Tuesday, 28 January, 2020

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The biggest news for the bond markets was the release of the U.S. December manufacturing report as indicated by the ISM Manufacturing Index. It plunged to a five-month low — the lowest level in a decade. ‘Tis the season for New Year’s predictions.  Before that, two surprises in today’s markets: our overnight droning of the Iranian military leader Qassem Suleimani, Read more…


With the changing landscape of our field, the changing business models and the speed at which we have to respond to survive, it’s strategic and smart to practice self-care. Celebrate Agent Appreciation Month and #ThankAnAgent with Inman this January. Discover more and see how to get involved, click here. Self-care is serious business — and I should know. As a Read more…


New year, new home? Whip your financial resume into shape to improve your home-buying odds. Thinking of buying a home this year? We compiled five New Year’s resolutions that can help you keep your financial resume in tiptop shape. 1. Avoid job hopping Employment history and income are two of the biggest factors lenders look at when evaluating a mortgage Read more…


Tackle clutter and make your space work for you — with style. For many people, the new year represents a clean slate and brings a renewed sense of possibility and enthusiasm. It’s a wonderful time to get your home organized in anticipation of the busy months ahead. Effective storage solutions and organization systems will enable you to enjoy your home Read more…


In 2020, Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner expects payrolls to continue growing, but the rate of growth will slow as the country adds fewer than 1.7 million new jobs.


Clear up any potential misunderstandings and misguided expectations with prospective new agents using these nine interview questions.


Easy handmade decor and trimmings set the scene for a festive holiday get-together. Holiday entertaining is all about one-of-a-kind decor, and we’ve got some show-stopping looks that you can make yourself. You don’t have to be an expert crafter to accomplish these easy DIY projects. Creating a custom hanging herb chandelier and dessert takeaways will really impress your guests at Read more…


Holiday decorating can be as simple as dusting off your flower vases, unrolling a spool of burlap and polishing your silver. Hold your holiday decor horses! Before you purchase gobs of tinsel and piles of twinkle lights, take another look at items you already have — they may be the holiday embellishment you’ve been looking for. By hunting through your Read more…


In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. This week, they’ll light up and compare smart bulbs.


People need to stop thinking of coming soons and pocket listings as identical, they aren’t. The Clear Cooperation Policy needs to pass. Coming soon needs rules codified that are separate from private, off-MLS sales. Article image credited to MaksymChechel / Getty Images


Home buying hurdles exist — but research, creativity and flexibility will help you clear them. Home buyers today face tough challenges — housing prices have soared, a dollar doesn’t go as far as it once did and rent is more expensive than the past. How are people today making such a large purchase despite these hurdles? With more flexibility and Read more…


Constructing these homes is like kneading dough. “We spend so much of our lives in boxes,” says Alexis Borsboom, owner of this cottage nestled among the trees on Mayne Island, BC. The unique shape is just one reason she and her husband moved in. The rest of the story lies inside its walls — and begins with the walls themselves. Read more…


Two months after announcing that his divorce from his seventh wife, Larry King listed the couple’s Beverly Hills mansion for $16.995 million. Westside Estate Agency’s Kurt Rappaport is the agent representing the sale. The mansion, which the famous broadcaster and CNN host bought in 2007 for $11.75 million, is a real behemoth. It sits at 10,810 square feet and has Read more…


Don’t let cosmetic and fixable problems with a house bamboozle a transaction. Here are nine tips to better counsel clients through the home inspection process. Article image credited to Anan Rakyu / Shutterstock.com


EXp Realty announced the launch of a new assistance fund for agents, as well as multiple charitable initiatives, the same week the company celebrated its 10-year anniversary and crossed the 23,000 agent threshold. Article image credited to AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic