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What Makes a Company Grow? In Home Inspection, It’s Reputation

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, one of the largest home inspection companies in North America, with headquarter offices in both Tampa and Toronto, has added 75 franchisees in 2015…and expects a similar rate of growth in 2016. ...


The Impact of Revisions to Remodeling Spending

The most recent release of Census’ Construction Spending report included significant revisions to the residential improvements spending category. Residential improvements spending is calculated as the amount of total private residential spending on owner-occupied units after accounting for single-family and multifamily ...


Get the Best ROI with Your Next Home Improvement Project

Home is where the heart is, but sometimes it’s also where a homeowner’s savings plan comes into account. Homeowners may have a long wish list of home renovations and projects, and sometimes the work is never done. While return on investment (ROI) may not be the biggest consideration in a ...


Century 21 Real Estate Expands Domestic Presence

Century 21 Real Estate has announced that it is expanding its U.S. presence with the affiliation of Blue Marlin Realty Group, a prominent luxury brokerage in the Northwest Florida Panhandle. Led by co-owners Johnathan Hughes and Jerry Sullivan, Blue Marlin Realty Group will now operate as CENTURY 21 Blue Marlin ...


HomeServices Relocation Expands Business Development Team

HomeServices Relocation, a division of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced it is in the process of expanding its Business Development team.  Leading this initiative is industry veteran Marian Padgett who has recently joined the company as National Director of Business Development and brings nearly two decades ...


Start Your Year with Savings!

NAR PULSE—Traveling soon? You and your agents can save up to 25 percent on your next car rental with Hertz. Plus, from now until Jan. 31, choose between either a FREE weekend rental day (with a 3 weekend day minimum ...


Foreign Investors Will Continue to Impact U.S. Housing in 2016

Despite moderate concerns about the impact of higher interest rates, 64 percent of respondents to the 24th annual survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) say they expect to have modest or major increases in their investment in US real estate in ...


EBCBOR Installs 2016 Leadership and Youngest President in Association History

Over 600 REALTORS®, financial and industry professionals from around the state gathered at the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS®, (EBCBOR) Annual Installation and Holiday Gala held recently at the Rockleigh Country Club. ...


McColly Real Estate Honored with DeMotte Chamber of Commerce Award

McColly Real Estate recently received the Business Achievement Award for Community Involvement from the DeMotte (Indiana) Chamber of Commerce. The award presentation took place at the DeMotte Chamber’s annual Christmas Dinner/Social Mixer at Curtis Creek Country Club on Thursday, December 10, 2015. ...


Asian Americans: The Next Big Boom in Housing

Since 2000, the Asian American community has been the fastest-growing minority demographic in the U.S., with a rapidly growing purchasing power. Twenty-eight percent of Asian American households include two or more adult generations, double the rate of non-Hispanic whites, and ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: Safety Alert: The Liability of Warnings

Many associations and brokerages have become early warning systems for safety issues, alerting their members or agents to anything from suspicious characters posing as homebuyers to con artists burglarizing homes during showings to hazards potentially affecting properties. Yet there's a legal risk to trying to do the right thing. ...


Nearly Half of Americans Will Have Smart Home Technology by the End of 2016

The year 2020 has long been a benchmark for when the “smart home” will finally be mainstream, but according to the results of a survey released today by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, that time may ...


Where’s America Moving? Oregon Named Top Moving Destination of 2015

For the third consecutive year, Oregon holds on to the No. 1 spot as "Top Moving Destination," as Americans continue to pack up and head West and South. Those are the results of United Van Lines' 39th Annual National Movers ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces New REthink Council Members

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently announced the selection of nine new members to its REthink Council, a national group of 15 top-producing agents who embrace innovative technologies to improve the consumer buying and selling experience. Steve Hales, sales associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty in Alexandria, is among the nine ...


Builders Share Strong Outlook for Green Homes

During the prolonged housing downturn, green homes provided support to the ailing residential market and now promise to be an important element of the recovering market as well, according to a new study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and ...


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