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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, ...


March Home Prices Continue to Rise

According to FNC’s Residential Price Index™ (RPI), U.S. home prices continued to rise at a brisk pace in March and up 0.9 percent nationwide. ...


Walkable Urban Places are the Future of Real Estate Development

REALTORS®from across the country gathered last week to learn about the importance and benefits of walkable urban communities in real estate development during a panel organized by the REALTOR®University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies during the REALTORS®Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. ...


Realtor.com® Strengthens Ties to REALTORS® with New Website Improvements

In a move to better position itself for the future and further align itself with REALTORS®, Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com®, the official listing site of the National Association of REALTORS®, recently introduced new site features to better connect REALTORS® and consumers. The announcement, made at the 2015 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings ...


RE/MAX Commercial® Welcomes New Brand Manager

The commercial real estate division at RE/MAX headquarters recently welcomed Jonathan Danton to the company as RE/MAX Commercial Brand Manager. Danton will support the company’s growing number of commercial divisions that recorded over 27,000 transaction sides and over $9.5 billion in total sales and lease volume in 2014. ...


Gap Closing Between Home Sales and Market Capacity

On Thursday, May 21, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will be releasing its freshest batch of existing-home sales numbers. According to the data, market capacity for existing-home sales increased 1.3 percent in April, and improvements in the labor market and a spring ...


5 Home Upgrades to Consider This Season

When it comes to home improvement, the options are endless. While many homeowners have their sights set on a huge overhaul (hello five-star kitchen complete with the latest and greatest appliances and gadgets), simple home ...


Use Technology to Provide Personalized, Added Value to Out-of-Town Buyers

With today’s technology, working with out-of-town buyers isn’t as difficult as it used to be. Using a few simple tips, you can help remote buyers feel like they’ve seen a property—and the local area—in person. ...


Your Membership Unlocks Exclusive Services from NAR’s Information Central

Most members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) are only aware of a small fraction of the special resources and business-building benefits available to them from their national association. One of the best examples is NAR’s Information Central—the same team that operates NAR’s toll-free call center at 1-800-874-6500. ...


Tree Care Accidents: When Are Homeowners Liable?

Are homeowners responsible for tree care-related accidents on their property? Unfortunately, the answer isn't simple. It depends on several factors, including state law, the circumstances of the accident, and the type of insurance coverage the homeowner and contractor each possess. ...


Quicken Loans “Drive Home a Winner” Sweepstakes Offers Brand New Chevy Colorado and Mortgage Payments

The Quicken Loans “Drive Home a Winner” sweepstakes is looking to once again make a lucky grand prize winner’s dreams come true with a year’s worth of mortgage payments and a brand-new Chevrolet Colorado. ...


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