Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January and marks the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This holiday is also recognized as a day of service, and is an opportunity to serve your community. Based on data from the 2016 Member Profile and 2016 Firm Profile we can see how REALTORS® are volunteering in their community.
The second round of the NFL playoffs kicks off this weekend with some very intriguing match-ups. Last fall we looked at who would be the World Series champion if the winner was determined based on the home price movements of each team’s city. Of the four potential outcomes, the Cleveland Indians made it all the way to Game 7 before our prediction fell faster than an Aroldis Chapman fastball.
Mortgage rates have been rising sharply over the past couple of months. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 4.2 percent in December, the highest of 2015 and 2016, and it appears to stay above 4 percent for a long while. Mortgage rates are still historically low, but crossing over from the 3 percent range to 4 percent range raises worries to potential homebuyers. But, should they be worried?... View details ⇨
Very much like last year, the halls of CES 2017 were packed to the brim with smart home technology. Now although there were a few new products, the majority of vendors mainly showed off upgraded versions of their lights, lock, security cameras, switches and other smart home hardware. It seems the major smart home announcements at CES 2017 were about new integrations between existing products.
Friday the 13th is generally considered one of the unluckiest days in western culture. In fact, the stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that $700 million to $800 million is lost in business revenue as so many people are wary of making large purchases or decisions that day for fear of a bad outcome. According to research out of the U.K., between 2005- 2012 there were 43... View details ⇨
Learn more about keynote speaker George Blankenship and view the full 2017 REALTOR® Broker Summit program online now! There are limited seats available for this elite broker event and they are filling up fast. Register today (hotel room block closes January 19!) and visit [ Bit.ly Link ] for the full program.
Beige is pushing out gray as the hottest neutral color tone in homes heading into 2017, according to several color forecasters. Beige had once been cast aside in home design as too boring. But the beiges gaining popularity again and some of the newest shades are far from boring, if paired correctly.
Here we are at the beginning of a new year once again, and you're probably already thinking about how to make 2017 even better than 2016. But let's take a minute and appreciate the great work you did last year.
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