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    Battling Deep-Rooted Stereotypes With ‘Smart Growth’ Urban Planning

    Above: Asa Fleming. Photo by AJ Canaria of MoxiWorks The term “affordable housing” often carries a negative connotation with it, one typically rooted in racist stereotypes. Changing that starts by changing consumers’ perspectives through education, says Asa Fleming, a REALTOR® with Allen Tate REALTORS® in North Carolina. We sat down with Fleming back in November […]

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    ‘Busy’ Fall Market Fuels Double-Digit Price Gains in November

    Despite reports of a deceleration, experts indicated that November’s busy housing market continued to drive up price-tags homes by double digits, according to the most recent S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. The organization reported that home prices climbed 18.8% in November, down from 19.0% the prior month. The 10-City Composite increased by 16.8%—down from 17.2% in the […]

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    ‘Vulnerable’ Markets Still Retain Optimism for 2022

    While real estate has so far not only endured, but thrived in the chaotic winds of the pandemic, that does not mean housing markets are immune to economic damage caused by the virus. Even as job markets have made tremendous progress in recovering, other macroeconomic woes could spill over into real estate, especially in particular […]

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    Labor and Materials Might Constrain Remodeling Growth, but the Pandemic Is Only Part of the Story

    Editor’s Note: The following is a commentary by Carlos Martin, project director for the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. The Remodeling Futures Program seeks to produce a better understanding of the home improvement industry and its relationship to the broader residential construction industry. Learn more here.  One […]

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    Fathom Realty Launches intelliAgent 2.0

    Fathom Realty has announced the launch of intelliAgent 2.0, the company’s next-generation proprietary, all-in-one technology platform designed to simplify all aspects of brokerage operations and agent transaction management. Accessible anytime, anywhere and on any device, intelliAgent 2.0. features an enhanced CRM system that intuitively allows agents to better serve existing and prospective clients, as well as […]

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    Inventory Is Low. So What?

    If you’ve ever met a farmer, particularly one from a dry part of the world, you know they always keep at least one eye on the sky. They are constantly watching the weather, divining from even the slightest change in wind direction or temperature what the chances of rain might be. Farmers like these get […]

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    Study Reveals Americans’ Home-Buying Deal-Breakers

    The housing market has surged in the past year or so, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Homes are disappearing off the market faster than they have in years, and they are selling for more than before. According to a recent Realtor.com study, October 2021’s median listing price was $380,000. That’s a 22% […]

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    Built-to-Rent Homes Expected to Hit All-Time High in 2022

    As renters look for a lifestyle change that offers more space and privacy, communities of single-family houses built for the purpose of renting have become the hottest trend in housing. 2021 was a record year for single-family rental home construction, with 6,740 new built-to-rent homes completed. And the trend is growing rapidly: twice as many […]

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    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Examine Colleges’ In-House Lending Practices

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced last week that it will begin examining the operations of post-secondary schools, such as for-profit colleges, that extend private loans directly to students. The CFPB is issuing an update to its exam procedures including a new section on institutional student loans, the organization reported. As the CFPB begins […]

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    Most Popular Reasons Why Homeowners Are Considering Home Equity Loans and HELOCs

    On average, 48.59% of people seeking a home equity loan or HELOC across the nation’s 50 largest metros cited making home improvements as their primary reason. This is according to a new report by LendingTree that analyzed home equity loan (HELOC) offers made by lenders to LendingTree users through the entirety of 2021. When a […]

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