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September Luxury Home Marketing Report: Future Trends Homeowners and Investors Should Consider

Over the last few months, the luxury real estate market has experienced the return of a more normal pace of doing business for those looking to buy and sell their homes. Initial trends also indicate a moderation in the levels of sales and price increases, according to the latest report from The Institute for Luxury […]

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Elm Street Technology Acquires OutboundEngine

Elm Street Technology recently announced the acquisition of OutboundEngine, a marketing automation software company based in Austin, Texas. The acquisition of OutboundEngine complements and expands Elm Street’s Elevate platform, which provides an end-to-end suite of real estate technology and marketing services. “Elm Street Technology and OutboundEngine share a similar vision and culture, which we are […]

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John L. Scott Celebrates 90 Years Through $90,000 Donation for Diverse Teacher Candidates

John L. Scott, a full-service residential real estate company serving the Western U.S., celebrates 90 years of business. What began in 1931 with a young, Scottish immigrant named John L. Scott setting up a shop in the burgeoning city of Seattle has since evolved into over 100 offices with more than 3,000 agents throughout Washington, […]

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ADUs Are Blowing Up, But Does It Matter?

What are ADUs? Some call them “granny flats.” Others call them “she-sheds” or “in-law suites.” Recently, “tiny house” became a trendy topic among certain builders. Nearly all of these—regardless of terminology or function—will fall under the category of “accessory dwelling unit,” or ADU. Amid a nationwide housing crunch, this alternate model of living, investment and […]

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HUD Funding to Help Prevent Veteran Homelessness for 28 Native American Tribes

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has awarded $4.4 million in Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (Tribal HUD-VASH) grants to 28 Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs). This includes $1.0 million in expansion grants that will help house approximately 95 additional […]

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Michael Saunders Keynotes ‘Women Empowering Women’

Women from diverse professional backgrounds came together to inspire and empower one another for an event hosted by the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce. Michael Saunders, Michael Saunders & Company founder and CEO, was featured as one of the keynote speakers of “Women Empowering Women.” Approximately 100 attendees heard personal stories of overcoming challenges to reach success […]

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Regional Spotlight: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Launches Initiative to Promote Housing Equality

The executive team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, including company chairperson Mary Lee Blaylock and President Martha Mosier, have decided to address the fact that many potential buyers believe they can never achieve the American dream of homeownership. An internal group of managers and agents, with firsthand knowledge of the obstacles faced by people […]

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COVID Protections Continue, FHFA Extends Multifamily Forbearance Deadline

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance to qualifying multifamily property owners as needed, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). However, this will be subject to the continued tenant protections FHFA has imposed during the pandemic. This marks the fourth extension of the programs, previously set to expire Sept. […]

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Colorado Brokerage Seeing Inventory Challenges in His Resort Community

Michael Slevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties Finding Across-the-Board Trends Like Inventory Shortages Even in Resort Community Michael Slevin President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties Vail, Colorado www.BHHSColoradoProperties.com Region served: Vail and Beaver Creek Resort, Breckenridge and Eagle County, Colorado Years in real estate: 25 Number of offices: 9 Number of agents: 130 Work […]

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Payments

TNS—Social Security provides a secure, fixed income to retirees and others, helping many to afford their golden years. Given the fact that you get reliable money for the rest of your life, many people want to max out their monthly check. But how do you do that? Broadly speaking, you have three levers to max […]

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