Thanks to lower mortgage rates, higher home values, consumers feel favorable about real estate

Thanks to lower mortgage rates, higher home values, consumers feel favorable about real estate

Oct 5, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

According to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey, 72 percent of homowners feel favorable toward the real estate market, 51 percent said thanks to mortgage rates and 44 percent said they were feeling optimistic thanks to their potentially rising home value. 

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What remedies does a resale purchaser have against the builder?

What remedies does a resale purchaser have against the builder?

Oct 4, 2017 | James L. Goldsmith, Esq.

In a transient society, buyers of new construction may find themselves selling shortly after purchase, and before the property has truly gone through its “shake-down” phase. In many cases, construction problems are latent for years.

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How family influences homebuying

How family influences homebuying

Oct 3, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Sixty-three percent of homebuyers reported that their children are involved on deciding what type of home to purchase.

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Philadelphia Realtor® publishes real estate book

Philadelphia Realtor® publishes real estate book

Oct 2, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

John Salkowski, broker/owner of the King of Prussia-based JRS Realty Group, released his latest book, SOLD! Listing to Closing, last month. 

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Every vote counts - remember to register

Every vote counts – remember to register

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

It’s so important for Realtors® to register to vote and remember to go to the polls on Election Day, Nov. 7.

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RPR’s new Comps Analysis Express allows Realtors® to instantly create CMAs via app

RPR’s new Comps Analysis Express allows Realtors® to instantly create CMAs via app

Sep 28, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

RPR recently launched Comps Analysis Express, a way for agents to create CMA right from the phone or tablet in four steps. 

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Housing costs a 'strain' for most of Generation X, millennials

Housing costs a ‘strain’ for most of Generation X, millennials

Sep 27, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

More than three-quarters of respondents reported that purchasing a home is a good financial decision, while 63 percent said owning a home can help reduce both rental and moving stress and anxiety.

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How student loan debt is impacting homeownership

How student loan debt is impacting homeownership

Sep 26, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Seventy-six percent of adults with student loan debt reported it has delayed their homebuying.

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Pittsburgh Realtor® named finalist for Realtor® Magazine’s 2017 Good Neighbor Awards

Pittsburgh Realtor® named finalist for Realtor® Magazine’s 2017 Good Neighbor Awards

Sep 25, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Pittsburgh Realtor® Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III has been named one of 10 finalists for Realtor® Magazine’s 2017 Good Neighbor Awards for his efforts with Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund.

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