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Fair Housing Makes Us Stronger

On April 11, 1968, President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law. This marked an important and historic change in our nation's commitment to property rights, recognizing that property rights should not be abridged because of discrimination based on race, color, national origin...

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The Genesis of BackAgent

In 2017, BackAgent provided more than 180,000 agents and brokers a cloud-based technology platform complete with a comprehensive intranet and one of the most robust transaction-management systems in the industry.

But when the Houston, Texas-based company first had the idea for the solution back in...

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The Hottest Housing Markets This Year

Accelerating home prices.

Expanding income and jobs.

New residents.

In 2018, the hottest housing markets will boast a combination of these factors, according to Zillow, which recently released its predictions for the year. The markets in Zillow's top 10:

  1. San Jose, Calif.
  2. Raleigh, N.C.
  3. Seattle, Wash.
  4. Charlotte, N.C.
  5. San Francisco, Calif.
  6. Austin, Texas
  7. Denver,...

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Appraisals Come Up Slightly Short

Appraisals came up slightly short of owner opinions in November, 0.67 percent lower than expected, 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 4.24 percent year-over-year.

“It's encouraging...

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The Amazon Effect: The Evolution and Disruption of the Commercial Market

The Commercial Broker Roundtable discusses issues affecting the commercial market and their ramifications for residential real estate.

Moderator: Deena Zimmerman, Vice President, SVN Chicago Commercial

Participants:
Chris Bornhoft, CCIM, Broker, Commercial Sales and Leasing, Windemere Commercial
Tommy Choi, Co-Founder, Weinberg Choi Residential
Scott Maesel, Executive Managing Director, SVN Chicago...

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Women’s Homeownership: A Sanctuary

For real estate agents to be better prepared to serve women homebuyers, they must recognize women's power as a buying pool and understand the meaning of homeownership to women—the fastest-growing and most exciting market in the housing ecosystem.

Delaying marriage, higher educational attainment and presence...

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Mortgage Rates Inch Lower

Mortgage rates moved lower this week, with the 30-year, fixed rate averaging 3.90 percent, a decrease from 3.92 percent the week prior, according to Freddie Mac's recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The 15-year, fixed rate averaged 3.30 percent, down from 3.32 percent...

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Stake Your Claim Online

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