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National Homebuilders Association Researches What Buyers Want

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 1 hour 18 min ago

BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released the fourth edition of “What Home Buyers Really Want.” “Based on a comprehensive nationwide survey of recent and prospective homebuyers, “What Home Buyers Really Want” offers unparalleled insights into the pulse of today’s housing demands,” said Carl Harris, chairman of the…

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Understanding the Importance of Septic Inspections as a Buyer and Homeowner

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 1 hour 53 min ago

Septic tank inspections are crucial for any homeowner considering the purchase of a house with a septic system. I will cover the inspection process, identify who should perform it and explain its importance. A septic system handles a home’s wastewater, making its condition vital for property value and health standards. Inspections can prevent future expenses…

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Existing-Home Sales Decline in March

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 2 hours 49 min ago

After a promising start to the year, existing-home sales declined 4.3% in March, to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.19 million, according to the latest report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). This represents a 3.7% decline year-over-year (in March 2023, home sales were 4.35 million).  After dropping to the lowest level in…

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Mortgage Rates Exceed 7% for First Time This Year

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 4 hours 46 min ago

Marking a third straight week of increases and moving over 7% for the first time this year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 7.10% this week, up from last week’s increase to 6.88%, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac, released Thursday. The numbers:  The 30-year FRM averaged 7.10 percent…

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The Buyer-Agent Playbook: How Mortgage Mastery Can Boost Your Value Prop

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 6 hours 40 sec ago

The Buyer-Agent Playbook is a new iteration of RISMedia’s biweekly Playbook segment, specifically centering on buyer agency and how agents are navigating the changes and trends in a post-NAR-settlement environment. The series will provide brokers and agents with insights and information to ensure they not only survive but thrive in these challenging times. Industry professionals…

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Keller Williams ‘Controls’ Agents Who Made Illegal Spam Calls, Judge Rules

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 6 hours 11 min ago

In a case that could have broader implications for nearly every large real estate company, a federal judge ruled earlier this week that Keller Williams as a franchisor can be held responsible for the actions of individual agents who made sales calls to individuals on “Do Not Call” registries.  The ruling stems from a long-running…

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Cultivating a Data-Driven Legacy

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 6 hours 55 min ago

As REcolorado commemorates its 40th anniversary, Justin Knoll’s illustrious career in Colorado’s real estate landscape takes on added significance. With a diverse background, Knoll’s recent venture into proptech development provides a renewed perspective on the industry’s trajectory. Through its four-decade journey, REcolorado has continually set the standard for MLS excellence—driving progress and shaping the future…

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Newsmaker Spotlight: LaMarcus Thurman on a Journey From Finance to Real Estate, and Helping Communities Who Need It

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - 7 hours 13 min ago

LaMarcus Thurman, vice president of community lending at Howard Hanna and co-founder of company division United Purpose Mortgage, makes an impact as both a professional and an activist. A member of numerous non-profit boards, Thurman’s efforts at expanding homeownership earned him his first RISMedia Newsmakers award in 2024 as a Crusader. For the latest entry…

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2 buyers scramble to make a deal as the spring market sprints ahead

USA Real Estate News-Inman - 12 hours 13 min ago
One Connecticut homebuyer is preparing for marriage. Another in Virginia is healing from a divorce. Both tell Inman the struggle to find a home this spring is real — and the clock is ticking.
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