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Zillow: FTC Review Slows Trulia Integration; Revenue Expectations Fall Short

Shares slid 12 percent this week on news Zillow Group is falling short of revenue and earnings expectations in 2015. In a call to investors on April 14, CEO Spencer Rascoff stressed the transitory state of the company following its acquisition of Trulia, ...


Lady Antebellum and Quicken Loans Give Fans Backstage Opportunity and Yearlong Mortgage Relief

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning group Lady Antebellum has teamed up with national mortgage lender Quicken Loans to give seven lucky fans the backstage experience of a lifetime and a year of relief from their mortgage with the launch of ...


Cover Story: The World of Real Estate—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Is Local and Global

At a time when a lot of people talk about being “global,” Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® truly lives it—having built a powerful international presence long before being global was in fashion. At Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), it’s not just about having it in ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Marches Forward

In yet another bundle of positive news for the housing market, mortgage credit availability increased in March, according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's ...


Service and Integrity in Today’s Luxury Market

Every niche market runs by a different set of rules, and the luxury market is no different. In the following interview, Paul Benson, a License Partner with Engel & Völkers Park City in Park City, Utah, gives us some insight into the luxury market. ...


Solid Real Estate Growth Predicted through 2017

The real estate industry is expected to remain on a sustainable course of solid growth for 2015 through 2017, according to a new three-year forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The outlook – the ...


Slow Income Growth Bringing Down Housing Sentiment

Consumer attitudes toward housing appear to have stalled somewhat amid a recent dip in confidence regarding personal finances and income growth, according to results from Fannie Mae's March 2015 National Housing Survey™. ...


House Payments More Affordable than Rent in 76 Percent of Markets

In 76 percent of the U.S. counties, the monthly house payment on a median-priced home is more affordable than the monthly fair market rent on a three-bedroom property, according to a recent RealtyTrac® analysis. ...


ListHub Syndication Agreement with Zillow Group Ends, What’s Next for the Portals?

After a tumultuous series of events, the battle between listing portals may have finally reached an end. Tuesday, ListHub-syndicated listings vanished from all Zillow Group websites, calling to close ongoing legal wrangling between Zillow Group and ListHub owner Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com®. ...


The ‘State’ of REO at Slight Increase

The proportion of short sales and REO (Real Estate Owned) sales nationally rose 2.2 percentage points in Q1 2015, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report, with data through March 2015. The nation has not observed an increase this ...


Celebrate Fair Housing Month with NAR’s AHWD and MVP

NAR PULSE—Now is the time to purchase the Online At Home With Diversity® certification! Let clients know your agents are capable of working effectively with—and within—a rapidly changing multicultural market with this certification. Knowing how to transact business in culturally competent ways ...


Record-Setting Number of Multiple Listing Services Sign Direct Agreements with Zillow Group in Past Week

Zillow Group recently announced that Zillow® and Trulia® have signed a record-setting 32 new agreements with multiple listing services in the past week, including two of the nation’s largest MLSs; Georgia-based First Multiple Listing Service and Washington D.C.-based Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. ...


NAHB Updates Local Impact of Home Building Numbers

A recent Eye on Housing post reported on NAHB’s 800th customized local impact study. ...


House Prices Record Annual Gains, Expected to Rise in the Future

The recent release by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) shows that its measure of house prices, House Price Index—Purchase Only, rose by 5.1 percent on a 12-month seasonally adjusted basis in January 2015. This marks the 36th consecutive month of year-over-year growth. ...


Annual Home Appreciation Slows in 65 Percent of Major Metros

RealtyTrac® recently released a February 2015 Home Price Appreciation Analysis which found that annual home price appreciation in February slowed compared to annual home price appreciation a year ago in 60 of the 92 metros analyzed with a population of 500,000 or more ...


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