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Immigration Slowdown Drives Up Housing Costs

More than half of the experts surveyed in the latest Zillow® Home Price Expectations (ZHPE) Survey say the continued decline of undocumented immigration in the U.S. will drive up construction labor costs. ...


December Home Prices Inch Up 0.4 Percent

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices ended in 2015 with a modest increase as homes sales and residential construction continue to show solid growth. Nationwide, home prices rose at a seasonally unadjusted rate of 0.4 percent from November, or 6.2 percent since December 2014. On ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Launches Exclusive Home Valuation System

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORS® recently introduced their exclusive Home Valuation System (HVS), a free tool that tells consumers what their house is worth. HVS is a tool for agents to generate seller leads, providing agents with branded reports on any home on or off the market. ...


Avis® Offers Huge Savings on Car Rentals

NAR PULSE—Do you have a weekend getaway planned this winter? Or maybe you’re road tripping for a long weekend. Either way, you and your agents can save big this winter with Avis®, a proud REALTOR Benefits® Program partner. Get $15 off a ...


Young Adult Households That Did Not Form

New NAHB Economics research shows that two million households headed by 25 – 34 year olds are missing from the current housing market but could have been active players if the ...


Consumer Credit Default Rates Inch Lower

Data through January 2016, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, shows the composite rate at 0.96 percent in January, down one basis point from the previous month. The bank card default rate increased three basis points in January, recording a ...


From Huts to Cities: How Changes in Dwellings Impact Human Immune System

The shift from living in jungle huts to cities has dramatically changed human exposure to certain microbes, which could have implications for healthy immune function, according to a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and published online February 12 in Science Advances. ...


LeadingRE Names Wichman Vice President of Talent Development

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has expanded its executive team with the addition of Barbara Wichman as vice president, talent development, the company has announced. In this role, Wichman will oversee learning policies and programs and the talent development strategy for ...


Century 21 System Raises another $2.9 Million for Easter Seals

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of the iconic CENTURY 21® brand with the largest global network in the residential real estate industry, announced that in 2015 the CENTURY 21 System raised $2.9 million for the second consecutive year for Easter Seals, its philanthropic partner. This brings the total contributions ...


Fast Forwarding to the Future

When JW Webb sold his mortgage business 10-plus years ago, he soon found both balance and success as a real estate broker in the Spokane, Wash., area. But now, Webb is looking to leapfrog standard growth patterns and expand his firm and profitability exponentially, thanks to the unmatched business model ...


Realtor.com® Reaches 50M Unique-User Milestone

In January, realtor.com® reached 50 million unique users, a record growth for the company. The number of unique visitors to realtor.com rose more than 40 percent year-over-year due to a rapid expansion following its acquisition by News Corp, marketing campaigns featuring spokeswoman Elizabeth Banks, and a continued dedication to accurate ...


HUD Awards $1.8 Billion to Improve and Preserve Public Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro recently announced HUD is allocating more $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make needed capital improvements in their properties. ...


Zillow Group Holds Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2015 Earnings Conference Call

On Thursday, Feb 11, Zillow® Group, Inc. hosted a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter and full-year 2015 financial results. ...


Remax.com Ranks No. 1 with Consumers

Remax.com recently ranked high among consumer preferences, with the most visits among real estate franchise websites in 2015, according to Experian Hitwise Marketing Services (Hitwise) data. With more than 60 million visits last year, the RE/MAX site had nearly 20 million more total visits than any other real estate franchise, according to ...


Home Buying in the 21st Century: How Rocket Mortgage Can Help You and Your Clients

You’ve heard the hype, now get a firsthand look at how Rocket Mortgage, the first complete, end-to-end online mortgage experience, can help you help your clients in this month’s RISMedia Content Solutions webinar, “Home Buying in the 21st Century: How Rocket Mortgage Can Help You and Your Clients,” ...


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