IRS Update: Real Estate Professionals to Benefit From Pass-Through Deduction
As we approach tax season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been releasing final clarifications for last year’s major tax overhaul, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which left many questions unanswered, especially for real estate professionals. Now, the industry has secured another win with the help of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), as […]
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Deep Dive for Existing-Home Sales, Falling 6.4 Percent
After gaining ground in November and October, existing-home sales fell last month, dropping 6.4 percent to 4.99 million, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. On an annual basis, sales toppled 10.3 percent. Inventory month-to-month slid, as well, but has improved since last year, according to NAR. December inventory was 1.55 million, down from 1.74 […]
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2019 Broker Summit Registration Is Now OPEN
NAR PULSE—Register now for the 2019 REALTOR® Broker Summit! Do not miss this exclusive event for brokers, April 2-3 at Austin City Limits Live in Austin, Texas. Connect with industry experts, tech entrepreneurs and top brokers to network, explore current and future trends, and learn how to embrace and leverage the change that surrounds our […]
Airbnb Illegal Listings Taking Over Long-Term Rental Inventory? NYC Brokers Face Lawsuit
Airbnb, a company that began as a house-sharing and short-term rental resource for the travel industry, is slowly inching deeper into real estate. Just last month, the company announced it would be moving into construction, designing its own buildings and homes. Even in its original format, however, the company is frequently making headlines, toeing the […]
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Ask the Expert: What Do You Anticipate for the Future of the Home Inspection Industry?
Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: As the home inspection industry continues to evolve, what do you anticipate for the future? A: Aside from the technology that we pioneered in 1999, we’re seeing customers that understand the value of home inspections more and more. […]
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Jennifer B. Shemwell: Staying Open to New Ideas
Vitals: Phyllis Browning Company Years in Business: 29.5 Size: 4 offices, approximately 200 agents Regions Served: South and Central Texas, including the areas surrounding San Antonio, Boerne and New Braunfels 2017 Sales Volume: Approximately $750 million 2017 Transaction Volume: 1,668 units www.phyllisbrowning.com With 25 years of experience selling real estate, Jennifer B. Shemwell, president of […]
2019 Real Estate Trends and What They Mean for You
As we begin 2019, it’s important to take time to reflect on the best way to start your year. Planning at the beginning can give you a clear track to follow, setting you up for greater success. In order to plan your year, it can be helpful to look at what happened in 2018 to […]
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Maintaining Relevance in the Eyes of Buyers and Sellers
In the following interview, Kathy Laswick, broker with Realty ONE Group in Scottsdale, Ariz., discusses the Realty ONE Group Veterans Initiative, technology, training and more. Region Served: Scottsdale/North Scottsdale Years in Real Estate: 23 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 312 What are the most exciting/effective tech tools Realty ONE Group provides your team, […]
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‘Bucket’ Approach to Spending Reduces Stress of Retirement
(TNS)—Anyone retiring in 2019 could understandably be feeling a little skittish. There’s retirement research showing market declines in the first few years can devastate a portfolio’s chances of providing enough income for life, and recent volatility after a nearly decade-long bull market is worrisome. Interest rates moving higher could be a good sign, in theory, […]
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‘Tis the Season—for Taxes!
NAR PULSE—It’s probably not your agents’ favorite time of the year, but we can help make it a little brighter. By logging in to NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness, they’ll find everything they need to maximize their returns and minimize the headaches. Learn more. Help Your Agents Kick-Start the New Year! Send them to […]