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Ask Denise: Cross-Industry Databases

Q: “Denise, I am a fairly new agent but have spent years in the industry as a mortgage broker. I really know about every local real estate professional from agents to other lenders to people in title, appraisers, inspectors, and more. For me, making connections has always been easy and I am still a member […]

Helping Sellers Get Realistic About Price

lingering home for sale

Unrealistic sellers have been a big challenge for real estate agents for decades. It is common for sellers to have a different view of their home value than the market does. The difficulty comes when it is time to get the home listed and the seller believes that they are leaving money on the table […]

Multiple Offer Madness: Prepping the Sellers

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Multiple offers create a complex situation where it is very easy to have misunderstandings between the many parties that are involved. Each party comes to the table with a different set of dynamics, objectives, and priorities. Sellers want to get the highest price and the best terms. Buyers want to buy at the lowest price […]

Report from the National Association of REALTORS® Conference

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Last week, I had the privilege of attending the National Association of REALTORS® Conference in San Francisco. There were a number of highlights on my trip, including speaking to the Women’s Council of REALTORS® on the power of Memorable Marketing. Additionally, I got to know a number of fantastic agents who visited my booth to […]

President Obama Has a Lot to Say About the Housing Market

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On Tuesday, August 6th, President Obama spoke in Phoenix, Arizona at Desert Vista High School, explaining his vision to promote home ownership in America. He praised reform of the financial systems and talked about the reckless practices that led to the housing crisis. A visual representation of his vision can be seen if you follow […]

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for April. The index shows that there have been declines overall, but after sharp increases it was nice to see the price of lumber finally coming down. The recovery has not been kind to the price of lumber and this recent decline could […]

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The Commercial Sector Is Improving! According to Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, the commercial real estate market is continuing to improve due to an improved economy and an increase in jobs. Good news! To visit the National Association of Realtors® website and read the original article “Commercial Real Estate Sectors Steadily Improve” please, Click Here!

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Is it better to buy resale or buy new? Buyers need to look at all the financial factors – not just the monthly mortgage and property taxes. They should also consider the cost of maintenance and utilities. Just how much of a difference can this make? To read the whole article from the National Association […]

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The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book says new construction is on the rise! All Federal districts except one (Kansas City District) reported that residential construction is expanding. The Fed’s positive outlook on new construction is consistent with the positive outlook for real estate sales.   

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A recent article put out by CNN and a report put out by Barclays Capital echoes what I have been saying for over 2 years, real estate is expected to hit record setting levels in the next 26 months. I have been talking about an expected real estate boom for quite some time now. I […]

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