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Rent Control Cannot Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis

In response to a growing affordable housing crisis throughout the U.S., state and local governments are considering adopting various rent control measures. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) opposes rent control and rent stabilization laws on both residential and commercial properties, as these measures do nothing to address residential construction deterrents like misguided local zoning measures and high land costs. Instead, rent control policies create political battles between landlo...
Tags: New York, News, California, Washington, Oregon, America, Radio, Portland, Rent Control, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Latest News, San Francisco Bay Area, Housing Affordability, San Mateo, NAR


First-Time Homebuyers Get a Break With Lower Mortgage Rates

(TNS)—Economic gurus got one part of the mortgage forecast for 2019 correct. We’re certainly seeing a volatile year for rates. What they didn’t see coming: Mortgage rates tumbled in March, the biggest one-week fall in a decade. Now—instead of seeing mortgage rates edge closer to 5.25 percent, as some had predicted we’d see in 2019—we’re looking at an average 30-year rate near 4 percent. The rate drop comes just in time for the spring home-buying season and will make monthly payments less expensi...
Tags: News, Radio, Hud, Birmingham, Mortgage Rates, Detroit, Credit Score, Financing, Latest News, Martinez, Beth Martinez, FHA, McBride, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Bankrate, Federal Housing Administration


Last Chance to Earn Your April 1 MVP Reward!

NAR PULSE—Claim your free .realtor domain*, plus $10 off G Suite, Professional Gmail and tools for a full year! Once completed, you will earn the 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers –Download MVP reward! Offer ends April 15. Act today! *Free for the first year, one per individual member. April 15 Is Right Around the Corner Encourage your agents to get their taxes done soon. Through the REALTOR Benefits® Program, NAR members enjoy savings of up to $20 on TurboTax®, America’s No. 1 best-selli...
Tags: News, America, Radio, Latest News, NAR, Turbotax, Tax Season, Spotlights, Realtor Domain


The Path to Global Diversity

(Above) Credit: Matthew Ferrara, Dean of Innovation, LeadingRE; philosopher, photographer, writer and professional speaker LeadingRE’s Culturally-Inclusive Approach to Business, Abroad and at Home Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the April issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today.  Simply having a presence in countries around the globe doesn’t necessarily mean you embrace cultural diversity. Truly understanding cultural diversity goes much deeper than that. “When you...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Real Estate, UK, Milan, London, News, Germany, New York City, Africa, Diversity, Radio, United States, South Africa, Philippines


Power Brokers: Allaying Fears and Navigating the New Tax Territory

  In the business of real estate, a combination of forces impact the market and profitability. According to RISMedia’s 2019 Power Broker Report, housing-related legislation is less pressing, but concerns exist, and “economic uncertainty” is one of the top two challenges for Power Brokers this year. Despite only 1.5 percent of Power Brokers challenged by changes to housing legislation, there are those who have been directly impacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as well as the overall political u...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Radio, National, Long Island, Latest News, Mike Pappas, Power Broker Survey, Suzanne De Vita, Power Broker, Michael Mahon, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Power Broker Report, 2019 Power Broker Report, 2019 Power Broker Survey


Realtor.com: List Price Reaches Record $300K

For the first time, the average home listing is now priced at $300,000, according to a new report—a critical development heading into prime real estate season. According to data newly published by realtor.com®, the median national price has reached $300,000, climbing 7 percent year-over-year. The increase is potentially a precursor to other price records, says Danielle Hale, chief economist at realtor.com. “The typical U.S. home list price has set a new high right on the cusp of the spring home-...
Tags: News, San Francisco, Housing Market, Radio, National, Latest News, SAN JOSE Calif, Hale, Real Estate Market, Buying/Selling, Home Prices, Realtor.com®, Suzanne De Vita, Housing Inventory, Danielle Hale, Seattle Wash Heading


