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    Top-Producer Roundtable: Superstar Agents Discuss How They Win

    After a year that resulted in historic highlights, the real estate industry is still as competitive as ever. As many of the sector’s top companies look to outdo last year’s performance, the path toward achieving those goals rests on the shoulders of their agents, who are undoubtedly aiming to do the same. While there is…

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    Housing Starts Slowed in April

    Construction of new homes decreased slightly in April for the second month in a row, according to new data released today from the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The new data show housing starts decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.72 million, a 0.2% decrease from the…

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    Mortgage Applications Plummet Again

    The closely watched weekly data released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) on mortgage applications reported a precipitous drop after two weeks of gains, as spiraling rates, broader economic uncertainty and continued low inventory seem to be putting a longer-term damper on both refinancing and new mortgages. According to the latest Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA)…

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    Homebuyers May Find Less Competition Near City Centers for the First Time in Years

    For the first time since the Great Recession, buyers may have an easier time buying a home in the city than in nearby suburbs this home shopping season, according to new data from Zillow® that shows homes in the suburbs recently have been appreciating faster than urban homes, indicating stronger demand and fiercer competition. Home…

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    United Real Estate’s Vice President of Marketing Named a Kansas City ‘40 Under Forty’

    United Real Estate’s Vice President of Marketing, Amanda Cline, has been named to the 2022 Class of “40 Under Forty” by Ingram’s Magazine. This year’s class includes 40 young executives, professionals and community leaders recognized in the Kansas City region. “40 Under Forty,” one of Ingram’s signature programs, recognizes individual executive and entrepreneurial achievement. Recipients…

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    Do You Know Where to Find a Secret Stash of Leads?

    As a real estate agent, you know that prospecting for new leads is a critical daily activity. Have you ever wondered if there are leads out there that everyone else is missing? Instead of competing with lead gen platforms (like everyone else), there is a secret stockpile of valuable leads that may be waiting for…

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    Share the New Drive With NAR Podcast with Your Agents

    NAR PULSE—Have your agents recharge their batteries on the road with the new Drive With NAR podcast, with a fresh take on the tools they need to spark more business. Tell your agents to listen in today at magazine.realtor/drive or subscribe wherever they get their podcasts!  The 2022 REALTORS® Relief Foundation Regional Rally has begun…

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    Builder Confidence Plunges on Rising Interest Rates, Growing Affordability Woes

    In a sign that the housing market is now slowing, builder confidence took a steep drop in May, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released this week. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell eight points to 69 in May, and this…

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    More Than Half of Mortgage Borrowers Didn’t Shop Around

    When it comes to getting a mortgage, comparing lenders and shopping around can get you the best rates, but a recent survey by LendingTree shows most people are not doing that. The company recently surveyed more than 1,000 homeowners to find out why some compare and save, while others believe they got the best rate without seeing competing…

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    Updater Secures $215 Million Investment from Vista Credit Partners

    Updater has announced a $215 million investment from Vista Credit Partners (VCP), a credit and financing partner focused on the enterprise software, data and technology markets. The investment will provide Updater with growth capital to fund extensive R&D, launch products into new markets, develop additional features for users and invest substantially in talent to support…

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