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On Sun., Aug. 29, Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, with the first death reported in Prairieville due to injuries sustained from a fallen tree. Now weakened to a tropical storm as it heads to Mississippi [at press time], the natural disaster has left a little more than 1 million homes without power after dumping a dangerous mix...

Months short of its extended deadline, the eviction moratorium has ended, struck down by the Supreme Court—voted by six justices in an unsigned opinion on Aug. 26. President Biden’s renewed moratorium, active in only the areas of the U.S. most impacted by COVID-19, was meant to continue providing a stay against evictions until early October; however,...

Source: MTV “MTV Cribs” is back. The iconic POV show that follows celebrities as they take you on a tour of their home was hugely popular when it debuted in 2000. A new episode of the show has not been produced in a decade though, which begs the question: will the show resonate today? For Gen Z and millennials, two generations that have grown up with Pinterest,...

By Tracey Hawkins In recent months, there has been a spate of crimes against real estate agents, including murder, armed robbery, shootings and alleged racial profiling incidents. On the eve of September—Real Estate Safety Month—it's important to note that male real estate professionals were the target of these recent crimes. Prior too these recent incidents,...

Michael Alderson, 66, of Anaheim, California, was shot and killed on August 7 amid an alleged dispute involving siblings and their home’s sale. “Based upon the preliminary investigation, it is believed that the shooting was related to a family dispute pertaining to the upcoming sale of the residence,” Huntington Beach Police Capt. Tim Martin said. “A group...

It’s hard to believe the COVID-19 pandemic has been a fixture of everyday life since March 2020. While much of the U.S. has returned to some semblance of “normalcy,” highly infectious variants such as Delta threaten to curb back some of the newly-gained momentum, and a huge swath of the industry is concerned, according to new RISMedia survey results. RISMedia...

In today’s real estate market, one generation stands apart in their desire to move into a renovated home: millennials. It’s unsurprising that more than one-third of the generation who grew up with Instagram and Pinterest are more likely to seek out an upgraded home compared to other generations. This data is according to a recently released survey of more than...

By Jordan Grice This year’s spring market was one for the history books as price spikes for single-family homes persisted in May. According to the most recent S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, home prices saw a 16.6% gain in May, up from 14.8% in April. The price surge marked the second consecutive month of record-setting performance, according to experts. All...

Commentary by NAR President Charlie Oppler As a small business owner and president of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), I want to set the record straight on misconceptions by some about the real estate industry. Commissions for real estate agents and brokers are negotiable. Always have been. Always will be. Let’s put that on the table right now. Like...

Black homeownership rates have dropped dramatically over the past 15 years, from 48% in 2005 to approximately 45% in 2020. According to the Biden administration, student loan debt is a major contributing factor. Through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), President Biden plans to address this issue head-on.  In June, The Wall Street Journal first...