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Consumer Optimism Toward Housing Continues Gradual Climb

Americans’ outlook toward the housing market continued to improve in April, perhaps foreshadowing an increase in housing activity in the coming months, according to results from Fannie Mae’s April 2014 National Housing Survey. The share of respondents who believe now is a ...


No Time for Retirement: Two Agents Selling Homes into Their 90s

(MCT)—At 91 years old, real estate agent Claire Abrams has a time-tested strategy for selling homes. ...


Power Broker Forum Zeroes in on Profitability

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Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Florida Network Realty Collects Supplies for Orphanages in Africa

The real estate professionals of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s Atlantic Beach office have been doing their part to help make life better for hundreds of children living in orphanages in Africa, the company reports. The team at the Atlantic Beach office collected much-needed supplies for two ...


Annual Commercial Brokerage Survey Ranks RE/MAX among Best

RE/MAX Commercial®, part of the world’s most productive real estate network, has been included in National Real Estate Investor (NREI) magazine’s Top 25 Commercial Brokerage Networks survey for the fourth year in a row. ...


A Closer Look at Inflation and Its Effect on Mortgage Rates

The current inflation rate is not worrisome, but is always worth a close look. Any surprise uptick in inflation automatically pushes up mortgage rates. ...


Advocating for Our Future

In an era in which many associations see a diminishing role, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is moving in the opposite direction. As it evolves, NAR continues to live by one overarching credo: advocacy. ...


Concentration of Single-Family Housing 2005 to 2012

In a series of posts, NAHB examined key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) for metro areas in the United States. One statistic that drew interest was the share of homeowners living in single-family detached housing. This post expands that analysis by looking at ...


Real Estate Is a Better Investment than Gold

Almost every day, I hear advertisements about buying gold because it is such a great investment. As I have heard these claims, I have wondered how real estate stacks up to gold as an investment. ...


REALTORS® Report Positive Outlook in Commercial Market

REALTORS® who practice commercial real estate reported an increase in sales transaction volume and medium gross annual income last year, according to the 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Commercial Member Profile. ...


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New Report Shows American Dream Is Still Tangible

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through April 2014, showing that for many, the American dream is still accessible. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the ...


What Do You Do about Bad Customer Service when You’re the Customer?

We recently talked about the importance of exceptional customer service for real estate consumers. Now let’s talk about you. ...


An Entrepreneurial Remedy for Continuing Foreclosure Crisis

Despite the recovering economy, home foreclosures have not abated—in fact, they surged in January. ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Continue to Seesaw

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down slightly following the release of real GDP estimates for the first quarter. ...


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