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Bill Jackson

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Home Prices Hit Record High

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2024-06-21 12:04

Existing-home sales slightly declined in May as the median sales price climbed to a record high, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The median existing-home price for all housing types in May was $419,300, the highest price ever recorded and an increase of 5.8% from one year ago ($396,500). All four U.S. regions registered…

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Mortgage Mix: Legal Troubles Batter Mega-Lenders; CoStar Nabs Freddie Mac Exec

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2024-06-21 11:30

Editor’s Note: The Mortgage Mix is RISMedia’s weekly highlight reel of need-to-know mortgage-industry happenings. Watch for it each Friday afternoon. -Guaranteed Rate is pushing back strongly against an expose published in the Chicago Tribune that claims the company cultivated a toxic workplace culture rife with sexual harassment and retaliation, calling the article “a hit piece.”…

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Former Employee Sues NAR for Reneging on Sexual Harassment Settlement

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2024-06-21 11:27

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is once again facing accusations of sexual harassment, retaliation and workplace discrimination, with a lawsuit filed in federal court this week by a former employee alleging the organization fired her for reporting the incidents, and then failing to abide by a subsequent settlement agreement. Roshani Sheth, a former product…

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Oakley founder smashes California record with $210M home sale

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-06-21 11:22
The 15,000-square-foot home, which sits on 9.5 acres, was not publicly listed for sale. The deal surpasses a nearly $200 million purchase in Malibu by Beyoncé and Jay-Z last year.

Anxiety over commission lawsuits looms over agent recruitment fight

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-06-21 11:13
Industry leaders see the lawsuits as one of the top recruiting challenges of 2024, according to Intel survey results. But the brokers who target and elevate middle-tier agents have an opportunity.

Building the Blueprint for Change

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2024-06-21 11:01

Above, Amy Lessinger Amy Lessinger, the pioneering president of RE/MAX, is hailed as a visionary within the real estate sphere. Lessinger’s journey began over two decades ago when she entered RE/MAX at 26—rapidly progressing from agent to broker/owner of a flourishing brokerage boasting 135 agents and three offices. Amidst challenges in the male-dominated landscape, she…

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CFPB Proposes Fine Against Freedom Mortgage

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2024-06-21 10:58

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued a proposed $3.95 million fine against Florida-based mortgage lender Freedom Mortgage. The CFPB previously sued Freedom Mortgage in October 2023 after the company was found to have submitted inaccurate mortgage data to federal regulators during 2020. Freedom Mortgage is described as the third-largest loan originator in the…

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DOJ, NAR, counting down: Inman’s Top 5 stories of the week

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-06-21 10:48
Looking for a quick catch-up on the buzziest stories of the week? Here’s Inman Top 5, the most essential stories, according to Inman readers.

Economic Index Fell Again in May; Year-Over-Year Growth Looking Up

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Fri, 2024-06-21 10:47

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S., which provides an early indication of significant turning points in the business cycle and where the economy is heading in the near term, decreased by 0.5% in May to 101.2, following a 0.6% decline in April. Over the six-month period between November 2023 and May…

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SentriLock partners with Direct Offer to provide DO AudioTour tools

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Fri, 2024-06-21 09:19
The deal will put DO AudioTour tools into the hands of more than 500,000 subscribers, allowing agents to deliver market insights and listings to consumers, executives announced Thursday.
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