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REALTORS® Focused on Maintaining Market Momentum, Advancing Industry Goals

Housing prices have roared back and confidence in the marketplace has followed; at the same time, job growth is allowing more buyers to enter the market and rising home equity is giving homeowners the confidence to sell. With this optimism, real estate markets may have finally transitioned from recovery to ...


Home Prices Sustain Steady Growth in Most Metro Areas in Third Quarter

The encouraging lift-off in existing-home sales amidst ongoing inventory shortages kept home prices rising in most of the country during the third quarter, but overall price appreciation slowed to a healthier pace, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Allie Beth Allman & Associates

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has announced the acquisition of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, a recognized leader within the Dallas luxury real estate market. Terms were not disclosed. ...


HUD Announces Change to FHA Condo Policies at Realtors® Conference

Federal Housing Administration Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed Golding joined National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron on stage Thursday before a packed ballroom of Realtors® and industry experts to announce changes to FHA condominium policies. ...


Industry Greats Awarded at RISMedia Power Broker Event

Over the past several years, RISMedia has honored many industry icons for their important contributions to the real estate industry during its annual Power Broker Dinner. This past Friday, RISMedia and its award sponsors inducted six more executive leaders into its elite group of honorees during the 20th anniversary of ...


Introducing 2015 NAR President-Elect Tom Salomone

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


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, recently announced the opening of its first Falmouth, Massachusetts shop, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of Cape Cod. ...


DocuSign Empowers Agents and Brokers to Manage Deals From Listing to Close 100% Digitally

With 2.7 million real estate transactions closed annually, DocuSign, Inc. extended its leadership in transaction management and eSignatures with enhancements to its Broker Edition product. New functionality includes a task dashboard, mobile tools, extended zipLogix forms integration, and back-office integration via a new partnership with Lone Wolf—all to simplify transactions and ...


With Housing Markets Mostly Back, Realtors(R) Focus on Future of Real Estate

As the country heads into an election year, Realtors® are gathering this week for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, here through November 16, where their focus will be on shaping the industry’s future and solving the issues holding back a full restoration of real estate markets. ...


Don’t Miss RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum Friday during NAR Convention

Attendees at this year’s Annual NAR Conference and Expo will have a ...


BHGRE Spotlight: Amy Lippincott – Deep in the Heart of Real Estate

Texas may be known for its excessive heat, but the weather isn’t the only thing that’s sizzling! The real estate market in the Lone Star state may be the hottest in the country with a whopping 10,000 people moving there a day. ...


Property Tax Primer: First, Learn the Terms

For most folks who love their home and have no plans to sell or move, one of your most costly recurring expenses is probably some sort of property tax, or a combination of them. ...


Perception Gap between Homeowner and Appraiser Valuation Narrows Slightly

Quicken Loans recently reported average home appraisals in October were 1.98 percent lower than what homeowners expected marking the second consecutive month the spread has tightened. The perception gap was slightly larger in September, with appraised values 2 percent higher than what homeowners estimated. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Delivers Marketing Game Changer

More than 320 real estate professionals across Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty operations now have a customized automated service for marketing their listings. The new service is part of a powerful marketing platform that gives each agent an expansive collection of marketing capabilities that are unmatched in their local ...


New Report Shows 55,000 Completed Foreclosures in September

Foreclosure inventory declined by 24.3 percent and completed foreclosures declined by 17.6 percent compared with September 2014, according to the recently released CoreLogic® September 2015 National Foreclosure Report. The number of foreclosures nationwide decreased year over year from 67,000 in September ...


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