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Newly Elected President Could Face Housing Market Challenges

With an election looming, the impact on investment values, including housing, during each party’s administrations is a hotly…

Retained Company Dollar Drops

Wage Growth Highest Since Great Recession; Rents Gain New Room for Growth

The U.S. economy passed the second of three tests before the Fed meets in December to consider resuming interest…

HomeSmart International Posts Impressive Growth Numbers Year-To-Date

HomeSmart International recently announced the rapidly growing franchise organization has added 23 franchises year-to- date with two new…

The Market Begins to Cool

For the first time in nearly four years, the market for the sale and purchase of brokerage firms has…

Demand for Australian Residential Real Estate is Changing

Affordability, land scarcity and other factors are changing the real estate landscape in Australia.  by Peter Gilmour, REAL Trends chief…

Will Chinese Investors Desert U.S. Real Estate Market After Election?

In a survey of more than 500 mainland Chinese, No. 1 international Chinese real estate website Juwai.com discovered whether…

2016’s Best Small Cities in America

With small cities growing 10 percent faster than the nation as a whole since 2000, the personal-finance website WalletHub…

Strong Economic Growth Points Towards Rising Mortgage Rates

By Steve Hovland Director of Research HomeUnion The expectations of a December rate hike by the Fed…

First-Time Homebuyers Lead the Way in Housing Market Slowdown Going into Fall Season, Latest HousingPulse Survey Results Show

WASHINGTON, DC (October 21, 2016) – After posting a strong summer home buying season, the housing…

Africa Offers Opportunities For Brokerage Growth

A report on some recent trends in Africa. by Peter Gilmour, REAL Trends chief foreign correspondent Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook,…

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