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NAR reports positive numbers for existing home sales in August

NAR reports positive numbers for existing home sales in August


Existing-home sales in the U.S. were up slightly in August, according to the National…

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Fed lowers interest rates again

Fed lowers interest rates again


The Federal Reserve announced today  that it will cut interest rates further, to a…

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Coldwell Banker CEO to managing brokers: We must evolve or die

Coldwell Banker CEO to managing brokers: We must evolve or die


At the brokerage’s leadership summit in Chicago, company leaders Charlie Young and Ryan Gorman both spoke frankly about the challenges facing the 113-year-old brand, from Compass and Keller Williams to restructuring and rebranding efforts.

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Realogy announces restructuring as CEO denies Compass rumors

Realogy announces restructuring as CEO denies Compass rumors


Realogy Holdings Group, parent company of brokerage brands like Coldwell Banker, Better Homes and…

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Trump administration walks fine line with Fannie and Freddie reform plan

Trump administration walks fine line with Fannie and Freddie reform plan


The long-anticipated vision of the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac provides the public with the first concrete roadmap for returning the two firms to full private ownership.

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Ending a hot decade, apartment construction slows in 2019

Ending a hot decade, apartment construction slows in 2019


New national data on apartment construction shows activity slowing down in general, but features several cities with exceptional building activity.

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After two strong months, pending home sales slow

After two strong months, pending home sales slow


After two straight months of nationwide increases, the number of listings under contract by the end of July fell on a monthly basis.

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Consumer confidence remains strong amid economic unease

Consumer confidence remains strong amid economic unease


The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index for August showed Americans shared broadly strong views of the overall economy and their own financial health near the end of the summer.

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Why slowing home price growth is only part of the picture

Why slowing home price growth is only part of the picture


With talk of a possible recession in the air, home prices in some parts…

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Builders finish summer strong but face uncertainty ahead

Builders finish summer strong but face uncertainty ahead


Economists were expecting new-home sales to finish stronger in July, aided by low mortgage rates that act as an incentive for buyers.

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