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Mortgage Rates: Little Movement Amid Slowdown in Global Economic Growth

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) was recently released, reporting that the 30-year fixed mortgage rate (FRM) averaged 2.88®. Mortgage details: – 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.88% with an average 0.7 point for the week ending Sept. 23, 2021, up slightly from last week when it averaged 2.86%. Last year, the 30-year FRM averaged 2.90%. – […]

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HUD: $143M in Grants Will Support Multifamily Construction for Low-Income Seniors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Multifamily Housing Programs recently announced that it has awarded $143 million in grants to non-profit organizations across the country to support the development of new affordable multifamily rental housing along with ongoing project rental assistance for very low-income seniors. The awards were made under […]

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How Houlihan Lawrence President and CEO Created a Brokerage Guided by Values

Elizabeth D. Nunan President and CEO, Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Rye Brook, New York www.houlihanlawrence.com Region served: Markets North of New York City, as well as Fairfield County, Connecticut Years in real estate: 30 Number of offices: 30 Number of agents: 1,335 Lesley Grand: Why is the […]

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Realogy CEO Discusses Housing With NJ Congressman

Ryan Schneider, CEO of Realogy, recently sat down with Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., who serves as a representative for New Jersey’s 9th congressional district and is a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. During the company’s Owner Update, the pair discussed several critical issues, including legislation to restore the full federal state […]

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Women in Real Estate: Power Moves for Business Growth

Five keys for raising the bar for business growth and gender equity.

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Transforming Connections Into Relationships: Central Alabama Broker Focuses on Support and the Experience

Anna-Marie Ellison Broker/Owner, ERA King Real Estate Anniston, Alabama www.era.com/era-king-real-estate–568c Region served: Central Alabama Years in real estate: 15 Number of offices: 10 Number of agents: 202 Jordan Grice: How did you come to partner with ERA, and how has the partnership helped mold your brokerage? Anna-Marie Ellison: ERA is all about building relationships, the […]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands in Idaho

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently added Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Jacklin Real Estate to the global brokerage. The addition marks the brand’s continued growth in the state of Idaho and the sixth company in the state. “Wade and Nicole Jacklin are the perfect leaders to build on our presence in Idaho,” said Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway […]

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RE/MAX Adds Payload Keybox to Approved Supplier Program

Payload Keybox, a single-source platform for all types of real estate payments, has joined the RE/MAX Approved Supplier program to offer digital payment automation to RE/MAX franchises across the United States and Canada. RE/MAX developed RE/MAX MarketplaceSM, a one-stop shop where RE/MAX affiliates can find resources to grow their business, from yard signs to digital […]

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Existing-Home Sales Retreat in August

Each of the four major U.S. regions experienced declines both on a monthly basis and YoY.

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White House Launches ‘House America’ Initiative to Combat Homelessness

The White House is launching a new initiative to combat the crisis of homelessness, working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on a national partnership entitled “House America: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis.” HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, who serves as chair of the U.S. Interagency Council […]

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