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Existing-Home Sales Lose Momentum in April

Despite properties typically selling faster than at any time since July 2013, existing-home sales slowed in April but remained above an annual sales pace of five million for the second straight month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced sales declines in April. ...


Homes.com Launches ‘Homes.com School Scores’

Homes.com® has recently announced the creation of Homes.com School Scores, a ranking system to help buyers and sellers find and compare local school information. Since younger homebuyers consider school quality to be a key decision point, this new feature lets consumers make more informed decisions when searching for their next ...


ZipLogix Teams up with Skyslope for Transaction Management Integration

ZipLogix recently welcomed SkySlope to the zipLogix Partnership Program, the company has announced. The agreement bringszipForm® Plus and SkySlope’s transaction management platform together with a seamless integration. ...


Residential Construction Activity Moves Up in April

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the new residential construction statistics for April 2015. ...


RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum: Leading by Example

“Part of our role as real estate professionals is to get out there and network and find other thought leaders with whom we can share and learn from,” said John Featherston during RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum in Washington, D.C., last week. “And then we have to repeat that process over ...


Realtor.com® Campaign Speaks to New Yorkers in the Language of the City

Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by Move, Inc., a subsidiary of News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA], has announced the launch of a multi-media ad campaign designed to underscore the importance of “real estate in real time” amid the hustle and bustle that is New York ...


MRIS Announces Changes to Executive Committee & New Board Members

“Here at MRIS, we have one of the most successful groups of real estate industry veterans who are deeply committed to understanding our customers and their needs,” says Jon Coile, MRIS Chairman of the Board. “With these new additions and changes, we are poised to further our mission of expanding ...


J. Rockcliff REALTORS Recognizes Joe Frazzano Team as the Company’s Top Producer

J. Rockcliff REALTORS® recently announced that veteran real estate sales professional Joe Frazzano and the Frazzano Team, of the company’s Blackhawk office, has been named as the top J. Rockcliff REALTORS® agent for 2014. This is the sixth consecutive year that the Frazzano Team has received this honor. ...


Housing Starts Explode to New Heights

After a slugging winter, housing starts have jumped a whopping 20.2 percent in April, restoring themselves to what some are calling “recovery highs,” levels similar to November 2007. Housing start landed at a 1.14 ...


DANGER Report Released by NAR

NAR PULSE—The DANGER Report documents the threats and challenges that brokers, agents, associations and multiple listing services may confront in the next 3 to 5 years. Commissioned by the Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee and researched and compiled by Stefan Swanepoel, the DANGER Report ...


Seven Local Markets—Up from Four—Are Overvalued

Based on data through February 2015, CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators identified seven of the top 100 markets in the U.S. as currently overvalued. In October 2014, Market Conditions Indicators put that number at four. Then, as is the case now, at ...


ABA to Congress: TRID Transition Period Needed to Protect Consumers

Enforcement of the Truth in Lending and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Integrated Disclosures—or TRID—should be delayed to provide for a transition period and minimize negative consequences for consumers, according to testimony from the American Bankers Association before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. ...


Stewart Title® Partners with ZixCorp to Protect Customer Confidentiality

Stewart Title recently announced a partnership with ZixCorp, the leader in email encryption, to offer an innovative secure email solution, ZixMail®. Today, all companies are looking for ways to safeguard customer information. To ensure the security of customer personal and non-public information, and in accordance with the latest industry regulations, Stewart ...


China Ranks among the Most Important—Yet Most Challenging—Countries for Job Transfers

Although China is one of the top destinations worldwide where companies are transferring employees, it is also one of the most challenging both for companies and transferees, according to a report just released by Cartus Corporation. ...


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Expands In New Hampshire With Acquisition

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, the region's largest residential real estate brokerage company, today announced it has acquired the assets of Curry Realty Inc. in Alton Bay, New Hampshire, which did business as William Raveis Curry Realtors.  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, ...


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