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National News: Existing-Home Sales Slipped 0.4% in August

National News: Existing-Home Sales Slipped 0.4% in August Existing-home sales experienced a slight dip in August, marking the seventh consecutive month of declines, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Month-over-month sales varied across the four major U.S. regions as two regions recorded increases, one was unchanged and the other posted a drop. On a…

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2023 Mandatory Dues Breakdown

2023 Mandatory Dues Breakdown Thank you for being a part of the REALTOR® community, now over 1.5 million members strong. As a Collin County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) member, you receive the support and benefits provided by the National Association of REALTORS®, Texas REALTORS®, and CCAR. Check our 2023 infographic to get the full picture…

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Coming Soon: MLS-Touch Mobile App

Coming Soon: MLS-Touch Mobile App Stay connected and engaged on the go! MLS-Touch, an all-new premium mobile app, is scheduled to launch Thursday, September 22. Designed exclusively for real estate professionals, it has all the essential features you need including powerful search tools, listing and showing details, property history, and instant comparables. It also has…

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Collin County Home Sellers Open to Negotiation

Collin County Home Sellers Open to Negotiation CCAR reports that home sellers were open to negotiation in August and accepted offers for less than their original list price for the first time since January 2021. In August, Collin County homes remained on the market for 24 days on average and sold for 97.9% of the…

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National News: Pending Home Sales Slipped 1.0% in July

National News: Pending Home Sales Slipped 1.0% in July Pending home sales declined for the second consecutive month in July, and for the eighth time in the last nine months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Three out of four major regions registered month-over-month decreases, though the West notched a minor gain. Year-over-year, all…

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Collin County Market Moves in a New Direction

Collin County Market Moves in a New Direction The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports the Collin County housing market may be moving in a new direction as home inventory increased despite fewer new listings in July, possibly due to slowed buyer demand. In July, 4.1% fewer homes entered the market compared to the…

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National News: Existing-Home Sales Slid 5.4% in June

National News: Existing-Home Sales Slid 5.4% in June Existing-home sales dropped for the fifth straight month in June, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Three out of four major U.S. regions experienced month-over-month sales declines and one region held steady. Year-over-year sales sank in all four regions. Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include…

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Get the Most Out of Premium Map Layers

Get the Most Out of Premium Map Layers Premium Map layers are now available in Realist for NTREIS members. Premium Map Layers is an advanced feature that makes it easy to filter and identify opportunities on the map using color-coded property parcels.   Check out this step-by-step PDF or follow along with a video tutorial to…

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June Provides an Edge for Some Weary Homebuyers

June Provides an Edge for Some Weary Homebuyers The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports that homes continued to sell quickly and for more money than one year ago despite an increase in housing inventory. Collin County had 23.8% more new listings in June compared to the year prior (2,590 vs. 2,092), providing homebuyers…

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Rise of the ARM

Rise of the ARM By Marc Starr, NMLS# 230875, Supreme Lending and Member of CCAR’s REALTOR® & Lender Committee “Today’s ARM [Adjustable Rate Mortgage] is not your father’s ARM, and is worthy of being considered. Especially for people who plan on moving or paying off the loan before it resets” -Marc Starr Conventional and Jumbo…

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