Archive for December, 2016


The $72000 question you should be asking your real estate agent

Homebuyers beware: Putting a down payment on a home could cost you your life savings. Online criminals have been impersonating real estate agents online and tricking buyers into sending money into offshore accounts. To pull it off, scammers hack into real estate agents emails and then quietly monitor communications, waiting until they are about to […]

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Home sales soar in November

MANKATO — November showed a surprising uptick in home sales nationally and local sales soared even more. Sales of existing homes nationally were 15 percent higher than last November. In south-central Minnesota, home sales shot up 38 percent in November year over year. In the region, 184 homes sold in November compared to 133 the […]

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Housing outlook all about supply – News

Two groups care most about the housing market: those participating as buyers or sellers, and those who understand what housing means to the local and national economies. This comes into focus as we approach seven weeks since the Nov. 8 election — a period marked by a surge in interest rates and growing concern about […]

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Holley joins state, national Realtor committees

As a member of the MNAR Executive Committee, Holley will automatically serve on the Greater Lakes Area Association of Realtors board of directors and work as a representative for Region 1 for the board’s meetings on personnel, strategic planning and other management issues. Holley was also appointed by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to […]

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Montgomery County real estate briefs: Week of Dec. 25

Montgomery County Association of Realtors elects new president Eric Rehling, broker/owner of Re/Max Ready in Conshohocken, has been elected as the new president of the Montgomery County Association of Realtors. Rehling will serve a full year as the association’s president beginning Jan. 2. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to guide the Montgomery County Association […]

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Consumers and Realtors® Show Greater Interest in Smart Home Technologies, Certifications

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As smart homes become more popular among consumers, buyers and sellers are showing greater interest in those homes and smart-home technologies and Realtors® in a certification to acknowledge their experience and expertise in those features. This is according to the National Association of Realtors®’ inaugural Smart Homes and Realtors® […]

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Second Century Ventures Accepting Applications for 2017 REach …

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Second Century Ventures, the National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, is accepting applications for its 2017 REach® accelerator class now through January 31, 2017 at www.narreach.com. REach offers education, mentorship and exposure for technology companies to enter into the real estate market, advance their businesses and expand into […]

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National Association of Realtors® Congratulates Dr. Ben Carson, Nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban …

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In response to the announcement of Dr. Ben Carson as President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s selection for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, NAR President William E. Brown issued the following statement: “Realtors® know that the incoming Secretary of Housing and Urban Development has a big job ahead. Potential homebuyers face […]

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Commercial real estate ‘Deals of The Year’ in Greater New Haven

If the results of this year’s “Deals of The Year” awards by a local real estate trade group are any indication, the New Haven-area market for commercial and industrial properties is well positioned heading into 2017. The New Haven-Middlesex Association of Realtors Commercial Investment Division highlighted transactions that collectively topped $220 million. The deals and […]

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Cathy Colvin: NM Realtor of the year | Albuquerque Journal

………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. ………. Cathy Colvin takes her many responsibilities on local, regional and national levels extremely seriously. It’s one of the reasons the former president of the REALTORS® Association of New Mexico (RANM) was named the organization’s REALTOR® of the […]

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