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Edward E. Hodgson Jr.
1110 North Broad Street | Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: 215-362-2260 | Office Phone: 215-362-2260 | Fax: 267-354-6844
Cell: 215-850-6973 | email: ed@edhodgsonrealtor.com

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Appraisals Come Up Slightly Short

December 14, 2017 5:12 pm

Appraisals came up slightly short of owner opinions in November, 0.67 percent lower than expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 4.24 percent year-over-year. “It’s encouraging to see opinions from homeowners and appraisers more aligned on […]

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Regional Spotlight: 2018 Seattle/Puget Sound Housing Forecast

December 13, 2017 11:12 pm

In this commentary, J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, offers a 2018 housing forecast for the Puget Sound/Seattle market. The hot housing streak in Greater Seattle will continue for the sixth straight year in 2018. Similar to 2017, Puget Sound is poised for another year of intense sales activity […]

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Fed Raises Rate for Third Time This Year

December 13, 2017 11:12 pm

The Federal Reserve acted as expected on Wednesday, increasing the key interest rate one-quarter percentage point for the third time this year. The action concludes a hastened 12 months for the policymaker, which raised the rate in March and June, as well as once in 2016 and once in 2015. It forecasts three rate raises […]

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Southern California Homes Ignite Just Months After October Fire Siege

December 12, 2017 5:12 pm

Just two months after the most destructive wildfires in California history—an event labeled the October Fire Siege—Southern California is now the target of various fires that have burned over 250,000 acres of Ventura, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara and San Diego counties (as of Dec. 12). Five of these fires were 100-percent contained […]

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Uncover the Secrets to Real Estate Success in 2018

December 12, 2017 5:12 pm

NAR PULSE—New Year’s resolution: Amp up your sales and marketing strategies in 2018. With titles like Secrets of Top Selling Agents, Power Emails and Letters, and the best-selling Real Estate Advertising Made Easy, the online REALTOR® Store has you covered. Get free shipping on orders over $50 during December. Start shopping! Attend NAR’s Premier Broker […]

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The Amazon Effect: The Evolution and Disruption of the Commercial Market

December 12, 2017 5:12 pm

The Commercial Broker Roundtable discusses issues affecting the commercial market and their ramifications for residential real estate. Moderator: Deena Zimmerman, Vice President, SVN Chicago Commercial Participants: Chris Bornhoft, CCIM, Broker, Commercial Sales and Leasing, Windemere Commercial Tommy Choi, Co-Founder, Weinberg Choi Residential Scott Maesel, Executive Managing Director, SVN Chicago Commercial Emily Line, Vice President, Commercial […]

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Reputation and Patience Key to Success in Luxury Market

December 11, 2017 5:12 pm

In the following interview, Allie Beth Allman, founder and president and CEO of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Dallas, Texas, discusses the advantages of LeadingRE, the luxury market, marketing and more. Region Served: Dallas and North Texas Company Founded: 2003 Number of Offices: […]

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Out With the Old, in With the New: A 2018 Real Estate Outlook

December 11, 2017 5:12 pm

If you’re German, you might join your family at midnight to drop molten lead into cold water and make predictions about the year ahead based on the shape it takes. If you’re Russian, you will gather at one minute to midnight, write a wish on a small piece of paper, burn it over a full […]

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10 Housing Markets to Watch in the New Year

December 11, 2017 5:12 pm

Dwindling inventory, high demand and even higher prices. Will the housing market shift next year? According to a 2018 Housing Forecast by Trulia, the answer is contingent on many wait-and-sees. Definitive, however, is at least one indicator: the homeownership rate. In a continuation of its movement this year, the homeownership rate is expected to gradually […]

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Women’s Homeownership: A Sanctuary

December 10, 2017 5:12 pm

For real estate agents to be better prepared to serve women homebuyers, they must recognize women’s power as a buying pool and understand the meaning of homeownership to women—the fastest-growing and most exciting market in the housing ecosystem. Delaying marriage, higher educational attainment and presence in higher-paying jobs have made women a budding home-buying market: […]

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