Suzanne De Vita

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Coronavirus in Crowded Spaces: How Apartments and Communities Could Help Lessen Spread

As the coronavirus crisis develops and its scope widens, community concerns have sprung up, especially in residential spaces. Because of the “cluster” nature of the virus, communities must not only protect residents, but also limit public spread, both on the part of the property—whether an association or board, developer or owner—and residents and tenants. Any […]

Pending Sales Showed Strength—Can That Continue?

By many measures, the housing market showed stability at the start of 2020. In February, construction numbers rose and sales surged, beginning the busy real estate season strong, and contributing to overall positive sentiment this year. Contracts gained ground, as well, the National Association of REALTORS® reported this week, with pending sales up 2.4 percent in the Pending Home […]

Research: As Coronavirus Halts In-Person Interaction, Email Marketing Rises to Top

As businesses contend with the coronavirus crisis, agents and brokers feel largely optimistic, but are depending heavily on technology, new research shows. According to an ActivePipe customer survey, which polled 560 respondents, including agents, brokers and marketing staff, 45 percent believe the housing market “may take a small hit” in the pandemic, “but it will […]

RISMedia Announces Power Broker Top 1,000

  For 32 years, RISMedia has published the Power Broker Report, our annual brokerage list ranking the Top 1,000 U.S. residential real estate firms, coupled with exclusive insights and observations. Each January, when we begin producing the report, we ask Power Brokers—the best brokers in the country—to share their take, from the good and not-so-good, […]

Coronavirus in Crowded Spaces: How Apartments and Communities Could Help Lessen Spread

As the coronavirus crisis develops and its scope widens, community concerns have sprung up, especially in residential spaces. Because of the “cluster” nature of the virus, communities must not only protect residents, but also limit public spread, both on the part of the property—whether an association or board, developer or owner—and residents and tenants. Any […]

Gains in Home Prices Solid, but ‘Cloud’ Looms Over Spring

In a healthy start to the year, appreciation increased in January, climbing to a 3.9 percent gain year-over-year, according to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices, released this week. Before the coronavirus significantly spread to the U.S., 14 of the 20 markets measured posted price raises: Atlanta, Ga. January/December: 0.1% Year-Over-Year: 4.5% Boston, Mass. January/December: -0.3% Year-Over-Year: 4.5% […]