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Action For Real-Life Horror House Closes For Over $300K

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The California house where David and Louise Turpin allegedly tortured 13 of their children sold at auction for $310,360. Following foreclosure last year, the Perris, California, property hit the auction block after authorities arrested the Turpins, who are currently awaiting trial. In January 2018, one of the couple’s 13 children escaped from the 1060 Muir […]

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8 Hot Water Heater Facts Every Homeowner Should Know

a couple of weeks ago

Hearing a ruckus in your basement? Don’t ignore it — it could be the beginning of an impending hot water tank failure. Scott Schnurr, the CEO of Chicago-based DRF Trusted Property Solutions, warned that hot water heaters are often forgotten about until a leak and the subsequent flood happens — an accident that can drain […]

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U.S. Adds More Than 8,000 Real Estate Jobs In December

a couple of weeks ago

The United States added 312,000 jobs in December, including 8,100 in the real estate and rental leasing sector, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Department of Labor‘s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobless rate fell 0.2 percent year-over-year from 4.1 percent in December 2017 to 3.9 percent in December 2018. The total number of unemployed fell by […]

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More Homes Sitting On The Market

a couple of weeks ago

The housing market ended 2018 on a low note, with listing inventory up five percent nationwide and by as much as 10 percent in several of the nation’s largest metros, while homes sold on an average pace of 80 days in December, according to a new study by realtor.com released Thursday. In previously hot markets […]

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Dottie Herman Cashes Out At Douglas Elliman

a couple of weeks ago

Douglas Elliman Chief Executive Officer Dottie Herman has sold $40 million shares of stock in the company, until now one of the few female-owned real estate entities operating in the United States, according to announcement Monday by Vector Group, the brokerage’s parent company. Dottie Herman. Herman unloaded her remaining 29.4 percent stake in the company to […]

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Two minutes of coaching that can mean everything to your 2019

a couple of weeks ago

I’m going to make this short and to the point. Whether you’re reading this in late December or early January, we’re in the midst of a new beginning. A fresh start. And in a changing market, it’s going to require a little more effort, a little more discipline, and a proven plan to achieve your […]

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The top qualities a luxury customer looks for in an agent

a couple of weeks ago

The affluent homebuyer is a discerning one. After all, when they’re well-acquainted with the best of everything, it’s no surprise that their standards are high when it comes to service. Agents who specialize in the luxury market are already uniquely positioned to best understand the needs of this sophisticated client — because chances are, you’re […]

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The 20 Best Real Estate Memes Of 2018

a couple of weeks ago

All real estate agents have experienced the stress of making cold calls, organizing open houses, managing overly-demanding clients, conducting negotiations and clawing through closing day. All of these situations can bring even the most seasoned agents to the edge, so taking a little time to laugh (even if it’s just to keep from crying) is […]

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This Agent Turned A Creepy Facebook Come-On Into A Lead

a couple of weeks ago

“Do you have a boyfriend? Yes or no? Do you want my number?” Lindsay and her husband, David. That was the first message Sarasota, Fla.-based real estate agent Lindsay Lucarini saw as she checked her Facebook profile while getting ready to start the day at The Lucarini Team, an Allison James Estates and Homes team […]

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Pending Home Sales Drop For 11th Straight Month

a couple of weeks ago

The National Association of Realtors‘ Pending Homes Sales Index dropped 7.7 percent year-over-year in November, marking the 11th straight month of annual decreases. The forward-looking indicator, which is based on contract signings, also decreased by 0.7 percent from October to November. Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), sought to tamp […]

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