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Foreclosure Filings Down Year-Over-Year in the First Half of 2024

During the first half of 2024, 177,431 properties in the U.S. had foreclosure filings, according to the Mid-Year 2024 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report from ATTOM Data. This figure represents one in every 794 housing units in the United States.  These rates are down 4.4% from where foreclosures were in 2023—but up 7.8% from where they…

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POWER HOUR: How MLS’s Are Adapting in the Commission Lawsuit Era

With the coming changes no longer allowing offers of compensation on MLS platforms, the cooperative compensation rule lies at the center of the commission lawsuits, putting MLSs squarely in the middle of the conversation.  Two of the nation’s largest MLSs recently made headlines in RISMedia news when they announced new additions to their user platforms…

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As Affordability Challenges Persist, Middle-Income Housing Programs Take Center Stage

While some markets may be starting to see a slight easing in home prices, housing affordability remains a consistent challenge for many markets nationwide. To address the challenge, state and local governments have adopted policies and programs to help alleviate pressure on potential middle-income renters. A recent working paper on this topic, “Subsidizing the Middle:…

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Supporting Sales Professionals Every Step of the Way

Twenty years ago, Claudia Stallings’ parents decided to make the move to Knoxville, Tennessee, and she found herself helping them with their search and discovering a passion for real estate. Stallings became an agent in 2004, was a principal broker for a large branch in 2010, and became a partner and COO of Wallace Real…

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Estate Planning for Family Members: A Comprehensive Guide

Estate planning is arranging for the management and disposal of a person’s estate during their life and after death. It ensures your assets are distributed according to your wishes and provides financial security for your family. I will provide the following information to educate you on the process: The essentials of estate planning and its…

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Mortgage Rates Fall, in Line with Welcomed Cooling Consumer Prices, Jobs Numbers

Following the first dip in consumer prices in four years and home prices in some markets declining, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage followed suit, dropping from 6.95% last week to 6.89% this week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), released by Freddie Mac Thursday.  A look at this week’s numbers:  The…

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Biden Lauds CPI’s June Inflation Data; Lower Rates May Be on the Way

Mortgage rates may finally start to begin a steady lower trajectory nationally following encouraging news on inflation. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), an inflation gauge measuring goods and services costs across the U.S. economy, declined 0.1% in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, after being unchanged in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported…

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Century 21® AllPoints Announces Merger With Realty Quest, Inc.

CENTURY 21® AllPoints Realty and Realty Quest, Inc. have announced a strategic merger that marks additional Florida expansion for the brokerage.  “We’ve had the opportunity to work alongside Phil DeFronzo and Patti White through a very successful mortgage joint venture in AllPoints Mortgage. Their business insights and professionalism are unmatched,” said PJ Louis, C21 AllPoints…

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Buyer Agent Playbook: Total Recall—Things You Want New Clients to Know ASAP…and Remember

The information overload can be overwhelming when meeting with first-time homebuyers. There may have been a phone convo or two, plus some texting and emails, but you won’t know everything concerning what they already know about the home-buying process, or how much research they’ve done. So the first face-to-face is crucial as each side wants…

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Newsmakers Spotlight: Steve Capezza Discovers Leadership and Community at Side

Steve Capezza is the first and current president of brokerage platform Side, which offers member agents/brokers a suite of technology services they can use to grow their companies. He believes that Side’s collaborative nature is one of the many things that makes it stand out in the industry. In this exclusive interview, RISMedia speaks with…

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