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Pending Home Sales Reach Highest Level in Nine Years

Pending home sales continued to rise in May and are now at their highest level in over nine years, according to the National Association of REATORS®. Gains in the Northeast and West were offset by small decreases in the Midwest and South. ...


Seeing Is Believing: Expanding National Housing Inventory Makes Summer 2015 Best Buying Season Since 2006

U.S. housing markets are on track to be the best since 2006 with robust demand and a corresponding growth in supply (4 percent month-over-month) maintaining their springtime momentum and helping to boost sales in June 2015, according to realtor.com’s ‘Advance ...


Shared Housing Can Provide Financial Security for Retirees

(TNS)—When Rika Mead retired, and divorced, two years ago, the idea of taking on a roommate wasn’t high on her list of priorities. ...


Add Home Value with These Indoor Décor Ideas

If you’re like a lot of homeowners today, you might be tempted to chalk decorating choices up to personal preference and think they have little to do with home value — but this is a mistake. Whether or not ...


BHHS Florida Network Realty Supports Gabriel House of Care

The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently whipped up a smorgasbord of picnic-style fare and hosted a dinner to guests at the Gabriel House of Care. ...


CRS Data Expands Into Pacific Northwest U.S.

CRS Data has expanded its tax data services into the Northwest U.S., through a new 3-year agreement with the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®. The association will provide its 1,500-plus members with access to the CRS Data MLS Tax Suite, a newly designed online-accessible product that makes property data available ...


Webinar Recap: What’s Your Unfair Competitive Advantage?

Coined by Verl Workman, moderator of RISMedia’s recent webinar “Yes, You Can List 100 Homes a Year!” and founder and CEO of Workman Success Systems,  the “unfair competitive advantage” describes the one asset that ...


Big Data’s Big Applications for Real Estate

Consumers are hungry for information, and the Internet gives them unprecedented access to all kinds of it with a few clicks. When it comes to searching for a new home, buyers want as much data as possible to help them make ...


Millennials Think Happy Housing Thoughts, Study Shows

Realtor.com® recently revealed that millennials have become more positive when it comes to taking the plunge into homeownership and are primed to gain market share in the second half of the year, based on the results of its consumer ...


Spotlight: A Masterful Time-saving Resource for REALTORS

In today’s real estate landscape, agents and brokers have an abundance of tools at their disposal to help them stay competitive in their marketplace. From smartphone apps and devices, to Internet news services and local MLSs, the influx of information directed toward agents nowadays can be overwhelming to say the ...


Court Works to Fight Housing Discrimination

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court made big moves for fair housing, ruling that the 1968 Fair Housing Act encompasses claims of unintentional discrimination through disparate impact, making the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs liable for how it allocated low-income housing tax credits. ...


National Ranking Identifies Best Latino Agents

RE/MAX agents dominated the fourth annual National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP) Top 250 Latino Agent report with 62 agents on the list—twice as many as the next highest ranked franchise and nearly 25 percent of the total. RE/MAX agent representation in the Top 250 grew nearly 94 percent over ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty Expands to Oahu’s North Shore

Fresh on the heels of joining the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate franchise network, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty has announced its expansion to Oahu’s North Shore. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty North Shore will operate with a new office headed by Principal ...


Best and Worst Markets for Low Down Payment Buyer Affordability, Accessibility

RealtyTrac® has released a joint analysis with Down Payment Resource that examined affordability, median income, median home price and homeownership program availability in 370 U.S. counties with a population of at least 100,000 and where sufficient data was available. The report then ranked each ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: June 2015

REALTORS® working in rural settings face a variety of unique safety hazards. NAR and the REALTORS® Land Institute outline some of the potential dangers REALTORS® face working in rural areas and what they can do to stay safe on the job. For instance, when on a farm or in a ...


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