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Home-Price Gains Decelerate in Many Metro Areas during Second Quarter

Home-price growth continued to moderate in many metropolitan areas in the second quarter and national year-over-year price appreciation is now at its slowest pace since 2012, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


REALTOR® Safety Month is Coming!

NAR Pulse—In honor of September being REALTOR® Safety Month, NAR is hosting a free REALTOR® Safety webinar on Sept. 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. CST. In “Safety Tips to Share with Sellers,” Sergeant Preston Taylor will discuss how homeowners can safeguard ...


Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Decrease in Second Quarter

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.04 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the second quarter of 2014. The delinquency rate decreased for the fifth consecutive quarter and reached the lowest level since the fourth quarter ...


American Home Shield “Summer of Giveaways” Sweepstakes Includes Kitchen Makeover

Homeowners looking to upgrade their homes and kitchens can enter to win new appliances, gift cards and home items thanks to the “Summer of Giveaways” sweepstakes from American Home Shield, the large, national provider of home warranties. From now through September 30, American Home Shield is giving away a $25,000 ...


BHHS Georgia Properties Releases Luxury Market Share Growth Report for Metro Atlanta

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties recently released a new report on the luxury market growth performance for brokerages in Metro Atlanta. The report covers the first half of 2014 for the period of January 1st through June 30th. ...


Scaling Mountains, Succeeding in Business: Rick Davidson Shares Secrets for Both

There are plenty of ways to give back – from food drives all the way to climbing volcanoes. Rick Davidson, president & CEO, Century 21 Real Estate, is gearing up to make use of his leadership skills as he spearheads a five-man trek ...


Builder Confidence Shows Positive Signs in the Second Quarter

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for the second quarter is up year over year, according to the recently released National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). Compared to the second quarter of 2013, the single-family ...


Increasing National Exposure on the Web

One major component of success in today's realm of real estate is being everywhere at once. Everywhere online, that is. In the following interview, Helen Hanna Casey, president of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, talks about the importance of brand presence and increasing your exposure on the web. ...


The 2015 National Land Conference Registration Opens

The REALTORS® Land Institute officially opened registration for the 2015 National Land Conference: Unbridled. Unleashed., March 23-25 in Tucson, AZ, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Annually, the event brings together land professionals and Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) from across the country to learn from world-renown presenters, network with peers, ...


Shortages of Key Building Materials Have Eased in 2014

Unlike recent news that builders continue to face serious difficulties finding lots and labor to build new homes, a survey conducted by NAHB in July shows that shortages of key building materials have actually eased in 2014. In fact, only 15 percent of builders reported some or serious shortages of ...


Housing Recovery Continues at Slow Pace According to Latest Leading Markets Index

Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index ...


Gino Blefari, Incoming CEO for HSF Affiliates, to Deliver Opening Keynote Presentation at RISMedia’s CEO Exchange

From budget and overhead; recruiting, motivating and retaining agents; expansion and downsizing; technology; and other essential factors, the challenges of profitably operating a brokerage firm in today’s recovering market are many. ...


The 2015 National Land Conference Registration Opens

The REALTORS® Land Institute officially opened registration for the 2015 National Land Conference: Unbridled. Unleashed., March 23-25 in Tucson, AZ, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Annually, the event brings together land professionals and Accredited Land Consultants (ALCs) from across the country to learn from world-renown presenters, network with peers, ...


Local Economies Continue to Advance

The NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index advanced one point in the second quarter 2014 to .89 from a June level of .88. The index measures the US and 351 metropolitan markets’ proximity to normal economic and housing market activity. A value of one or more means the market is back ...


New Technology Creates a New Consumer

The changing technology landscape can be seen at all levels: globally, nationally, locally and even within the real estate industry. However, it’s not just technology that’s impacting industry, but rather, technology is having an impact on us as a society. Technology is ...


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