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What design elements are millennials looking for in a home?

With millennials becoming the largest segment of homebuyers, it's critical for homesellers and their real estate agents to know their design preferences. Thanks to the 2017 Taylor Morris Consumer Survey, we know what recent and prospective millennial homebuyers are into.  ......

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MLSs in North Carolina consolidate for cost savings, bargaining power

More and more multiple listing services are listening to the drumbeat of consolidation nationwide. CarolinaMLS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association, will acquire the North Carolina Mountains MLS on January 1, ......

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Freddie Mac to invest $500M in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit market

Freddie Mac today announced its re-entry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) market as part of the newly launched Duty To Serve program, an initiative geared toward addressing persistent affordable housing problems by preventing foreclosures, responsibly expanding credit, educating future borrowers, counseling current borrowers and supporting affordable rental housing ......

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Zillow’s 6 predictions for the 2018 housing market

If only we could stare into a crystal ball to see exactly what 2018 holds for the housing market. More inventory? Yes! Slower home price growth? Absolutely! Oprah giving everyone a free house? That would be a dream come true ......

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Potential sellers staying put to avoid homebuyer hell

Most real estate experts would agree that it's a seller's market -- inventory is low and buyer demand is high, meaning that homeowners can garner higher sales prices than ever before. So, why aren't homeowners selling their homes? They don't want to navigate the current housing market as buyers ......

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Will ‘small-minded’ tax bill nudge the market? Not likely

Financial markets do react to changes in financial public policy. That’s a valid axiom. So, if markets do not move when new public policy arrives, does that mean that markets no longer care? Or that the particular new policy does not matter ......

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Is Opendoor testing a new listing brokerage service?

If the Yelp review is authentic, Opendoor’s test suggests the company is willing to explore a new business model that doesn't see it buy homes ......

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How to build a brand from the ground up

When Stacie Perrault Staub left her job as director of marketing at her old agency, she made the quick (and brilliant) decision to start her own brokerage. Motivated and determined to change the Denver real estate scene, Staub hit the ground running and created a successful brokerage and brand in 9 short months ......

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Wells Fargo Consumer Lending chief axed for disparaging communication to former executive

Still reeling from a scandal involving fake banking accounts, Wells Fargo this week fired its head of consumer lending over mysterious email activity, executives said on Friday ......

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Las Vegas Realtors to cut off listing feed to realtor.com

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors will shut off a listing feed to realtor.com next month after negotiations between the trade group and realtor.com operator Move Inc. fell apart, according to a notice sent out to GLVAR's 14,000-plus members Thursday ......

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