Margie Esmerian-Smith
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Real Estate News
Why 2019 will be the year of the first-time homebuyer
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 2:03:09
As the year comes to a close, it’s time for Matthew Gardner, the chief economist for Windermere Real Estate, to dust off his crystal ball and see what we can expect in 2019. read more»

What’s the secret to making extra cash investing? Confidence
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 0:56:25
To be successful in real estate investing, you have to believe in yourself above all else. Here are five steps for building the confidence to realize your real estate dreams. read more»

Single women are out-buying single men when it comes to housing
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 0:35:36
When it comes to putting a roof over their heads, single women have definitely broken through the drywall ceiling, according to the latest research from LendingTree. read more»

Agent/broker perspective: Should you recruit your top producer’s competition?
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 0:32:58
In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month: A leading broker is considering hiring one of his top producer's main competitors, inadvertently blindsiding and offending his veteran agent.  read more»

Wall Street sinks, pulling real estate shares down with it
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:00:49
Wall Street took a beating Monday, sending shares of major real estate companies plummeting and erasing fortunes across virtually every industry in the U.S. read more»

Homelessness edges up despite low unemployment rate
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:24:23
Homelessness increased slightly in 2018, as rising rents continued to limit access to affordable housing despite a low unemployment rate. read more»

California home a testament to sci-fi’s futuristic past
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:56:42
In the parlance of architecture, Malika Junaid describes her 10,000-square-foot Los Altos Hills, California, home as "ultra modern and minimalist." read more»

After tearing down his own historic home, developer is ordered to build an exact replica
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:52:00
A man who tore down a historic San Francisco home, designed in 1936 by the modernist architect Richard Neutra, has been ordered to rebuild an exact replica. read more»

What’s the most dangerous thing about Purplebricks? Its risk tolerance
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:12:29
Purplebricks' core U.K. market continues to grow and is meaningfully profitable, proving that the model works. Key performance indicators in its other three markets reveal a deeper story of investment, growth and challenges. read more»

How the Grinch launched a Baltimore listing into viral fame
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 9:49:19
The Grinch is selling a charming rowhouse in Baltimore — just in time for the holidays. read more»

A exec is building beautiful, affordable homes in a hot market
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 8:10:22
Michael Pressnall, who is vice president of industry relations for, says the housing shortage from Seattle started to bleed into Tacoma, where home prices have risen 13.2 percent year-over-year. read more»

Gary Keller reportedly explored buying eXp’s virtual world vendor
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 8:08:02
Gary Keller allegedly explored buying VirBELA, the vendor of eXp Realty’s virtual world, before the latter scooped the company up in an acquisition. read more»

Builder confidence hits lowest level in more than 3 years
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 7:16:45
Builder confidence amid affordability concerns dropped to its lowest level since the spring of 2015, according to the Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. read more»

Connect the Speakers: ‘Chopped’ creator Dave Noll on knowing your ‘one-click’ sentence
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 7:02:30
Learn the secrets of pitching successful TV shows and how they can be applied to real estate. read more»

CoreLogic acquires digital photo and home tour startup
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 6:46:31
CoreLogic has acquired HomeVisit, a real estate marketing and photography company, the data analytics firm announced Monday. read more»

Skyrocketing construction costs make housing more expensive
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 6:00:00
A new study shows that affordability problems are made worse by the skyrocketing costs of labor needed to actually build more housing. read more»

‘We stopped paying for the American dream in 2008’: Redfin CEO
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 5:56:47
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman believes the U.S. has neglected the middle class, leaving an entire generation with little savings and few geographical roots. read more»

3 scripts for handling the ever-popular pricing objection
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 2:43:15
When a potential seller says, “We have to net X from our sale,” do you know exactly how to respond? Below are three scripts to help you overcome this and other common pricing objections to price the property right. read more»

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