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U.S. Home Prices Show Strong Growth in November

(MCT)--A leading measure of home prices in the biggest American cities posted strong year-over-year growth in November. ...


Bernice Ross Joins Top 5 in Real Estate as Top 5 Elite Speaker

In order to better serve the real estate community, the Top 5 in Real Estate Network has announced a new addition to the Top 5 program: the inclusion of some of the best speakers in the industry coming together to provide better content, better events and better coaching for Top ...


Broker Best Practice: Taking Advantage of Every Opportunity

How are you determine your marketing spend? According to Doug Collins, President of Prudential Collins-Maury, Inc, every situation has an opportunity, and the trick to making the most out of your market dollars is figuring out what that opportunity is. For more information on how Collins’ company continues to thrive, ...


Exterior Replacement Projects Provide Biggest Return on Investment for Homeowners, Say REALTORS®

Homeowners looking for the most return on their investment when it comes to remodeling should consider exterior replacement projects. According to the 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, REALTORS® rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects. ...


Earn a Reward Equal to Your National Dues from Your Credit Union

NAR PULSE—There is still time to learn how the Three Rs of Banking can equal $120 for you. Simply start a relationship with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, use their checking and online banking services and the amount of your 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ...


Completed Mass. Foreclosures Decline In 2012

Regional Spotlight—The number of completed foreclosures in Massachusetts dropped by almost 13 percent in 2012 to 7,424, down from 8,531 in 2011, according to the latest report from The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


TD Bank Adds Choice for Home Buyers with “Right Step” Mortgage Program

TD Bank has announced that it is now offering “Right Step,” a mortgage product built for home buyers in TD Bank’s Maine to Florida footprint who make up to 80 percent of the median area income as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). According to ...


Maintaining a Strong Foothold in the Multicultural Market

Being able to understand and serve your area demographics is a critical component to mastering your market. Below, Juan Martinez of CENTURY 21 Martinez & Associates talks to RISMedia’s Paige Tepping about understanding working with specific demographics, as well as overall market trends and achieving success. ...


Pending Home Sales Down in December but Remain on Uptrend

Pending home sales declined in December but have stayed above year-ago levels for 20 consecutive months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Harvard Study Reports on Recent Trends in Home Equity and Housing Stock

Spending on home improvements and repairs totaled $275 billion in 2011, down 4 percent from 2009 levels and some 16 percent below the market peak in 2007. Loss of home equity with the onset of the housing crash contributed to the decline in home repairs, according to a new study ...


FHFA House Price Index Up 0.6 Percent in November

U.S. house prices rose 0.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from October to November, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously reported 0.5 percent increase in October was revised upward to a 0.6 percent increase. For the 12 months ending in November, ...


Today’s First-Time Buyers Are Realistic, Planners, Reports RE/MAX

First-time home buyers have long been an important part of the housing market. And that hasn’t changed today. According to the 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of REALTORS®, first-time buyers accounted for 39 percent of all housing sales from July 2011 through June 2012. ...


Top 5 Spotlight: Standing Out from the Competition

Staying on top of your industry game is crucial when it comes to succeeding in a fluctuating market. So what is next for real estate? We turn to Mike Parker of Huff Realty to find out. ...


Homeowners Take a Fresh Look at Remodeling

(MCT)—If you’ve put off redoing that kitchen or adding a deck while waiting for the economy to perk up, welcome to the club. ...


How Next Generation “Beta Brokerages” Are Shaping the Industry

Change is inevitable. From the music we enjoy to where we spend our next vacation, innovative marketing and an insatiable consumer keep our culture and our products constantly on the move. They revolutionize how we live and how we run our ...


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