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The Spring Market

Real Estate Today opens doors for buyers and sellers with critical and credible information on the real estate market. It’s fast paced and fact packed with experts, interviews, call-ins, field reports, and timely market conditions.

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Ken Harney, The Nation’s Housing

Ken Harney is the author of the award-winning, nationally syndicated column “The Nation’s Housing.” Ken is also a past member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council, and author of two books on mortgage finance and real estate.

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Sheryl Grider-Whitehurst, REALTOR®

Sheryl Grider-Whitehurst is a REALTOR® and the Managing Broker at Traders Realty in Peoria, Illinois, and the 2015 Regional Vice President of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® for the states of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

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Kristee Leonard, REALTOR®

Kristee Leonard is a REALTOR® and the Co-owner/Broker of The Leaders Realty in Austin, Texas, and a 30-Under-30 Honoree from REALTOR® Magazine. She’s a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute has her e-PRO certification from THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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Paul Pastelok, Accuweather

Paul Pastelok is Senior Meteorologist and Head of the Long Range Forecasting Department at Accuweather.

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Finding a REALTOR®

We’re dedicating an entire program to help you prepare for the busiest real estate season of the year. How busy? Well, experts predict that the Spring Market in 2015 could be the hottest housing market since the recession.

So if you’re looking to buy, or sell a home in the next three months, you’ll need to be ready to go. And right now we wanted to talk about one of the first steps in the process – finding a REALTOR®.

Now of course, if you already have a REALTOR®, someone you worked in the past, and you’re buying or selling in the same area, well then, you’re all done. You can just give your REALTOR® a call and talk about what you have in mind, for the spring market. They’ll be glad to help.

But – what if you’re brand new to the area? Or you’re a first-time home buyer? Either way, you won’t have a track record with a REALTOR® already. You’re starting from scratch. So what’s the best way for YOU to find a REALTOR®?

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David Crowe, National Association of Home Builders

David Crowe is the Chief Economist of the National Association of Home Builders, a trade association that’s been promoting housing as a national priority since 1942.

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Ron Phipps, REALTOR®

Ron Phipps is the Principal Broker at Phipps Realty in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and the 2011 President of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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Christina Hoffman, HouseLogic.com

HouseLogic.com is a free source of information and tools—from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® — that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.

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Julie Moir Messervy, Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio

Julie Moir Messervy is an author and the award-winning owner of Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio in Saxtons River, Vermont.

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Getting Ready to Buy or Sell

We are talking about the “The Spring Market”, and what a market this will be.
What the Indianapolis 500 is to car racing: The Spring Market is all that and more – to Home Buyers and Sellers across America.

So let’s wrap up today’s show with a little pep talk. Designed to help you start your engines, blow away the competition and cross the finish line first – - as the winner in the transaction you do, this spring.

Let’s start with all you buyers out there. Many buyers, especially first-time home buyers, need information – and a lot of it., You want to know about neighborhoods, prices, and mortgages, and you want to know how much house you can afford. So sure, go ahead and search for all that information on the internet. That’s where most buyers start. You’ll find plenty of information online. But – most buyers THEN realize they need to be working with a pro – and so, they call a real estate agent.

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Local Market Conditions

It’s time to continue our look at the latest facts and figures from across the country as we look at the most recent existing home sales report from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

This week we’re going to research the existing home sales numbers for information about the condo and co-op market in January.

Existing Home Sales experienced a decline in January on a month to month basis. But despite this setback they remained more than 3% ahead of January 2014’s numbers.

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