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Realtor Reality

Published Thursday, December 5, 2019

Residential real estate commissions typically are 6%, split between buyer and seller agents. Importantly, the seller pays the commission to both agents.

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2020 Will See ‘Historic Low Level’ Of Housing Inventory

Published Thursday, December 5, 2019

Demand for homes will be strong next year, but homebuyers will have few options. In fact, according to a new forecast for 2020, next year may just see the biggest housing inventory shortage in U.S. history.

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Modest Moving

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Just 9.8% of Americans changed their residence between 2018 and 2019, the lowest percentage since such record-keeping began in 1947/48!

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Why Black Friday Had More Online Shoppers Than Cyber Monday, And 3 Other Trends From Retail’s Big Weekend

Published Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Retailers’ earlier-than-ever promotions may have stolen some thunder from Black Friday, but the latest scorecard shows the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season—the five days from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday—remains critical.

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Nasty Non-competes

Published Tuesday, December 3, 2019

One reason wage growth has been weak is the rise of non-compete clauses in employment contracts.

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Senior Living Demand: Strong Demographics Weakened By Strong Health

Published Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Recent overbuilding in senior living communities has led to questions about basic demographics. Population trends are important and easily quantified, but the health and lifestyle choices of senior citizens is harder to analyze.

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Party Purchasing

Published Monday, December 2, 2019

The Friday File: In addition to US politics becoming increasingly tribal, so is our shopping! While the CNN (Democrats), Fox (Republicans) viewership divide is well known, the NBA is now 50% more popular among Democrats than Republicans.

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Luxury Real Estate Agents Hold Twilight Open Houses To Showcase Their Multimillion-Dollar Listings

Published Monday, December 2, 2019

Valery Neuman, founding partner and broker associate of Compass Greater Palm Springs area is one of the desert’s top producers with annual sales totaling over $100 million. Neuman knows how to showcase and market her ultra-luxury listings.

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