According to a recent study, the number of first-time buyers has hit an almost 30-year low in the US. Traditionally hovering at around 40% of the market, this year’s number dropped 5% from last year to just 33%, the lowest since 1987. According to NAR’s chief economist, “Rising rents and repaying student loan debt makes… Read More »

In response to the tragic and shocking deaths of real estate agents Ashley Okland and Beverly Carter, Dylan de Bruin and Joe Schafbuch, the broker-owners of 90-agent firm Century 21 Signature Real Estate in central Iowa, have started a petition to encourage safe and secure showing practices for all agents. The pledge, which has over… Read More »

It’s always nice to have some fun statistics in mind when you’re out touring with clients, or making your way through those seemingly-endless call lists. This list features the most expensive homes for sale in each state. Numbers like these can be a great way to help buyers put sales prices in perspective. For instance,… Read More »

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In a city with 80,000 empty homes and 100,000 vacant lots, dreams are starting to come true. With just $1000 to purchase, and about $30k for renovations, Antjuan Wyatt and his family are set to move into a home that would be the stuff of pure fantasy, for that price, in any other US city.… Read More »

In an effort to bring more buyers into the market, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, regulator of two of the country’s largest lenders, Fannie and Freddie, is planning to relax standards for loan qualification. Tight credit restrictions, since the collapse of the housing market in 2008, have made it difficult for many would-be buyers with… Read More »

Google Hangout from the Keeping It Real training series where Greg Harrelson, a top producing agent from  shares “How to Create a Top Producing Agent From Scratch” and how to build a solid real estate business & foundation. You’ll learn exactly what Greg teaches his agents to do DAY ONE when they start. Where to get… Read More »