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WASHINGTON (December 13, 2016) – Real estate brokers understand the importance of learning best practices regarding management and entrepreneurial skills and gaining valuable real estate insights that can make their brokerages more successful. For this reason, the National Association of Realtors® is inviting brokers from across the country to attend the 2017 Realtor® Broker Summit in San Diego at the exclusive Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort.
Interest rates are inching up and credit can still be hard to get but there is one bright spot for households hoping to buy a home soon: they can get a larger loan now, thanks to recent loan-limit increases for both conforming loans and loans backed by FHA.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the conforming loan limit a few weeks ago, for the first time in 10 years, and it’s now at $424,100 in most markets, up from $417,000.
Learn how to show that your time is valuable—and how to say “yes” on your own terms.
DECEMBER 2016 | BY KEVIN ORTNER
A short, simple, and seemingly innocent request comes through in your email: “I’d like to pick your brain about property investing. Maybe we can meet up for coffee sometime?” You do like coffee. And you enjoy talking about real estate investing. How could you say no?
So you agree to meet.
But after the meeting, you don’t feel better for having spent time discussing the finer points of real estate investing — in fact, you feel like your hard-earned experience is underappreciated. You’re left feeling drained and overspent, as though you’ve just given away your secrets in exchange for a $5.95 Starbucks latte.
Everyday Realtor honored for unwavering optimism, fortitude and determination -
BY BRAD INMAN Staff Writer
My wife Yaz and I recently attended a real estate conference where I noticed her being more perky in public than normal. I asked her what was going on and she said, “I am giving it that Realtor confidence persona; you know how these folks are always so charming, alive and engaged.”
It was a well-deserved compliment to the average Realtor who must constantly remain vibrant and present to make it in a tough and evolving business.
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016
Starter homes were largely viewed as a dying fad, but millennials are showing renewed interest. They believe the starter home may help turn them into a homeowner more quickly.
Six in 10 millennials recently surveyed by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices expressed an interest in purchasing a starter home, seeking a place that may require some TLC and that they could fix up over time. Such homes tend to be more affordable and may offer them the ability to build credit and become a homeowner sooner, the company’s latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey reveals.