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Monthly Archives: December 2023

    Connecticut Team Built on Knowledge and Service

    By Beth McGuire | December 29, 2023

    Above, seated from left, Kendall Sneddon, Jaime Sneddon and Ashley Howell Petraska; standing, from left, Aileen Mastey and George Bakes From the day Jaime and Kendall Sneddon met at a Super Bowl party in 1991, they knew they were on the same wavelength... Read More

    Streamlining the Homeownership Experience

    By Devin Meenan | December 28, 2023

    For Larry Flick V, CEO of Devon, Pennsylvania-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, a pairing nearly two decades ago between his company and HSA Home Warranty can best be described as something akin to love at first sight. “... Read More

    The Value of Sprint Goals in an Era of Disruption

    By Devin Meenan | December 28, 2023

    The real estate industry has undergone massive changes and disruptions in recent years, and we’re certainly going through our fair share given the fallout from the recent National Association of REALTORS® lawsuit verdict and surrounding settlements. Th... Read More

    How to Make Home Inspections Easier for Everyone

    By Devin Meenan | December 28, 2023

    The last couple of years were an unprecedented time in the market. With buyers making all-cash offers well over the asking price as well as waiving appraisal contingencies and inspections, it was unlike anything anyone in the industry had seen before. ... Read More

    RE/MAX Expands in Houston With New Affiliation

    By Claudia Larsen | December 28, 2023

    RE/MAX has expanded their business in Houston with the affiliation of Exceed Realty, a successful unaffiliated real estate office, to the RE/MAX brand.  Now operating as RE/MAX Exclusive, the office stated they will continue to serve buyers and sellers... Read More

    Passing the Gavel: Preparing to Lead in 2024

    By Devin Meenan | December 28, 2023

    Panelists:  Kymber Lovett-Menkiti, President, Keller Williams Capital Properties, Washington, D.C., outgoing Broker Relations Liaison, NAR Dave Legaz, Broker, Keller Williams Realty Landmark, Flushing, New York, incoming Broker Relations Liaison, NAR  ... Read More

    What to Do With Your Home if You Buy a Second Property

    By Claudia Larsen | December 28, 2023

    The decision to buy a second property brings a host of considerations, and one of the most crucial among them is whether to sell or rent your existing home. This dilemma requires careful evaluation of financial, emotional, and strategic factors to ensu... Read More

    Window to the Law: Rules for Using Endorsements and Testimonials

    By Devin Meenan | December 28, 2023

    Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily News. Using... Read More

    Pending Home Sales Flat in November

    By Beth McGuire | December 28, 2023

    Pending home sales in November were identical to those in October, according to this month’s report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The Northeast, Midwest and West posted monthly gains in transactions while the South recorded a loss. ... Read More

    Mortgage Rates Remain on Downward Trend Heading Into the New Year

    By Beth McGuire | December 28, 2023

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 6.61%, down from last week’s dip to 6.67%, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac released Thursday.  This week’s numbers:  The 30-year FRM averaged 6.61% as of De... Read More