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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 ...


NAR Survey of Generational Trends Shows Younger Buyers More Optimistic

Millennials are more confident than any other age group that their recent home purchase was a good financial investment, according to a new study released this week. The inaugural 2013 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends evaluated ...


Experts: Say So Long To Mortgage Rates In The 3′s For Now

(MCT)—The era of the 30-year home mortgage rate in the 3's suddenly appears to be over. ...


Tips to Help Buyers Get the Home They Want

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—Not long ago, even the most desirable home might linger unsold for months in the metro Chicago real estate market. However, that is no longer true in many parts of the Chicago area. A substantial percentage of homes listed for sale today are attracting offers from more than one ...


Real Estate: Local or Global?

If real estate is a local business, why is there such a growing emphasis on “global” among today’s progressive real estate firms? ...


International Buyer Queries: Is Your City in the Top 5?

Realtor.com® recently released data regarding the top countries (outside the U.S.) where consumers are the most engaged on realtor.com® and realtor.com® International. The data highlights the markets within the U.S. that are most popular amongst these global consumers throughout ...


US Foreclosure Inventory Down 29 Percent Nationally from a Year Ago

CoreLogic recently released its May National Foreclosure Report with a supplement featuring quarterly shadow inventory data as of April 2013. ...


HomeFinder.com and CENTURY 21® Team Up to Give Back to Easter Seals

HomeFinder.com, a leader in digital marketing solutions for real estate agents and online real estate, recently announced that it is teaming up with the CENTURY 21 System to support Easter Seals. For every CENTURY 21 agent who enters the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes through August 16, ...


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