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    Meet the Newsmakers: Honoring the Educators

    In today’s unpredictable times, information, training and guidance are more critical to real estate success than ever before. Many of this year’s Real Estate Newsmakers are being honored for their efforts to help educate agents to better serve consumers. We spotlight several of them here. Influencers Brian Buffini Founder and Chairman Buffini & Company Celebrating…

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    Is It Time for a Marketing Plan Makeover?

    In last month’s column, we talked about how generational characteristics can inform your marketing messaging. Now we want to know: When was the last time you tried a new marketing tactic? If it’s been a while since you took a critical look at your marketing plan and added something new to the mix, it might…

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    Home Showing Activity Continues to Slow Nationwide as Fewer Buyers Compete for Listings

    In keeping with the inventory supply challenges, rising interest rates and other headwinds facing the housing industry, another new report out shows that real estate home showings are also down compared to last year at this time. May home showing traffic slowed again year-over-year throughout the U.S., with just 35 markets recording double-digit showings per…

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    Baby Boomer Homeowners’ Mortality Expected to Have Minimal Impact on Housing Supply and Prices

    More than 4 million existing-homes for sale annually over the next decade will come from the aging and mortality of older homeowners, but sustained homebuyer demand from population growth and younger-generation households should lead to minimal excess housing supply and have no measurable reduction in home prices. That is according to new research released today…

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    Florida Brokerage Affiliates With CENTURY 21 Brand

    Melissa Cantway, broker-owner of Realty Professionals Inc., has affiliated her brokerage with the CENTURY 21 brand, the company has announced. The Palm Beach, Florida firm and its 38 sales professionals will now operate as CENTURY 21 Realty Professionals. Cantway intends to leverage the CENTURY 21 brand’s marketing and learning, tech tools and growth platform to…

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    Brown Harris Stevens Announces New Executives

    Brown Harris Stevens has announced two new executive appointments within its Connecticut management team. Industry veteran Wendy Lynch has been named executive director of Sales for the Stamford office and Brian Cleary has been appointed Connecticut Market Specialist. According to a release, Lynch has been in the real estate industry for 28 years having worked…

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    Finally, a Pause in Mortgage Rate Hikes

    After several sharp spikes and nearly doubling over the last year, mortgage rates took a breather this week, decreasing from 5.81% the previous week to 5.7% this week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) from Freddie Mac, released Thursday. Key findings: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.70% with an average 0.9 point as…

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    Housing Affordability Challenges Strained 97% of U.S. Counties in Q2 2022

    The housing affordability crisis is a mounting challenge that isn’t going away overnight. This, according to a recent report from ATTOM Data Solutions, is evident as factors like rising mortgage rates have exacerbated the challenge to record-level proportions. The organization released its second quarter 2022 U.S. Home Affordability Report on June 30. The report found that…

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    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands Presence in Midwest Region

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has announced its further expansion in the state of Ohio with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Metro & Fields Realty. This addition marks the brand’s continued growth in the state as its 12th franchise company, they said. “Our company is laser-focused on operating with integrity and supporting our clients with superior services that align…

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    Shorewest, REALTORS® Listing Selected as Finalist in HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2022

    A listing represented by Kristel Sikora of Shorewest, REALTORS® New Berlin, Wisconsin office has been selected as a finalist in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2022, the company has announced. The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion held on HGTV.com annually, showcasing extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Beachfront Homes,…

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