Greece: A Life of Luxury
Based in Athens, Greece, JK Property & Yachting has been at the heart of the capital city’s real estate market for 14 years. With Owner/CEO Jeronymo Kontonis at the helm, JK Property & Yachting has continued to grow and evolve alongside the real estate industry by establishing a wider global network of services and connections […]
Homeowner Households Outpaced by Renters: Zillow
From the crest prior to the recession up through 2016, the country’s largest markets now have more renters, according to an analysis recently released by Zillow. In 2000, the rate of renters was 33 percent; from 2006 to 2016, the rate rose from 31 percent to 36 percent. More than half of the 50 largest […]
Borrower Beware: Soon It Will Be Tough to Unload College Loans
(TNS)—Here’s a good reason to think twice about taking out piles of student loans after watching a catchy TV ad for a for-profit college. The U.S. Department of Education is on a path to make it far tougher to get federal college loans forgiven using the argument that the school cheated you out of a […]
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Supreme Court Ruling in Wayfair Case a Win for Real Estate and States
On June 21, the Supreme Court issued its holding on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., reversing a long-standing rule on online sales tax collection in a decision that’s a win for real estate, brick-and-mortar retailers and the states. The case dealt with whether states can require out-of-state online retailers to charge and remit sales tax […]
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Confidence in Housing Teeters
After a positive start to the summer, the confidence consumers have in housing is teetering, according to the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI) for July. At 86.5, the Index sunk 4.2 percentage points month-over-month, and 0.3 percentage points year-over-year. Twenty-four percent of homebuyers were optimistic about purchasing—a four-percentage point dip from June—and 41 […]
Red Oak Realty: Putting the Client First – A Winning Strategy for This East Bay Independent
(L to R) Vanessa Bergmark, Owner & CEO; Chris Crane, Director of Operations; Melissa Bush, SVP Sales; Passion Broussard, Sales Manager For Vanessa Bergmark, growth was never about bigger, but rather, better. As the owner and CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Red Oak Realty, Bergmark has led the company, which was founded in […]
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Ed Forman: A Reputation for Success
Vitals: Watson Realty Corp. Years in Business: 52 Size: 52 offices, 1,500 agents Regions Served: Jacksonville to Greater Orlando to Port Charlotte 2017 Sales Volume: $3.445 billion 2017 Transactions: 15,912 No. 43 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.watsonrealtycorp.com Before entering the real estate business in 1972, Ed Forman served on Senator […]
Denise Smith Named President of Real Estate Services for Weichert, Realtors®
The Weichert Family of Companies has announced the promotion of Denise Smith to president of Real Estate Services for Weichert, Realtors®. Smith, most recently president of Affiliated Services and senior vice president of Administration, will oversee Weichert, Realtors®, supporting newly promoted President of Residential Brokerage Carlo Siracusa and all regional vice presidents. Additionally, Smith will […]
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Window to the Law: Legal Tips for Selecting a Vendor
Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. Your business depends on a variety of third-party vendors to provide services such as […]
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The Evolution of Office Space: Where Are We Going?
Editor’s Note: This is part three of a series that takes an in-depth look at how brokerage offices have transformed. You can find part two here and part one here. What will the brokerage office of tomorrow look like? There’s no crystal ball, but brokers are seeing a trend toward a stronger dependency on technology. […]
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