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    Hurricane Ian Expected to Be One of the Costliest Storms in U.S. History

    Hurricane Ian, a category 4 hurricane that slammed Florida’s Gulf Coast overnight, is expected to be one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, as predicted by a report from CoreLogic released earlier this week. According to CoreLogic’s report, along the Florida Gulf Coast a total of 1,044,412 single-family and multifamily homes were at potential…

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    Mortgage Rates Eyeing 7% Territory

    Mortgage rates increased for the sixth-straight week this week, reaching another high we haven’t seen in more than a decade. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) rate averaged 6.70% this week, up from last week’s increase to 6.29% Here’s this week’s breakdown: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.70%…

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    Home Shoppers Find More Options Amid Still-High Listing Prices

    The U.S. housing market is offering home shoppers more options this fall than in 2021, as inventory increased 26.9% year-over-year in September, according to a new report from realtor.com® released this week. Realtor.com®’s Monthly Housing Trends Report states that while yearly listing price growth remained in the double-digits in September at +13.9%, the pace continued…

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    Dipping Home Prices a Potential Relief for Buyers as Affordability Crisis Lives on in Q3

    As the affordability crisis in the housing market continues to wreak havoc on aspiring buyers, new data from ATTOM Data Solutions shows how far out of reach it has gotten this year. In its third quarter 2022 U.S. Home Affordability report, researchers found that median-priced single-family homes and condos remain less affordable in the third…

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    Booming Downtowns: Atlanta and LA Lead with Most New Apartments Built

    Downtown apartment construction has been flourishing all across the U.S. over the last decade, in response to people’s changing attitudes and lifestyle preferences, according to a new report released this week by StorageCafe. StorageCafe’s downtown apartment construction report looked at the downtown areas of the country’s 100 largest cities and ranked them based on the…

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    ‘Delivering an Extraordinary Experience’: Century 21’s Success Map Ahead in a Changing Market

    John Featherston, president and CEO of RISMedia recently sat down with Mike Miedler, president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC, for a one-on-one conversation about a range of topics, including the organization’s rebrand, which happened right before the pandemic, and how that affected the company’s vision all through the pandemic and moving forward.…

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    Predators: The True Nature of Crimes Against REALTORS®

    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 News. There’s currently a misconception in the industry that crimes against real estate agents are random,…

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    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties Executives Recognized Among Top Teams in Arizona

    The Phoenix Business Journal has turned its attention towards teams at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties, the company has announced. Per the Journal’s ranking, the Santistevan Group and the Chandler Ocotillo Group rank among the most productive residential real estate teams in Arizona. “Both groups strategically innovated their practices to stay ahead of the market,…

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    @properties Appoints Chief Operating Officer Joni Meyerowitz to Its Board of Directors

    Above: Joni Meyerowitz Chicago-based real estate services and technology firm, @properties, announced that the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Joni S. Meyerowitz, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. As a member of the Board, Meyerowitz will provide guidance on strategy, growth and operations across the full portfolio of @properties companies, including the Christie’s International Real…

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    5-Star Referral: What Words Are Clients Using to Describe Great Agents?

    Would your clients say you have a great attitude? Expertise in the industry? Would they say you are accessible, responsive? Do your skills as a problem-solver stand out from the crowd? And how many of the issues most vital to the people you serve are you appropriately prioritizing? More importantly, how would your clients say…

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