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Realtors® Release New Vision for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2019 (nar.realtor) With over 400 people on hand for the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Finance Reform Policy Forum, NAR today unveiled a new vision for reforming the GSEs. As featured speakers for the panel titled “NAR’s vision: A plan for secondary finance shaped in the aftermath of adversity for longevity,” co-authors Dr. Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Richard Cooperstein, head of Risk Ma...
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Average Rent Prices Up 4.2% Year Over Year According to Apartment Guide’s 2019 Annual Rent Report

Atlanta, GA – Feb. 7, 2019 (PRNewswire) Against a backdrop of increasing demand for affordable housing and home ownership rates leveling off, Apartment Guide announces the release of its 2019 Rent Report, showing that average rent prices across the country began the year 4.2% higher than at the start of 2018. The report looks at average rent price fluctuations across the U.S. in 2018 and breaks down national, regional and city-level trends for studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments fo...
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Owning a Home Could Help You Get a Date With That Special Someone

Nearly 60 percent of millennial singles indicate homeownership makes a potential mate more attractive Santa Clara, CA – Feb. 7, 2019 (PRNewswire) Realtor.com®, the Home of Home Search℠, today released new survey data that shows owning a home might make you more attractive to that special someone you’ve had your eye on, especially if they are a millennial or a woman. Singles looking to boost their chances of dating a homeowner may want to considering living in the South or in the Midwest bec...
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U.S. Multifamily Outlook Holds Strong, According to Yardi Matrix

Year-over-year growth continues as demographic trends favor rental housing Santa Barbara, CA – Feb. 7, 2019 (PRNewswire) Multifamily industry observers are optimistic that the sector will continue performing strongly and remain popular as an investment vehicle, according to a new report from Yardi® Matrix. (PRNewsfoto/Yardi) A January survey of 127 major U.S. real estate markets showed that despite flat rent performance, which is normal for winter, year-over-year rent growth inc...
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Even in Female-Dominated Industries, More than One-Third of Americans Agree Women Face a “Glass Ceiling,” According to Coldwell Banker Real Estate Survey

Survey of 2,000+ employed U.S. adults reveals that 34 percent of Americans working in female-dominated industries, such as real estate, agree there’s a “glass ceiling” in their industry, making it more difficult for women to reach executive or senior-level positions MADISON, N.J., Feb. 5, 2019 (PRNewswire) Industries such as real estate, healthcare and education are female-dominated*, however, at the executive level, there’s a stark lack of women. A new survey from Coldwell Banker Real Esta...
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Realtors® to Again Lead Industry Talks on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

NAR’s first annual policy forum will unveil a new comprehensive vision for GSE reform. Washington. D.C. – February 1, 2019 (nar.realtor) On February 7, dozens of industry stakeholders and hundreds of invested attendees will gather for the National Association of Realtors®’ first-annual Policy Forum at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. As Congress and the Federal Housing Finance Agency work to develop a framework for GSE reform, NAR will bring together some of the most engaged and influential fig...
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Redfin Luxury Report: Sales of $2 Million-Plus Homes Decline for First Time in 2 Years as Prices Tick Up

Volatility on Wall Street and global economic uncertainty may have contributed to a decline in high-priced home sales Seattle, WA – Feb. 6, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — The average sale price for luxury homes nationwide rose 4.7 percent annually to an average of $1,772,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a report released by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. That’s on par with the annual growth seen in the second quarter of last year and u...
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Home-Value Surge After Facebook IPO Provides Insight For 2019

Areas with more Facebook employees saw home values increase by $29,800 more than the general San Francisco Bay Area in the year after Facebook’s IPO Seattle, WA – Feb. 5, 2019 (PRNewswire) Facebook’s IPO led to a wealth boom in the San Francisco Bay Area, and home values grew faster in places where likely Facebook employees lived than in the surrounding region, according to a new Zillow® analysis. Several tech companies with similarly high valuations – including Uber, Lyft, Slack and Airbnb ...
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NYC Home Surplus Builds as Overpriced Inventory Lingers on Market

