Analysts are amending their economic forecast due to higher GDP expectations, even as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma weigh on growth, according to Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group's recently released Economic and Housing Outlook for September 2017. The Outlook projects the economy...

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Technology Adoption: Impact on Office Synergy

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable this month discusses agent adoption of technology.

Moderator:
Robert Bailey, Broker/Owner, Bailey Properties, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations, NAR

Panelists:
Mike Pappas
, CEO, Keyes Co. Illustrated Properties, Miami, Fla.
Dan Forsman, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia...

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