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The MLS Plays Valuable Role in Real Estate Industry

The multiple listing service (MLS) plays an essential role in helping real estate brokers and agents provide clients with a quality experience that makes homeownership a reality. Metro MLS is Wisconsin’s largest MLS, serving more than 9,000 real estate professionals. It provides valuable resources and information that positively impact brokers, agents and consumers.

Zillow is Now a Broker, Will Receive IDX Feed

Zillow is now a licensed brokerage entity and Metro MLS member. Zillow’s change from a real estate media company/portal to a brokerage will allow them to display listings enrolled in the IDX program starting June 1.

BizTimes names Erika Zignego a Notable Executive Assistant

BizTimes names Erika Zignego a Notable Executive Assistant

BizTimes Milwaukee has recognized Metro MLS’s Erika Zignego as a Notable Executive Assistant. Zignego has worked as Metro MLS CEO Chris Carrillo’s executive assistant for five years. Besides assisting Carrillo, she is the vice president of accounting, oversees human resources and manages numerous Metro MLS programs.

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Market Reports: April 2021

Market Reports: April 2021

April was another strong month for home sales. The busy spring market continues to see many multiple offer situations driving sales prices above the asking price. While housing affordability remains an area to watch as prices continue to rise, strong buyer demand and limited housing supply show no signs of easing soon.

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Market Reports: March 2021

Market Reports: March 2021

Normal spring increases in sales activity and relaxing COVID-19 policies created a bustling March real estate market. A busy and competitive buyer market is likely ahead with existing home sellers and new construction activity below necessary levels to bring the market back into balance.

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Market Reports: February 2021

Market Reports: February 2021

Mortgage interest rates ticked a bit higher in February but remained below their February 2020 levels. With rates still at historically low levels, home sales are unlikely to be significantly impacted, though higher rates impact affordability.

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Market Reports: January 2021

Market Reports: January 2021

January started well for the housing market, with healthy buyer demand and strong market fundamentals. A robust increase in housing starts in December points to an active year for new construction.

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Market Reports: December 2020

Market Reports: December 2020

December usually is one of the slowest months of the year for real estate. But strong buyer demand and near-record low-interest rates allowed for a healthy sales pace in December 2020.

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