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    JCHS: Racial Disparities Darken Pandemic Housing Market Rebound

    Soaring home prices and buying activity serve as success stories of the U.S. economic rebound. However, inequalities that predate the COVID-19 pandemic are still challenges that need to be addressed, according to a recent report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). JCHS released its State of the Nation’s Housing 2021 report on […]

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    Why Is Inventory So Low? Study Cites Decades of Underbuilding as Root Cause

    The pandemic has brought to a boil an issue that has been simmering for years, affecting all Americans, but none more than residential real estate professionals. Every week, the lament is louder—there just aren’t enough homes for sale. The shortage creates frustration for those who work tirelessly to help people find suitable homes, who are […]

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    Thoughts on Leadership: Lead Like a Monk

    In these blog posts, I often share what I’m listening to and reading, in case the topic might inspire you on your leadership journey. This week is a departure from my usual, and in my recharge time, I’ve been listening to a really interesting book called “Think Like a Monk.” It’s by content creator and […]

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    Surviving Soaring Summer Temperatures

    TNS)—When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body. “What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down,” says Dr. Claypool. He adds […]

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    Improvising Effective Selling Conversations for Luxury Listings

    When it comes to winning new luxury listings to sell, conversations are the key. Think about it. With so many tools and so much technology available to today’s prospects, luxury real estate clients who choose to work with luxury real estate professionals are looking for a more human approach to selling their home—and that all […]

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    Housing Starts Held Firm in May

    Housing starts held steady in May, increasing 3.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million units, according to the latest data from the Commerce Department. The May reading of 1.57 million starts is the number of housing unit builders would begin if development kept this pace for the next 12 months. Single-family starts […]

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    June Is National Homeownership Month

    NAR PULSE—There’s no place like Right Tools, Right Now to find the free and discounted tools your brokerage and agents need to help clients navigate their way through the home-buying experience. Check June’s limited-time offers right now, and take advantage of these resources to stay on track in every business climate. How the RPR® Learning Center Helps REALTORS® […]

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    REALTORS® Are Part of the Problem With This Inventory Crisis

    The extremely slow start to the year is not just a fault of the pandemic; nor is it just sellers who were too scared to list their homes. It pains me to say this, but it is also because REALTORS® aren’t doing enough to make their clients feel comfortable. It is our job as REALTORS® […]

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    Connecting With Viable Leads

    Ventura County Real Estate Couple Sees Continued Success With Homes.com  In 2001, Jack Stevenson moved to St. George, Utah, to develop houses and spent nine years doing mortgages with his brother-in-law before moving back to California, settling down in the Camarillo area in 2009. It was then that he switched over to the real estate […]

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    Your 401(k) Plan: 5 Smart Moves to Make in 2021

    (TNS)—More than half of Americans feel they just aren’t saving enough for retirement, according to a 2019 Bankrate survey. But for those who have fallen behind, it’s always a great time to take stock of your 401(k) plan and get moving on ways to set up for greater wealth and financial security in your golden […]

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