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Author Archives: Demetria Lester

Demetria C. Lester is a reporter for DS News and MReport, with more than six years of writing experience. She has served as Editor-in-Chief at Northlake College and staff writer at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington. She has covered events such as the Byron Nelson, Pac-12 Conferences, the Women in Dallas Film Festival, to freelance work with the Dallas Wings and D Magazine. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, she is an avid jazz lover and reader. She can be reached at [email protected]

Inventory Two-Step: New For-Sale Listings Continue to Drop

According to Zillow's latest market report, inventory levels are up 3% from 2021, leaving more options for buyers and more competitive pressure on sellers. However, new for-sale listings saw an 11.4% drop from August, marking the third straight month of double-digit declines.

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Rent Growth Expected to Moderate Further Into 2023

While rising supply is causing rent growth to slow, Redfin’s latest market report revealed rent growth experienced its first single-digit increase in a year, marking a significant slowdown from the estimated 20% growth in Q1. Here are the latest findings.

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Defining the Culture

Two years into her stint with the bank, Head of Wells Fargo Home Lending Kristy Fercho speaks to MReport about challenges, victories, and the “extraordinary privilege” of helping people achieve the American Dream.

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Study: Fewer Homeowners Planning to Utilize Tappable Equity

According to TD Bank's 2022 Home Equity Trend Watch survey, many Americans have more equity in their homes than ever before, as new data showed that nearly 50% of homeowners know how much tappable equity is available on their home but have yet to or no plans to tap into it.

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