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Seller Concessions Reemerge in Residential Transactions

Seller Concessions Reemerge in Residential Transactions The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports that a steady increase in new listings and the simultaneous decline of homes under contract increased the area’s months supply of homes for sale by three times. The area had 8.2% more new listings and 10.0% fewer homes that went under…

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National News: Existing-Home Sales Dipped 7.7% in November

National News: Existing-Home Sales Dipped 7.7% in November Existing-home sales declined for the tenth month in a row in November, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major U.S. regions recorded month-over-month and year-over-year declines. Total existing-home sales,1 https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales – completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops – waned 7.7% from October…

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November Home Buyers Gave Thanks for Increased Housing Inventory

November Home Buyers Gave Thanks for Increased Housing Inventory The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports increased inventory throughout the county as more homeowners listed their homes in November 2022 than the year prior, and fewer homes went under contract. The area had 7.7% more new listings and 15.5% fewer homes that went under…

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The Essential Real Estate Agent

The Essential Real Estate Agent Buying a home is the largest and most complex transaction most people will make in their lifetime, with volumes of property, neighborhood, transaction, legal, and regulatory details to have to navigate. Having an expert, local professional manage the process is more important than ever. For help finding an agent that…

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Collin County Welcomes a New Season of Home Buying and Selling

Collin County Welcomes a New Season of Home Buying and Selling The Collin County Association of Realtors (CCAR) reports that as the leaves turned, Collin County welcomed a new season of home buying and selling as homes remained on the market longer, continued to sell below their original list price, and increased housing inventory. In…

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3 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Real Estate Agent

3 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Real Estate Agent Having a trustworthy REALTOR® is key to a successful transaction. Here’s a few ways to maximize the value of your agent: Use their knowledge on the home buying process- Real estate agents have access to the largest database of available homes in the United…

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National News: Existing-Home Sales Decreased 1.5% in September

National News: Existing-Home Sales Decreased 1.5% in September Existing-home sales descended in September, the eighth month in a row of declines, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Three out of the four major U.S. regions notched month-over-month sales contractions, while the West held steady. On a year-over-year basis, sales dropped in all regions. Total…

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Why are Home Insurance Rates so High?

Why are Home Insurance Rates so High? Written By: Barney Schwartz, SVP at Assured Partners and Member of CCAR’s REALTOR® and Lender Committee Have you reviewed your home insurance policy lately? Is it adequately insured to rebuild your house given today’s marketplace with high costs for supplies and shortages of labor? Many insurance companies are…

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Mortgage Brokers Can Help You Win in 2023

Mortgage Brokers Can Help You Win in 2023 Written By Ben Strube, Owner of Mortgage on a Mission and Member of CCAR’s Affiliate Committee. How do you create a referral-based business as a REALTOR®? How do we build a business, focus on doing great work for our clients, and have our phone ring with the…

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