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Large Majority of Homebuyers Believe They Are Better Buyers Because of Technology

Consumers use technology to do just about everything, including looking for and buying a home. A recent independent poll commissioned by Discover Home Loans shows 89 percent of homebuyers use some form of online technology to help them with the homebuying process. In ...


Staying Ahead of the Burbank Market with Maximum Exposure and Up-to-Date, Accurate Listings

Brad Korb, broker/owner of The Brad Korb Real Estate Group in Burbank, Calif., uses Zillow to stay on top in his local market. As both a Zillow Premier Agent and a Zillow Pro for Brokers partner, Korb’s agents benefit from immense exposure ...


Building Permits Inch Higher in October While Housing Starts Dip

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


Is a New Horizon for Home Values only Four Months Away?

In just four months, in February 2015, national median home values will rise higher than their pre-crash peaks in 2007 and begin setting new heights for the first time in eight years, according to a survey of 107 expert panelists in the latest Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey. ...


Builders Continue Optimism

The November NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose four points to a level of 58 as builders continue to see promise in home selling. This marks the fifth consecutive month for the index to remain above the tipping point of 50 after a ...


Boost Your Skills and Business with REALTOR® University

NAR PULSE—Did you know REALTORS® who have one designation, earn 82 percent* more than a REALTOR® who has none? Take advantage of REALTOR® University’s 20% discount on all online designation and certification courses during Designation Awareness Month, and boost your skills and ...


The Risk of Aiding Credit-Challenged Clients

When a legal issue or tax problem arises during a real estate transaction, REALTORS® are required to point their clients in the direction of a lawyer or competent CPA. But what’s to be done with credit-challenged clients? ...


Webinar This Friday: Focus on Relationship Building

Tune in to the upcoming November 21 webinar for a real-time walkthrough of the Top Producer® CRM ecosystem capabilities in generating and nurturing leads and contacts, tracking interaction, and interpreting customer data and more! ...


Nine-Month Program Launches Select Startups into $1 Trillion Marketplace

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment fund of the National Association of REALTORS® , announced recently that it is accepting applications for its 2015 REach® Accelerator program, now through January 30th, 2015. The nine-month program provides a unique opportunity for technology companies to get intense exposure into  real ...


FHA Issues Annual Financial Status Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its annual report to Congress Monday on the financial condition of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund. The independent actuarial report shows that FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) has improved going from a negative ...


The Face of Urban Luxury: Halstead Property Showcases New York City Luxury at Its Finest

Perched atop one of the most prime Lincoln Center condominium buildings, this stunning penthouse offers a glimpse of what luxury truly means in New York City. Featuring unparalleled 360-degree views of Manhattan, this one-of-a-kind “townhouse in the sky” boasts three stories with separate ...


Chris Polychron: Advocating for Brokers in 2015

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


A Texas First: Engel & Völkers Expands into the Lone Star State

Engel & Volkers, the global luxury real estate firm, recently announced that Roxann Taylor & Associates, REALTORS® is the newest addition to its North American network and the first in Texas. The new brokerage will provide the firm’s global standard of premium service in the market as Engel & Volkers ...


Purchase Market Predicted to Continue Climbing in 2015

The recently release November U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook put out by Freddie Mac shows that the home purchase market is expected to continue strengthening along with the broader economy during 2015. ...


McColly Real Estate Offices Are Official Toys for Tots Donation Locations

The McColly Foundation and McColly companies have joined to support Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots® Program, the company announces.  From now until December 10, 2014, new, unwrapped toys can be dropped at any of the company’s 18 McColly Real Estate locations in ...


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