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Bringing Complete Security and Peace of Mind to Buyers and Sellers Alike

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. Cinch Home Services removes the guesswork around preventing, diagnosing and solving home-related issues Terry Hankner has been promoting home protection plans from Cinch Home Services (formerly HMS National) for more than 20 years. As president of Comey […]

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Announcing NAR’s C5 Summit: Big-League Access in the Big Apple

Join the National Association of REALTORS® as we bring key commercial players to the C5 Summit, the United States’ premier commercial real estate and economic development event, Sept. 27-29, 2021 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. C5 means direct access to commercial investors and influential industry leaders primed and ready to make things […]

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Commit to Combatting Discrimination With Fairhaven

NAR PULSE—Promote fairness, equal opportunity and integrity in real estate when you utilize Fairhaven, the National Association of REALTORS® fair housing training simulation for REALTORS® that uses the power of storytelling to help members identify, prevent and address discriminatory practices in real estate. Visit Fairhaven.realtor and share with your team! The new C5 Summit is […]

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A Gold Standard for Home Warranties

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. HSASM Home Warranty connects the needs of customers and changing marketplace expectations As president and COO of Howard Hanna Insurance Services, Inc., and chief legal officer of Hanna Holdings, Inc., Annie Hanna Engel is part of her […]

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Best New Year’s Resolution: Watch First-Time Buyer by NAR Today

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 Real Estate Advisor. First-Time Buyer is all about the REALTOR® difference! See how members like you […]

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How to Prevent Injuries When Shoveling Snow and Walking on Ice

(TNS)—If this week is when you get a real dose of the white stuff and have to navigate slick spots on the road and the pavement, here’s a refresher on how to make sure you and your loved ones get through it unscathed by weather-related injuries while shoveling and walking on ice. Dr. Sandra Hunter, […]

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Bernal-Smith Takes Long View on Luxury Palm Springs Market

Palm Springs, Calif., the quintessential desert playground with 100 golf courses and more than 300 days of sunshine each year, was once the exclusive playground of movie stars. But times have changed. “Over the years, the Palm Springs area has become a fun and laid-back second-home destination for affluent buyers from near and far who want to […]

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How to Maintain a Healthy Credit Score

Getting a Healthy Credit Score and Keeping It Do you have strong desires to own your first house? Maintaining a good credit score is important, especially when you are young and have many years of borrowing ahead of you. If you are under 30, try not to over-borrow. When you plan to buy a house, […]

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Moving Parts: Pandemic Reshuffles Hot and Cold Housing Markets

Like any major market disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic has created its share of winners and the less fortunate across the real estate economy. Generally, the residential sector has outperformed many other industries; however, a closer look at moving behaviors has found that not all buying and selling is steady across the nation. According to realtor.com®’s Top […]

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Existing-Home Sales: Increase Reaches Highest Level Since Before Great Recession

December hit another historic peak for existing-home sales, experiencing the highest level since 2006 after rising 0.7 percent from the previous month. According to the latest data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), year-over-year, existing-home sales increased 22.2 percent. Additional market data gives a better overview of the current environment: sales are still driving […]

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