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    Survey: Economists See Unemployment Holding Above Pre-Pandemic Levels a Year From Now

    (TNS)—The U.S. job market is expected to keep improving over the next 12 months, but it won’t be as booming as it was before the coronavirus pandemic began, according to the nation’s top economists. Experts polled for Bankrate’s Third-Quarter Economic Indicator survey see joblessness sinking to 4.23% a year from now. That compares with the […]

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    A Strong Year Ahead for the Remodeling Industry

    The industry expects a robust year for remodeling in 2022, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), which reported strong growth in home improvement and maintenance spending. The findings: LIRA, released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, projects that year-over-year gains in annual improvement […]

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    Will Technology Make Real Estate Investing Less Risky?

    From mobile apps that can help you rent out your space to finding a new home just by scrolling through your social media feed, technology is rapidly changing real estate transactions and investing. In fact, it’s easier than ever for buyers, sellers and even real estate agents to speed up the marketing and transaction process […]

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    Standing Out With Custom Real Estate Tech

    Propertybase Drives Georgia Brokerage’s Tech-Forward Revamp After almost half a century in real estate, it’d be easy for Augusta, Georgia-based Meybohm Real Estate to rest on its laurels. With 340 agents and five offices, the brokerage caters to clients in 14 different counties throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Still, that hasn’t stymied Meybohm Real Estate’s […]

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    Kathleen Kuhn Named President of MooveGuru

    MooveGuru recently announced that Kathleen Kuhn will become the company’s first female president in the its history. Seven months ago, Kathleen Kuhn joined the MooveGuru team as EVP of Strategy to help expand the company’s consumer services beyond the move and launch the YourHomeHub franchise offering. “I knew that we were bringing on an industry […]

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    Newsmaker Spotlight: Kathy Connelly Talks Relocation Trends and Opportunities for Agents

    As the senior vice president of relocation and corporate services for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Georgia Properties, Kathy Connelly leverages her 30 years of industry experience to lead key business initiatives and serve as a qualifying broker. She was appointed to the Board of Directors for Worldwide ERC® in 2020, where she helps the international […]

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    Register: Lessons in Leadership With Dermot Buffini

    What: How can leaders shape the success of their agents? Today’s real estate executives, brokerage owners and team leaders must be able to leverage their coaching skills to make an impact. While coaching styles vary, powerful leaders share several traits that focus on strong communications and accountability strategies. Tune in to our next webinar, “Lessons […]

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    Headliners Week of 10/17 – 10/23

    RISMedia Managing Editor Paige Tepping delivers this week’s ‘Headliners,’ a video recap of the week’s top stories in real estate. In focus this week: iBuying giant Zillow. Top headlines include: Zillow Stops Buying Houses – What Does This Mean and Will Other iBuyers Follow Suit?; Year-End Outlook: A ‘Tick to Torrent’ of Foreclosures Expected in 2022. Also: RISMedia launches its brand-new website.

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    Commercial Apartment Demand on the Rise, 2022 Forecast Strong

    Demand for apartments in the commercial space is forecast to remain strong into 2022, according to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). So far this quarter, demand for multifamily has been robust, with a net increase of 1.06 million apartments occupied since the second quarter of 2020. Vacancy rates within this […]

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    New Affordable Housing Coalition Writes to FHFA, Urging Fannie and Freddie to Improve Duty to Service Proposals

    A new housing coalition—the Underserved Mortgage Markets Coalition—formed by 20 affordable housing organizations, recently wrote to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), urging them to require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to “substantially improve their Duty to Serve proposals before the regulator approves them.” The members of the coalition include the Center for Community Progress, […]

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