The sales market’s turbulent year ends with inventory close to peak levels citywide, according to the Q4 2018 StreetEasy Market Reports New York, NY – Jan. 18, 2019 (PRNewswire) Last quarter, the number of homes for sale grew at double-digit rates in all five boroughs for the first time ever. In Manhattan, sales inventory rose 15.4 percent year over year, the fastest annual rate of growth in the fourth quarter since the financial crisis. As a result, fourth-quarter inventory was at its highest l...
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Country’s Most Expensive Home Lowers Price To $150 Million

Now Listed for Sale at $150 Million, 924 Bel Air Road is Back on the Market Bel Air, CA – Jan. 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) Major luxury developer Bruce Makowsky, known for curating, designing and bringing to life some of the most stunning homes in the country, has announced a $38 million dollar price adjustment for his spec home located at 924 Bel Air Road in Los Angeles. Originally listed at $250 million, the price was lowered to $188 million about six months ago. “Due to recent global market condit...
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Tom Ferry Named Real Estate’s No. 1 Coach for an Unprecedented 6th Consecutive Year

Swanepoel Power 200 ranks Tom Ferry the 62nd most powerful person in residential real estate in 2019 Santa Clara, CA – Jan. 17, 2019 (PRNewswire) For the sixth consecutive year, Tom Ferry was named the No. 1 coach in real estate by the Swanepoel Power 200, the definitive ranking of residential real estate’s top leaders. This year, Tom Ferry ascended 17 spots overall to rank No. 62 on the list of influential people in the residential real estate industry. Tom Ferry consistently provides technique...
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2018 is Third Consecutive Year of Above-Average Catastrophe Activity, CoreLogic Report Shows

Annual natural hazard summary from CoreLogic details another above-average year for wildfire and flood events Irvine, CA – January 17, 2019 (BUSINESS WIRE) CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its annual Natural Hazard Report, which addresses the recent wildfires in California and severe rainfall- and hurricane-induced flooding throughout the nation as the leading catastrophes in 2018. Much like 2017, last y...
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Real Estate Powerhouse: Realogy Leads Industry on the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200

Boasts More than 30 Leaders on Annual Ranking of the Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate; Features Five of the 20 Most Powerful Women Executives Madison, NJ – Jan. 15, 2019 ( ) Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is home to more of the most powerful people in residential real estate than any other company, according to the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200 list, released today. Realogy placed an industry-leading 32 employees, affiliated brokers and independent sales associates on the Swanepoe...
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Silicon Valley Still Reigns Supreme for Hottest Housing Markets, but the South Will Heat Up in 2019

San Jose claims the top spot for the second straight year, but Southern markets with growing tech economies make up half of the top-10 list of the hottest housing markets this year Seattle, WA – Jan. 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) The hottest housing market this year will be San Jose, California, according to Zillow®, the second year in a row that Silicon Valley earns that distinction even as the winds are gradually shifting in the nation’s priciest housing market. Meanwhile, the South is drawing new res...
Tags: Amazon, Real Estate, News, San Francisco, Radio, Nashville, Silicon Valley, San Jose, West Coast, Seattle, Zillow, Jacksonville, South, Orlando, Glassdoor, Metro


LendingTree Study Finds Denver, Los Angeles, and Portland, Ore. Have the Most Competitive Homebuyers in the U.S.

