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One of the best ways to get and retain clients is to know more than the competition. Stay up to date with national and local industry news and be the agent your clients can depend on.

2021 Real Estate Wrap-Up: 5 Things Agents Should Know
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by The CE Shop Team

From the incredibly hot housing market to the abrupt end of Zillow's iBuying program, 2021 has been an action-packed year in the world of real estate.

BoomTown Gives Back
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by Boom Town

BoomTown has announced its second annual Give Back Awards, celebrating the real estate agents who have gone above and beyond in prioritizing altruism this year.

What You Should Know About Zillow’s iBuying Fiasco
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by The CE Shop Team

In early November, Zillow abruptly announced that it was ending its iBuying program, Zillow Offers. As the dust settles, here’s what you need to know.

Student Loans Affect Americans’ Ability to Purchase a Home
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by The CE Shop Team

Many Americans are burdened with large amounts of student loan debt that affect their daily lives, including their ability to purchase a home, data shows.

U.S. Census Data: What Real Estate Professionals Should Know
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by The CE Shop Team

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau can be a powerful tool for real estate professionals seeking to better understand their communities & adapt to market trends.

Retail Giants Bet on Small Concept Stores to Lure Shoppers
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by The CE Shop Team

Bloomingdale’s is joining several retail chains in experimenting with smaller storefronts — an apparent effort to compete amid the rise of online shopping.

Natural Disasters and Real Estate
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by The CE Shop Team

The U.S. is seeing more natural disasters than ever, to the tune of nearly $2 trillion. Agents may need to learn to dance in the rain or otherwise take cover.

Foreign Investment in U.S. Residential Real Estate Plummets
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by The CE Shop Team

Foreign buyers spent $54.4 billion on existing homes in the United States from April 2020 through March 2021, a 27% decrease from the previous 12-month period.

Land of the Renters: U.S. Homeowners Pay More Per Month
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by The CE Shop Team

Owning a home is the “American Dream,” but new data shows that it’s often more expensive to buy than it is to rent. What if buying is no longer the best option?

President Biden Addresses Home Appraisal Racial Disparities
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by The CE Shop Team

Biden announced new initiatives “to build Black wealth and narrow the racial wealth gap,” including an effort to address racial disparities in home appraisals.