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Houses Get Bigger, Again

(TNS)—The average size of homes built in the U.S. increased for the fifth consecutive year in 2015 to a record 2,657 square feet, according to census data released June 1. ...


Providing a Better Level of Service

In the following interview, Eric Lee of Equity Real Estate divulges his top tips for time management, motivation, and more. ...


MBA, NAHREP Partner to Strengthen Presence of Hispanic Mortgage Bankers

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) recently announced a new partnership between the organizations to work together to advance NAHREP's goal of advancing sustainable Hispanic homeownership and MBA's goal of offering training and education to prospective and current mortgage professionals. ...


Gardner, Realtors® Announces Marketing Collaborative with Perkins Rowe Baton

Gardner, Realtors® recently announced its newest marketing collaborative with Perkins Rowe in Baton Rouge. Gardner will be working with Perkins Rowe to expand the community through the sales of one and two bedroom condos in The Lofts, located in the Barnes & Noble building. ...


20 Hottest Real Estate Markets Announced for May

Realtor.com® provided an early look at the May housing market with their ‘Advance Read on May Trends,’ a glimpse into residential real estate inventory and demand trends over the first 3 weeks of the month. For May 2015, the analysis of realtor.com®’s data indicates ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable—From Renter to Buyer: Turning Millennials into Homeowners

Editor's note: The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Watch for this column each month. ...


Housing Recovery—Prices and Production

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller recently released the Home Price Index (HPI) for March. ...


New Studies Illustrate How Consumers Misjudge Home Values

Encouraged by strong price increases and hot sales this spring, increasing numbers of owners are listing their homes for sale. But chances are good that millions of owners are making wrong assumptions about the value of their homes, according to two new studies. ...


Cindy Ariosa Appointed Vice Chairman of MRIS Executive Committee

Cindy Ariosa, senior vice president and regional manager at Long & Foster Real Estate, has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the MRIS Board of Directors’ Executive Committee. Ariosa, who heads Long & Foster’s Baltimore and Western Maryland region, will serve as Vice Chairman of the committee for ...


Engel & Völkers Adds Private Aviation Division

Engel & Völkers has expanded its service portfolio to include the brokerage of business aircraft and private jets worldwide. The new division, Engel & Völkers Aviation, will specialize in aircraft sales and charter and will serve as the company’s fourth business division, joining Engel & Völkers residential real estate, Engel ...


Engel & Völkers Opens New Shop in Houston

Leading international luxury real estate firm, Engel & Völkers today announced the opening of its new Houston shop, extending the brand’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of this established and growing metropolitan city. ...


Peak Out: Seven Markets Have Hit Their Peaks

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through May 2015. The report found that, outside of the usual headline-making markets, there are seven markets, considered “major” in density and culture, which are in bubble territory. These markets ...


Top 5 Government Policies that Everyone Should Know before Buying Their First Home

FOX Business Network’s Trish Regan, host of The Intelligence Report, weighs in the top 5 government policies that everyone should know before buying their first home: ...


New Survey Released on LGBT Homebuying

Over the last decade, there has been an increasing amount of attention paid to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community but, until now, little information has been available about this population segment’s preferences, aspirations and mindset surrounding the home-buying process ...


Long & Foster Real Estate Opens New Office

Long & Foster Real Estate recently announced that it has opened its newest office in Staunton, Va., located at 16 Gosnell Crossing. Max Hirtriter has been named managing broker of this office, which serves the Shenandoah Valley and nearby areas, including Staunton, Waynesboro, Fishersville and the surrounding counties and towns. ...


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