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Monthly Archives: February 2024

    Great Spaces: Perpetual Bliss in Sun-Soaked Turks and Caicos

    By Devin Meenan | February 29, 2024

    Property highlights: Location: Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Listing price: Starting at $500,000 Features: Beachfront residences ranging from the 580-square-foot oceanfront studio to the 6,411-square-foot four-bedroom penthouse. Added appeal: Access to r... Read More

    Rents Are on The Rise: Don’t Get Caught in The Rental Trap!

    By Hugh Williams | February 29, 2024

    There are many benefits to homeownership, but one of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. Don’t Become Trapped  A recent article by Apartment List addressed rising rents by stating: “Our national rent index is up 0.1 percent month-over-month, marking the sixth straight month of... Read More

    What Are Seller Credits in Real Estate: The Assistance Buyers Need

    By Devin Meenan | February 29, 2024

    In real estate transactions, buyers and sellers often negotiate various aspects of the deal. Negotiations can include the purchase price, closing costs and contingencies. One element that frequently arises during these negotiations is referred to as se... Read More

    Forbes Global Properties Expands into Florida

    By Devin Meenan | February 29, 2024

    Forbes Global Properties has announced luxury specialists and market leader Coastal Properties Group International have joined its network. Comprised of more than 380 best-in-class local experts across 14 offices, Coastal Properties Group International... Read More

    Thoughts on Leadership: How Great Leaders Build Unstoppable Teams

    By Claudia Larsen | February 29, 2024

    In today’s fast-paced business landscape, the importance of great leadership in fostering unstoppable teams cannot be overstated. As someone deeply passionate about effective leadership and team dynamics, I’ve come to realize that successful teams are ... Read More

    4 Property Types Most Frugal Homebuyers Won’t Even Consider

    By Claudia Larsen | February 29, 2024

    As a real estate agent, it is important to converse with clients to figure out what they are looking for, and what they aren’t, when shopping for a home. Some buyers, especially those on a tight budget, may have some specific non-starters when it comes... Read More

    eXp Must Face Cover-Up Allegations in Sexual Assault Lawsuit, Judge Rules

    By Jesse Williams | February 29, 2024

    A federal judge is allowing four women to move forward with civil claims that they were drugged and sexually assaulted by eXp recruiters at company events, ruling the alleged victims have “plausibly” contended that two high-profile influencers raped th... Read More

    Redfin Pushes New Agent Compensation Model, Reports Quarterly Declines

    By Devin Meenan | February 29, 2024

    While Redfin reported losses during quarterly earnings reports in 2023, the company maintained a mood of cautious optimism. CEO Glen Kelman stressing any losses were controllable and downturns were predictable, while Redfin’s fundamentals remain strong... Read More

    Mortgage Rates Continue to Edge Near 7%

    By Claudia Larsen | February 29, 2024

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) increased slightly this week, from last week’s average of 6.9% to an average of 6.94% this week, according to the latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) from Freddie Mac released Thursday. This week’s numbe... Read More

    Celebrating the Past and Preparing for the Future

    By Claudia Larsen | February 29, 2024

    Above, Paul Boomsma, left with Diane Turton Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®’s (LeadingRE) 2024 Conference Week kicked off on Weds., Feb. 27 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas with an inspiring general session—bringing together some of the brigh... Read More