Power Brokers: Culture-Forward and Leading With Support

  When assessing what distinguishes Power Brokers, the numbers play a predominant role. Who had the most dollar volume? The most sides? (In a first, there were two No. 1s this year—check out the ranking in RISMedia’s 2019 Power Broker Report.) Often, Power Brokers are also elevated by an intangible trait: culture. The elusive but essential factor informs morale, productivity, retention…all of the contributors to longevity, profitability and success. When agents can afford to be choosy about who ...
Tags: News, Radio, National, John, Latest News, Southern California, Trending, Gardner, Howard Hanna, First Team, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Dottie Herman, Michael Saunders, Lead Story, Power Broker Survey, Suzanne De Vita


Upstream to Be Powered by CoreLogic®

Spring is almost upon us, bringing with it a renewed spirit of cooperation and innovation across the real estate industry. For the past couple years, you may have heard Upstream discussed in the media and at conferences. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about who is behind Upstream, how it will benefit the industry and the role of CoreLogic® in the project. What Is Upstream? Upstream is a new data management solution for brokers. As everyone familiar with real estate ...
Tags: Technology, News, Radio, Canada, Innovation, Mls, Broker, Latest News, Upstream, Corelogic Inc, CoreLogic, Chris Bennett, Crea, Spotlights, Alex Lange, The Canadian Real Estate Association CREA


Power Brokers: Training to Win

In real estate, accountability is a prerequisite for success. No one embraces it with more passion than Power Brokers, who empower their leaders and managers with pioneering—and often, proprietary—training. In fact, according to RISMedia’s 2019 Power Broker Report, one of the top two areas of investment for Power Brokers is training, with coaching, education, goal-setting—even mindset—forging a path for productivity. It’s inspiring, motivating…and the hallmark of a high-ranker. Growing Your Ow...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, News, Radio, National, Jordan, Latest News, Institute, Gardner, Robin Miller, Intero Real Estate Services, Power Broker Survey, Suzanne De Vita, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Power Broker, Power Brokers


Compass to Acquire Stribling & Associates in First Hometown Merger

Compass is acquiring esteemed independent Stribling & Associates, its first hometown merger, for an undisclosed sum, according to reports this week. The acquisition adds Stribling’s 300 agents to the brokerage, bringing its collective count in New York City to 1,800. Stribling & Associates was co-founded in 1980 by Elizabeth Stribling, and is helmed by Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan, Stribling’s daughter and the firm’s president. The addition is the brokerage’s first major move in New York, wher...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Softbank, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Radio, Manhattan, Qatar Investment Authority, National, Compass, Bay Area, Latest News, Adams, Associates


Center for REALTOR® Development Partners With CCIM Institute

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD), an online learning platform owned and operated by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is pleased and proud to announce its new partnership with CCIM Institute, a nonprofit organization affiliated with NAR that focuses on education and benefits for commercial real estate practitioners. 5 New Online Courses This launch marks the first time CCIM Institute has contribute...
Tags: News, Radio, Commercial Real Estate, Latest News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Spotlights, CRD, Center for REALTOR® Development, Real Estate Education, CCIM, Real Estate Certifications, CCIM Institute, Realtor Courses, Realtor Education, Robert L Ward CCIM


Power Brokers: As Competition Heats Up, Dollars Go to Growth

Faced with overlapping pressures this year, Power Brokers are approaching business with a combination of fortitude, grit and wariness. According to RISMedia’s 2019 Power Broker Report, 59 percent of Power Brokers have a “cautiously optimistic” outlook—an increase from 52 percent in 2018, and driven by economic uncertainty. As capital flows into the industry and options proliferate, the agent and consumer experience remain priorities, with Power Brokers adapting these areas to compete and, ultima...
Tags: News, America, Radio, National, New England, Jersey, Latest News, Peter, Realogy, Adam Contos, Lead Story, Power Broker Survey, Suzanne De Vita, Power Broker, Gino Blefari, Anthony Hitt


Well, It's Official: TOOL Releasing New Album in 2019

IT'S HAPPENING. The post Well, It's Official: TOOL Releasing New Album in 2019 appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Latest News, Tool


NEOLITHIC Releases Their Grotesque And Brooding New Track "Entropy of Totality"

It's like putting hot sauce on a paper cut! The post NEOLITHIC Releases Their Grotesque And Brooding New Track "Entropy of Totality" appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Latest News, Song Premiere, New Music, Neolithic


