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Bill and Rachel Burke

Bill and Rachel Burke
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Phone:  215-453-7653
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The Hottest Housing Markets This Year

January 9, 2018 6:08 pm

Accelerating home prices. Expanding income and jobs. New residents. In 2018, the hottest housing markets will boast a combination of these factors, according to Zillow, which recently released its predictions for the year. The markets in Zillow’s top 10: San Jose, Calif. Raleigh, N.C. Seattle, Wash. Charlotte, N.C. San Francisco, Calif. Austin, Texas Denver, Colo. […]

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LeadingRE President & CEO Pam O’Connor to Retire in March

January 8, 2018 7:35 pm

Paul Boomsma to assume responsibilities as president and CEO Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced today that Pam O’Connor will leave her position as president and CEO, effective March 31. O’Connor, who has been at the helm of the company since its founding in 1997, is stepping down with plans to remain active […]

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Aging in Place’ Begins Early: Report

January 8, 2018 5:32 pm

Homeowners are getting older, and to continue on in their current house, improvements are necessary. “Aging in place,” however, is not just about adding railings and ramps—in fact, 46 percent of homeowners aged 75-plus began improvements early with the expectation that they would grow older, but stay put, according to a HomeAdvisor report. The most […]

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Women of Color: A Powerful Demographic for the Future

January 8, 2018 5:32 pm

The statistics are captivating: American Express OPEN’s 7th Annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report reveals that businesses owned by women of color have grown 467 percent since 1997. Numbering 5.4 million, minority women-owned businesses comprise 46 percent of all women-owned firms, have over 2 million employees and generate $361 billion in annual revenue. In the […]

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A Blockchain Future? Cryptocurrencies Gaining Traction in Real Estate Industry

January 8, 2018 5:32 pm

Bitcoin started out as blockchain technology with an innovative ideology for a more secure monetary future, and is now taking hold in the real estate world. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, although not yet mainstream, show promise in an industry that typically prioritizes buyers who can provide secure funds for a property in a short amount […]

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Realtor.com: Luxury Softens as Supply Tops Demand

January 7, 2018 2:53 pm

2017’s housing market was characterized by absent inventory and climbing prices—but at the higher end, those indicators softened, according to new realtor.com® research. “Although 2017 was another strong year for the luxury housing market, it was once again outperformed by the U.S. market overall,” says Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research for realtor.com. According to […]

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Chord of Confidence: Making Real Estate Agents Look Like Rock Stars

January 7, 2018 2:53 pm

Editor’s Note: What follows is the cover story in the January issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Real estate moves fast, and how quickly you respond to prospective clients can make or break your chances of getting their business. Mortgage lenders, on the other hand, have a captive audience and don’t always feel the same […]

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John De Souza: Keeping Up With Today’s Consumer

January 6, 2018 1:59 am

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, John De Souza—president of Cressy & Everett Real Estate—has lived in the South Bend area for more than 24 years, graduating from the University of Notre Dame with both a BA in management and MBA in technology management. He used his education to work as a managing consultant for the better […]

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As 2017 Ended, Rents Rose

January 6, 2018 1:59 am

The median national rent rose toward the end of 2017, contrary to the predominant trend for the year, according to the November Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. The gain, 2.4 percent year-over-year to $1,435, is on par with income increases, which have ticked up 2.5 percent since November 2016. “After about a two-year slowdown, rent […]

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Augmented Intelligence: The Real ‘AI

January 6, 2018 1:59 am

Brokerages are placing their bets on Buyside to bring smart data to their agents’ fingertips If there’s a trend dominating headlines and transforming businesses today, it’s predictive analytics. To become more efficient in generating and curating sales leads, the best-in-class predictive tools mine databases to augment the best in human intelligence. Today, society benefits from […]

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