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NAR Video Spotlight: Why Attend the 2015 REALTORS® Conference & Expo?

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


Millennials Favor Walkable Communities, Study Shows

Millennials prefer walking over driving by a substantially wider margin than any other generation, according to a new poll conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® and the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University. ...


Hispanic Population Rises but Homeownership Remains Stagnant

(TNS)—They make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, yet Hispanics are increasingly locked out of homeownership because of tighter lending standards that rely on outdated measures of creditworthiness. ...


J.D. Power Survey Ranks Quicken Loans Highest in the Nation for Mortgage Servicing Client Satisfaction for Second Consecutive Year

Detroit-based Quicken Loans recently ranked highest in the country for client satisfaction among home loan servicers in a study conducted by J.D. Power. Quicken Loans has received the top ranking for mortgage servicing in each of its first two years of eligibility. Quicken Loans has also earned the last five ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Wisconsin-based First Weber REALTORS®

HomeServices of America, Inc., recently announced the acquisition of First Weber REALTORS®, Wisconsin’s leading residential real estate brokerage firm, and its subsidiary Priority Title Corporation together with ownership interests in eight regional title operations in Wisconsin. Terms were not disclosed. ...


American Home Shield Creative Campaign Highlights Value of Home Warranty Protection

A new advertising campaign from American Home Shield, one of the nation’s largest providers of home warranties, showcases the costly risk faced by millions of homeowners who may not fully understand the differences between homeowners insurance and home warranties, which protect consumers against potentially budget-busting covered breakdowns to their home ...


Pending Home Sales Dip in June

After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June but remained near May's level, which was the highest in over nine years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Modest gains in the Northeast and West were offset by larger declines ...


Share of Seriously Underwater Foreclosure Properties Drops to New Low

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q2 2015 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that as of the end of the second quarter there were 7,443,580 U.S. residential properties that were seriously underwater—where the combined loan amount secured by the property is at ...


Listingbook Unveils Custom Offering for Its Top Agents

Top real estate agents know the power of personal brand promotion and the value of keeping brand consistency throughout all of their marketing material. That’s why Listingbook LLC has announced a new offering for its Listingbook customers: My Listingbook, which will give agents the ability to personally brand Listingbook for ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Brookhaven, Georgia

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its first Brookhaven shop, bringing the firm’s distinguished global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the area. The Brookhaven shop will further solidify the firm’s presence in the ever-growing Atlanta marketplace. ...


Dotsignal’s Premiere Front Desk Mobile Technology Launches New Updates

Dotsignal, a leading mobile technology provider, has launched a series of updates to its Front Desk product. Front Desk is the first cloud-based phone system developed exclusively for the real estate industry, the company stated. ...


Then and Now: Living Arrangements in American Households

Revisiting population data, the U.S. Census Bureau recently zeroed in on the living arrangements of adults over the last 40-plus years. Notably, the majority of adults in both 1970 and 2014 shared a household with a spouse. But if trends bear out, the ...


Two Days Left to Get 50 Percent off Your Office’s .REALTOR Web Address

NAR PULSE--Get your office’s .REALTOR Web address and now save 50 percent! But hurry – you only have until July 31 to take advantage of this great offer. And don’t forget to review the business rules online before you claim. ...


RealtyTrac Appoints New CEO

RealtyTrac® recently announced that Rob Barber, former CEO at Environmental Data Resources (EDR), has been hired as CEO for the company’s rapidly expanding data file licensing business to continue building on the company’s double-digit revenue growth cultivated over the last three-and-a-half years. Barber will begin August 17 and will supplement the already ...


ERA Real Estate Unveils Hidden Gem Vacation Home Escapes

As the real estate market continues to improve, America’s well-known vacation home locations have become increasingly more popular. ERA Real Estate has identified less well-known—and just as impressive—“hidden gem” markets for prospective buyers to take advantage of right now. ...


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