Study ranks 50 largest metros by most competitive housing markets Charlotte, NC – Jan. 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) LendingTree®, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, today released its study on which cities have the most competitive housing markets. LendingTree ranked the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States based on an average of the city’s rank in three categories that contribute to the competitiveness of homebuyers in an area: Share of buyers shopping for a mortgage before...
Tags: Real Estate, Boston, Radio, United States, Portland, Seattle, St Louis, Pittsburgh, Lendingtree, Charlotte NC, Real Estate News, Lendingtree Inc, Oregon San Francisco, Competitive, Homebuyers, Homebuyer


Price Cuts on New Construction Homes Becoming More Common

– Nearly all of the nation’s largest housing markets saw the share of new construction homes with price cuts increase between the beginning and end of 2018 – About a quarter of all new construction homes saw a price cut in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the typical drop throughout the quarter being 2.6 percent. – The median list price after a price reduction was $389,900 at the end of the year. – The biggest price reductions at the end of the year were in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where n...
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New Study: 84% of Millennials Believe Homeownership Is Still Part of the American Dream, But There Are Hurdles to Overcome

– A new survey from Clever Real Estate reveals a full profile of the Millennial home buyer, uncovering insights from how they find homes to what they want to buy. Key insights include: – Millennials are thinking long term about where they buy: They value safe neighborhoods and good school districts over walkability and short commutes. – Millennials are 52% more likely to buy a multi-family property compared to older generations (Generation X and Baby Boomers). – Millennials won’t shy away from a...
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RE/MAX National Housing Report for December 2018

2018 Home Sales Cool Off, While Inventory Recovers and Price Increases Moderate Denver, CO – Jan. 17, 2019 (PRNewswire) December’s declining home sales and growing inventory solidified 2018 as the year the red-hot seller’s market moved toward a balanced market. Price growth also moderated, though December was the 33rd consecutive month of year-over-year increases in home prices, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report, which includes 53 metro areas. December’s year-over-year decline in ...
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Home Price Growth Hit Six-Year Low in December as Sales Fell 11 Percent, Redfin Reports

Boston and San Jose Both Saw Home-Sale Prices Fall Year Over Year in December Seattle, WA – Jan. 17, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — U.S. home-sale prices increased just 1.2 percent in December compared to a year ago to a median of $289,800, according to a housing market analysis from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. The year-over-year increase in home prices was the smallest since the number went positive in March 2012. The median sale price of homes sold i...
Tags: Real Estate, Boston, San Francisco, Radio, 2018, New Orleans, San Jose, Philadelphia, Rochester, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Oakland, Seattle, Detroit, December, Redfin


U.S. Multifamily Sector Remains on the Upswing, According to New Yardi Matrix Report

Job growth and in-migration seen as keys to growth in 2019 Santa Barbara, CA – January 17, 2019 (PRNewswire)The multifamily cycle hasn’t run out of steam despite signs of a slowdown in the economy, according to a new market analysis by Yardi® Matrix. The report projects that “cracks in the economic armor will likely begin to show” this year as the 2017 tax reform’s impact fades and trade uncertainties grow. However, demand in the multifamily industry “is expected to stay healthy as long as jo...
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Redfin Ranks the 10 Hottest Affordable Neighborhoods of 2019

Most of the Country’s Most Popular Affordable Neighborhoods are in Baltimore and Philadelphia Seattle, WA – Jan. 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) Expensive coastal hubs remain the most coveted places to live, but neighborhoods in Baltimore and Philadelphia are gaining popularity as the most desired affordable neighborhoods in 2019, according to new reports from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Redfin’s Hottest Affordable Neighborhoods report is an adaptati...
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2018 HGTV Dream Home for Sale

Gig Harbor, WA – Jan. 12, 2019 (PRNewswire) While the world is watching the HGTV Dream Home give away in 2019, there is a secret to be told. The actual home from the 2018 HGTV Dream Home giveaway is on the market. The 2018 Dream Home is in Gig Harbor, Washington and is listed with Michael Morrison of Morrison House Sotheby’s International Realty. The current owners bought directly from HGTV this summer after the winner opted for the cash settlement from HGTV. Now the 2018 Dream Home owners are ...
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Homeownership Part of “American Dream”; Housing Costs Deterrent for Non-Owners

