Consumer Tips

    Providing a ‘Superior’ Experience

    Christy Budnick Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Years in business: 32 Number of offices and agents: 9 offices, 450 agents Regions served: Northeast Florida including Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Clay and Nassau Counties 2019 sales volume: $1.2 billion 2019 transactions: 3,125 http://www.floridanetworkrealty.com/ As the daughter of real estate guru Linda Sherrer, Christy Budnick […]

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    Zillow: Housing Demand Likely to Remain High Due to Missing Households

    The current market environment has increased demand for housing, and that may not be going away for a while. According to a new Zillow report, low rates of household formation since the Great Recession have caused 5.7 million “missing” households. These households represented people who historically would have moved into their own home, but have […]

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    MBA: Mortgage Applications Decreased 0.6 Percent

    Mortgage applications decreased 0.6 percent for the week ending Nov. 27, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey. This week’s results include an adjustment for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 0.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week […]

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    FHFA Extends Foreclosure and REO Eviction Moratoriums

    To help borrowers at risk of losing their home due to the coronavirus national emergency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend the moratoriums on single-family foreclosures and real estate owned (REO) evictions until at least Jan. 31, 2021. The foreclosure moratorium applies to enterprise-backed, single-family mortgages […]

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    Replace a Fossil Fuel Furnace to Lower Emissions and Your Bills

    (TNS)—Whether you want to reduce the greenhouse gases your home produces or lower the cost of your utilities, a heat pump might seem like a good idea. Here are some important factors to consider before you make a purchase. It’s a Heater and an Air Conditioner The most commonly installed are air-source heat pumps, which […]

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    Learn How to Close With Confidence at ‘Real Estate’s Rocking in the New Year’ 2021

    This year has been full of surprises, and although we’re rounding the corner on 2020, now is not the time to slow down. This next year is chock full of uncertainties, leaving real estate professionals with several questions: What does the future hold? How will this impact real estate? What can I do to prepare […]

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    Still Doing Listing Presentations? Here are 3 Secrets for Successful ‘Marketing Consultations’ Instead

    The phrase “listing presentation” may bring to mind images of practicing scripts in front of the mirror and presenting a 10-page PowerPoint to clients while they sit quietly and listen. While you absolutely should practice how you present yourself to prospective clients to earn their listings, putting them through a one-sided presentation likely won’t get […]

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    COVID-19 and the Holidays: 5 Things You Can Do to Physically Prepare for the Long Winter

    (TNS)—The holiday season can be a tricky time to maintain physical health, and with COVID-19 keeping many people indoors and isolated, there are even more barriers to wellness. “When we spend more time isolated and indoors, our physical health can become an afterthought,” says Madhan Prabhakaran, M.D., family medicine physician, Mayo Clinic Health System in […]

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    Explore What’s Next in Real Estate!

    NAR PULSE—At NAR Academy, you’ll be at the forefront of new ideas and technology, emerging issues, and key advancements. National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) members receive a $100 scholarship for each eligible course. Share with your agents! 5 RPR® Report Customizations You May Not Be Using RPR® Reports are a popular and powerful presentation deliverable. […]

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    Pillar To Post Home Inspectors® Drives Confidence in Home Inspection Safety

    In a year that began with high expectations, few could have predicted a global pandemic that would bring business to its knees. “The year started brilliantly,” says Dan Steward, president and CEO of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. “We’d had a year of growth and innovation, and we were charged up for more of the […]

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