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New Report Spotlights Homes Sold to Owner-Occupants

Owner-occupant buyers accounted for 63.2 percent of all residential single family home and condo sales in the first quarter of 2015, down from 65.8 percent in the previous quarter and 68.6 percent a year ago to the lowest quarterly level going back to ...


Simplifying the Referral Process in an Ever-Evolving Industry

Real estate professionals are busier than ever. And as the day-to-day demands on their time continue to increase, it’s more important than ever for real estate professionals to focus on specific areas—and services—that will not only make them money but increase their business. ...


RE/MAX Introduces Digital Multimedia Magazine Highlighting Its Network’s Culture

“RE/MAX Associates have more real estate sales experience than other real estate agents and, as a result, many insights and strategies to share,” says Mike Reagan, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing. “The all-digital ABOVE was designed as a tool for today’s real estate agents, unlike any other in the marketplace. ...


Stewart Title Expands Footprint in Ohio

Stewart Title recently announced the acquisition of a majority interest in First Ohio Title Insurance Agency, LLC. First Ohio has provided title and settlement services throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky since 1999 and is recognized as a major producer in the Central Ohio market. ...


Pending Home Sales Move Up for Third Consecutive Month

Pending home sales in March continued their recent momentum, rising for the third straight month and remaining at their highest level since June 2013, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, ...


Homeowner Vacancy Wavers Slightly in First Quarter

National vacancy rates in the first quarter 2015 were 7.1 percent for rental housing and 1.9 percent for homeowner housing, the Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau announced recently. The rental vacancy rate of 7.1 percent was 1.2 percentage points (+/-0.4) lower than the ...


U.S. Real House Prices in a Global Context: Is the Dress White and Gold or Blue and Black?

According to the Global Housing Watch at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), real house prices across the world continued to grow in the in the 4th quarter of 2014, however, global house prices remain below their pre-financial crisis peak. ...


Realogy Announces NAR REach Sponsorship of Its FWD Innovation Summit in San Francisco

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently y announced that REach®, a growth technology accelerator program founded by Second Century Ventures, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) strategic investment arm, will serve as a sponsor of the third annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit (#RealogyFWD) on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in San Francisco at the ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate and MLB.com Partner for a Peek Inside the Home Base of Baseball’s Biggest Stars

Baseball fans love to root for their favorite players, and getting an insider’s look into their homes is like hitting a home run. With that in mind, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, have partnered for the second consecutive year to offer ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Announces Jay R. Chernoff as Managing Broker

Jay R. Chernoff has assumed the role of Managing Broker of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Northeast Branch Sales Office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the company has announced. ...


Cartus Sweeps All Four Workplace Excellence Awards

Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services, has been named a 2015 recipient of four awards for excellence from the non-profit organization Alliance for Workplace Excellence (AWE) of Gaithersburg, Md. ...


February Home Prices Continue to Rise

Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, according to a recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showing data for February 2015. Both the 10-City and 20-City Composites saw larger year-over-year increases in February compared to January. ...


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BHHS Florida Network Realty Opens Office in Ponte Vedra Beach

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has opened a new office in Sawgrass Village in Ponte Vedra Beach, the company has announced. The Northeast Florida real estate firm has expanded its Ponte Vedra Beach branch office and moved to a prominent storefront located at 333 Village Main St., Suite 670, in ...


Stewart Title® Promotes Melanie Kido as Regional and Senior Underwriting Counsel

Stewart Title recently announced the promotion of Melanie Kido as regional underwriting counsel and senior underwriting counsel. In addition to her ongoing responsibilities as a Massachusetts underwriter, Kido now manages underwriting operations for the entire New England region. ...


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