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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Welcomes Its First Wave of Affiliate Transitions

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced its initial wave of transitions from the Prudential Real Estate network. This milestone represents a strong launch for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, which will operate in markets across America. ...


Realogy Announces Preliminary Second Quarter 2013 Results

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, this week provided preliminary estimates of certain of its financial and operational results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013: ...


ERA Real Estate Professionals Brave Tough Mudder for a Cause

A team of 18 brokers and staff from ERA Real Estate, recently completed a Tough Mudder event in Jacksonville, Fla., raising more than $7,500 for Wounded Warrior Project. ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Why the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Is Still Relevant at 100

This year marks the centennial of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The first Code was written before license laws and most other regulations governing real estate existed and was seen as a declaration of the founding members’ principles and beliefs. ...


Home Builder Confidence Hits 7-Year High

Newly built, single family homes are on the rise, as builder confidence landed at a 7-year high this month, showcasing the highest sentiments since January of 2006. ...


“Whether It Rolls or Floats, Your Credit Union Can Get You Moving”

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, can get you moving whether by land or by sea. For a limited time you can get a 1 percent rebate up to $200 when you bring an existing RV or boat loan from another lender. ...


Consumer Mortgage Rate Expectations Spike

Potential homebuyers may enter the purchase market sooner rather than later as more Americans expect mortgage rates and home prices to climb, according to results from Fannie Mae’s June 2013 National Housing Survey. ...


June Housing Scorecard Shows Faster Recovery in Some Markets

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury this week released the June edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data continue to show signs that the housing market is strengthening, with home prices continuing ...


6 Ways to Improve Website Lead Capture and Conversions

You have invested time and money into a lead capture system, putting hours of work into the creation of lead generation and content strategies designed to capture the attention of today’s tech-savvy homebuyer. ...


Life Is a Highway—Real Estate Coach Hits the Road to Deliver Industry’s Most Unique Leadership Tour

Mike Staver is going on a bit of a road trip. Throughout the course of 41 days, Staver is traveling more than 12,000 miles around the perimeter of the continental United States. Along the way, he’s making eight pit stops—speaking engagements where he will teach real estate companies about leadership, ...


HomeFinder.com Names Kevin Iverson New Vice President of Technology

HomeFinder.com recently announced that Kevin Iverson has joined the management team as the Vice President of Technology. Iverson brings more than 16 years of experience in technical management, software and application development and programming to the role. ...


Prudential Real Estate Ranked Highest for Customer Satisfaction in Three Segments of J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Home Buyer/Seller Study

Prudential Real Estate, an HSF Affiliates LLC company, recently announced that the Prudential Real Estate affiliate network ranked highest for customer satisfaction in three of the four segments included in J.D. Power and Associates’ annual Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. The network scored highest in Repeat Home Buyer, First-Time Home Buyer, ...


Delinquencies Drop as Bad Boom Loans Fade Away

Fewer new problem loans, declining levels of negative equity and shrinking inventories of bad loans from the boom era have helped to reduce mortgage delinquencies by the largest year-to-date decline since 2002. ...


Median Price of Homes Purchased Rose 2.3 Percent to $110,000

Homeowners in the U.S. paid a median price of $110,000 for their homes, according to a 2011 American Housing Survey profile released recently. This is an increase of 2.3 percent from the $107,500 reported in the 2009 survey. The median purchase price of homes constructed in the past four years ...


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NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program Has You Covered with a New Offering ...


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