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Homes.com Launches Local Connect Advertising Program

Homes.com® recently released Local Connect, a new advertising program allowing real estate agents and brokers to target local home buyers, the company announced this week.  Local Connect will provide real estate professionals access to highly engaged consumers as they search for their next home. ...


Zillow Unveils New National TV Spot ‘Lake House’

Zillow®, a leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, has announced it will be releasing its fifth TV spot as part of the company's award-winning "Find Your Way Home" national advertising campaign. The spot will debut on national broadcast during the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 on ...


5 Marketing Truths for 2015

Is your marketing program on auto-pilot?  Have you settled for “good enough?”  Consumer, media, and marketing trends all change over time and it’s easy to fall behind and lose traction.  When you look at your current program, are you taking these 5 marketing truths into consideration? ...


FNC Index: Home Prices Up 0.1% in December

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows the nation’s average home prices ended in 2014 with a slight increase after a three-month decline. Based on recorded sales of non-distressed properties (existing and new homes) in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, the index bounced back slightly from November but continues ...


Realogy Named among 2015 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ

For the third consecutive year, Realogy Holdings Corp has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ. Realogy, a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, has a significant employee presence ...


Low Down Payment Drop: Share of Buyers Lands at 11-Year Low

Those using low down payment plans dropped last year, according to recently released news from RealtyTrac, who analyzed the size of down payments on nearly 20 million purchase loans for single family homes and condos nationwide from 2004 through 2014. ...


Person to Person: Workers Treated Well Work out Well

(TNS)—If you’re an employer, you have a lot of power to improve the lives of your workers. Investing in the emotional and physical well-being of employees can affect families and communities for years to come. ...


NAR Tech Edge helps REALTORS® Stay Informed of the Latest Tech Tools

Technology is transforming the way REALTORS® conduct business and connect with clients, and staying up-to-date on new and emerging technologies is an essential part of the real estate profession. To help REALTORS® stay a step ahead of the latest mobile and online technologies, the National Association of REALTORS® is continuing ...


Builder Confidence Slightly Lower in February

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes in February fell two points to a level of 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). ...


National Housing Report: Home Sales Start at a Slower Pace

Like last year, 2015 home sales are starting the year at a slower pace. January home sales were 3.9 percent lower than sales in January 2014, according to the January RE/MAX National Housing Report. Last year, sales improved dramatically during the spring ...


NAR Announces Three Broker Summits in 2015

NAR PULSE--Save the dates! Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s Broker Summit, NAR has recently announced three events taking place in 2015. Two summits will focus on business management issues and one will focus exclusively on technology trends and tools that impact broker/owners. Events will occur in August ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands into Hawaii

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced  that it has entered Hawaii with the addition of prominent real estate brokerage Advantage Realty, a former Prudential Real Estate Services affiliate in Oahu, to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty will continue to operate under the leadership of ...


Century 21 System Raises $2.9 Million for Easter Seals

CENTURY 21 Real Estate, recently announced that the CENTURY 21® System raised $2.9 million in 2014 for Easter Seals. The funds raised are 19 percent higher than the previous year’s effort. This brings the total contributions to Easter Seals by CENTURY 21 franchisees and affiliated agents to over $111 million since 1979. ...


Mortgage Rates Move Higher on Strong Jobs Report

Average fixed mortgage rates are moving higher amid a strong employment report, according to the results of Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). Regardless, fixed-rate mortgage rates still remain near their May 23, 2013 lows. ...


REALTOR® Broker Summits to Concentrate on Management and Technology in 2015

As small business owners, real estate brokers must stay ahead of cutting-edge marketing and management practices. That is why the National Association of Realtors® is inviting brokers from across the country to attend 2015 Realtor® Broker Summit events and learn from broker panels and industry leaders about the latest tools and ...


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