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    HQ2 Update: Amazon Backs Out of Long Island City Deal

    The Amazon HQ2 deal that promised 25,000 jobs and $3 billion in state and city incentives for Long Island City (LIC), N.Y., quickly lost steam when it faced local opposition. Lawmakers raised concerns against the subsidies the city had promised Amazon and feared that the city’s current infrastructure would not be able to support the […]

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    Planting a Seed, Growing Your Reach Online

    In the following interview, Lynne Gewant, broker associate at Coldwell Banker Beach and Resort in Boca Raton, Fla., discusses handling leads, from how to convert to her most profitable sources.  Region Served: South Florida/Palm Beach County to Miami Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 2, as well as the use of other NRT […]

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    New Tax Deduction Cap Could Turn Big Refund Into Big Tax Bill

    (TNS)—The big tax question of the year: Will you get a supersized refund or suddenly discover that you’re going to end up writing one monster check? No one really knows for sure in light of sweeping changes that hit homeowners, two-paycheck couples and families who once had a string of itemized deductions but no longer […]

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    NAR: Healthier Home Prices in Q4

    Across the largest markets, home prices are rising, but at a healthier rate than in recent years, according to new research. From the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, home prices rose 4 percent, according to a National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) report. On an annual basis, there were higher home […]

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    Show Your Pet Some Love

    NAR PULSE—Valentine’s Day is a great day to spoil your pet a little more than you usually do. Show that special four-legged someone you care with ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance plans available to NAR members through the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Plans provide great rates and special savings, including a multi-pet discount. Learn more!  Deduction. Deduction. […]

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    Delivering ‘More’: RE/MAX Adapts Franchisee Services, With Blueprints Customized for Success

    Change is happening at RE/MAX, LLC. Much like the client experience their franchisees strive for, the brand is bringing its broker/owners personalized service and training—all baked into a fresh initiative that pares down its regions from 10 to four, and assigns brokerages to categories, in line with their needs, in order to provide them with […]

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    CLOSING THIS WEEK: Have You Completed Your Power Broker Survey?

    RISMedia’s 31st Annual Power Broker Survey is closing this Friday, Feb. 15. To participate in the survey this year, brokers are required to have completed a minimum of $75 million in sales volume and 250 transactions in 2018—a broader range than in recent years. New to the Power Broker Survey? If you participated in past […]

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    Gen Z: Not-So-Easy but Worthwhile Steps to Homeownership

    (TNS)—Gen Z is poised to be the largest source of homebuyers in the United States. The post-millennial generation, or those born after 1996, make up about 32 percent of the population. And, according to a recent report by realtor.com®, 80 percent of them want to own a home before they turn 30. For kids who […]

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    The Power of Independence: Why Arizona Best Stays Small to Win Big

    The Arizona Best Team (L to R): Ashley Pickens, Charmayne MacIntyre, Leanne King, Patty Tracy, David MacIntyre, Laura Staver, Michelle O’Connell, Allison Rybarczyk and Christine Jurgens Ask David MacIntyre to describe his company and he’ll proudly tell you, “We are not just another real estate firm; we are a family.” When he started Arizona Best […]

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    Marilyn Eiland: Building Partnerships and Trust

    Vitals: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Years in Business: 55; six as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Size: 20 offices, 1,000 agents Regions Served: Nine counties throughout Houston and surrounding areas 2017 Sales Volume: $2.5 billion 2017 Transactions: 8,616 www.garygreene.com Marilyn Eiland was once a school teacher who sold […]

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