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Zillow: Unprecedented housing market shift has had little impact on sellers

While the past year has been unprecedented in terms of economic change and a global pandemic, most U.S. home sellers’ experiences were similar to past years, according to Zillow’s latest consumer housing trends report.  Consistent with the past three

EXIT Realty nurtures mental health, well-being in workplace

As COVID-19 continues to negatively impact people and workplaces, EXIT Realty Corp. International announced it is working to maintain the health and well-being of its agents and brokers through a series of programs, including its Focus on Good Health initiative.

HUD now considering climate change when underwriting loans

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced a plan that will implement new policies to combat global warming, according to a press release. 

Missing apostrophe in Facebook post lands real estate agent in court

An Australian real estate agent’s failure to use proper punctuation in a Facebook post could cost him tens of thousands of dollars, according to a report by The New York Times.

Court rules sending email could create binding contract

Email users should be mindful of what they write, as the contents of electronic messages could be legally binding, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors. 

ShowingTime: Home showings down in August

A new report shows the market cooled in August, at least in terms of the number of prospective buyers looking at homes.

New-home sales plummet in July

Also during the month, the median sales price rose to $390,500 from $370,200 in June, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

What the condo collapse means for agents, sellers and buyers

The Champlain Towers South collapse emergency is ongoing, and some experts say they expect condo sales, in what was a roaring condo market in Miami, to struggle from the impact. What can agents, sellers and buyers anticipate?

What’s the median age for construction workers?

The median age of construction workers is 41, the same as a typical worker in the national labor force, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ analysis of the most recent 2019 American Community Survey data.

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