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Prudential Florida Realty Recognized at 2013 Brookfield GRS Forum

Brookfield Global Relocation Services (Brookfield GRS) focused on overcoming challenges and achieving more, at its annual conference, The 2013 Brookfield Forum, August 27-28 at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge in Phoenix. ...


Pending Home Sales Decline in August

Pending home sales slowed in August, with tight inventory conditions, higher interest rates, rising home prices and continuing restrictive mortgage credit impacting the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage at Nine Week Low

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates fell following the Federal Reserve announcement that it will maintain its bond buying stimulus helping to keep homebuyer affordability elevated. The average rate ...


Ethnic Groups in America More Alike than Different When It Comes to Home Buying

As a melting pot, America is shaped by the beliefs, customs and cultures of its diverse population. To that end, do individuals from different backgrounds hold the same vision and attitude when it comes to setting forth and achieving the American Dream of homeownership? ...


Prices Rising to a Possible Peak? A Closer Look at the Numbers

In July, U.S home prices continued to increase, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. On a year-over-year basis, home prices grew by 12.4 percent in July, the fastest annual pace since February 2006, at the height of the housing ...


All Top 100 Markets Gained in Homes.com July Data

Utilizing home pricing data for the period ending July 2013, the Homes.com Price Index showed gains for single-family properties in all 100 markets, up from 87 in the previous reporting period. ...


OwnAmerica Identifies Top 25 U.S. Housing Investment Markets

OwnAmerica CEO Gregory Rand has identified the top 25 residential real estate investment markets using the firm's proprietary methodology, based on time-tested metrics and local expertise on the ground in each community. Selection of winning investment markets is driven by a ...


August Existing-Home Sales Rise, Limited Inventory Continues to Push Prices

Existing-home sales increased in August and reached the highest level in six-and-a-half years, while the median price shows nine consecutive months of double-digit, year-over-year increases, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Homebuyers Keep the New York State Housing Market Hot

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT– Robust buyer activity continued to drive the summer housing market across New York State during August with gains being posted in closed sales, median price and pending sales, according to a housing market report released recently by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. ...


Turning Point for Housing Market? Key Drivers Shift from Supply to Demand

Rising inventory, slow-and-steady price increases signal healthier outlook in most markets ...


Market Insider: Regional Variations in Recovery

The national housing data have been quite impressive this year. Existing-home sales were up 9.4 percent last year and are on track to match with similar increases this year. New-home sales are showing even better percentage gains, though off very low ...


5 Ways Luxury Homebuyers Are Forging Fresh Trends

Today’s luxury homebuyer is smart, savvy and keenly aware of what makes their house a home. From tech-friendly amenities to outdoor living spaces, luxury buyers are investing time and money into a home that fits their needs and lifestyle. ...


Airbnb a ‘Savior’ to Some Homeowners, a Nuisance to Some Cities

(MCT)—Despite working 18-hour days, including part time as a waitress at a strip club, Hope Arnold was on the verge of losing her Los Angeles home. ...


Mortgage Returns Launches Business Analysis Reports for Mortgage Originators’ Marketing Departments

Mortgage Returns, a provider of CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, announced the company has launched its Business Analysis Reports, an in-depth report giving mortgage originators’ marketing departments information on production statistics, marketing ROI, customer retention and loan officer performance that can be used to increase ...


Amid Falling Foreclosure Rates and Rising Prices, Trade-Up Buyers Are Coming Back

With foreclosure sales in rapid decline nationwide and in high demand in many fast-rising markets, a report released this week by mortgage technology company FNC indicates that housing demand by trade-up buyers is rising as the home equity available to these ...


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