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Flips falter: Share of fixer-upper home sales drops as margins dip

Thu, 2021-06-17 17:12

Flipped properties fell to 2.7 percent of all sales in the first quarter of 2021, the lowest share seen in decades, according to a new report.

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JCHS: Racial Disparities Darken Pandemic Housing Market Rebound

Thu, 2021-06-17 15:27

Soaring home prices and buying activity serve as success stories of the U.S. economic rebound. However, inequalities that predate the COVID-19 pandemic are still challenges that need to be addressed, according to a recent report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS).

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‘It’s the repetition that gets results’: Agents share their farming pro tips

Thu, 2021-06-17 15:15

Meetups and mailers are still the backbone of real estate farming, but agents at Inman Connect on Thursday said email is an increasingly powerful tool.

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Will people buy homes sight unseen in a post-pandemic market?

Thu, 2021-06-17 15:05

At Inman Connect, Realtors Cara Ameer and Gary Gold weighed in on whether they think virtual tours will continue to be enough for homebuyers.

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Thoughts on Leadership: Lead Like a Monk

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:57

In these blog posts, I often share what I’m listening to and reading, in case the topic might inspire you on your leadership journey. This week is a departure from my usual, and in my recharge time, I’ve been listening to a really interesting book called “Think Like a Monk.” It’s by content creator and award-winning host, Jay Shetty. In 2016, Shetty launched a YouTube channel that four years later amassed more than four billion views.

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Surviving Soaring Summer Temperatures

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:57

TNS)—When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body.

“What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down,” says Dr. Claypool.

He adds a reminder that people should begin the day hydrated and keep hydrating. Dr. Claypool says if you feel hot but develop chills, that’s a clear sign you need to slow down and seek cool air or water.

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Rocket Innovation Studio goes straight to the source for tech talent

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:55

The partnership between Rocket and University of Windsor will introduce coders to Rocket Mortgage and Rocket Homes.

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