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Bill and Rachel Burke

Bill and Rachel Burke
701 W. Market Street  Perkasie  PA 18944
Phone:  215-453-7653
Office:  215-453-7653
Fax:  267-354-6810

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Automation and Customization: Renter Wishes

January 27, 2018 1:06 am

Apartment dwellers’ preferences are shifting…toward what owners want, new research shows. According to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), an apartment industry organization, convenience, personalization and smart home technology are high on renters’ wish lists. In the NMHC’s 2018 Consumer Housing Insights Survey, 92 percent of respondents believe convenience and ease are important in a […]

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The Real Deal

January 26, 2018 7:06 pm

Pam O’Connor Builds a Network, Influences an Industry, and Impacts Lives Editor’s note: A PDF file version of this article is available here. A digital magazine version of this article is available here. Everyone knows real estate is a “relationship business,” but unfortunately, the phrase is overused and often unsubstantiated. Talk to people who have […]

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New-Home Sales Sink in December

January 25, 2018 5:06 pm

New-home sales sank in December, with sales of new, single-family homes down 9.3 percent to 625,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $398,900, while the median was $335,400. New-home listing inventory was 295,000—5.7-months supply. “December’s drop in new-home sales was […]

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Brokers: Prove Your Value – Take RISMedia’s 30th Annual Power Broker Survey

January 25, 2018 5:06 pm

In a time of heightened competition from new business models and outside disruptors, brokers have an opportunity to solidify their standing in the marketplace by participating in RISMedia’s 30th Annual Power Broker Survey, the real estate industry’s longest-running, most widely-read ranking of the nation’s top residential real estate brokerage firms. The 2018 Power Broker Survey […]

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Amazon Closes In: What HQ2 Means for Housing in the Top 20

January 25, 2018 5:06 pm

Amazon is a step closer to finalizing its HQ2 plans, having narrowed its sights on the top 20 contenders after receiving over 230 proposals from across North America. While the winning city could be any one of the short-list nominees, Amazon has made one thing clear: It is looking to build HQ2 away from the […]

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Regional Spotlight: California Home Prices Close Year on High Note

January 24, 2018 5:06 pm

Amid the lowest housing inventory levels in more than 13 years, existing-home sales in California still eked out a year-over-year gain, while the median sales price posted a solid annual increase, according to the California Association of REALTORS® (C.A.R.). Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 420,960 units […]

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Home Prices on a Steady Track

January 24, 2018 5:06 pm

Home prices again appreciated nationally quarter-over-quarter, rising 0.9 percent, according to the Clear Capital Home Data Index™ (HDI™), a monthly report. Appreciation was highest in the West, where prices climbed 1.2 percent quarter-over-quarter. Regionally: Midwest Growth quarter-over-quarter in the region came in at 0.9 percent, with prices in Detroit, Mich., appreciating at a 1.72 percent […]

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Existing-Home Sales: A Dim End to a Bright Year

January 24, 2018 5:06 pm

Existing-home sales in December dimmed, but, for the year, were at a record not seen in 11 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales in December totaled 5.57 million, a 3.6 percent decrease from November, but a 1.1 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory decreased 11.4 percent to 1.48 million, 10.3 […]

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The Evolution of Teams

January 23, 2018 4:54 pm

Teams continue to grow in popularity and effectiveness. In fact, according to research, team transaction rates are growing at a faster rate than those of top-producing agents. Let’s take a look at the past, present and future evolution of teams. Phase 1: Partnerships Initial adopters of the team concept were usually friends and colleagues. Each […]

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Realty ONE Group Launches Billboard Campaign in New York City’s Times Square

January 23, 2018 4:54 pm

Realty ONE Group, one of the leading and fastest-growing independent firms in the North American residential real estate landscape, has launched its largest advertising campaign to date this week, with a media blast throughout New York City’s iconic Times Square district—the largest coordinated campaign in Times Square ever purchased by a real estate brand, according […]

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