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Listing Click Counter Now Provides Comprehensive Online Activity Reporting for Your Listings

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We’ve partnered with ListTrac to provide you a new & improved Listing Click Counter. Keep a pulse on the performance of your listings with metrics captured from major portals such as Zillow, Trulia, Homes.com, and Homesnap, as well as the following metrics from VESTAPLUS™: Listings Viewed– Viewed on Detail ReportsLead Generated– Clicked on ShowingsPlus™Listing Shared– Listing EmailedTagged as Favorite– Client favorited on Client Dashboard Additionally, keep sellers informed with a weekly …

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The Difference Between Renting and Owning

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If you’re deciding whether to rent or buy, consider the many financial benefits that come with owning a home. As a renter, you build your landlord’s wealth and face rising costs. As a homeowner, you build your own net worth and can lock in your monthly payments for the length of your loan. If you’re weighing your options, remember that owning a home is a decision that has considerable financial perks. …

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Real Estate Voted Best Investment 8 Years in a Row

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In an annual Gallup poll, Americans chose real estate as the best long-term investment. And it’s not the first time it’s topped the list, either. Real estate has been on a winning streak for the past eight years, consistently gaining traction as the best long-term investment (see graph below): If you’re thinking about purchasing a home this year, this poll should reassure you. Even when inflation is rising like it is …

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Join Us for MLS Virtual Madness

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Join us for a morning full of learning, fun and “MLS Madness”! Keynote presentation by Realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale will provide a market update for Southern California. Additionally, learn all about your favorite MLS products through a fun online training circuit. Topics include: • Neighborhood Snapshot™• Advanced Search• Homesnap• VESTAPLUS™ Mobile• ShowingsPlus™• And More! Register here: MLS Virtual Madness 2022 https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8dUxHmSrQ9iC9OCdgouHnQ

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Owning is More Affordable than Renting in Majority of the Country

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If you were thinking about buying a home this year, but already pressed pause on your plans due to rising home prices and increasing mortgage rates, there’s something you should consider. According to the latest report from ATTOM Data, owning a home is more affordable than renting in the majority of the country. The 2022 Rental Affordability Report says: “. . . Owning a median-priced home is more affordable than the …

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Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

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One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? The truth is, we’re in the ultimate sellers’ market, so real estate is ultra-competitive for buyers right now. The number of buyers searching for a home greatly outweighs how many homes are available for sale. While low inventory in the housing market isn’t new, it’s a challenge that …

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Achieving the Dream of Homeownership

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Homeownership has long been considered the American Dream, and it’s one every American should feel confident and powerful pursuing. But owning a home is also a deeply personal dream. Our home provides us with safety and security, and it’s a place where we can grow and flourish. Yesterday, we remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many of us will remember his passion and determination for the causes he …

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