Brexit Uncertainty Continues to Impact London's Luxury Property Market

Knight Frank | August 27, 2019

According to International property consultant Knight Frank, political uncertainty continues to have a tangible impact on sales activity in London's Prime Residential marketplace. While the overall number of exchanges was marginally higher in the first six months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, it was not a uniform trend over the period.

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Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice becomes obvious.

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Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice becomes obvious.

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Embrace Home Loans Partners with Long Island Keller Williams Offices

Embrace Home Loans | December 03, 2021

Embrace Home Loans, a top-ranked national mortgage lender, has entered into an advertising agreement with Keller Williams Core in Long Island, New York, to help its real estate agents better attract and serve local homebuyers. The Core offices in Long Island include Garden City, Woodbury, Franklin Square and Ozone Park. Through the agreement, Embrace will provide co-marketing strategies designed to educate Keller William Core's agents and help them promote their businesses to consumers. Embrace will also serve as the event sponsor of all the Keller Williams Core group's internal sales meetings, training events and webinars. Keller Williams Core will display Embrace's advertising materials in its offices, at open houses, through direct mail and email campaigns, and on its website and social media. Keller Williams Core employs more than 1,000 real estate agents and serves homebuyers and home sellers in Long Island and Manhattan. "We recognize today's consumers have an endless array of options when it comes to homebuying services, Our two companies have a very strong presence in the local Long Island market. By collaborating, we can more effectively serve homebuyers in what has become an extremely competitive marketplace." - Frank Virga, branch manager with Embrace Home Loans in Hauppauge, New York, who developed the partnership. "We are delighted to partner with Frank and the entire Embrace team, In today's housing market, giving our agents a competitive edge in communicating with new clients will help us to continue reaching new sales records." - Richard Amato, operating principal for the local Keller Williams' offices. Embrace originated $6.4 billion in mortgage loans in 2020, a company record and a 70 percent increase from 2019. The company is on track to double its retail production in 2021 and increase business in its consumer-direct and financial institutions group divisions, with a focus on purchase loans. A Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and VA lender, Embrace also originates non-conforming loans, including jumbo and other unconventional loans. The company processes, underwrites, funds and closes all loans in-house. Embrace has been recognized with multiple workplace awards in recent years and is known for fostering a supportive, family-like work culture and for encouraging its employees' charitable endeavors. About Embrace Home Loans Founded in 1983, Embrace Home Loans is a prominent mortgage lender that provides borrowers and financial institutions with an exceptional mortgage experience. Licensed in 50 states and the District of Columbia, Embrace has been recognized seven times as one of the Best Medium-sized Companies to Work for in America by Fortune and by Inc. The company has also been recognized twelve times as one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island, as the Most Community Involved Company in Rhode Island, and with the Leadership Excellence Award by Providence Business News. The company is based in Middletown, Rhode Island.

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New Education Subscription Option for Residential Real Estate Agents The Residential Real Estate Council Launches

prnewswire | November 04, 2020

The Residential Real Estate Council reported the dispatch of another instruction membership program that permits more private realtors to profit by the Council's debut training. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the manner in which the land business works. The program is a reaction to shifting necessities of specialists in getting schooling that is handily burned-through and promptly open, while not ailing in esteem. Training is the way to progress and the Council's point is to engage moral and proficient realtors at all stage so of their vocation. The schooling membership was planned with those specialists that are new to the business as a primary concern. The training membership is estimated at just $19.99/month. Every month private realtors will appreciate: A New Live Webinar on opportune subjects zeroed in on business development Boundless admittance to our honor winning magazine, The Residential Specialist Magazine, that centers around land patterns, best strategic policies, and bits of knowledge for what's to come Admittance to the Council's Marketing Toolkit with apparatuses and social resources for keep your customers and future clients educated and create mindfulness ABOUT RRC & CRS Designation The Residential Real Estate Council is the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® comprised of more than 28,000 members. The Council supports its members with advanced education, business and networking support. It also awards the CRS Designation to experienced agents who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.

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Living Vogue Real Estate Uses eMax and Kishu Inu Cryptocurrency for Property Sales and Agent Commissions

Living Vogue LLC | June 07, 2021

Living Vogue LLC, doing business as Living Vogue Real Estate, a Sarasota, Florida-based luxury real estate company, is delighted to announce the adoption of EthereumMax ($eMax) and Kishu Inu ($KISHU) cryptocurrencies as payment options for property sales, escrow deposits, and agent commissions. The company intends to use blockchain accounting based on the Ethereum network's capacity for smart contracts to add enhanced security and confidence to its inherently large-scale real estate financial transactions. "We are excited to offer these other payment options to our clients and agents, as we handle hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions every year. Wire fraud and contract security are significant issues in real estate transactions. Cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies provide solutions to these problems. South Florida has a large number of eMax and Kishu coin holders, and we are pleased to offer a practical use for these currencies, "Mark Coppens, CEO of Living Vogue Real Estate, said. EthereumMax and Kishu Inu are both yield-based tokens built on the secure Ethereum network, which means they reward holders with a 2% redistribution reward to every transaction. This growth is particularly appealing when funds are held in escrow. Cryptocurrency transactions, when handled correctly, can be executed more securely and swiftly than traditional currency methods. In addition, the company intends to provide agents the option of receiving their sales commissions in eMax or Kishu coins. Living Vogue Real Estate has announced plans to build a showroom inside the Mall at University Town Center (UTC) in Sarasota, Florida, as part of its continued expansion in Southwest Florida. The addition allows Living Vogue to scale operations further following record growth in 2020 as the area's fastest-growing real estate company. The success is due, in large part, to the uniquely luxurious experience they provide to clients, as well as the ensuing visceral attraction of talented agents. EthereumMax ($eMax) is a decentralized ERC-20 growth token built on the Ethereum network's security. It was created to bridge the gap between the emergence of community tokens and the well-known foundational coins of crypto by creating a unique token that provides recurring and automatic financial rewards to its holders while also providing a pathway for practical long-term use in everyday life. Kishu Inu ($KISHU) is a community-focused, decentralized cryptocurrency that offers instant rewards to holders and is built on the secure Ethereum network.

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