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Court sides with National Association of Realtors, halts antitrust investigation 

The Department of Justice must close its reopened antitrust investigation into the National Association of Realtors, a federal judge ruled this week.

New-home sales rise in December 

The median sales price of a new home was down on a monthly basis but up on an annual one. 

NAR: Existing-home sales dip 1.5% in December 

House prices, however, continued to rise, marking the 130th consecutive month for price gains, the longest streak on record, the National Association of REALTORS® said.   

Home prices increase as falling mortgage rates attract buyers

More buyers have entered the market in the past four weeks as mortgage rates fell.

Single-family starts, builder confidence rise 

The increase in builder confidence breaks a string of 12 straight monthly declines in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. 

NAR tips to comply with the Fair Housing Act

Potential buyers want real information about the communities they’re shopping in. And while agents may feel like experts, their answers must always comply with fair housing laws. To help, the National Association of REALTORS® released some advice.

SP200 ranks the most-powerful people in residential real estate in 2023 

HomeServices of America President and CEO Gino Blefari took the top spot on the annual list. 

Anywhere Real Estate Inc. cuts workforce, ends iBuyer operation

The firm’s subsidiaries include Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Corcoran Group and Sotheby’s International.

America’s Most Trusted® study: Which homebuilders topped the list for 2023?

For more than 10 years, Lifestory Research has released its highly anticipated study: America’s Most Trusted®. And the 2023 results are in.

Compass announces third round of layoffs 

The brokerage said its technology team, which was most affected in the previous round of cuts, will not be impacted this time. 

CoreLogic: Annual home-price growth rate slows to 2-year low 

Geographically, the largest home-price increases took place in the Southeast, led by Florida (18%), South Carolina (13.9%) and Georgia (13.6%), CoreLogic reported, citing its November Home Price Insights report.    

Newmark launches single-family rental group  

The move comes despite a slowdown in the single-family rental market. 

CoreLogic: Mortgage delinquencies are down

Foreclosures continue to rise toward pre-pandemic levels, according to new data from CoreLogic, but mortgage delinquencies are down. This is a positive sign, indicating that foreclosures will likely trend downward soon.

In South Carolina, be the king of your castle

This home for sale in Walhalla, South Carolina, is straight out of a storybook. Dubbed Walhalla Castle, the regal property is affixed with vaulted ceilings, a tall tower, gargoyle guards and even a real sword-in-stone!

Abandoned storefront turned bayou treasure

Built in 1921, the OJ Mire General Store served the bustling Louisiana town of Thibodaux. Then, for years, it sat abandoned. Until now.

How to make today’s sales models work smarter and win buyers in a challenging real estate market

Whether it’s for a downtown condo high-rise or a suburban single-family or town home community, a sales model needs to do much more than simply reflect popular design trends or showcase name-brand furniture and decor.

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