‘Tis the Season—for Taxes!
NAR PULSE—It’s probably not your agents’ favorite time of the year, but we can help make it a little brighter. By logging in to NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, they’ll find everything they need to maximize their returns and minimize the headaches. Learn more. Help Your Agents Kick-Start the New Year! Send them to […]
The American Dream Is an Expensive One
The American Dream and homeownership are integrally linked. The cost of the dream, however, is impeding many from realizing it, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Aspiring Home Buyers Profile, released this week. The American Dream is associated with homeownership for 90 percent of homeowners and 75 percent of renters, according to the […]
Realty ONE Group Names New Chief Financial Officer
Realty ONE Group has added chief financial officer (CFO) Gary Fabian to the company. Fabian’s extensive leadership experience includes serving as senior vice president of Finance at Bank of America/Countrywide Home Loans and CFO of Stearns Lending and a top real estate company, both based in Orange County. “Gary’s knowledge and tenure makes him the perfect person […]
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RE/MAX Ad Campaign Debuts With First-of-Its-Kind Marketing Tool
RE/MAX’s ad campaign—its fourth with “The Sign of a RE/MAX Agent” theme—has debuted, featuring a first-of-its-kind marketing tool: customizable videos. Aligned with the campaign and designed to highlight their knowledge and skills, RE/MAX agents can now create a 15-second, personalized video, complete with their contact details, headshot and preferences, such as the focus (e.g., “Negotiation […]
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RISMedia Broadens Eligibility for Power Broker Survey—Take It Today
RISMedia’s 31st Annual Power Broker Survey, the industry’s longest-running, preeminent ranking by residential sales volume and transactions, is now open. To participate in the survey this year, brokers are required to have completed a minimum of $75 million in sales volume and 250 transactions in 2018—an expanded range than in recent years. The deadline for […]
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Fair Housing’s Unmet Goal
Why do African American homeownership rates continue to lag far behind rates for whites? The African American homeownership rate remains nearly the same as it was in 1968 when the Fair Housing Act was passed. This was the focus of a roundtable meeting hosted by the Urban Institute and sponsored by the National Association of […]
In an Environment of Increasing Rates, Housing Is More Sensitive to Shifts
Compared to past years, there is a deeper link between home prices and rates today, according to new research by Zillow. Fifty-eight percent of respondents to the latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey believe the connection between home prices and rates is “sensitive” more so than in past periods when rates shifted. More than 100 […]
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Government Shutdown: Resources for Federal Workers Who Can’t Make Mortgage or Rent
(TNS)—As the government shutdown grinds into its third week, more than 800,000 federal employees and 4.1 million federal contractors are caught in the crosshairs. Federal workers will go without paychecks beginning January 11. Some of these unpaid employees are nervous about their finances, particularly being able to make their monthly rent or mortgage payment on […]
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Lamacchia Realty: Where Real Tactics Lead to Real Results
Anthony Lamacchia has been obsessed with business since childhood. At age 12, he began learning about what a profit and loss statement was, and by 16, he had mastered basic accounting. It’s no surprise that once Lamacchia entered the real estate world, it didn’t take long for him to make his mark. Today, as broker/owner […]
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Myron Kiriu: Growing With Quality
Vitals: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty Years in Business: 14 Size: 6 offices, 166 agents Regions Served: All of Oahu island with offices in Honolulu, Kapolei, North Shore and Kailua, and all of Maui County, which includes Maui, Molokai and Lanai islands, with offices in Wailuku and Paia 2017 Sales Volume: Around […]