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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 ...


FHA Urged to Ease Rules on Condo Financing

FHA kicks off 2016 with some of the strongest books of business in years. In November 2015, FHA reported that its Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund surpassed the mandated 2 percent capital reserve ratio requirement for the first time since 2009. Early payment ...


Spring Clean Your Office Collateral

Spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means…spring cleaning! This year, take that fresh-start mentality out of your home and into the office, and assess your office collateral. Over the course of a year, it’s easy to become ...


Wildfire Home Danger Update: Researchers, Responders Developing Data

In a previous report, I pointed out that America's more wildfire prone Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zones contain 46 million single family homes, several hundred thousands of businesses, and a population of more than 120 million. ...


Seven Bad Habits to Quit in 2016 (and Why Ditching Them Can Make This Your Happiest Year Yet)

Life is built on routines. It's easy to go years—or even decades—without consciously assessing what's working and what's not. As a result, many of us are surrounded by people, obligations, objects, and habits that aren't exactly making our lives better (far from it!). ...


Is Coming to Work Sick Really a Good Idea?

(TNS)—Too ill to work? Many people, and especially those with paid sick leave, stay home. ...


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