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Matt Damon Nabs Record-Smashing Brooklyn Penthouse

11 months ago

Matt Damon has nabbed plenty of awards — one Oscar, two Golden Globes and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, to name a few. Now, however, the Good Will Hunting actor has a major real estate record to add to that list of achievements: He’s now the proud owner of Brooklyn’s most expensive […]

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Compass Slapped With Lawsuit Over Website Access For The Blind

11 months ago

Compass is being sued for allegedly failing to make its website fully accessible to blind people, raising the specter that real estate brokerages remain exposed to a legal risk about which the National Association of Realtors had previously warned members. The suit, which is seeking class-action status and was filed on Dec. 12 in a New […]

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Will Declining Mortgage Rates Reverse Static Home Sales?

11 months ago

Mortgage rates continued along their downward trend to end the year, according to the latest data from Freddie Mac released Thursday. A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.55 percent for the week ending December 27, 2018, down from last week when it averaged 4.62 percent. It’s still more than half a percentage point above last year’s […]

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Canadian Realtor Under Fire Over Christmas Card

11 months ago

Many real estate agents send holiday cards to clients. But this year, one Canadian Realtor has raised a commotion online after critics took offense at his Christmas card’s depiction of his wife and three daughters with their mouths duct-taped shut while he held a “peace on Earth” sign. Realtor Dwight Streu, based in Edmonton, Alberta, with […]

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Home Price Growth Slows, But 2019 Will Still Challenge Buyers

11 months ago

Home prices in the U.S. rose 5.5 percent year-over-year in October, the third month in a row of slowing growth, according to the latest Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index released on December 26. The combination of rising home prices and climbing mortgage rates has economists predicting the housing market will stagnate in 2019. While still […]

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Tour 5 festive locations right now

11 months ago

When staging a property, brokers want to evoke a sense of what life is like inside the home. Buyers who come through should be able to imagine their own lives in the space — including entertaining and family gatherings. If part of your staging efforts include decorating a home during the holidays, you can look […]

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Update your scripts for the changing market in 2019

11 months ago

In a changing market, skills matter more than ever. Your negotiation and sales skills take on added importance, and the “old market” stuff won’t cut it anymore. If you’re still using those old scripts, there’s a good chance you’re setting unrealistic expectations for your sellers and setting yourself up for failure. That’s why I want […]

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What the luxury customer will demand in 2019

11 months ago

We’re counting down the days to the new year — and the luxury real estate customer is no exception. All across the market, exciting opportunities are emerging to acquire one-of-a-kind properties. Andrew Ernemann We asked five luxury real estate experts to weigh in on what consumers will be looking for and what agents can expect […]

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Hoby Wedler On Thinking About Homes Beyond Vision

11 months ago

Everybody knows to pay attention to how a home looks when you’re showing it or hosting an open house — but not everyone pays attention to how other senses like smell and touch can affect a potential buyer’s perception of the space. For Hoby Wedler, who earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of […]

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From ‘White Christmas’ To Political Tryst, This Listing Has It All

11 months ago

A property with a famous past is always an impressive sale — but a Rancho Mirage estate that was once owned by the original Academy Award-winning performer of ‘White Christmas’ and is rumored to have hosted JFK and Marilyn Monroe during a clandestine tryst is truly something special. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Built custom for […]

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