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    Policies for All: NAR Discussed Protecting Homeowners From the COVID-19 Impact

    Slowly, the world is coming of its pandemic-induced economic slowdown, making headway in recovery efforts. Experts within the real estate industry gathered virtually on Wed., May 12 to discuss a new report on how several factors—such as shutdowns, job losses and societal shifts—will impact the U.S. housing market. The report—Protecting Homeownership From the Impact of […]

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    Recipe: Broccoli and Butterhead Lettuce Make for Easy, Artful Soup and Salad

    (TNS)—”When I cook vegetables today, my goal is to showcase their natural flavors and qualities, so simplicity is key,” writes chef Eric Ripert in his newly published cookbook, “Vegetable Simple.” Simple has certainly been a defining element in my manner of cooking in the past 13-plus months, but sometimes, those preparations don’t produce results that […]

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    ULI Spring Meeting: What Does the Future Hold for Real Estate?

    While the future of the real estate industry is uncertain, several experts offered their predictions during the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) virtual 2021 Spring Meeting, held on May 10-12. “The demand for housing will hold up as economic recovery continues to pick up speed,” said Vicki Mullins, EVP and chief financial officer at Newland. “Builders […]

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    Creating a Powerful Online Presence

    Kim Luckie Marketing Director, ERA American Real Estate Shalimar, Florida | www.era.com/era-american-real-estate Region served: Northwest Florida Years in real estate: 7 Number of offices: 5 Number of agents: 110 Why is it so important to have a strong online presence?  While there are numerous reasons, first and foremost, real estate professionals must remember that it’s […]

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    Consolidation Is Here. How Will You Successfully Navigate Through It?

    After a successful career in organizational development, seven years ago I decided to make a move into real estate. I was attracted to the fast-paced, entrepreneurial spirit of the industry—and, most importantly, the opportunity to help people both internally and externally of the organization. I believe that if you asked, most of us would say […]

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    Real Estate Q&A: Can the HOA Force Me to Paint My House a Color They Chose?

    (TNS)—Q: When I bought my home 16 years ago, I picked my lot, floorplan, brick and paint color from the developer. Recently the new HOA board picked a new paint color scheme without involving the homeowners. I repainted my home three years ago, and it does not need repainting. I was assigned a gray color […]

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    Looking to Grow Your Business?

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    The Art and Business of Home Inspections

    Despite the challenges of 2020, home sales rose dramatically. Homeowners either “stepped up a level” to find the home of their dreams—one with more outdoor space or the home office they now found they needed—or families repaired and sometimes even remodeled their existing homes with an aim to improve stay-at-home conditions. No matter which way […]

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    Helping Clients Fulfill Their Goals and Dreams

    Real Estate Webmasters Sets Colorado Team on the Path to Continued Growth Nick Clement recently came into real estate as a second-generation family member, following the footsteps of his brothers Joey and Tony who did so 20-plus years ago. Their dad, Joe, had long established himself as a premier agent, broker and agency owner—first in […]

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    NAR Quarterly Report: Nearly All Home Metro Areas Saw Rising Prices

    The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently released data showing that nearly every metro area it tracks—99%—posted year-over-year price increases in the first quarter of 2021. The 11 metro areas with the highest price increases were: – Kingston, N.Y. (35.5%; $303,100) – Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn. (34.3%; $580,400) – Atlantic City-Hammonton, N.J. (34.0%; $277,200) – Barnstable Town, […]

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