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    Latinx Homeownership on the Rise, With Young Adults Helping to Bridge the Gap

    Over the past seven years, the seasonally adjusted homeownership rate has either increased or remained stable, buoyed by advances in the Latinx community and by young adults in general. According to a report by Zillow, Latinxs are purchasing property at higher rates than the general American population. “In the face of a seemingly insurmountable disparity, […]

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    Distinctive Properties and Prestigious Residences Abound in France

    For more than 80 years, Groupe Mercure has had luxury and heritage real estate at its heart. Offering a complete selection of distinctive properties and prestigious residences throughout France, Groupe Mercure is driven by its reputation and roots. Adapting to the evolution of the business, Groupe Mercure is guided by the values of trust, respect […]

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    Views Vary When It Comes to the Gender Gap in Women’s Leadership

    Discussions of gender diversity in the workplace, especially in top executive positions and boards, have become a more prominent public concern; however, the advancement of women in these levels has been slow. Gender discrimination and unconscious biases are still obstacles women professionals must face when attempting to climb the corporate ladder. This is especially true […]

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    Watch the RPR® ‘Wow’ Moments Video!

    (NAR PULSE)—Realtors Property Resource®’s (RPR®) new video commercial, “Wow Moments: Thank You” was inspired by REALTOR® success stories and relationships. Watch the video here! Get a Deal From Dell Power your business with the latest technology from Dell. Enjoy savings on home and business-class products for all your personal and professional computing needs. NAR members […]

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    Why NAHREP Is Worth My 4-Hour Drive

    As I’m returning from my annual trip to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) conference, I feel very fortunate to be part of this amazing organization. I also reflect back on how I was introduced to NAHREP three years ago through the RE/MAX network. There was an educational and networking event at the Pepsi Center in […]

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    Existing-Home Sales Stumble 2.2 Percent

    Existing-home sales in September stumbled, but improved over the previous year, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® report. Last month’s sales totaled 5.38 million, down 2.2 percent month-over-month, but up 3.9 percent year-over-year. The amount of existing for-sale homes in September totaled 1.83 million—barely a budge from the month prior, and a 2.7 […]

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    Zillow: Inventory Popped Up, Then Vanished

    In the earlier part of 2019, there were indicators inventory resurfaced. Now, after the hot house-hunting season, listings remain scarce, according to Zillow’s latest Real Estate Market Report. For the five months between September 2018 and February 2019, inventory started to tick up, after declining for nearly four straight years, according to data from Zillow. […]

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    ‘My Sharona’ Muse to MySharona.Realtor

    Meet the woman who tied her famous name to her real estate domain. Learn how to own your online brand, too. When a song written about you reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is synonymous with pop culture, you use it in your business marketing. After all, it was Sharona Alperin’s first […]

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    Locations Close to Public Transit Boost Residential, Commercial Real Estate Values

    Neighborhoods located within a half-mile of public transit services outperformed those in areas farther from public transit based on a number of factors, according to a recent report by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of REALTORS®. “The Real Estate Mantra – Locate Near Public Transportation” highlighted the critical role public transportation plays in […]

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    Hitting 100 Agents, One Referral at a Time

    In the following interview, Vickye Vasser, broker/owner of HomeSmart Realty South in New Orleans, La., discusses her growth path, and how her agents help her succeed. Region Served: New Orleans, La. Years in Real Estate: 25 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 100 I understand you have a legal background. Has this benefitted your […]

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