Washington, D.C. – January 14, 2019 (nar.realtor) Homeowners and non-homeowners both strongly consider homeownership part of the American Dream. That is according to new consumer survey data from the National Association of Realtors®, which revealed that among those polled, approximately 75 percent of non-homeowners believe homeownership is part of their American Dream, while nine in 10 current homeowners said the same. NAR’s Aspiring Home Buyers Profile analyzed 2018 quarterly consumer insight...
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LendingTree Study Finds Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Minneapolis are the Best Places to Pay Down Debt

Charlotte, NC – Jan. 14, 2019 (PRNewswire) LendingTree®, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, today released its study on the best places to pay down debt. Americans’ debt balances continued climbing in 2018, with total consumer debt tracking to top $4 trillion by the end of that year. With balances climbing high, many borrowers will want to use the new year to prioritize paying off debt. LendingTree analysts wanted to find out whether some major U.S. cities afford their residents more...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Debt, Austin, Radio, Ohio, Detroit, Lendingtree, Cincinnati, State, Charlotte NC, Riverside Calif, Real Estate News


Redfin Will Launch Real Estate Brokerage and Search Site in Canada in Early 2019

Buyers and sellers in Toronto and Vancouver will soon be able to work with Redfin agents Toronto, Canada – Jan. 14, 2019 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) Redfin (www.redfin.ca), the next-generation real estate brokerage, plans to launch a national Canadian real estate search site and brokerage service in Toronto and Vancouver by March, with plans to expand to other provinces in the future. “Our goal is to make buying and selling Canadian homes more affordable, with Redfin agents who always put custo...
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First-Time Buyers Earn $30,000 More Than Their Peers Who Didn’t Buy a Home

For buyers entering the housing market for the first time, the median household income isn’t enough, according to a new RealEstate.com report Seattle, WA – Jan. 9, 2019 (PRNewswire) Buying a home is one of the most expensive transactions most Americans will make in their life, and breaking into the housing market can be especially difficult for first-time buyers. A new RealEstate.com analysis finds that the typical first-time buyer earns more than the median household income, helping them afford...
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U.S. Home Affordability Drops To More Than 10-Year Low In Q4 2018

But Affordability Improves From Previous Quarter in 58 Percent of Local Housing Markets; Wage Growth Outpacing Home Price Growth in 22 Percent of Markets, Including San Diego, Brooklyn, Seattle, San Jose and Manhattan Irvine, CA – Dec. 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q4 2018 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which shows that the U.S. median home price in the fourth quarter was at the least affordable level since Q3 2...
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RE/MAX Holdings To Release Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2018 Results On February 21, 2019

Denver, CO – Jan. 7, 2019 (PRNewswire) RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: RMAX), parent company of RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, and of Motto Mortgage, an innovative mortgage brokerage franchisor, will release financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2018, after market close on Thursday, February 21, 2019, and will host a conference call for interested parties on Friday, February 22, 2019, at 8:30 a.m....
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Trulia Reports Housing Inventory Falls Nearly 5 Percent Nationwide as 2018 Closes

Hope for Buyers on the West Coast as San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County End Year with Double-Digit, Year-over-Year Gains in For-Sale Homes San Francisco, CA – Dec. 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) The number of homes for sale nationwide tumbled 4.6 percent year-over-year in the last three months of 2018 across all price categories, according to the latest Inventory and Price Watch Report from Trulia®, a home and neighborhood site for homebuyers and renters. This marks...
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Renting A Home More Affordable Than Buying In 59 Percent Of U.S. Housing Markets

Home Prices Outpacing Wages in 80 Percent of the U.S. Housing Markets Irvine, CA – Jan. 10, 2019 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its 2019 Rental Affordability Report, which shows that renting a three-bedroom property is more affordable than buying a median-priced home in 442 of 755 U.S. counties analyzed for the report — 59 percent. The analysis incorporated recently released fair market rent data for 2019 from the U.S. Depart...
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