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Yellen Says Fed to Advance Rate Hikes with Caution

U.S. stocks increased on Tuesday after Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chairwoman, noted in a speech that the Fed would proceed with caution when it comes to interest rate hikes. ...


S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index Records Year-over-Year Gain

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Data released for January 2016 show that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. ...


NAR: Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level in Seven Months

Pending home sales rose solidly in February to their highest level in seven months and remain higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by a sizeable increase in the Midwest, all major regions except for the Northeast ...


Signaling Batman! The Best Cities for Supervillains

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a supervillain set up shop in your city? Would a superhero be happy to patrol your city’s skyline? And just how on earth would your neighborhood bounce back after an epic clash of superhuman strength and dastardly deeds? ...


New Home Sales Accelerate Slowly

New home sales inched forward 2 percent in February, according to new data published by the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. While this is certainly no ...


Latino Homeownership Rate Breaks Away from the Pack in 2015

Latinos are transforming the housing market, according to NAHREP’s annual State of Hispanic Homeownership report, which highlights homeownership growth, household formation trends, purchasing power, educational achievements, entrepreneurial activity and labor force participation ...


America’s Seniors Hold More Home Equity than Pre-Recession Peak

An estimated $140.2 billion increase in the aggregate value of homes owned by seniors drove their share of home equity to $5.83 trillion and fueled the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index (RMMI) to an all-time high in Q4 2015 of 203.20 from 198.53 in Q3. ...


Rapattoni Announces Integration with RPR Advanced Multi-List Platform™

Rapattoni Corporation and Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) have jointly announced that Rapattoni customers may be among the first real estate professionals with instant access to live listing data and other MLS resources through RPR’s Advanced Multi-List Platform™ (AMP™). ...


How to Beat the Competition This Buying Season

Mortgage rates are very low and home prices are stable or rising in most communities across the United States, and a recent poll by NeighborWorks America found that nearly nine-of-ten consumers say that homeownership is at least somewhat important. In order to get a leg up on the ...


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NAR PULSE—2016 is the last year to get your .REALTOR web address free for one year! Claim yours or show us how you’re using .REALTOR in your business by March 31 and earn with the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program. For taking ...


Is Your Home Ready for Spring? A Spring Maintenance Checklist

Spring is a time for renewal both for ourselves and our homes. It’s also a great reminder to check key areas around the home for defects or repairs. ...


Ask the Expert: What Do Agents Need to Know about the Foreign Investment Tax Increase?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Cindy Fauth, Global Marketing Manager with the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


New Federal Measure Would Offer Tax Deductions to Millions of Homeowners

U.S. Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) have introduced a measure that would allow homeowners in community associations who earn $115,000 or less in annual income to deduct up to $5,000 of their community association fees and assessments from their ...


NAR: Existing-Home Sales Fizzle in February

After increasing to the highest annual rate in six months, existing-home sales tumbled in February amidst unshakably low supply levels and steadfast price growth in several sections of the country, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Northeast and Midwest, all four major regions experienced sales declines ...


Brand Report: February Sales Jump Higher

As the popular home-buying season approaches, February sales saw a jump from both January and last February, according to a recently released report from REMAX. The year-over-year change was 4.8 percent and the increase over January was 5.8 percent, which is in ...


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