Power Brokers: Lack of Listings Remains Troublesome, but Another Concern Is Emerging

Looking to recent years, the housing market was on a stanch trajectory: dried-up listings, mounting prices…and sales that struggled to take off. Now, as 2019 begins to crystalize, the market outlook is shifting, and Power Brokers have a decidedly different perspective. According to RISMedia’s 2019 Power Broker Report, 49 percent of Power Brokers are in a “balanced” market, and 27 percent are in a “growing” market. Their chief concern is inventory—again the No. 1 challenge, as in past years—but a...
Tags: Florida, News, America, Radio, Silicon Valley, National, Houston, Latest News, Trending, Fed, Sotheby s International Realty, Sarasota, Pat Riley, Joan Docktor, Michael Saunders, Lead Story


NAR’s Generational Trends: Boomerang Kids, and Millennials on the Move

Adult children are moving in with their parents, and affecting their home-buying preferences—but baby boomers, who have conventionally driven the trend, are not the only generation to be impacted by it, according to new research. In fact, to accommodate boomerang kids, one in six Generation X homebuyers (born between 1961-1981) went the multigenerational route, and 52 percent did so because their adult children live with them, according to 2019 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends by the Na...
Tags: News, Radio, National, Latest News, Trending, NAR, Gen X, National Association of Realtors, Gen Xers, Yun, Lawrence Yun, Buying/Selling, Buying A Home, Homebuyers, Home Sellers, Down Payment


New York Real Estate Powerhouse Launches Luxian International Realty

Luxian International Realty, the first virtual, technology-based full-service real estate brokerage firm serving high-net worth sports and entertainment clients, has launched in New York. Luxian is the only minority- and women-owned business of its kind, according to a company release. Using technology that applies a virtual-office experience and artificial intelligence, Luxian is able to deliver remarkable and luxurious real estate experiences for clients anywhere in the world. Taking efficienc...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Radio, Brazil, Manhattan, Latest News, Luciane Serifovic, Spotlights, Luxian International Realty, New York Luxian, Luxian, Serifovic, Sofia Rabello


Is Your Brokerage Up to the $10,000 Challenge?

NAR PULSE—Participate in NAR’s C2EX Challenge, C3, for a chance to win $10,000 to further your brokerage’s C2EX promotions. Join us to CULTIVATE interest in the program, COMMUNICATE the benefits of participation and CELEBRATE the success of your agents who are holding themselves to a higher professional standard. See full details at NAR.realtor/c3challenge.  Simple, Quick, Accurate—Plus $20 Off! It’s time to get taxes done, and your agents can get up to $20 in savings when they use TurboTax®, a...
Tags: News, Radio, Latest News, NAR, Turbotax, Tax Season, Spotlights, REALTOR Benefits® Program, Realtor Domain, Real Estate Domain


SACRED REICH Announces Split EP With IRON REAGAN, Drops New Song "Don't Do It Donnie"

All of this is good news. The post SACRED REICH Announces Split EP With IRON REAGAN, Drops New Song "Don't Do It Donnie" appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Latest News, Upcoming Releases, Iron Reagan, Don, Donnie, Sacred Reich


MISERATION (SOLUTION .45) Down To Two Members, Recording First New Album In Seven Years

Now it's just Christian Älvestam and Jani Stefanović. The post MISERATION (SOLUTION .45) Down To Two Members, Recording First New Album In Seven Years appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Latest News, Miseration, Christian Älvestam, Jani Stefanović


LGBT Homeownership Lags National Rate, as Discrimination Fears Obstruct Progress

When it comes to homeownership, discrimination fears are impeding LGBT renters, who are concerned about navigating the process, and how their neighborhood would receive them, new research reveals. According to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals —in collaboration with Freddie Mac—discrimination is a fear for 46 percent of LGBT renters. Although the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS® bans discrimination due to sexual orientation and/or gende...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Radio, National, Berger, Wells Fargo, Latest News, Freddie Mac, Housing Discrimination, Suzanne De Vita, NAGLREP, LGBT Housing Policy Summit, Jeff Berger, LGBT Homeownership


