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Zillow Group: Where We Fit In

The real estate industry revolves around something deeply personal that we can all understand: A place to call home. Whether the goal is to help people rent, buy, sell or improve a home, every company and function within our industry ultimately serves this basic human need. At Zillow Group, we ...


Americans’ Housing Optimism Gains More Momentum

Consumer attitudes about the housing market showed marked improvement last month, strengthening the case for a lift in housing activity this year, according to results from Fannie Mae's May 2015 National Housing Survey™. In line with the positive May jobs report—which showed an ...


EBCBOR Leads in Real Estate Education

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS (EBCBOR) has announced they have educated more than 3,000 real estate licensees over the course of the two-year cycle, hosting more than 80 live classes and partnered with the nationwide leader in online education, The CE Shop, to offer virtual courses. ...


How the May Job Report Is Good for Housing

Recent news regarding employment rates has housing professionals breathing a sigh of relief. Friday's May Jobs Report reported that employers added a plush 280,000 jobs last month, which hints that there will be no slowdown in job growth anytime soon. ...


Mortgage Rates Remain High

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its  Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates remaining near their highest level of the year. ...


Fed Survey: Renters More Bullish on Prices than Owners

Renters are slightly more optimistic than owners regarding price increases, both in the coming year and thereafter, according to the new consumer survey conducted by the New York Federal Reserve Bank in February. In fact, renters respond to the annual survey were more bullish for the second year in a ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Opens up in May

Mortgage credit availability increased in May, according to the recently Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool. ...


Realogy Named to the Fortune 500 List

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, was recently named to the 2015 Fortune 500 list. The prestigious annual ranking of America's leading corporations was published today by Fortune magazine. ...


EBCBOR’S Bergen County YPN Honors Founding Members at 5th Anniversary Celebration

The next generation of Bergen County real estate is here. Over 125 Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR) members, Industry professionals and guests recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of The Bergen County Young Professionals Network (YPN) at the Lazzoni Showroom in Paramus. In April 2010, a group of young, ...


New Disclosure Forms May Alter Contracts

Major changes are coming to real estate transactions. Starting on August 1, any transaction involving a mortgage will use the new disclosure forms created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). NAR has compiled a lot of information on this topic at www.realtor.org/respa, ...


NEW REALTOR® Store Provides Cutting-Edge Online Shopping

Now, searching for and purchasing valuable real estate publications and products that can help you and your agents gain a competitive edge is faster and easier! Thanks to the dynamic features of the all-new and improved REALTOR® Store from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), you can get in, get ...


What Does It Cost to Pave a Driveway?

(TNS)—Make a great first impression on visitors to your home with an aesthetically pleasing driveway. ...


Real Estate Community Reacts to CFPB TRID ‘Sensitivity’ Announcement

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) made an announcement regarding 'sensitivity' to those companies making a good-faith effort to comply with the 1,888 pages of TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) regulation. The announcement stirred up quite a response from the mortgage-lending community, both ...


Broker Public Portal Elects Executive Committee

The Broker Public Portal recently announced that the Board of Managers has selected the first Executive Committee. ...


Home Buyers Uncertain about How a Credit Score Affects Financing Process

As Americans enter the peak time of year to buy a home, a recent survey from TransUnion reveals a majority of those planning on or considering buying a home in the next 12 to 18 months are unsure about actions that could help improve their credit score. A majority was ...


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