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National Growth in Housing Inventory Signals Healthier Market for Spring Homebuyers

Realtor.com® recently released its National Housing Trend Report for March 2014. The report shows year-over-year growth in inventory and days on market, which are welcome signs for spring homebuyers. Combined with modest price increases, this growth speaks to a healthier market currently ...


New Information Released on the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

CoreLogic®, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, recently released The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act: Foundation for a Sound Housing Market, the third white paper in a series which addresses the implications of new and revised federal mortgage ...


Real Estate Agents Need to Be Sure Clients Avoid Costly Missteps

Real estate agents are about to enter the busy season, with temperatures warming across the country and buyers flocking to the housing market. This means that more people could be seeking the services of agents, which can create additional risk, as a simple misstep could lead to a client lawsuit. ...


Measuring Success One Lead at a Time

In a region where competition is heavy, Don Matheson’s office of nine is succeeding using some key innovations. Read on to learn how one broker is using technology to compete in the Scottsdale and metro Phoenix, Ariz. Market. ...


Decorating 101: Where to Splurge, Scrimp

(MCT)—When it comes to decorating our homes, our choices are many. ...


VScreen Launches Automated Listing Video Platform for Brokers

VScreen has announced the launch of ListingVideos.com, an automated and data-driven Listing Video service for real estate brokers that dynamically tells the story of all their listings via professionally animated video and graphics, serving as the new industry replacement for the expected “property slideshow” and “virtual tour.” ...


New Homes Are Less Expensive to Maintain

April is new homes month. And one of the virtues of a newly constructed home is the savings that come from reduced energy and maintenance expenses. ...


Webinar: Are You Really Connecting with the Consumer?

Today's consumer is online and connecting with them both online and offline is critical to your success. In an upcoming webinar, Carrington Real Estate Services's EVP/Head of Global Operations, Wendy Forsythe, shares proven strategies on how to build your online brand and ...


Residential Construction Activity Moves in March

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau recently announced several new residential construction statistics for March 2014: ...


Mortgage Applications Rise 4.3 Percent

Mortgage applications increased 4.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 11, 2014. ...


For Rent Media Solutions Unveils New Logo to Wrap Up Successful First Quarter

For Rent Media Solutions™ (FRMS) recently wrapped up an outstanding first quarter with many exciting highlights, including the launch of a new, modernized logo, significantly heightened visitor traffic, and increased leads, the company has announced. ...


Wells Fargo Funding Embraces DocuSign for Mortgage Documents

DocuSign, Inc. recently applauds Wells Fargo Funding on its significant expansion in its acceptance of electronic signature on mortgage-related documents. Following on the FHA’s announcement in January that it would accept lender-generated loan documents electronically, the move by one of the nation’s leading mortgage investors demonstrates continued momentum ...


Housing Starts Rise 2.8 Percent in March

Led by a 6 percent rise in single-family starts, nationwide housing production rose 2.8 percent above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March, according to newly released figures from HUD and ...


Global Real Estate Network Names New Advisory Council Members

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named its new Advisory Council, adding five members and appointing a new chairperson and vice chairperson. The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Advisory Council is comprised of top business development and relocation professionals from firms affiliated with the network ...


Builders Continue to See Market Improvements

The March NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose one point from a one-point downwardly revised February to 47. This is the third consecutive month with the index below 50, the point where more builders see the market improving rather than getting poorer. ...