Differentiation Matters

United Real Estate’s Future-Focused Model Continues to Change Competitive Real Estate Landscape To say that Rick Haase has hit the ground running since stepping into the roles of president of United Real Estate and COO of United Real Estate Group just three short months ago would be a serious understatement. With dozens of opportunities to consider after nearly a decade running one of the largest brokerages in the country, Haase chose to join a company that is squarely in the fast water of the c...
Tags: News, Radio, Culture, Philadelphia, Broker, United, Latest News, Best Practices, Dallas Texas, Haase, Spotlights, Real Estate Brokerage, United Real Estate, Real Estate Brokerage Models, Rick Haase, Brokerage Operations


Retaining Agents and Growing in a Highly Competitive Market

In the following interview, Will Palmer, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Coast Properties in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., discusses his firm, how he retains talent, and more. Region Served: The Florida Panhandle, from Pensacola to St. George Island Years in Real Estate: 15 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 19 Please describe some of the trends you’re seeing in your market. Despite primarily being a seasonal resort market, in the past five years, we’ve seen a major push of people moving here full-tim...
Tags: Technology, News, Radio, Recruitment, Broker, Latest News, Best Practices, Pensacola, Florida Panhandle, Retention, Real Estate Technology, Century 21, Santa Rosa Beach Fla, Spotlights, Real Estate Brokerage, Jameson Doris


What Today’s Sellers Want

The following information is provided by the Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). NAR has been administering its annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey since 1981. The survey has grown from 59 to 131 questions and gives us great insight into the trends, wants and needs associated with the most significant financial decision of most people’s lives: purchasing a primary residence for themselves and their families. In this article, we’re going to dig in a little deeper into the findings...
Tags: News, Radio, Latest News, NAR, FSBO, Buying/Selling, CRD, Home Sellers, Center for REALTOR® Development, Rebi, CRD NAR


Window to the Law: Service Animals in the Workplace

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s e-News.  Watch the new Window to the Law video from the National Association of REALTORS® to learn about service animals in the workplace and an employer’s responsibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act when considering accommodation requests. View on ...
Tags: News, Radio, Broker, Latest News, Best Practices, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Spotlights, Real Estate Brokerage, Brokerage Operations


HE IS LEGEND To Release New Record White Bat This Summer

See? There was more than just that one song. The post HE IS LEGEND To Release New Record White Bat This Summer appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Latest News, He Is Legend


NAPALM DEATH Won't Release A New Album Until Early 2020

It is recorded though. The post NAPALM DEATH Won't Release A New Album Until Early 2020 appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Latest News, Napalm Death


Tax Time—Simplified

NAR PULSE—As REALTORS®, your agents have a unique tax profile and need industry-specific information. NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness has them covered with a range of resources designed just for them. Encourage them to log in now for tax tips and tools. Learn more. Join NAR for Free REALTOR® Safety Webinar In a free webinar from NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program, Danielle Martin, founder and ambassador of True Boundaries, will explain how to trust your intuition and the importance of s...
Tags: News, Radio, Latest News, NAR, Tax Season, Spotlights, Danielle Martin, REALTOR® Safety, Financial Wellness


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: Center for REALTOR® Development Partners With CCIM Institute

NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Development, in partnership with CCIM Institute, is pleased to announce five new online courses for “resi-mercial” real estate professionals on the CRD platform. The new courses range from 60-90 minutes in length and $39-$130 in cost. Visit www.onlinelearning.realtor to learn more. The post NAR Broker Tip of the Month: Center for REALTOR® Development Partners With CCIM Institute appeared first on RISMedia.
Tags: News, Radio, Broker, Latest News, Best Practices, NAR, Spotlights, CRD, Center for REALTOR® Development, Real Estate Education, Real Estate Certifications, Real Estate Courses, CCIM Institute


MACHINE HEAD Were Auditioning New Members Last Weekend

Who are they? Seriously, who are they. We don't know. The post MACHINE HEAD Were Auditioning New Members Last Weekend appeared first on Metal Injection.
Tags: Music, Latest News, Machine Head