William Neilson
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William Neilson
William Neilson

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In 2017, Multiple Offers Scored Sellers Thousands

January 11, 2018 4:08 pm

Did you buy a home last year? Did you make an above-asking bid? Approximately 24 percent of for-sale homes in 2017 sold for higher than what they were listed for, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. Five years ago, that figure was roughly 17 percent. The average gain for sellers? $7,000. “In the […]

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RE/MAX Co-CEO: ‘Will It Be the Same in 2018?

January 10, 2018 10:44 pm

Editor’s Note: The below commentary is by Adam Contos, co-CEO of RE/MAX. 2017: The Fight to Find a Home. Will It Be the Same in 2018? A few weeks ago, as we wrapped December’s RE/MAX National Housing Report and looked back at the year, we noticed one glaring anomaly: there were no real anomalies for […]

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The Genesis of BackAgent

January 10, 2018 10:44 pm

In 2017, BackAgent provided more than 180,000 agents and brokers a cloud-based technology platform complete with a comprehensive intranet and one of the most robust transaction-management systems in the industry. But when the Houston, Texas-based company first had the idea for the solution back in 2005, the initial goal was to solve the inefficiencies at […]

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Appraisals Arrive Below Expected, but Not by Much

January 9, 2018 10:39 pm

Appraisals arrived 0.5 percent below what was expected by homeowners in December, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 6.17 percent year-over-year. Although the average appraisal continues to lag homeowner estimates, the gap between the two numbers […]

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Again, U.S. at No. 1 for Foreign Investors in Real Estate

January 9, 2018 10:39 pm

Foreign investors in real estate assign high importance to the potential for wealth and security—and according to new research, the U.S. is expected to offer both more than any other country in 2018. The U.S. was named the No. 1 nation for foreign investment in real estate in the annual survey by the Association of […]

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2018 Broker Summit Registration Is OPEN

January 9, 2018 10:39 pm

NAR PULSE—Join NAR for the 2018 REALTOR® Broker Summit, April 4-5, at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Connect with industry experts, tech entrepreneurs and top brokers who understand your business and offer real, actionable ways to position your brokerage for success. Register now! Join NAR’s Commemoration of the Fair Housing Act […]

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The Hottest Housing Markets This Year

January 9, 2018 10:39 pm

Accelerating home prices. Expanding income and jobs. New residents. In 2018, the hottest housing markets will boast a combination of these factors, according to Zillow, which recently released its predictions for the year. The markets in Zillow’s top 10: San Jose, Calif. Raleigh, N.C. Seattle, Wash. Charlotte, N.C. San Francisco, Calif. Austin, Texas Denver, Colo. […]

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Aging in Place’ Begins Early: Report

January 8, 2018 10:32 pm

Homeowners are getting older, and to continue on in their current house, improvements are necessary. “Aging in place,” however, is not just about adding railings and ramps—in fact, 46 percent of homeowners aged 75-plus began improvements early with the expectation that they would grow older, but stay put, according to a HomeAdvisor report. The most […]

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Women of Color: A Powerful Demographic for the Future

January 8, 2018 10:32 pm

The statistics are captivating: American Express OPEN’s 7th Annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report reveals that businesses owned by women of color have grown 467 percent since 1997. Numbering 5.4 million, minority women-owned businesses comprise 46 percent of all women-owned firms, have over 2 million employees and generate $361 billion in annual revenue. In the […]

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A Blockchain Future? Cryptocurrencies Gaining Traction in Real Estate Industry

January 8, 2018 10:32 pm

Bitcoin started out as blockchain technology with an innovative ideology for a more secure monetary future, and is now taking hold in the real estate world. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, although not yet mainstream, show promise in an industry that typically prioritizes buyers who can provide secure funds for a property in a short amount […]

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