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RE/MAX of New England June Monthly Housing Report

New England’s summer housing market kicked off in high gear according to the RE/MAX of New England June Housing Report. Across the region, the market experienced double-digit growth in the number of units sold month-over-month and year-over-year, and pending sales and home prices are up across the board. ...


NAHB Seeks Changes to the PATH Act to Ensure a Healthy Housing Finance System

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress recently that it will work with lawmakers to make changes to the Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners (PATH) Act legislative proposal to ensure that it provides the federal support necessary to maintain a strong and liquid housing finance system. ...


Mortgage Rates Cool Off

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey(R) (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates easing along with market concerns over the Federal Reserve's bond purchase program. ...


Straight Talk from Agents Who Close an Abundance of Online Leads

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. To address this challenge, realtor.com® has arranged for top agents from around the nation to appear ...


5 Ways Home Loans Are Becoming Easier to Get

(MCT)—The easy credit that crashed the housing market led to lending standards so strict that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke blamed them for hurting the recovery. ...


Prudential Americana Group Gives 30,000 Bottles of Water to Charity

For Las Vegas’ homeless population, extreme heat can be life threatening. Prudential Americana Group recently put its connections to work recently and donated more than 30,000 bottles of water to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Activates ‘Search by School’ Function

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that its consumer website, century21.com, has added a “search by schools” function to further personalize the online task of finding homes for sale. Users can create listing alerts with schools as one of their search criteria and receive email alerts when ...


Realtor.com Integrating RealSatisfied Client Recommendations into Find-a-Realtor Profiles

Realtor.com®, recently announced that REALTORS® can now integrate their RealSatisfied client recommendations into their Find-a-Realtor® profiles using the free HyperSocial™ Tools available on realtor.com®. ...


Jumbo Mortgage Loans Are Back on the Table

(MCT)—It’s a good time to buy an expensive home. ...


Building Material Price Growth Slows

After a period of significant increases, the growth in the prices of building materials has slowed according to June Producer Price data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). ...


Multifamily Dip Drives Housing Starts Lower in June

Nationwide housing starts declined 9.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 836,000 units in June as construction of multifamily buildings slowed following recent months of strong activity in that sector, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the pace of single-family production ...


4 Reasons Why You’re Losing Leads

U.S. businesses spend billions of dollars generating sales leads only to lose more than 70 percent of them simply because they don’t make contact quickly enough, according to one study. ...


Get the Lead You Need: Join realtor.com® for Panel Discussion Webinar July 25

Get the leads you need–plus–learn from agents who close them! Realtor.com® will host a panel discussion on this topic next week on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Welcomes Its First Wave of Affiliate Transitions

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced its initial wave of transitions from the Prudential Real Estate network. This milestone represents a strong launch for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, which will operate in markets across America. ...


Realogy Announces Preliminary Second Quarter 2013 Results

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, this week provided preliminary estimates of certain of its financial and operational results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013: ...


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