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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The Truth About Technology and the Role of a Real Estate Agent

January 30, 2018 6:03 pm

NAR PULSE—In the last 15 years, the “golden age of consumerism” has ushered in unprecedented access to real estate data, yet the perceived value of working with a REALTOR® has skyrocketed. Why and how? Find out here! 2018 NAR Member Orientation Video and Materials Available Online NAR’s 2018 New Member Orientation Materials are now available […]

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Regional Spotlight: Expect Growth in Employment, Population in Florida

January 29, 2018 6:00 pm

Florida’s economy grew in 2017, and that positive momentum should continue in 2018, according to economists and business data experts who spoke to a crowd of about 500 REALTORS® at the recent 2018 Florida Real Estate Trends event, held during the Florida Realtors® Mid-Winter Business Meetings. “For 2018, from a business point of view, Florida’s economy benefits from a growing […]

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Hot in Housing: The Bay Area Rules

January 29, 2018 6:00 pm

The Bay Area—chiefly San Francisco, San Jose and Vallejo—is on a hot streak, with no pointers to a slowdown this year, according to data newly released from realtor.com®. In January, homes in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan area lasted a median 39 days on-market; in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa-Clara metro, a median 33 days; and in the […]

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Housing Is Recouping Value Unevenly: Report

January 28, 2018 6:00 pm

With the downturn long past, housing has gained its lost value—$9 trillion, according to a new report by Zillow. How the recovery has shaken out, however, is telling. “A decade after the financial crisis, the scars of the housing bust are still with us,” says Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow. “The gap between the […]

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Assessing the State of the Housing Union

January 28, 2018 6:00 pm

In 2018, the challenge for the housing industry will be balancing bursting demand with a severe shortage of supply, according to realtor.com®’s State of the Housing Union, released in-step with the U.S. State of the Union this week. As with 2017, first-time buyers will have the hardest time, with little in their price point. “The […]

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FHFA: Home Prices Rose in November

January 27, 2018 11:45 am

Home prices rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in November 2017, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) recently released House Price Index (HPI). The HPI year-over-year—based on prices for homes with Fannie Mae- or Freddie Mac-backed mortgages—was up 6.5 percent. Per the Index, month-over-month home prices changes ranged from -1.1 percent in the East South […]

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Automation and Customization: Renter Wishes

January 27, 2018 11:45 am

Apartment dwellers’ preferences are shifting…toward what owners want, new research shows. According to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), an apartment industry organization, convenience, personalization and smart home technology are high on renters’ wish lists. In the NMHC’s 2018 Consumer Housing Insights Survey, 92 percent of respondents believe convenience and ease are important in a […]

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The Real Deal

January 26, 2018 6:00 pm

Pam O’Connor Builds a Network, Influences an Industry, and Impacts Lives Editor’s note: A PDF file version of this article is available here. A digital magazine version of this article is available here. Everyone knows real estate is a “relationship business,” but unfortunately, the phrase is overused and often unsubstantiated. Talk to people who have […]

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New-Home Sales Sink in December

January 25, 2018 6:00 pm

New-home sales sank in December, with sales of new, single-family homes down 9.3 percent to 625,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $398,900, while the median was $335,400. New-home listing inventory was 295,000—5.7-months supply. “December’s drop in new-home sales was […]

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Brokers: Prove Your Value – Take RISMedia’s 30th Annual Power Broker Survey

January 25, 2018 6:00 pm

In a time of heightened competition from new business models and outside disruptors, brokers have an opportunity to solidify their standing in the marketplace by participating in RISMedia’s 30th Annual Power Broker Survey, the real estate industry’s longest-running, most widely-read ranking of the nation’s top residential real estate brokerage firms. The 2018 Power Broker Survey […]

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