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Report: Commercial Real Estate Exposures Could Lead to Bank Failures in Pockets of the U.S.

A plunge in demand surrounding office spaces may negatively influence the commercial market, resulting in bank failures in pockets of the nation, an assessment made recently by Ken H. Johnson, a real estate economist in FAU’s College of Business, and Rebel A. Cole, a chaired professor of finance in FAU’s College of Business, in a…

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Building a Luxury Brand From Scratch

Above, RE/MAX’s Carly Carey Imagine you could start a team in 2024 with every possible advantage: access to the best real estate coaches and business leaders across the entire globe; a database of 10,000-plus recently captured leads with hundreds more added every month; the best website, marketing and CRM technology available; a full-time staff of…

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ERA Names 2023 Gene Francis Memorial Award Winner

ERA® Real Estate has named ERA Brokers Consolidated in Saint George, Utah; ERA Colonial Real Estate in Harker Heights, Texas and ERA Donahoe Realty in Temecula, California as the winners of its 2023 Gene Francis Memorial Award for Top All-Around Company. The award, named after ERA Real Estate co-founder Gene Francis, is the highest honor given…

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Mortgage Applications Continue to Slump

Mortgage applications decreased 5.6% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Feb. 23, 2024. This week’s numbers: The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 5.6% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.  On an…

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CubiCasa Continues to Expand its MLS Partnership Program

CubiCasa—the global leader of interior property data mapping through simple smartphone scanning—announced the addition of 10 more MLSs to its growing MLS Partnership Program, designed to make floor plans ubiquitous in U.S. real estate listings. This expansion of the program marks yet another landmark in its growth as it nears 50 total members since launching…

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Consumer Confidence Retreated in February

After hitting a two-year high last month, consumer confidence fell in February to 106.7, down from a revised 110.9 in January, according to the latest data from The Conference Board. “The decline in consumer confidence in February interrupted a three-month rise, reflecting persistent uncertainty about the U.S. economy,” said Dana Peterson, chief economist at The…

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Century 21 Announces New Colorado Affiliation

Century 21 Real Estate LLC. has announced its latest affiliation in Colorado’s Front Range, CENTURY 21 Prosperity.  Based in downtown Denver, the firm was founded in October of 2022 by the entrepreneurial duo of William Lawrence and Kelvin Caiati, according to a release. In only a year, the firm managed to close hundreds of transactions…

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ERA Real Estate Publicizes 2023 Hall of Fame

Above, from left, Peter Hunt, Pat Hirsch and Pat Williams ERA Real Estate has announced three inductions into the ERA® Hall of Fame Class of 2023. The induction ceremony took place recently at the ERA brand’s Fuel 2024 International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  Established in 2013, the ERA Hall of Fame honors affiliated individuals and…

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The Current MLS Landscape: Driving Progress and Innovation

In the wake of the Burnett decision, copycat lawsuits are popping up across the country. There’s no denying that organized real estate is being challenged, but looking ahead, our motto is clear: Disruption only happens to the unprepared.  While the future of compensation hangs in the balance, being able to clearly and concisely communicate your…

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COURT REPORT: Judge Validates Buyer Claims; Ex-eXp Agent Responds to Assault Claims

Editor’s note: The COURT REPORT is RISMedia’s weekly look at current and upcoming lawsuits, investigations and other legal developments around real estate. In the wake of a revealing and foreboding intervention by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a commission lawsuit settlement, the broader real estate industry is currently processing the increasingly stark prospect of…

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