Real Estate Trends Archive
Nationally, house prices continued to rise in February, contributing to the overall recovery in U.S. house prices. According to the most recent release
by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. house prices rose by 0.7 percent
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 1.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 417,000 units in March, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.
“This is the second-best sales number we’ve seen since early 2010, and a good sign of the continued, gradual headway that our industry is making toward recovery as more buyers jump off the fence in time to take advantage of today’s low interest rates and prices,” said Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Charlotte, N.C.
“The latest sales report is right in line with our forecast for continued, modest increases in home prices and sales through 2013,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “At this point, we are about half-way back to what would be considered a ‘normal’ level of sales activity
Marketing mavens have long been saying that when it comes to making personal connections with clients, you shouldn’t be reaching out solely from a business angle.
Instead, you should be stimulating regular conversation.
Xerox recently introduced ConnectKey™
, a software system embedded in Xerox multifunction printers
(MFPs) and a set of solutions that respond to an increasingly mobile workforce and the need for more advanced IT security across connected devices.
First comes love, then comes…mortgage? Times are changing, and a new study from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC uncovered that about one in four married couples between the ages of 18 to 34 purchased their first home together
Next month REALTORS® will gather together in Washington, D.C., at the National Association of Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo
, May 13-18, to address critical housing issues with their members of Congress.
ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, has recognized the first members of its newly established Hall of Fame. The most recent addition to the ERA® Awards and Recognition program, the ERA Real Estate Hall of Fame consists of companies and individuals who have consistently earned high levels ...
Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners gathered for what it called a very special brunch meeting on April 10rd, 2013 at the Crosswinds Golf Club. This particular occasion was held to recognize the Company and its Agent’s 2012 accomplishments. The Award Meeting opened with a delicious brunch and mingling with co-workers and ...
NAR PULSE—Victor O. Schinnerer, a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner, has expanded their errors & omissions policy with additional coverage enhancements for REALTORS®.
PCMS Consulting, a real estate business management services company, will be hosting a free broker webinar this Thursday that will offer solutions for better managing Internet leads.
(MCT)—With solar panel prices plunging and generous tax credits and incentives still available, now may be as good a time as any to go solar.
But shopping for a solar power system can be a tough task. Consumers face a bewildering array of options. There are thousands of different solar panel models from dozens of manufacturers. In some regions, consumers can choose from among hundreds of different panel installers. And once they pick their panels and a contractor, they have to figure out how to pay for their system from among several different methods.
It’s 8:00 a.m. in a Ritz-Carlton meeting room in downtown Chicago as a baker’s dozen of real estate brokers representing $90 billion in annual home sales gather at the thrice-yearly board of directors meeting for the company they own and operate. This is arguably the single most powerful group of leaders in the industry. Yet curiously, the company that they collectively oversee and that has flourished over its 16-year history is often overlooked by real estate pundits and trend-spotters.
That company is Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®,
Existing-home sales eased in March from inventory constraints, which continued to pressure home prices, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.
Total existing-home sales
, which are completed transactions
Since late last year, industry experts forecast a drop in mortgage refinancings as rates rise, and a revival of purchase mortgages, as the housing recovery creates business for lenders willing to work with buyers. The spring housing market is here and now the mortgage market is following.
Purchase mortgages zoomed to their highest monthly market share since last August in Ellie Mae’s latest originations report, a sign that the mortgage business is shifting gears and the greatest boom in refis in recent years is ending. Loans to buyers made up 38 percent of all loans processed by the nation’s largest mortgage processing platform, up from 32 percent in February and 27 percent in January.
(MCT)—If you haven’t swooned over Dr. Joe Gannon of “Medical Center” then you haven’t lived...through the early 1970s, that is.
The estate of actor Chad Everett, whose name became synonymous with the dashing doctor,