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Preparing a Home for Sale During a Divorce: A Step-by-Step Guide

Divorce is a challenging time and selling a home adds complexity. My guide offers a step-by-step approach to preparing your house for sale during a divorce, addressing legal, financial and emotional considerations. I have put considerable effort into educating you on the following topics: How to navigate the legal considerations of selling a home during…

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4 Underserved Niches That Can Make Excellent Leads

As a real estate agent, you know the potential of pre foreclosure leads, divorcees, failed listings, etc.  But what if there are untapped niches with less competition and the same worthwhile returns? In a crowded market, discovering under-served niches can set you apart and help boost your odds of resonating with your prospects.  Let’s explore…

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REW Unveils the ‘Summer of Innovation’ With Massive CRM Release

Real Estate Webmasters has announced the launch of their latest CRM. The company stated that this new release propels them to the forefront of the integrated website, lead generation and CRM market, firmly establishing them as the number one choice for real estate professionals. “When Zillow acquired Follow Up Boss, I knew it was time…

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall as Other Economic Factors Cool

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) continued to decrease this week, from last week’s average of 6.89% to an average of 6.77% this week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac released Thursday. This week’s numbers: The 30-year FRM averaged 6.77% as of July 18, 2024, down from last week when…

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United Country Premier Properties Opens Flagship Office in Duluth, Georgia

United Country Real Estate has announced a partnership with Virtual Properties Realty (VPR), one of the largest real estate companies in Georgia in agent count and sales volume, to create United Country Premier Properties.  According to a release, this new venture combines the expertise and innovation of United Country Real Estate with the dynamic growth…

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Economic Index Fell Slightly in June; Year-Over-Year Growth More Positive

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S., which provides an early indication of significant turning points in the business cycle and where the economy is heading in the near term, declined by 0.2% in June, following a decline of 0.4% (upwardly revised) in May. Over the first half of 2024, the LEI…

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Realtor.com Parent Seeks Injunction Against CoStar as ‘Info-Theft’ Lawsuit Maneuvering Continues

Citing recent media interviews given by CoStar executives, Move, Inc.—the parent company of Realtor.com®—filed for a preliminary injunction in a California U.S. District Court on Aug. 14, asking a federal judge to “(restrain and enjoin) Defendants CoStar Group, Inc. and (former Realtor.com employee) James Kaminsky from any further unauthorized access of Move-owned files, and from…

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NAR Announces 12 Tech Startups for iOi Summit’s Pitch Battle

The National Association of REALTORS® has announced the 12 companies participating in the Innovation, Opportunity & Investment (iOi) Summit’s Pitch Battle competition from August 28–29 in Chicago. NAR’s stated that their venture capital arm, Second Century Ventures, is set to present the live event, where each contestant will deliver a four-minute pitch on their product…

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Training in the New Real Estate World

Above: Marki Lemons-Ryhal, Elias Astuto and Christa Ross. With the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) post-settlement practice changes taking effect next month, real estate professionals are faced with the reality of having to alter the way they do business. The weight is also being felt among the coaches responsible for ensuring that the next generation…

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Housing Experts Split on Supreme Court’s Chevron Deference Decision

With the Chevron deference now void, opinions from housing organizations and experts are split on how this might impact regulatory decision-making within the industry moving forward.  Earlier this month, the Supreme Court overturned the so-called “Chevron deference,” a legal principle originally set in Chevron U.S.A. Inc. vs. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc that allowed courts…

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