New-Home Sales: September Sees Pause Following Summer Surge
In September, newly built, single-family homes decreased 3.5 percent to 959,000 from a downwardly revised August number, according to the latest Commerce Department monthly report. Despite the monthly decline, the September rate is still 32.1 percent higher than the September 2019 pace. On a year-to-date basis, new-home sales are up 16.9 percent in 2020. On […]
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Do Halloween Masks Protect You From COVID-19?
(TNS)—Wearing a costume and mask for Halloween has long been a holiday tradition. But a costume mask is not a substitute for a protective mask. Cloth masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, slow the spread of COVID-19. “A mask as part of a costume would not be considered […]
Register Today: RISMedia’s Virtual Power Broker Forum at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo
These are challenging times, and that’s why it’s essential that real estate leaders come together to discuss how to pivot in this rapidly changing environment to succeed despite new obstacles. This year’s Power Broker Forum, “Built to Win: Creating a Resilient Real Estate Company” will be held virtually alongside other panels at the National Association […]
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Leading From the Front
Shawn O’Neill Broker JP & Associates REALTORS® City & Beach Jacksonville, Fla. www.jparfl.com Region served: Jacksonville and St. Augustine Years in real estate: 18 Number of years with JP & Associates REALTORS®: 1 Number of offices: 2 Number of agents: 45 Best recruiting strategy: Hire agents who are productive—with a heart toward service—and they will […]
How Commercial Real Estate Investors Are Weighing Climate Change When Planning Future Business Strategies
While COVID-19 is the leading disruptor of the commercial real estate market at the moment, the industry is preparing for even further long-term disruption from climate change. According to housing professionals, the rising sea levels, increasingly volatile swings in temperature and the routine occurrence of natural weather-related disasters— ranging from hurricanes and floods to droughts […]
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Realogy Celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month With Virtual Events
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, which ran from mid-September to mid-October, Realogy held several events, including a webcast that showcased several Hispanic members of the real estate industry. The Realogy webcast discussed inclusion and diversity, as well as the importance of celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture within the real estate space. “We continue to celebrate […]
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Most Metros Post Double-Digit Annual Home Price Gains in Q3
ATTOM Data Solutions recently released its third-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that profits for home sellers nationwide continue to hit high points despite the economic distress caused by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The report reveals that the typical third-quarter 2020 home sale in the United States generated a gain of $85,000, up […]
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Realtor.com®: Housing Market Showing Signs of Stabilizing
Summer into fall has been a buying frenzy, with low inventory pushing up prices and giving sellers the market advantage. But are things changing soon? According to realtor.com®’s latest Weekly Housing Report for the week ending Oct. 17, the markets may soon experience a much-overdue seasonal market slowdown. What’s the current state of the market? […]
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Existing-Home Sales: September Marks Fourth Consecutive Month of Growth
September marked the fourth consecutive month of existing-home sales growth, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Overall, existing-home sales transactions increased 9.4 percent from August to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 6.54 million in September. This is a 20.9 percent increase from the same time last year. Single-family home sales increased 9.7 percent in […]
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3 Tips to Effectively Train for Virtual Races
(TNS)—Running is a great cardiovascular activity and one that has definite health advantages. For people who enjoy running, training and completing a marathon or road race brings a great sense of satisfaction. But when COVID-19 struck, many races were canceled to limit crowds. Now, virtual races are becoming a popular alternative. Allison Gregg, a Mayo […]