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Realogy Expands Internal Focus on Diversity & Inclusion with Two Executive Appointments

Realogy Holdings Corp. has announced that two executives have expanded their leadership roles to strengthen the company’s internal focus on diversity and inclusion. In addition to her role as senior vice president of human resources for two of Realogy’s business units, Tanya Reu-Narvaez will also oversee Realogy’s enterprise-wide diversity framework, ...


Pending Home Sales Nudge forward in October

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in October, but shifted marginally higher after two straight months of declines, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Gains in the Northeast and West were offset by declines in the Midwest and South. ...


Modest Home Price Gains to Stoke the Winter Fire

As the year draws to a close, housing continues to recalibrate and the Midwest maintains its impressive trend, according to Clear Capital's December 2015 HDI Market Report. November’s data shows Detroit up 135 percent from the trough, ...


New Home Sales Rise in October

Sales of new single-family houses in October 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 495,000, according to estimates released jointly recently by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Census Bureau. This is 10.7 percent (±17.7%)* above ...


Big Boom: Home Prices Continue to Rise

Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, with yet another increase in September, according to recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


HUD Rallies for Equality with New Gender Identity Rule

A new rule was announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) titled “Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs Rule (Gender Identity Rule).” The proposed Gender Identity Rule was created after ...


2016: The Return of a Feel-Good Real Estate Market?

If you believe that – and if you are willing to put the recipe to the test – 2016 may just turn out to be your best year yet in real estate. ...


Apartments.com and Move, Inc., Enter into a Strategic Content Relationship

Group, Inc., owner of Apartments.com, recently announced an agreement to exclusively power the apartment community listings on the websites owned and operated by News Corp subsidiary Move, Inc.—realtor.com®, Move.com, and Doorsteps.com—with advertiser content from Apartments.com and ApartmentFinder.com. ...


New Study Suggests Strong Outlook for Green Homes

During the prolonged housing downturn, green homes provided support to the ailing residential market and now promise to be an important element of the recovering market as well, according to a new study conducted by Dodge ...


Top Four Marketing Tactics to Implement for 2016

We’ve reached that time again—the end of another year. As we close this chapter and open the next, now is the perfect time to make resolutions and plan for the year ahead. For those in the real estate game, one key area of ...


Panel: Understanding Millennials and Thinking toward the Future Are Keys to Success in Real Estate

While moderating a panel about technology, green living, and more, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun quoted one of the greats, Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky said: “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where ...


Tips for Using Facebook to Market Your Business

Ten years ago, Facebook was a fledgling site for college students. Nowadays, people of all ages are active on the social networking site. In addition to being a great tool for keeping in touch with old friends and making new ones, many business ...


Why Now Is the Best Time to Promote Your Business

You’ve worked hard all year; now is the time to set your business on cruise control and take a breather, right? Wrong! This is the approach many agents take, and then they wonder why business is so slow ...


Make the Most of Social Media

Thanks to social media, you can help expand your network no matter where you are. It’s always best to post honest, fun and useful information that will engage readers and encourage them to share it with others. If all you’re trying to do ...


The Employment Situation in October – Back on Track(?)

The labor market rebounded in October from unexpected weakness in August and September but are the signals of recent months indicating strength, weakness or volatility? ...


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