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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. ...


Home Buyer Advocates Assist Buyers in Finding Full Representation

The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA) has opened a service to provide home buyers with a listing of Exclusive Buyer Agents in their area, the organization has announced. ...


New Report Finds Significant Hispanic Homeownership Gap

Between now and 2020, roughly four out of every 10 new households that form in the U.S. will be headed by someone of Hispanic descent—more than any other single racial or ethnic group. The ...


GARDNER REALTORS® Voted Top Workplace 2015

GARDNER REALTORS was recently honored as the only real estate company voted as a Top Workplace for 2015 by The Times-Picayune. Winners were announced at an awards breakfast at the Sheraton New Orleans on May 15, 2015. The winners were also revealed to the Metro New Orleans area in the Top ...


Pending Home Sales Spike to Highest Level in Nine Years

Pending home sales rose in April for the fourth straight month and reached their highest level in nine years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Northeast and Midwest, all four major regions saw increases in April. The Pending Home Sales Index,a ...


Customer Service: What Works for Any Business

No matter what your job title is, in real estate, customers are the reason your company makes money. Whether you’re a real estate agent, an administrator or in sales, customers and clients breathe life into your ...


New Report Finds Waiting to Buy a Home Could Cost Thousands

With interest rates and home prices expected to climb in the next year, the financial penalties of delaying or forgoing a home purchase in today’s market have become very steep, according to the inaugural Opportunity Cost Report released recently by realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp ...


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