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ERA Real Estate Recognizes Newest Hall of Fame Inductees

ERA Real Estate recently inducted four individuals and two ERA® companies into the brand’s Hall of Fame. Established in 2013, the ERA Hall of Fame honors member companies and individuals who have consistently earned high levels of recognition and have made contributions with lasting impacts on the culture and history ...


Homesmart International Reaches Growth Milestone

HomeSmart International recently announced the franchising company has exceeded the 10,000 agent mark in its United States-based franchises. The milestone comes off of several consecutive years of positive growth trends since the company first began franchising in 2009. Additionally, 77 percent of the franchises under the HomeSmart brand posted net ...


In Real Estate, It’s Easy Being Green

When we think of the word “green” in relation to the real estate world, it can mean different things to different people. While not every buyer or seller is necessarily thinking about big-picture green topics, the concepts of utility costs, comfort and ...


Housing Limits Impact Social Mobility for Children of Low-Income Families

U.S. metros that historically have offered the best chance of success for children from low-income families have become among the least affordable cities in the country, according to a new Zillow analysis of mortgage and rental affordability. This relatively new phenomenon limits opportunities ...


Foreclosure Activity Plummets below Pre-Recession Levels

First quarter foreclosure activity was below pre-recession levels in 78 out of 216 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (36 percent), according to RealtyTrac®'s Q1 and March 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. ...


ERA Real Estate Recognizes Newest Philanthropic Award Winners

ERA Real Estate recently recognized two of its companies for their outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts over the past year. ERA Sellers & Buyers Real Estate was awarded the 2015 Ed Bilinkas Memorial Award and ERA King Real Estate was awarded the 2015 ERA Circle of Light for Community ...


Software Incubator Accelerates RESO Data Dictionary Compliance

The real estate industry's Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) is launching a new automated data standard compliance testing platform and certification accelerator tool in partnership with the real estate big data tech company Software Incubator Inc. USA. ...


Stay Safe at Work with April 20 Safety Webinar

NAR PULSE—The busy season is here. Ensure you have a safety plan in place to help you succeed. Learn about specific tools for implementing safety protocols across your real estate business during a free NAR REALTOR® Safety Program webinar. Join us on ...


Owner Optimism Outpaces Home Appraisals in Latest Quicken Loans Study

Quicken Loans has announced home values, as determined by appraisers, were an average of 2.17 percent lower than what homeowners expected in March according to the company’s proprietary national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). ...


Where Are We Moving? Cartus Reveals Top Relocation Destinations

The United Kingdom, Canada and China are the three top-ranked destinations where U.S.-based multinational corporations are relocating employees for job assignments, according to new data on relocating employees from Cartus Corporation. ...


HomeSmart International Promotes Chief Operating Officer to President of International Franchising Company

HomeSmart International recently announced Ashley Bowers has been promoted to the position of president for the international franchising company. Bowers, who joined HomeSmart International in 2013 as chief operating officer (COO), has been instrumental in spearheading the company’s recent growth initiatives and is also credited with attracting top real estate ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Increases International Presence with Addition of Luxury-Focused Bahamas Brokerage

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of luxury real estate company MCR Bahamas Group to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate MCR Bahamas Group, led by president and CEO Mario Carey, will continue to serve the entire commonwealth of the ...


Howard Hanna Unveils New Marketing Campaign

Home. It all starts with the right house. This is the essence of the new marketing campaign Howard Hanna Real Estate Services launched April 10, revealing Howard Hanna’s new tagline:  Home Happens Here.™ ...


Luxury Portfolio International®: A New Kind of Luxury Leader

In the late 1990s, the dotcom boom was a watershed moment for luxury real estate. It had an impact that extended well beyond those making millions of dollars in the tech industry. The acquired wealth and accompanying optimism created a new breed of ...


How Property Tax Rates Vary across and within Counties

A new NAHB Economics research article shows that the effective real estate tax rates vary substantially across and within counties, with the highest rate area displaying rates that are often multiple times higher than the lowest rate areas within the same county. ...


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