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Survey Gauges Early Consumer Reaction to New TRID Rules

Consumers don't seem too excited about acting under the latest mortgage rules, according to recently released ClosingCorp findings from a new national consumer survey of repeat homebuyers that provides ...


Realtor.com® and Vivid Seats Bracket Predicts Fourth Seed U.C. Berkeley to Take Home Real Estate Tournament Title

U.C. Berkeley will emerge as the champion of the real estate version of the 2016 March Madness® college basketball tournament, according to the realtor.com® and Vivid Seats housing market bracket released this week, which narrowed the final four field to – U.C. Berkeley, ...


Fed Only Sees Two Rate Hikes in 2016

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged while simultaneously predicting only two rate hikes throughout 2016, half of what was projected in December 2015. Slimmer hikes are also predicted; the forecast projects a rate hike of 0.9 percent, a drastic dip ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Mid-Atlantic Named in Top Ten of BHHS Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty was recently recognized with the Berkshire Elite Circle Award as one of the Top 50 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. PenFed Mid-Atlantic ranked No.10. ...


Weichert, REALTORS® Announces Company Expansion

Weichert, REALTORS® recently announced the promotions of Robyn Barone, Joe Cubias and Jim Madl to three brand-new regional vice president positions, supervising top regions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets. To support this expansion, various company-owned residential sales offices within these areas have been realigned to better support Weichert’s valued ...


Early Spring Building Bloom: Housing Starts Hit Nine-Year High

The U.S. housing market continues to rebound, with single-family housing starts inching up 7.2 percent, their highest level since November, 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In February, builders started production on 1,178,000 homes, ...


Realtor® Broker Summit Returns to Offer Business Insights and Strategies; Mary Lou Retton to Speak

From industry panel sessions and keynotes to a comprehensive economic and market update, attendees at this year’s 2016 Realtor® Broker Summit will be treated to even more perspectives and insights about critical business strategies and tools for successfully running their brokerages. ...


Ask the Expert: Is Building a Team Right for Me?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Arthur Darmanin, Chief Executive Officer with Sellstate Realty Systems Network, Inc. ...


Alon Chaver Joins HomeServices of America as Chief Information Officer

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced that Alon Chaver has joined HomeServices as chief information officer. In this newly created role, Chaver will be responsible for strategic planning and business development and will champion the process of gathering, ...


Irish Luck? These Home Buyers Are Rolling in the Green

This St. Patrick’s Day, Zillow took a look at the luckiest time to buy across the country. What they found: homebuyers who bought right at the bottom of the housing bust, allowing them to gain the most equity in their homes as the market bounced back, are the ones rolling in ...


Asian Real Estate Association of America Hosts Mega Global and Luxury Real Estate Summit

The Royal Hawaiian will be the stage this April 3-5 for some of the top executives from global brands such as Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Union Bank, Chase Financial, RE/MAX, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Sotheby's International, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, HSBC and more to discuss and forecast the climate of the global and ...


RE/MAX Engages with Influential Hispanic REALTORS®

RE/MAX, LLC President Geoff Lewis will participate as a panelist at the 2016 NAHREP Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending Conference held this week at the Georgetown Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C. Tomorrow afternoon, Lewis will share his perspectives on the current real estate market on the “Business Opportunity Townhall: Real Estate ...


Power Broker Louise Phillips Forbes Selected as Exclusive NYC REALTOR®

Fourhundred Media Group has chosen Louise Phillips Forbes of Halstead Property’s Park Avenue office as their exclusive broker for residential real estate in all of New York City. ...


New Survey Highlights Need for More Single-family Home Construction

Over three-quarters of surveyed households would purchase a single-family home if they were to buy in the next six months, and 79 percent of renters would choose to buy outside of an urban area, according to the second ...


Early Bird Pricing Available for 2016 REALTOR® Broker Summit

NAR PULSE—Join NAR for the 2016 REALTOR® Broker Summit being held June 9-10 in Denver, CO. Covering the most timely issues in the industry, including recruiting, culture, risk management, technology disruptors, and culture, this is an event for brokers of any size firm. ...


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