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Ranked: Best and Worst States for Retirement

Wyoming is the best state for retirement, according to a new Bankrate.com report. The study examined six key factors: cost of living, taxes, healthcare, weather, crime and residents’ overall well-being. ...


Consumer Confidence Ebbed in February

The Consumer Confidence Index ebbed in February, according to the Conference Board. The Consumer Confidence Index declined to 92.2 in February, from 97.9 in January. After a modest increase in January, both the present situation index and the expectations index decreased in February. The present situation index in February decreased ...


Las Vegas Hosts Annual RE/MAX R4 Convention with Jay Leno

RE/MAX is holding its annual R4® international convention this week at the MGM Grand Resort and Casino. Nearly 6,000 agents from 62 countries are in attendance to hear from visionary RE/MAX Co-Founder Dave Liniger, learn best practices from renowned coaches, and network with their colleagues from across the country and ...


NRT Expands with Addition Of Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate

NRT LLC recently announced the expansion of its existing operations in the Carolinas with the addition of Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate in Columbia, South Carolina.  NRT's Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® and Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate, the top two companies in Columbia, together accounted for more than $1 billion ...


Survey: New Rule Reduces Mortgage Offerings, Causes Delays

Banks are still struggling to comply with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 2015 TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, or TRID, according to an American Bankers Association survey results released this week. The survey, conducted in February of this year, found that 25 percent of ...


What Will You Do with the Extra Cash?

NAR PULSE—Move your high-rate bank and retail credit card debt, with no balance transfer fee, to your personal or business REALTOR® Credit Card by 4/1/16 to secure super low rates through 2/1/17. The REALTOR® Credit Card is available to members of REALTORS® ...


And the Oscar for Best Real Estate Client Goes to…

Jennifer Lawrence! ...


Louisiana-Based Independent Brokerage Chooses to Affiliate with Century 21 Real Estate

In keeping with its expanding growth of new affiliates in 2015, Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced that Realty Executives SELA has chosen to affiliate with the CENTURY 21®brand, and the firm will now operate as CENTURY 21 SELA. Led by President Tammy Randles, CENTURY 21 SELA provides residential real ...


January Brings Slowdown in Pending Home Sales

Following the highest average year for the index in nearly a decade, pending home sales declined to begin 2016 but remained slightly higher than a year ago, according to the National Association of ...


Powerhouse Speakers Announced for RISMedia’s May Power Broker Forum

RISMedia has announced an all-star speaker line-up for its upcoming Power Broker Forum at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. this spring. ...


Loan Growth Means Big News for Home Building

The volume of residential construction loans outstanding expanded 4.5 percent during the final quarter of 2015, marking the 11th consecutive quarter of growth. ...


5 Steps to Close More Deals with Smart Prospecting

Looking to boost your lead generation efforts to increase business revenue? While more leads might help, 73 percent of real estate leads are not sales-ready when first generated. This means only 27 percent of your leads are immediately going to act—which leaves a ...


U.S Inflation Rate Doubles

The U.S. inflation rate nearly doubled in January, rising from December's 0.7 percent to 1.3 percent in the new year. This number, as reported by the Federal Reserve’s preferred PCE index, further flirts with the notion that an additional interest rate boost may be on the horizon. ...


Consumer Spending Has Biggest Increase in Eight Months

(TNS)—Consumers ramped up their spending in January at the fastest pace in eight months as incomes also continued to grow at a strong pace in a sign economic growth is improving after slowing at the end of last year. ...


Selling? 6 Staging Secrets of Model Homes

It’s no secret staging can raise the value of a home—in fact, it can boost a sale price by as much as 10 percent. The best staged homes—the ones that garner the full 10—strike the balance between lived-in and never-owned. How can ...


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