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How cities and homeowners zoned themselves into a housing crisis

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2023-12-27 12:01
Los Angeles is one of many cities that dramatically reduced its own housing capacity over decades via a series of 20th century city planning initiatives, including homeowner-led downzoning efforts.

Salt Lake City: The utopian community that (sort of) worked

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2023-12-27 12:01
Utah's capital was founded as a religious refuge and built according to spiritual ideals. But it has evolved dramatically, offering a compelling glimpse of what successful urban planning looks like.

How our utopian dreams became the stuff of dystopian nightmares

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2023-12-27 12:01
In the 19th century, many people had a utopian view of the future, as well as fantastic visions of future cities. Then something shifted and we've been obsessed with dystopias ever since.

How 2,000 years of ‘layering’ transformed an ancient Roman city

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2023-12-27 12:00
Verona, Italy, started out with a rigid Roman street grid, then spent two millennia evolving into the charming and quaint city that exists today, layered with generation after generation of history.

Can futuristic utopias solve our housing crisis?

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2023-12-27 12:00
People have been founding new cities forever. However, it turns out building a successful place is harder than it looks — and sometimes takes a very long time.

Personalized, Automated and ‘Simple’: kvCORE Gives Agents Their Time Back

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2023-12-27 11:18

In a world where technology is taking over so much of the industry, it’s the power of personalization that has made a huge difference for Lance Donaldson, a top-performing agent affiliated with eXp—who recently received a message from a prospective buyer, thanking him for diligently sharing relevant new listings in the area.  “I hadn’t sent…

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Home Prices Rise for Record-High 9th Straight Month

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2023-12-27 11:06

Data released Dec. 26 for October 2023 shows that 11 of the 20 major metro markets reported month-over-month home-price increases. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 4.8% annual change for the month, up from a 4% change in September.  The 10-City Composite showed an increase of 5.7%, up…

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Why utopias fail and the ‘Ponzi scheme’ of new development

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2023-12-27 11:00
Michael Rodriguez, director of research at Smart Growth America, said that people have been building utopias for millennia, but the best cities are the ones that gradually evolve over time.

Home Affordability Remains a Challenge in Q4 2023

USA Real Estate News-RISMedia - Wed, 2023-12-27 10:59

Despite recent positive economic developments—lowering mortgage rates below 7% and a second consecutive rate pause from the Fed—housing affordability continues to challenge Americans in Q4 2023. ATTOM’s Home Affordability Report for Q4 2023 found that the typical $2,016 cost of mortgage payments on median-priced homes consume 33.7% of the average national wage of $71,708. That…

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It’s time to consider eliminating NAR’s Clear Cooperation Policy

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2023-12-27 05:00
According to coach Darryl Davis, although its intentions were good, the unintended consequences of the Clear Cooperation Policy may make it more trouble than it's worth.

How this indie brokerage is transforming agents’ lives

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2023-12-27 05:00
In his latest Snapshot profile, Brandon Doyle talks to Dan and Melody Smith of Anvil Real Estate about their leadership and training philosophy and their "relentless pursuit of agents' success."

What is your New Year’s resolution? Pulse

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2023-12-27 05:00
As the calendar turns to 2024, you've got a whole new opportunity to start the new year off on the right foot. What's the plan?

The jobs, gigs and side hustles agents took on to get through 2023

USA Real Estate News-Inman - Wed, 2023-12-27 05:00
From Uber driving to launching a print shop, agents came up with creative ways to supplement their businesses and stay entrepreneurial during a slow market.
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