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U.S. Default Seen Pushing Housing to the Brink

Housing largely dodged a bullet on the government shut down that went into effect October 1. The pending default, however, is an entirely different matter. As the October 17 default deadline nears, knuckles in the housing industry are turning white. ...


ERA Real Estate/HGTV Survey Reveals Appetite for Out of Market Moves

ERA Real Estate, an international real estate franchisor, and HGTV.com, the leading home and garden website, recently tapped HGTV enthusiasts for their attitudes toward relocation and found 1 in 3 Americans would consider moving to another state in the next one to two years. The main motivators for such a ...


Real Estate Recovery Yields New Playing Field of Opportunities

“There’s no doubt that we’re in the midst of a market recovery, and it feels good to have the wind at our backs,” explained Richard W. “Rick” Davidson, president and CEO of CENTURY 21 Real Estate, during RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate CEO ...


RE/MAX Expands in Asia with Entry to Japan

RE/MAX, LLC has sold the master franchise rights for the country of Japan, the world’s third-largest economy. This addition increases the significant RE/MAX presence in Asia, further solidifying the largest global reach of all U.S. real estate franchises. ...


NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Steve Young to Headline RISMedia’s Power Broker Dinner

RISMedia is pleased to announce that NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young will be this year’s special celebrity guest speaker at the company’s annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner honoring the nation’s top 500 brokerage firms. The event will take ...


Prudential Carolinas Realty Family of Companies Launches New Era with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

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RE/MAX No.1 among Real Estate Franchises

For the fifth consecutive year, RE/MAX, LLC ranked as the leading real estate franchise organization in the Franchise Times Top 200. The survey is based upon annual worldwide sales. ...


Home Buyers Value Environmentally Friendly Features

Homeowners frequently see their heating bills rise as fall begins and the weather cools. For this reason, homes with energy efficient and environmentally friendly features are often a priority to prospective buyers. According to the National Association of REALTORS®' ...


Changing Spaces in New Homes

How space is distributed in a new home is a frequently asked question. To collect information on this, NAHB recently surveyed its single-family builder members. The average percent distribution of finished space in the typical new home built by NAHB’s members is ...


Fastest Growing Franchises in Home Improvement

Since the recession, many consumers are looking to increase the value of their homes and reinvest in their properties, driving up demand in a variety of industries in the home improvement sector. Notably, franchises in this sector fared slightly better than their non-franchised counterparts during the downturn, primarily due to ...


Goal Setting Webinar on October 15 Helps Clarify Your Business Roadmap

Success stems from having established goals and a strategy to achieve them. A business plan is a road map that helps clarify your objectives and how you’re going to achieve them. Your plan sets the stage for a successful year, but for many agents, the day-to-day bustle of ...


4 Ways to Make the Most of your NAR Membership

NAR PULSE—Are you making the most of your NAR membership? The Member Center, the site and mobile apps showcase member value and benefits in an online format to deliver the most useful content and features in a simple and intuitive way. ...


Consumers in Cautionary Holding Pattern as Fiscal Policy Debate Unfolds

Americans tempered their optimism toward the housing market in September, perhaps indicating growing caution surrounding the fiscal policy debate, according to the Fannie Mae September 2013 National Housing Survey results. Although consumers continue to remain generally positive on average, their attitudes ...


RE/MAX Announces Closing of Its Initial Public Offering

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. has completed its initial public offering of 11,500,000 shares of Class A common stock at $22.00 per share, including the full exercise of the option to purchase 1,500,000 additional shares granted to the underwriters. The Company’s Class A common stock began trading on the New York Stock ...


The Houston Association of REALTORS® Moves to ListHub

ListHub, a leading distributor of property listings and provider of performance metrics in real estate, operated by Move, Inc., announced a new agreement with the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) to provide services to their 26,000 members. With the addition of HAR in Houston, ListHub now supports 454 MLS and ...


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