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Put this ‘ONE Thing’ goal-setting strategy to work in 2024

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Sat, 2024-01-13 04:00
"The ONE Thing" author Jay Papasan says goal setting to the now allows you to work backward from your long-term goals and figure out what you can do today to make them a reality.

Navy Federal faces lawsuits over discriminatory lending allegations

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-01-12 17:37
Lawmakers are demanding a federal investigation in the wake of a CNN analysis that concluded the nation's largest credit union denied more than 50 percent of Black mortgage applicants in 2022.

Apartment starts hit a 40-year high in 2023. Don’t expect a repeat

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-01-12 16:14
We may see a reprieve in the number of new rental units coming online in 2024, with CoStar projecting a 25 percent pullback.

New Jersey’s TheONE94Group joins Coldwell Banker Realty

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-01-12 15:54
TheONE94Group has joined Coldwell Banker Realty's Ridgewood, New Jersey, office. The 20-person team has a lifetime sales volume of more than $80 million.

Multifamily Rents End Year With Another Decline

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2024-01-12 15:18

According to the latest Yardi® Matrix National Multifamily Report, 2023 ended without another upswing in the multifamily rental market; in fact, December was the fifth month of declines in a row. The average U.S. asking rent was $1,709 in December (a $4 decline), with year-over-year growth at 0.3%. Occupancy remained unchanged at 94.8% in November.…

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NAR president sidesteps palace intrigue in 1st address to members

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-01-12 13:36
Newly installed NAR President Kevin Sears will remain in position for nearly two years after replacing Tracy Kasper on Monday. In a video to members he focused on legal challenges and core business.

Guaranteed Rate helping sellers offer mortgage rate buydowns

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-01-12 13:19
RateReduce Sell allows sellers to pay points to lock in a discounted mortgage rate that their agent can cite in co-branded marketing materials.

New Commissions Lawsuits Take Aim at State Associations

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2024-01-12 13:07

Two class-action lawsuits filed within the last month echo the Sitzer V. Burnett case decided in Kansas City in 2023, wherein a jury ruled on behalf of plaintiffs that the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) buyer-broker commission rule constitutes a conspiracy to inflate commissions. Both Friedman v. Real Estate Board of New York and Masiello…

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8 main takeaways from Sotheby’s 2024 Luxury Outlook Report

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-01-12 13:05
Sustainability, global policy and technology are some of the biggest luxury topics going into 2024, according to the report released on Wednesday. CMO Bradley Nelson also said luxury agents should keep growing their networks to succeed in the new year.

Resignations, lawsuit updates, ChatGPT: Inman’s Top 5

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-01-12 12:41
Looking for a quick catch-up on the buzziest stories of the week? Here’s Inman Top 5, the most essential stories, according to Inman readers.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands in Central Illinois

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2024-01-12 12:27

A leader in Central Illinois real estate for almost a decade has announced its new affiliation with the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Service First. The company, based in Decatur, Illinois, assists the communities of Macon County with a wide variety of real estate services, including commercial…

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Mortgage Mix: Another Cybersecurity Attack Strikes the Mortgage Industry

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2024-01-12 11:59

Editor’s Note: The Mortgage Mix is RISMedia’s weekly highlight reel of need-to-know mortgage-industry happenings. Watch for it each Friday afternoon. loanDepot recently suffered a cybersecurity attack, causing them to shut down some of their systems, including their customer portal, on Monday, Jan. 8. One of the nation’s top mortgage lenders by volume, loanDepot is the latest…

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Illinois’ 3rd commission suit names @properties, champions buyers

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-01-12 11:55
A Chicago homeowner is the latest to allege NAR policies amounted to a conspiracy to keep commissions high for buyers; @properties vows to "vigorously defend" against the new lawsuit.
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