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It's Realtor® Safety Month: Here's what your peers are doing to protect themselves

It’s Realtor® Safety Month: Here’s what your peers are doing to protect themselves

Sep 6, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

More than half of female (57 percent) and male (55 percent) agents carry something to protect themselves with.

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Where’s the real value in Automated Valuation Models?

Where’s the real value in Automated Valuation Models?

Sep 4, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

“Many things can distort the estimated value of a property, including situations where a property is unusual compared to its neighborhood counterparts, access to off-market data is limited or missing, or you’re working in an area with a lot of new construction,” said Karen France, senior vice president of Association and MLS Services at Realtors Property Resource®.

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Baby boomers staying put, more millennials planning to sell

Baby boomers staying put, more millennials planning to sell

Aug 31, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Nearly three-quarters of homeowners 55 and older said their home fits their current needs, and 85 percent have no plans to put their homes on the market in the next year.

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Across generations, cost-burdened renters are plentiful

Across generations, cost-burdened renters are plentiful

Aug 30, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Nearly half of all renters are cost-burdened, spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing.

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Market conditions stress homebuyers, according to recent Welcome Home survey

Market conditions stress homebuyers, according to recent Welcome Home survey

Aug 29, 2017 | Kathleen McQuilkin, CRS, CRP, CSP, GRI, SRES

PAR’s newest Welcome Home survey confirms what many of us are seeing in our real estate markets. Conditions – low inventory and selling – are stressing our clients.

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Why and where renters are relocating

Why and where renters are relocating

Aug 28, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Close to two-thirds of renters plan to relocate before settling down.

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Home prices up in 87 percent of metros

Home prices up in 87 percent of metros

Aug 23, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

The median home price also rose, hitting a new peak, increasing 6.2 percent year-to-year to $255,600, up from $240,700, in the second quarter of 2017.

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Digital media marketing: What are agents doing?

Digital media marketing: What are agents doing?

Aug 22, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Ninety-four percent of agents listed Facebook as the most effective social media platform, and 57 percent said LinkedIn.

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Recent and would-be buyers report: What is motivating them?

Recent and would-be buyers report: What is motivating them?

Aug 21, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Eighty-three percent of recent buyers reported feeling happy with their experience homebuying, while 44 percent they were happy with their experience thus far. 

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