Real Estate News

Mortgage Rates Tick Down Again

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.13% this week, a slight tick down from last week's dip to 6.15%, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), from Freddie Mac. This week's numbers: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.13% as of January 26, 2023,...

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NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Agent Support in a Changing Market

Moderator: Kymber Lovett-Menkiti, President, Keller Williams Capital Properties, Washington D.C.; Broker Relations Liaison, National Association of REALTORS® Panelists: Christian Barnes, President/CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes, Overland Park, Kansas Howard W. (Hoby) Hanna, President, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Nancy ...read more

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Investing in the Future

Michael Urie Broker Solid Rock REALTORS®, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Claremore, Oklahoma https://solidrockrealtors.com Region served: Northwest Oklahoma Years in real estate: 23 Number of offices: 7 Number of agents: 176 Tell us about your company's growth strategy. Our...

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Work Now, Worry Never

There's a lot of worry in the market right now. I hear agent after agent discouraged about rates, inventory, and buyer or seller reluctance. While this might be understandable, it's incredibly unhelpful and, frankly, bad for business. Instead of worrying, I suggest just getting...

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Global Spotlight: Exotic European Gems

Above: One-bedroom apartment in Porto Montenegro residential area This month, two Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) members discuss the trends shaping the market across the pond. Golden Group–Astra Real Estate Kotor, Montenegro Jelena Damjanovic Vidakovic, PR & Marketing Manager https://astrareaestate.me Tell...

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Great Spaces: Tectonic House Takeover

Property highlights: Location: Venice, California Listing Price: $5,800,000 Features: 2,522-square-foot private gated compound with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Added Appeal: Dramatic architectural design, open-floor plan and roof-top deck with expansive ocean views. Most people populate their homes with fine art in the hopes...

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Mortgage Rates Move Higher

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rose this week, averaging 6.42%, up from last week's dip to 6.27%, according to the latest results of the Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) released by Freddie Mac Thursday, Dec. 29. The latest numbers: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.42%...

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Leveling Up Remote Leadership

While remote and hybrid work existed before the pandemic, many workers are now making employment contingent on flexible work opportunities. In fact, according to FlexJobs, 58% of employees would consider resigning to adopt an alternative schedule. To engage and retain employees, businesses need to...

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Finding Freedom Within Your Career

Above from L to R: Michele Christiana, Front-Office Coordinator; Richard Molner, Regional Vice President; Sandy Murphy, Office Manager Richard “Rick” Molner Regional Vice President and Principal Broker United Real Estate | Philadelphia Wayne, Pennsylvania https://www.unitedrealestatephiladelphia.com Region served: Greater Philadelphia Years in real estate: 18...

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Going Global

It was ironic not long ago when Real Estate Webmasters CEO Morgan Carey decided to buy a property in Lisbon, Spain. Working from his home country of Canada, Carey had all kinds of issues accessing what was on the market, with language barriers and...

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