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Property Taxes Highest for Homeowners Who Have Owned between Five and 15 Years

RealtyTrac® recently released its first-ever U.S. Property Tax Rates Report for 2014, which provides average property taxes and effective property tax rates for single family homes in more than 1,000 counties nationwide as well as by state ...


6,000 RE/MAX Agents Celebrate Year of Success

RE/MAX is holding its annual R4 international convention this week at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Nearly 6,000 attending agents are here to listen to the vision of cofounders Dave and Gail Liniger, learn best practices from respected coaches, and network with their colleagues from 53 countries around the ...


Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate Gives Back

Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie’s 6th annual companywide ‘Giving Day’ is on Saturday, March 7th.  Each year, the branch offices choose a project that is near and dear to the hearts of their agents. ...


REALTOR® Safety Survey Shows Positive Results, despite Latest Tragedy

The recent death of a Florida man who was gunned down while looking at a home in Fort Lauderdale last week once again has the real estate community speaking about the importance of safety. ...


Specialization: What’s Your Niche?

The days of the ‘generalist’ agent, even in buyer brokerage, are drawing to a close. While some firms and agents do just fine chasing commissions all over town, it seems that in order to really move ahead of the pack, ...


Mobile Technology Company Virtual Agent Merges to Launch Dotsignal Brand

Virtual Agent has announced its merger with mobile consumer engagement company, Dotsignal. Under the Dotsignal banner the company will expand its current Virtual Agent offerings by combining a number of additional mobile and big-data products into a new, mobile-first platform called Dotsignal RE. ...


ForRent.com® Partners with Rentler® for Increased High-Quality Listings

ForRent.com®, a leading apartment search destination, has recently announced its partnership with Internet Listing Service (ILS), Rentler®, an online platform that makes it easy to access and use tools to create listings and also allows users to search for apartments. ...


San Francisco County’s Peak-Level Price Gains Fall Into Negative Territory

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through February 2015. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the most granular home data and analysis earlier than nearly any other index provider in the industry. ...


Engel & Völkers Opens New Shop in Concord

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, recently announced the opening of its new Concord shop, extending the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the illustrious area. The opening comes with the union between the storied international brokerage and Mendosa-Balboni Fine Properties, an ...


Cartus Continues Global Expansion, Opens New Service Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cartus Corporation recently announced the opening of its new service center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Cartus, a leading provider of global relocation services, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. ...


Developers Report Strong Sentiment on Multifamily Market

The National Association of Home Builders' recently released Multifamily Production Index (MPI) held steady with a reading of 54 for the fourth quarter of 2014. This capped the third straight year of quarterly readings consistently at 50 or above. ...


Homeowners Can Now Change Their Home Facts, Watch Zestimate Update Immediately

In recent news, Zillow® began allowing homeowners to see an immediate change to their Zestimate® home value when they edit facts about their home on Zillow. Previously, it took as long as several weeks for the Zestimate to update. ...


Flip Flop: 2014 Rings in Lowest Share of Flipped Homes Since 2011

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 136,269 U.S. single family homes were flipped in 2014, 5.4 percent of all single family home sales during the year—the lowest share of flips since 2011. ...


For Your Clients: Cast a Wide Net in Hunting for a House

(TNS)—Q: I’ve read recently that it’s getting harder to find rentals. I’m thinking about buying a home after our lease expires. I already have seen all the advice online about cleaning up my credit and saving up for a down payment. Do you have any other words of wisdom about ...


RE/MAX Japan Celebrates 2 Major Milestones

Master franchise RE/MAX Japan has many reasons to celebrate so early in the new year, as it  has opened its first office franchise, RE/MAX Properties Interface, in Tokyo, and also sold its first regional franchise, RE/MAX OSAKA, which includes Japan’s third largest city. ...


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