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  • KEY INSIGHTS INTO WHAT BUYERS WANT

    Zillow Group’s latest report highlights generational differences between home buyer preferences Brought to you by Zillow Owning a home is a dream for many, but there are some differences between generational buyers when it comes to their home and community preferences. Based on data from the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report 2017, here’s a look into what

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  • DOES THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE INCLUDE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY?

    Cryptocurrency has gained momentum as a new form of payment in many industries–a Miami penthouse was recently listed for 33 bitcoin (valued at the time of listing at $544,500). The system runs on blockchain technology, and many are now wondering if blockchain could transform the real estate industry. Benny L. Kass explains the technology, and impact it

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  • PROTRACTED LABOR SHORTAGE SEVERELY HAMPERING GROWTH

    Contractors say they could be growing as much as 50% more if they could find qualified help. By all indications it’s going to be a banner year for replacement contractors who are enjoying sustained growth in the midst of the ongoing recovery. But that growth could be much higher if not for one persistent problem:

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  • EXISTING HOME SALES DROP IN MAY

    But national median price reaches an all-time high. Existing-home sales in May dropped 0.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million from adownwardly revised 5.45 million in April, 3% behind the pace of a year earlier and the third straight month of declines. Only the Northeast eked out a gain, up 4.6% to

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  • 6 QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT LARGE OPENING DOOR SYSTEMS

    A builder’s checklist to use before selecting your large opening folding, sliding, or swing door supplier The hottest residential design trend for five years running is the indoor/outdoor living area, according to the American Institute of Architects. Their bellwether AIA Home Design Trends Survey has crowned it the most desired home space selection since 2013, easily brushing

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  • CALIFORNIA MEDIAN HOME PRICE TOPS $600K

    Prices at highest ever, leading to sales declines. California’s median home price reached a new high in May, while home sales retreated both on a monthly and annual basis, wiping out most of the gains posted for the year, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said late Tuesday. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a

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