William Neilson
Phone:  267-872-1326Office:  215-679-9797
Email:  wneilson@remax440.comCell:  267-872-1326Fax:  267-354-6937
William Neilson
William Neilson

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In It to Win It: CENTURY 21 North Shore

December 9, 2017 8:34 am

A Culture of Teamwork Keeps CENTURY 21 North Shore at the Top of Its Game “Happy agents are productive agents.” That’s the reasoning of Jim D’Amico, dynamic broker/owner and chief motivator of CENTURY 21 NS Group/North Shore of New England, a Massachusetts-based firm whose more than $1 billion in real estate sales last year is […]

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Cooler Markets and Warmer Opportunities

December 7, 2017 8:33 pm

On the hunt for an investment rental? The best deals are not in hot markets, but in cold ones. New findings out of HouseCanary, provider of predictive real estate analytics and insights, reveal that at this time of year, when activity declines, investors are likely to have more opportunities in markets with chillier temperatures. In […]

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Top Agents Dominate With Multi-Channel Content Marketing

December 5, 2017 8:33 pm

Discover Publications generates listings for top agents, eliminates stress Between going on listing appointments, negotiating sales and converting leads, real estate professionals have their hands full. But for those dead set on dominating the market, a well-rounded content marketing strategy is key. With multi-channel marketing innovator Discover Publications, real estate professionals can reap all the […]

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Attend NAR’s Premier Broker Event

December 5, 2017 8:33 pm

NAR PULSE—Mark your calendars! Join NAR in Nashville, Tenn., on April 4-5 for the 2018 REALTOR® Broker Summit. Learn from and collaborate with industry experts, tech entrepreneurs and top brokers to position your brokerage for success. Registration opens in early January. Learn more. RPR® Learning Resources for Every REALTOR® Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) online learning […]

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Housing in 2018: Where Are Home Values Headed?

December 5, 2017 8:33 pm

Analysts are expecting even higher home prices in 2018 than originally projected, according to new research. Zillow’s 2017 Q4 Home Price Expectations Survey reveals experts are anticipating a 4.1 percent hike in the new year, up from the 3 percent they forecasted a year ago. Over 100 experts, including economists, participated in the survey. Their […]

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2018 Real Estate Trends to Watch: ‘Surban’—That Sweet Spot Between City and Suburb

December 4, 2017 8:33 pm

No—”surban” is not a typo. Think of it as the melding of two words to form a new one in the same manner as celebrity name fusion—think Brangelina, Bennifer or Kimye. Surban refers to a suburban area that has the feel of an urban area, with walkability to great retail and restaurants from a house […]

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Housing and the Senate Tax Plan: What Now?

December 4, 2017 8:33 pm

Members of the real estate industry are responding to the passage of the Senate tax plan, which chiefly includes a 20 percent corporate tax rate—down from 35 percent—and reduced rates for families and individuals over the next seven years. The development follows the House passage of its own plan in November. Both bills challenge homeownership, […]

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Homeowners Spend Less, Renters Spend More

December 3, 2017 2:57 pm

Incomes are not keeping pace with rents. More earnings are needed for rent than in years past—now 29.1 percent of the median monthly income, versus the 25.8 percent needed prior to the recession, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. The difference equals $1,957 more than if the share had stayed the same. Homeowners, […]

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When Data Makes the Difference

December 3, 2017 2:57 pm

How HouseCanary Is Giving Agents a Competitive Edge Editor’s Note: The following is the cover story in the December issue of RISMedia’s real estate magazine. It’s no secret: The value of the real estate agent is under attack. With a slew of disruptors determined to diminish their role in the real estate transaction, it’s become […]

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Mortgage Rates Inch Lower

December 2, 2017 8:33 am

Mortgage rates moved lower this week, with the 30-year, fixed rate averaging 3.90 percent, a decrease from 3.92 percent the week prior, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The 15-year, fixed rate averaged 3.30 percent, down from 3.32 percent the week prior, while the five-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rate averaged […]

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