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Are Higher Mortgage Rates Prompting a Pause in New-Home Sales?

Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 13.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 394,000 units in July as higher mortgage rates prompted a temporary pause in buying activity, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. ...


Increasing Equity Sparks Move-up Sales

Recent breaking news regarding the significant jump in April home prices—posting record monthly growth and the fastest year-over-year growth in seven years—is just the latest in a series of statistics confirming that the real estate market is primed for the return of home sellers, who are now financially able and ...


Mortgage Returns Ranked Among Inc.’s 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies

Mortgage Returns, a provider of CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, announced the company has been included in the list of Inc. 500/5,000, a ranking of America’s fastest growing privately held companies. ...


Time on Market Falls to 8.6 Weeks

Houses are selling faster in America than they have in three and a half years, the height of the homebuyer tax credit, as the recovery continues to roar through the summer months despite predictions the torrid pace of sales will slow. ...


The Single-Office Entrepreneur

Realtor.com® designs programs to help brokers manage their listings and to provide branding and lead generation for all their agents and properties on the site. While this is true for large brokers, realtor.com® also has a dedicated team focused on brokerages with one to three offices. We believe this group ...


10 Tips Every Homebuyer Needs to Know before Buying

Buying a home can be confusing, especially for first-time homebuyers. ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 4.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 16, 2013. ...


The Single-Office Entrepreneur

Realtor.com® designs programs to help brokers manage their listings and to provide branding and lead generation for all their agents and properties on the site. While this is true for large brokers, realtor.com® also has a dedicated team focused on brokerages ...


Your Three Best Bets for Building Business this Year and Next

Revenues continue to rise for brokers and their agents as the recovery tightens its grip in markets around the country. However, today’s real estate landscape is markedly different from the pre-recession boom years, and building business will require heading down new ...


Rising Interest Rates Won’t Slow Down All Buyers

Many of you are seeing it in the field: Low inventory, houses flying off the market and a groundswell of demand from buyers. As a result, home prices are steadily increasing. Combine all those factors with signs of strength in the economy, and you have a recipe for another market ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise 6.5% in July, Double Digits Remain on Median Home Prices

U.S. existing-home sales rose strongly in July, jumping to their highest level in almost four years—with the median price maintaining double-digit year-over-year increases, according to data released yesterday morning by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Economy Picks Up Steam; Housing Recovery, Consumer Spending, and Manufacturing Pave the Way

Economic growth continues to gain momentum in the second half of the year, as expected, despite the slow start at the beginning of 2013. Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group’s full-year forecast for both the economy and housing market remains ...


Privately Owned Housing Starts Up 21 Percent from Last Year, Sizeable Gains in Multifamily Housing


Data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Urban Development indicates that privately-owned housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 in July, 6 percent above the upwardly revised June ...


Top Selling Pickup for REALTORS® Receives Top Awards

NAR PULSE—The Ram 1500, one of the highest selling vehicles through the cash allowance program from Chrysler Group LLC and the REALTOR Benefits® Program, has topped Consumer Reports’ list for full-size pickups. Take a test drive at your local dealer. Be sure to view requirements to secure ...


Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® Brings Global Real Estate Local

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® is proving the saying is true, “All real estate is local.” The EBCBOR Global Business Council recently hosted a “Day of Global Business” at the EBCBOR Headquarters, which featured four expert sessions on topics ranging from staging for international clients, Islamic funding, global ...


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