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Annual Home Appreciation Slows in 65 Percent of Major Metros

RealtyTrac® recently released a February 2015 Home Price Appreciation Analysis which found that annual home price appreciation in February slowed compared to annual home price appreciation a year ago in 60 of the 92 metros analyzed with a population of 500,000 or more ...


RESPA/TILA Integration Remains a Learning Experience

Over the last several months, NAR has been conducting webinars and educational sessions, as well as participating in several industry forums, to educate real estate professionals on the upcoming RESPA/TILA integration. Through this outreach, it is clear that the RESPA/TILA integration is going ...


Prospecting for Gold

Prospecting for new buyer clients is an important and ongoing process for even the most established firms. Here are some tips to consider if your leads aren’t where they should be: ...


Stewart Appoints Brad Rable as Chief Information Officer

Stewart recently announced the hire of Brad Rable as chief information officer to help guide the company’s information technology transformation. Rable will lead Stewart’s information technology vision, strategy and execution. ...


Marc Seinfeld Joins Engel & Völkers North America as Senior Vice President of Expansion

Engel & Völkers recently announced that Marc Seinfeld has joined the North America headquarters team as Senior Vice President of Expansion. ...


HUD Secretary Tells REALTORS® FHA Is Exploring Alternative Credit Scoring Models to Expand Mortgage Access

A diverse group of housing industry stakeholders participated in a credit access symposium recently to discuss how alternative credit scoring models could expand access to mortgage credit for responsible borrowers who may have thin credit histories or extenuating ...


Mortgage Rates Remain Calm

According to the recently released Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), average fixed mortgage rates remain largely calm amid mixed economic and housing data. ...


NRT’s Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas/Fort Worth Expands Presence through Acquisition

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas/Fort Worth announced recently that it has acquired the assets of New Century Solutions LLC in Denton, Texas, which did business as Coldwell Banker Real Estate Solutions.  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage welcomes the company’s affiliated sales associates to its Flower Mound branch office. ...


BHHS Florida Realty Nationally Recognized as No. 5 in the Network and No. 2 SSK Fundraiser

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty was recognized last week as No. 5 in the Network for Gross Commission Income (GCI) at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention in Las Vegas. During the convention, the company was also recognized as the No. 2 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids nationwide. In 2014, ...


Vacation Home Sales Soar above 2006 Peak

Vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006, while investment purchases fell for the fourth straight year, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released Wednesday by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Company Spotlight: Bridging the Gap between Agent and Consumer

For Homes.com, one of the nation’s top online real estate destinations, the goal has always been about creating a better consumer experience. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Exec Is New NAHREP President

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties recently announced that Teresa Palacios Smith, current Vice President of Business Development for the company, was installed tonight as the new President of The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP).  The gala event was held ...


Annual Gains for Residential Construction Spending Continue

NAHB analysis of Census construction spending data finds that over the last year, the pace of private single-family construction spending increased 9.7 percent and multifamily construction spending increased 31.5 percent. ...


Keys to Improving Team Spirit at Work

(TNS)—Q: I’m trying to build more camaraderie among my team at work. We’ve got people of all ages and backgrounds and, while people seem well intentioned, the group isn’t jelling as quickly as I’d like. What can I do to help us come ...


Denver, Miami and Dallas Lead Price Parade

January home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, although   monthly data reveal slowing increases and seasonal weakness, according to the latest S&P/ Case Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


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