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First Mortgage Default Rate Decreases for First Time since July 2014

Data through February 2015, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, continued to show a slight upward trend, as the second mortgage default rate increased by two basis points to 0.66 percent. The national ...


NAR’s Second Century Ventures Selects Pro.com as First Member of 2015 REach® Accelerator Class

The National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, has selected Pro.com as the first company accepted into the 2015 class of REach®, its growth technology accelerator program. Pro.com is a new home services marketplace that enables real estate agents to help home owners successfully price ...


Engel & Völkers Honors 2014 North America Award Winners

Engel & Völkers recently announced the recipients of the company’s 2014 North America Awards, honoring the individuals and shops that exemplify the core values of the brand. Honorees were unveiled at the brand’s annual Exchange event, hosted at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. ...


Leading Apartment Search Resource Adds Premiere ILS’s

ForRent.com® 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. ...


Renters Feeling Heat from Heightened Housing Costs

The gap between rental costs and household income is widening to unsustainable levels in many parts of the country, and the situation could worsen unless new home construction meaningfully rises, according to new research by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Best Neighborhoods for a St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl

Grab your gold, put on your green, hope for luck and head to one of these ZIP codes to find a pub. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, RealtyTrac® partnered with enterprise data and analytics company Acxiom® to uncover ZIP codes throughout ...


New Trend Shows Positive Signs for Homebuyers

Renewed interest in housing counseling is revealing that many are considering homeownership as a possibility for the first time. More than 73,000 people received housing counseling from National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) member agencies during 2014, making it the highest volume experienced ...


Focusing on Lead Conversion to Stimulate Company-Wide Growth

Growing your company can often be a formulaic endeavor, requiring that several crucial components come into play. Read on for top tips for growth by Ron Mintz and Cathy Spencer of Bay Sotheby’s International Realty in Danville, Calif. ...


California Housing Bounces Back in February after Slow Start

Slowing home price appreciation and improving inventory combined to boost California’s housing market in February as existing home sales and median home prices increased from both the previous month and year, the California Association of Realtors® (C.A.R.) said recently. ...


Experienced Real Estate Professional Alyson Donnelly Joins Brokerage Firm

Engel & Völkers New York City (E&V NYC) recently announced that local real estate professional Alyson Donnelly has joined the firm to serve as E&V NYC’s Director of Business Development and Training. Since entering the NYC market in mid-2014, the firm has moved into a new custom-designed office space and ...


Asian Investors Lead International Commercial Investment in U.S. and Canada

International investment in commercial real estate is dominated by Asian interests in both Canada and the U.S., according to a new survey from the Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies at REALTOR® University and the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


New Study Allows Builders to Compare Employee Compensation against Industry Standards

A newly released publication from BuilderBooks, the book publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), gives homes builders an inside look at building industry employee compensation trends across the country. ...


3 Spring Tips to Boost Curb Appeal

Curb appeal can be the most important aspect when trying to attract buyers. As temperatures rise and spring begins to waltz in, take advantage of the warmth and set yourself and your family to work in the yard to improve your home's curb appeal. Some ideas: ...


Cartus Named to Training Magazine’s ‘Top 125′ List for 14th Consecutive Year

For the 14th consecutive year, Cartus Corporation has been ranked as one of the Top 125 companies for organizational development and training by Training Magazine. ...


Survey Shows Mortgage Rates Moving Higher on Strong Jobs Report

Mortgage rates are moving higher amid a strong jobs report, bringing rates back to where they were at the start of 2015, according to the recently released results of Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Results showed that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has averaged below 4 percent since the week ...


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