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For Rent Media Adds Drone Video and Photography Products

For Rent Media Solutions™ (FRMS) has added drone video and photography to its robust list of products. Today’s consumers not only desire, but demand, visual content. ForRent.com® (as it is known by apartment shoppers) was the first to provide customers with a digital video marketing solution and is now going ...


Realogy Presents Zap: Launch of Integrated Technology Platform Set to Propel Its Brands Forward

In August 2014, Realogy prevailed in its bold strategy to pursue Emeryville, Calif.-based ZipRealty, acquiring the innovative brokerage business and Zip’s proven end-to-end technology platform for $167 million. Following fast on the heels of that move, Realogy has been rolling out ZipRealty’s proprietary ...


Unemployment Scrapes Lowest Level Since 2008

In great news for the U.S. economy, 242,000 jobs were added in February, with the unemployment rate flat at 4.9 percent, according to recently released Bureau of Labor statistics. This was well above market expectations of 190,000 new jobs, and the lowest unemployment level since May 2008. ...


Improving Distressed Saturation Levels Could be Key to Spring Market Kickstart

Winter continues to slow growth in housing price appreciation across the nation, but according to Clear Capital, distressed saturation levels – the percentage of real estate owned and short sales to all sales – could point to a strong market return ...


Bill Giandurco Joins Caliber Home Loans to Develop Builder Relationships in Southeast Division

Caliber Home Loans, Inc. recently announced that Bill Giandurco has joined the company’s Southeast Divisional Builder/Business Development Manager. Giandurco will report to Lee Cove, Divisional Vice President and will focus on building homebuilder strategic relationships for the Southeast Division. He will also engage and recruit new talent by leveraging his ...


REALTORS® Federal Credit Union Creates Option for Escrow Accounts

REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, recently lead the charge to bring the credit union industry real estate escrow accounts. The Credit Union, which exclusively serves members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), worked with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to bring about ...


Quicken Loans Again Named No. 5 Best Place to Work in America by FORTUNE Magazine

Detroit-based Quicken Loans was recently named No. 5 best place to work in America in FORTUNE Magazine’s annual ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” This marks the 13th straight year the company has ranked in the top 30 of FORTUNE’s workplace study. ...


Revealed: Top 20 Cities for Residential Remodeling

Residential remodeling across the nation increased by 9 percent between December 2014 and December 2015, and has increased 40 percent since 2010, according to BuildFax, a company that delivers data-driven insights for smart property decisions. ...


Unsteady Stocks, Low Mortgage Rates Push Housing Market into Buy Territory

The housing market in the nation as a whole remains in buy territory, meaning homeowners can expect to build wealth faster than renters, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International ...


The Features That Help a Home Sell Fastest—and the Ones That Don’t

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a wild year in real estate! Our chief economist, Jonathan Smoke, has predicted that 2016 will be a true seller’s market, and it’s already galloping out of the starting gate. ...


O.J. Simpson and Beyond: How Murder Affects Real Estate Home Values

Forgive our morbid curiosity, but we couldn’t help wonder: What effect does a gruesome and terrible crime such as murder have on a property’s longtime value? Is a home forever tarnished? Or can the stigma be cleaned away, especially in less notorious cases? ...


Halstead Names New President

Halstead Property recently announced the promotion of Richard J. Grossman to President. In his new role, Grossman will work closely with Halstead Chief Executive Officer Diane M. Ramirez and will also continue to oversee the Village and SoHo offices together with Sara Rotter, Executive Director of Sales for Downtown. ...


CENTURY 21 Real Estate Continues Strong Growth and Momentum

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that it has continued strong momentum in 2015. Forty-two independent real estate companies in the United States, and five international master franchisors in Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and the UAE-Dubai, selected Century 21 Real Estate as the best platform for their affiliated agents, ...


Home Flipping On the Rise in 75 Percent of Markets

Home flipping shot up in 2015, with 179,778 U.S. single family homes and condos flipped, 5.5 percent of all single family home and condo sales during the year, according to the recently released RealtyTrac® Year-End and Q4 2015 U.S. Home Flipping Report. ...


Study Reveals Best Window to Sell Homes Faster and for the Highest Price

Determining the right time to put a home on the market often tops the list of concerns for sellers – as it should, since timing can influence the final sale price of each home significantly, according to new data from Zillow®. ...


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