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The female millennial homebuyer has arrived—and in grand fashion. In the housing market, single women are one of the fastest-growing demographics, and those that are born between 1981 and 1996 are leading the way. According to a realtor.com® analysis, which took a look at the first names of homebuyers in this country, seven of the top 10 fastest-growing names are...

Last month, RISMedia honored more than 230 real estate professionals as  RISMedia's 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers. Each of these individuals—separated into eight categories—was either nominated by RISMedia readers or chosen by the publication’s editors. These folks made newsworthy contributions within their own communities and/or the housing industry as a whole....

Are you thinking of moving out-of-state? If you answered "yes," there's a good chance you live in the Northeast or Midwest. According to a national study conducted by United Van Lines, nine of the top 10 states with residents moving to other states are located in those regions, with New Jersey and Illinois taking the top two spots. The annual study—now in its 42nd...

By John Graff, CEO/Broker of Ashby & Graff Real Estate More than 5.5 million houses were bought and sold in the United States in 2017. The number in 2018, once fully calculated, is expected to be nearly the same. Both years are well below the more than 7 million homes sold in 2005 and 6.5 million sold in 2006. For the nearly 400,000 REALTORS® working in the...

Are you making a New Year's resolution? If so, you're probably going the tried-and-true self-improvement route, whether it be to lose weight, reduce stress or save money in the new year.  A factor many don't consider when trying to stick to their resolution, however, is location. In anticipation for 2019, WalletHub put together a list of the top cities where Americans...

Millennials are out in full force looking to purchase homes as they build their careers and begin having children—but where are they going? A new LendingTree report looked at new purchase mortgage requests made on its website between Jan. 1, 2018 and Nov. 25, 2018 to determine where the majority of millennials are pursuing homeownership. Among the nation's largest...

While the holidays are known as a time for giving, real estate professionals give back to their fellow REALTORS® and the community all year long. These are just a few of their stories: Natally Fisher, REALTOR®, The Pure Integrity Homes Team, RE/MAX Preferred, Wisconsin "We hold a cocoa bar toy drive to help our community in the holiday giving spirit. Additionally,...

It's that time of year—there's gifts aplenty and wrapping paper and bows galore. Money, however? That's in short supply for many American renters during the holiday season, according to a new study by RentCafé. No one wants to rain on the holiday parade, but there's a bitter chill this winter—the average renter goes into debt by $400, according to data from the...

People flock to different areas for a variety of reasons, but there's a trend age-wise. Which states have the highest homeowner age average, and which have the lowest? A recent LendingTree report that uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey ranked the 100 largest metros in the U.S. by average homeowner age. The results? The average homeowner...

By Berta Melder There was a time when cybersecurity was essential only for large finance and retail companies; however, computer technology is now a crucial part of any business and data is a valuable resource that can be worth millions. Every company and its employees generate data streams that have a certain value—real estate is no exception. Brokerages have...