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OP-ED: Student Debt Leaves the Next Generation of Homebuyers Hopeless

My generation—halfway between millennials and Gen Z—has a penchant for grim humor about our shared future. An internet meme I’ve seen floating around in this ilk is that we were “born too late to own property,” alongside countless others of how we’ll never be able to retire, that is if climate change doesn’t get us…

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Rei Mesa to Lead Panel on Handling Interest Rates at RISMedia’s 2024 Rocking in the New Year

RISMedia is excited to announce that Rei Mesa will be heading up an industry-leading panel of real estate experts at the 2024 Real Estate’s Rocking in the New Year, the company’s fourth-annual all-virtual conference to be broadcast live on Jan. 11, 2024.  Click here to register!  Mesa’s panel, Interest Rate Realty: How to Educate Buyers,…

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Are Traditional Brokerages Cutting Their Way to Extinction?

As the industry grapples with a significant market slowdown that could linger uncomfortably long, brokerages are scurrying to cut costs. But is that the right direction for growth and success? The harsh reality is that 10 years from now, traditional real estate brokerages will be obsolete. Why? Because they are refusing to evolve, unable to…

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Brown Harris Stevens Announces New Multimedia Platform

Brown Harris Stevens has announced the launch of a new multimedia platform – the Mastery of Real Estate Network, or MORE Network. Now available with dedicated channels on Apple Podcasts and YouTube, the MORE Network hosts direct-to-consumer multimedia audio and web series starring Brown Harris Stevens agents from around the country, produced and edited in-house…

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Construction Highest in Exurban Areas

For the third consecutive quarter, single-family growth rates were negative for all geographic sectors of the nation, as exurban areas posted the largest increase in market share for both single-family and multifamily construction, according to the latest findings from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) homebuilding Geography Index (HBGI) for the third quarter of…

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The November 2023 Luxury Market Report

While there is little doubt that the current luxury market is facing challenges, we investigate the slight shift in some of the market’s variables that could be the key to market growth in the future. We acknowledge that during the last year the expectations and reactions of buyers and sellers have become so entrenched in…

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FHFA Announces Conforming Loan Limit Values for 2024

The baseline conforming loan limit (CLL) for most U.S. mortgages backed by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae in 2024 has increased from $726,200 to $766,550, an increase of $40,350 or 5.56% from 2023, according to the annual release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) this past Tuesday. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA)…

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New State-Level Commission Suits Target Smaller Brokerages

Another week, another commission lawsuit (or three). As bigger, national lawsuits continue to move slowly through the courts, attorneys in three states have decided to emulate the plaintiffs in Burnett, and bring very similar claims—that REALTOR® associations are conspiring with big brokerages to inflate commissions—to their regions. The Burnett case, which saw a jury award…

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NAR Opens Applications for 2024 REACH Program

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, opened applications today for the 2024 U.S. REACH technology growth program. Applications for the U.S. REACH Commercial program will open in March 2024. The U.S. REACH program focuses on solutions supporting the residential real estate sector, including innovations from adjacent industries such…

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The Housing Markets That Will Dominate 2024

As 2023 is coming to a close, there’s a lot of predictions up in the air for what the housing market is going to look like in 2024. Will mortgage rates come down? Will prices? Will the market crash? There’s a lot of questions, but one of the biggest is what markets are going to…

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