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Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in November as Inventory Slightly Tightens

After hitting their highest level of the year, existing-home sales slid in November as housing supply showed some tightening, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All major regions experienced a decline in sales compared to a month earlier. ...


Long & Foster Property Management to Join Forces with Clayton Residential Rentals

Long & Foster Property Management, one of the largest single-family property management and rental service companies in the country, will join forces with Clayton Residential Rentals, a full-service property management firm in North Carolina, on Jan. 1, 2015. The move brings together two family-owned property management companies and expands Long ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Awards Two High School Students $1,000 in Scholarship Funds

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties recently announced the two winners of its annual high school scholarship competition. The real estate firm asked students across the country to describe their experiences growing up in a home they could call their own, their dreams of one day owning a home ...


A Cushion of Coverage: Protecting Your Home Before and After the Sale with HSA Home Warranty

Buying a new home is one of the biggest and most exciting purchases in one’s lifetime. Although there are many happy feelings that go along with such a life-changing decision, there’s always a speck of worry that something may go wrong shortly ...


Going Above and Beyond for Today’s Clients: American Home Shield® brings added value to real estate transactions

From day one, Diana Miles, a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Towne Realty in Montgomery, Ala., has been a huge proponent of American Home Shield (AHS®). With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Miles serves the Tri-County Area—Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore Counties—working closely with buyers and sellers to ...


Real Estate Firms and MLSs Team Up to Launch New Consumer Website

Recently, real estate brokerage firms representing more than 300,000 Realtors® and 25 leading Multiple Listings Service (MLS) firms with 350,000 agent and broker subscribers announced the formation of a new company that will develop and manage a new consumer website. The name of the new company has yet to be ...


Moving Industry Trends: 2014 in Review and 2015 Forecast

As the housing market continues to recover, MovingCompanyReviws.com anticipates that competition within the moving industry will intensify, due to an increasing number of home sales. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, home sales are expected to be higher in 2015 and this growth in home ...


Engel & Völkers NYC Continues Growth with the Addition of Advisors Christine Miller Martin and Susanne Rhow

Stuart Siegel, president and CEO of Engel & Völkers New York City (E&V NYC), announced today that advisors Christine Miller Martin and Susanne Rhow have joined the company’s growing New York City brokerage office from one of NYC’s most established real estate firms. In addition to continuing as ...


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Swim Against the Tide with 3 Percent-Down Loans

Recently, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced plans to begin backing home loans with down payments as low as three percent. This move came just days after the mortgage giants implemented less rigid lending standards in order to give Main Street citizens with ...


NAR’s 2014 Political Advocacy Helps Strengthen Real Estate Markets, Protect Consumers

The National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR’s) 2014 legislative and regulatory agenda continued to focus on creating a fundamentally sound and robust U.S. real estate market. ...


RE/MAX Sells Two International Master Franchises

Global real estate franchisor RE/MAX, LLC divided and sold their Caribbean and Central America (CCA) region recently. The new owners of RE/MAX Caribbean and Central America are John and Lucinda Turley of Belize, and Ricardo and Teresa Cardenas of El Salvador. A new RE/MAX Dominican Republic region is now owned ...


Duluth Area Association of REALTORS® Teams with Superior Area Association of REALTORS® to Create Point2 Portal

NorthlandMLS.com, a Point2 consumer real estate search portal created for the Duluth Area Association of REALTORS® (DAAR) in partnership with the Superior Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR), launched this week. The new website features real estate listings and real estate professionals in Duluth, Minn., and Superior, ...


Full Disclosure: How Pre-listing Home Inspections Even the Score for Sellers

When we were kids, we stuffed our closets full of our toys in lieu of putting them neatly away, hoping that our parents would never find the mess we made. We thought we could spend as little time as possible on chores to maximize the amount of time for fun. ...


Eye on the Economy: Labor Market Gains Are a Positive Sign for Housing

An improving labor market will help support growth in home building in 2015. And the November report offered the most positive jobs data in some time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 321,000 jobs (seasonally adjusted) were added to the economy in November, and the numbers for September and ...


Enterprise to Deliver Significant Housing, Health, Economic and Environmental Benefits to Families

Enterprise Community Partners has announced a  three-year, $3.75 million grant to help support the acquisition, preservation or rehabilitation of 20,000 homes in Chicago, New York, the Gulf Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Northern and Southern California, Ohio and the Pacific Northwest provided by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. ...


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