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…


Does the typical appraisal protect you from overpaying for a house? If it doesn’t, what would that mean for house prices in general? A study looked at a particular set of 8,533 houses that Fannie Mae foreclosed on from 2012 to 2015 and where two appraisals were done on each house. The first appraisals were done right after Fannie took Read more…


Humble, affordable homes will be at a premium as first-time homebuyers compete with downsizing baby … [+] boomers. Universal Images Group via Getty Images We have become disenchanted with “do-it-yourself” and discount brokerages, we don’t want fixer-uppers and we really don’t want very large houses that are in less than ultra prime condition. These are some of the trends Leonard 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.


Last month, Newsday released the shocking results of a three year undercover investigation that found rampant housing discrimination on Long Island, NY. Real estate agents frequently funneled white applicants to neighborhoods that were majority white and more affluent, while they sent applicants of color to more racially diverse and less affluent areas. The investigation found that Black applicants faced unequal Read more…


An aerial view of the downtown skyline of Dallas, Texas in 2019 Getty Reforestation is underway in Dallas parks with the replanting of trees lost from severe weather earlier this year. An unprecedented 700 trees were lost in parks alone. The devastation to the city’s mature trees is estimated to amount to 15,600 caliper inches of trunk diameter, as reported Read more…


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


In 1997, David Moresi moved back home to North Adams, Mass., to renovate houses, a business he has expanded to include development and property management firms. But recently, he has turned his attention to bigger, vacant properties that abound in New England: mills and factories. Decades after they were shut down, taking thousands of well-paying jobs with them, many of Read more…