William Neilson
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William Neilson
William Neilson

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A Top Producer’s Dream: JP and Associates REALTORS

December 23, 2017 8:53 am

Paving the Way for Agent Success For JP Piccinini, devising a concept for the ideal real estate company was easy. A former top-producing agent himself, he just thought about everything he would want from a brokerage firm…then built it himself. Clearly, Piccinini’s vision was on the money, as six short years later, Dallas-based JP and […]

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Inventory at Lowest Since 2013

December 21, 2017 8:44 pm

Housing inventory is shrinking, still, according to the recently released Trulia Inventory and Price Watch for the fourth quarter of 2017. Across the board, in the premium, starter and trade-up tiers, inventory has tumbled 10.5 percent year-over-year—the most considerable drop-off since 2013. The issue is most pervasive at the entry level, which accounts for just […]

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Americans ‘Concerned’ About Homeownership in Light of Tax Bill

December 21, 2017 8:44 pm

Americans are concerned about homeownership in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to new realtor.com® research. The legislation, awaiting President Trump’s signature (at press time), passed on Wednesday this week. More than one-third (36.2 percent) of respondents to a realtor.com survey, conducted Dec. 18-19 prior to the passage, were “concerned” about being […]

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Using Tech, ‘Coolture’ and Education to Achieve Success

December 20, 2017 8:39 pm

In the following interview, Mike Cole, owner of Realty ONE Group Dockside in Myrtle Beach, S.C., discusses the advantages of the brand, negotiating, social media, technology and more. Region Served: Myrtle Beach, Horry and Georgetown Counties Years in Real Estate: 23 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 230 Best Advice for New Agents: Answer […]

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Senate Backs Tax Reform, Bill on Trump’s Desk

December 20, 2017 8:39 pm

With less than a week until their Christmas deadline, House Republicans passed the converged Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill—set to be the first tax overhaul in over 30 years—in a 227-203 vote on Dec. 19. However, the Senate Parliamentarian required a re-vote, citing three provisions in violation of the Senate Byrd rule. The Senate […]

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Existing-Home Sales Skyrocket Toward 11-Year High

December 20, 2017 8:39 pm

Existing-home sales in November skyrocketed to a spree not seen in more than 10 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.81 million, a 5.6 percent increase from October and a 3.8 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory decreased 7.2 percent to 1.67 million, 9.7 percent below one year prior. […]

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Housing Starts Rise in Surprise November

December 19, 2017 8:36 pm

Home-building activity rose in a surprise November, with housing starts up 3.3 percent to a rate of 1,297,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts increased 5.3 percent to 930,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more […]

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FCA Is Spreading Holiday Cheer With Savings

December 19, 2017 8:36 pm

NAR PULSE—The holidays are a little brighter: through the end of the year, stack up the savings when you combine Big Finish incentives with the $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of select vehicles. Remember, family members in the same household benefit, too. Learn more about this offer available through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® […]

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Changing Demand for Rentals Strains Supply

December 19, 2017 8:36 pm

Demand for rentals is still strong—but what does it look like today, a decade after the recession? According to America’s Rental Housing Report, recently released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, demand is evolving. In the aftermath of the crash, demand exploded, and a large portion of rentals were single-family homes. […]

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Using Training and Communication to Stay Relevant

December 18, 2017 8:33 pm

In the following interview, Lynsey Engels, president of Mel Foster Co., a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Davenport, Iowa, discusses client relationships, the local market, training and more. Region Served: Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Years in Real Estate: 16 Number of Offices: 9 residential, 1 commercial, 1 insurance […]

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