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First Preston HT Celebrates 26th Anniversary

On February 14th, the First Preston HT family of companies celebrates 26 years of business innovation and exemplary customer service. First Preston HT extends appreciation to our employees, our national network of associates, and our clients who have helped to more »

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First Preston HT Sponsors New Habitat Neighborhood

First Preston HT is a longtime supporter of Habitat for Humanity, sponsoring 42 homes for deserving families in 11 states, with many of our employees volunteering to build. On April 7th, we participated in an exciting new project with Habitat for more »

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Top 10 Real Estate Investment Cities

Realtor.com recently publicized the 10 hottest cities for investors. Analysts looked for “areas where inventory has fallen although demand hasn’t risen steeply yet, and where the job market is on the upswing,” stated Steve Berkowitz, Realtor.com Chief Executive Officer. The more »

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Best Practices for Brokers: Maximize Your Prep for Peak Selling Season—Part 1

Now is a great time to check out strategic marketing communications—specifically, property descriptions. When was the last time your property descriptions got a tune-up?  A new app that checks spelling and grammar may help to ensure a great first impression more »

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Real Estate Trends: Are You Ready for the Rental Boom?

The single-family rental market “is a large, deep $3 trillion market that accounts for 21 million rental units or 52 percent of the residential rental market.” This is the conclusion of CoreLogic economist, Sam Khater in his recently released report more »

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Favorite Apps for Real Estate Pros

Each month DSNews Magazine publishes their list of favorite real estate apps. Here is a recap of four of this month’s top picks. Sage This newly released digital search app allows prospective homebuyers to view 3-D images of favorite listings. more »

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Tax Tips for Time-Crunched Real Estate Pros

This year you get two additional days to submit tax returns. You have until April 17th; but you have a back-up option if you need it. An automatic extension can extend the due date for your return from April 17, more »

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Home Prices and Rents Expected to Rise in 2013

“While geopolitical and global economic events could change the forecast going forward, what we see in this survey is confidence that the U.S. real estate economy has weathered the brunt of the recent financial storm and is poised for significant more »

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Top 10 Highest Foreclosure Rate States

DSNews.com recently published the “Top 10 Highest” foreclosure rate states. The lists were published in the DSJournal section of their February edition.  The rankings were based on foreclosure filings as a percentage of housing units by state in 2011. The more »

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Top and Bottom First-Time Homebuyer Markets

Housingwire Magazine profiled first-time homebuyers and first-time homebuyer markets in their March 2012 Investments Issue. Their research indicated home affordability, neighborhood safety and school quality are top criteria for first-time homebuyers. Their list of top first-time buyer markets and bottom more »

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