Consumer Tips

    The Easy Way to Amplify Your Brand

    Let’s face it, the thought of posting on yet another social media platform is overwhelming, right? Insta-what? Tik-too much work? Face-endless scroll? We get it. But there is one platform that many real estate agents overlook to their detriment: LinkedIn. Before you brush it off, here are some benefits of using LinkedIn. Designed for business…

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    3 Ways to Create the Time and Space to Grow Your Business Faster

    Take one meeting with an experienced REALTOR® as a buyer or a seller and you’re likely to hear about the many resources they have for you—from a lender to get you pre-qualified to a painter and a handyman who can help you get ready for market. As an agent, having these connections and resources is…

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    Changing the Future of Real Estate on a Global Scale

    When folks around Huntsville, Madison, Decatur and Athens, Alabama, hear the name Matt Curtis, more often than not, the old adage about thinking globally and acting locally comes to mind. With 15 years of real estate experience under his belt, Curtis and his staff go above and beyond to serve their clients while giving back…

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    3 Reasons Why Advancing Technology Will Help Real Estate Agents

    Technology is rapidly advancing in every aspect of our lives, and while it can improve some business models and processes, there is some concern that technological advances may eventually replace some professions, namely real estate agents. However, it’s become increasingly evident that finding a proper balance between technology and personalized service is the key to…

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    New Report Shows Housing Market Is as Competitive as Ever, Despite Spike in Mortgage Costs

    Buyer demand has been strong enough to keep the market moving at a record pace, even after a massive spike in mortgage rates—a pattern that shows the housing market is as competitive as ever despite headwinds, according to the latest Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. Year-over-year home value growth set a record for the 13th…

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    Confidence in Multifamily Housing Weakens in First Quarter of 2022

    Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing turned downward in the first quarter of 2022, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) this week. The MMS produces two separate indices. The Multifamily Production Index (MPI) decreased six points to 48 compared to the…

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    BHHS Florida Network Realty Hosting Mega Open House Weekend June 4-5

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has announced its next “Mega Open House Weekend” will be Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. The Mega Open House Weekend features dozens of open house viewings of the company’s listings of available homes. The listings encompass homes in a wide range of prices, styles and neighborhoods throughout Northeast Florida,…

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    Looking Ahead, Experts Parse ‘Overvalued’ and ‘At-Risk’ Markets

    In some markets, the numbers are cartoonish. The city of Punta Gorda, Florida—a gulf coast suburb with a population of around 20,000 about an hour’s drive north of Fort Myers—saw home prices rise almost 30% between spring of 2021 and 2022, a third more than the national average. Three states saw average price appreciation top…

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    Existing-Home Sales Maintain Decline in April

    The downward trend in existing home sales held firm in April as rising price tags and mortgage rates continued to strain buyer activity, according to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Sales of previously owned homes dipped for the third consecutive month in April, sliding by 2.4% to a seasonally adjusted…

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    Mortgage Rates Decrease Slightly

    The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) decreased slightly this week, from 5.30% last week to an averaged 5.25% this week, according to latest the results of the Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), released by Freddie Mac Thursday. Survey findings: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 5.25 percent with an average 0.9 point as of May 19, 2022, down…

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