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Peak Out: Seven Markets Have Hit Their Peaks

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through May 2015. The report found that, outside of the usual headline-making markets, there are seven markets, considered “major” in density and culture, which are in bubble territory. These markets ...


Top 5 Government Policies that Everyone Should Know before Buying Their First Home

FOX Business Network’s Trish Regan, host of The Intelligence Report, weighs in the top 5 government policies that everyone should know before buying their first home: ...


New Survey Released on LGBT Homebuying

Over the last decade, there has been an increasing amount of attention paid to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community but, until now, little information has been available about this population segment’s preferences, aspirations and mindset surrounding the home-buying process ...


New Report Finds Significant Hispanic Homeownership Gap

Between now and 2020, roughly four out of every 10 new households that form in the U.S. will be headed by someone of Hispanic descent—more than any other single racial or ethnic group. The ...


Pending Home Sales Spike to Highest Level in Nine Years

Pending home sales rose in April for the fourth straight month and reached their highest level in nine years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Northeast and Midwest, all four major regions saw increases in April. The Pending Home Sales Index,a ...


New Report Finds Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost Thousands

With interest rates and home prices expected to climb in the next year, the financial penalties of delaying or forgoing a home purchase in today’s market have become very steep, according to the inaugural Opportunity Cost Report released recently by realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp ...


April Home Sales: Finding Balance between Buyers and Sellers

RealtyTrac's recently released April 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report analyzed average sales prices and estimated market values at time of sale for single family homes and condos sold in April in 315 U.S. counties to identify the nation’s hottest seller’s markets, ...


Communication Is Key as REALTORS®, Lenders Adjust to New Disclosure Requirements

REALTORS® should prepare themselves now for the new disclosure requirements being implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) later this summer, and communication between all parties in the real estate transaction is essential in ensuring a smooth transition, according to speakers at a regulatory issues forum at the 2015 REALTORS® ...


Company Spotlight: Top 5 Ways American Home Shield Provides More Value

With an improving housing market, smart real estate professionals are stepping up their game to keep up with the increased demand. Many are finding new strategies to succeed and more efficient ways to get things done. That means taking advantage of the latest technology, helping sellers stand out like never ...


Lot Shortage: A Lingering Problem for Builders

In a May 2015 survey conducted by NAHB, 62 percent of builders reported that the overall supply of developed lots in their areas was low to very low, up 2 percent from May 2014, but up from 43 percent in September 2012.  Sixty-two percent is the largest low supply percentage ...


Sales Regain Trajectory

April new home sales reversed the one month drop in March to an annualized level of 517,000 as reported by the Census Bureau and HUD. The 6.8 percent increase from March puts the level at slightly better than the first quarter ...


Webinar Recap: Laying the Foundation for Real Estate Success Niche by Niche

As the real estate market continues to improve, real estate professionals are more committed than ever to upping their game. While branching out and ascending the tiers in order to corner the move-up, upscale and international markets may seem like a challenging proposition, the latest installment of RISMedia’s monthly Agent ...


Power Surge: News Corp and realtor.com Take Online Real Estate by Storm

Editor’s Note: This article is the May cover story in RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. ...


Texas Family’s Replica of ‘The Munsters’ House Is Creepy and Amazing

[caption id="attachment_97652" align="alignleft" width="265"] Photo by flickr user viciouskind[/caption] ...


Company Spotlight: VoicePad Generates Best-in-Class Mobile Solution

When Mike Pappas, president & CEO of South Florida-based The Keyes Company, was looking to offer an easy-to-use mobile solution that could report customer activity back to its associates immediately, he decided to implement VoicePad, the real estate industry’s premier source for lead-generating mobile technology. ...


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