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Does Home Maintenance Deter Millennials?

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By Barbara Ballinger

Millennials are buying houses—many for the first time—and in doing so they’re learning that houses require maintenance, which can often be pricey. These days, repairs can also be a challenge if the homeowners are not handy since contractors can be as scarce as the houses in some communities.

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New Year, New Plan? 2 Indications It’s Time to Switch Things Up

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By Lee Davenport

There’s something about the start of the new year—even if we’re already a few weeks in—that makes it a motivating time to begin new initiatives, goals, and schedules.

But is it really necessary?

Here are two considerations to help you identify if it’s time to switch things up in 2022.

1. Did you have a seemingly good …

3 Reasons the Real Estate Market Could Change in 2022

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By Hazel Emlen

As we roll into the new year, one of the hottest topics nationwide continues to be the real estate market. It’s no surprise since 2020 and 2021 proved to be record-breaking years for real estate! Most people in the industry have been the busiest they’ve ever been.

In describing the last two years, the word that comes …

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Renting and Buying: New Trends Emerge Among High-Earning Millennials

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By Barbara Ballinger

Many millennials are ready to buy a single-family home and all it entails, but some found themselves shut out of the market over the past year, according to a recent analysis of 5.9 million rental applications conducted by RentCafe, a national Internet listing service that helps renters find apartments and houses.

After not being able to purchase …

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Millennial Movement in the Market

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By Rogers Healy

There’s a new generation ruling the housing market and it’s no longer the baby boomers. Forbes reports that about half of home buyers are under the age of 36, and about half of sellers are under the age of 41. And, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2021 Profiles of Home Buyers and Sellers, the median …

Coach Yourself to a Better New Year With 7 Key Questions

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By Lee Davenport

There is an uptick happening.

As this year comes to a close, I have been connecting with new clients who want to be coached as real estate agents because they’re tired of being stuck in their business.

They are stuck because they know what to do but just aren’t doing it. For example, many of the agents …

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Lessons Learned From Flipping My First Home

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By Alex Craig

Finally…I took the plunge. After nearly five years as a real estate agent, I flipped my first property. And gosh, did I learn some valuable lessons.

As real estate agents, we have unique skills, knowledge, and access to opportunities for investment properties. Being an agent can provide an opportunity to earn in the investment world—from fix-and-flips to …

How We Created Our Biggest YPN Event of the Year

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By Maria Kauffman We are blessed with a great YPN committee at the Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® in Grand Rapids, Mich., which is the result of a supportive association and board that invests in leadership opportunities for the newer and growing association members. Our local YPN committee was founded more than 10 years ago, and since then we have …

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Introducing the 2021 Networks of the Year

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By Erica Christoffer

More than 500 YPNers from across North America—and some who traveled as far as Colombia, Guam, and Brazil—gathered at Parq Restaurant & Nightclub in San Diego on Friday, Nov. 12, to make business connections and celebrate achievements. Sponsored by Century 21, this was the first time in two years that YPN members have been face-to-face for a …

Members of 2021 YPN Advisory Board during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego.

YPN is Growing

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By Erica Christoffer

So far in 2021, 617 real estate professionals have joined the Young Professionals Network nationwide, making YPN 30,737 members strong. That’s a growth increase from the 443 who became involved last year.

The number of YPN groups is also on the rise. REALTORS® created nine new networks this year, bringing the total number of YPN networks up …