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American IRA Discusses Why Technology Can Help Grow a Self-Directed IRA

CHARLOTTE, N.C./ SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 (STL.News) While those nearing retirement age do not necessarily rely on the latest technology for their day-to-day lives, there is no doubt that technology can make investors more efficient. According to a recent post at American IRA, using technology can be especially beneficial for those with a Self-Directed IRA. According … Continue reading American IRA Discusses Why Technology Can Help Grow a Self-Directed IRA

HomeSmart International Tapped by NAR to Vet Emerging Industry Tech

PHOENIX/ SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 (STL.News) HomeSmart International was asked to participate in National Association of Realtors’ inaugural Innovation, Opportunity & Investment (iOi) Summit in San Francisco on August 29 and 30. As a leading provider of proprietary brokerage software, HomeSmart was asked to bring its unique point of view of industry and agent-focused technology to … Continue reading HomeSmart International Tapped by NAR to Vet Emerging Industry Tech

Realtors® Help Families Navigate Back-to-School Home Shopping

WASHINGTON/ Sept. 6, 2018 (STL.News)– Buying and moving into a new home is already a complicated process, but moving with children adds an entirely different set of requirements and stresses. The National Association of Realtors’® 2018 Moving with Kids Report, https://www.nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-reports/moving-with-kids, explores the unique needs of homebuyers and sellers with children under 18. “Buying a … Continue reading Realtors® Help Families Navigate Back-to-School Home Shopping

Realtors® Chief Economist Reflects on Past Recession, What’s Ahead for Housing

WASHINGTON/ Aug. 27, 2018 (STL.News)– American financial and lending systems look vastly different nearly a decade after the defining moments of the Great Recession, thanks in part to safe and sound lending and regulatory policy reforms, strongly supported by the National Association of Realtors®. Today, home prices are at or approaching record highs in many … Continue reading Realtors® Chief Economist Reflects on Past Recession, What’s Ahead for Housing

offrs Predicts Agent Success Despite NAR Industry Slowdown Stats

AUGUST 23, 2018 (STL.News) Real estate seller lead generator, offrs (offrs.com), commented today on a recently published NAR (National Association of REALTORS®) state-of-the-industry report which tracked a trending decline in agent income, adding that the statistics provided in the report also demonstrate a forward transition from traditional real estate practices to an era dominated by … Continue reading offrs Predicts Agent Success Despite NAR Industry Slowdown Stats

National Association of Realtors® Commends FHFA Decision to Abandon Single Family Rental Program

August 22, 2018 (STL.News) The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will conclude their single-family rental pilot programs. National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued the following statement commending the FHFA for its decision: “With … Continue reading National Association of Realtors® Commends FHFA Decision to Abandon Single Family Rental Program

US home sales fell 0.7 percent, 4th straight monthly decline

WASHINGTON/ August 22, 2018 (STL.News)— U.S. sales of existing homes slipped for the fourth consecutive month, declining 0.7 percent in July to the slowest pace in more than two years as the real estate market shows signs of cooling. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted … Continue reading US home sales fell 0.7 percent, 4th straight monthly decline

Pending Home Sales Reverse Course, Rise 0.9 Percent in June

WASHINGTON/ July 30, 2018 (STL.News) — Pending home sales increased in all four major regions in June, but overall activity lagged year ago levels for the sixth straight month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* www.nar.realtor/pending-home-sales, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 0.9 percent to 106.9 in … Continue reading Pending Home Sales Reverse Course, Rise 0.9 Percent in June