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REALTORS® Applaud House Passage of ‘Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act’

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to advance legislation that will expand opportunities for homeownership. H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” includes a number of initiatives that have strong support from the National Association of REALTORS®, who ...


Home Prices Up 6.3 Percent Year over Year in December 2015

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased year over year by 6.3 percent in December 2015 compared with December 2014, according to the recently released CoreLogic® Home Price Index (HPI™) and HPI Forecast™ data for December 2015. Results also showed that prices increased ...


Stewart Title and zipLogix™ Announce Seamless Ordering of Title Services within zipForm® Plus

Stewart Title® and zipLogix™ have announced the availability of the first escrow/title point of sale within the zipForm® Plus forms application – transforming the way real estate professionals order title/escrow services, the company stated. ...


CENTURY 21® New Millennium Sets Sales Volume Record

The real estate professionals at CENTURY 21 New Millennium are celebrating in full swing this week after receiving word from CENTURY 21® Real Estate, LLC. that their company’s 2015  production exceeded all other firms worldwide for an unprecedented fourth time. The full service real estate company generated sales in excess of $2.4 ...


RE/MAX Broker/Owner Scores Trip to Super Bowl 50

Patrick Finnick, broker and owner of RE/MAX Center in Duluth, Ga., won the trip of a lifetime during a recent training session hosted by RE/MAX Regional Services (RRS). Finnick received an all-expense paid trip for two to Super Bowl 50, including two Super ...


January Housing Data Offers Strong 2016 Outlook

Economic uncertainty driven by a tumultuous start of the year for financial markets does not seem to be dampening the pent-up demand that drove growth and sales in 2015. Instead, year-over-year trends point to this spring being the busiest since 2006, according to ...


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Features Most Likely to Show up in Typical Single-family Home in 2016

Successful businesses stay on top of what their competitors are doing. For home builders, this involves knowing what features other builders are putting in their new homes.  In December 2015, a nationwide survey asked builders about the likelihood that a number of features would be included in the typical single-family ...


zipLogix™ Forms Web Services Partnership with Roostify

zipLogix™ recently announced a new web services partnership with Roostify, a provider of automated mortgage transaction technology. Roostify is a web and mobile service that makes the home-buying experience easier and quicker by simplifying the loan application and digitizing the application-to-closing process. ...


NJ Lender Celebrates 25 Years of Business as Industry Leader

NJ Lenders Corp. is celebrating its 25th year of business. They are a leading tri-state area mortgage company that is privately owned and licensed as a residential mortgage banker. NJ Lenders Corp. is proud to have a 25-year commitment to providing homeownership through our dedication to our clients and their families to ...


Long & Foster Real Estate Launches Moxi Engage

Long & Foster Real Estate recently announced that it will make Moxi Engage™ available to all its sales associates in the coming months. The leading customer relationship management (CRM) and productivity solution is part of the product suite from Moxi Works, the leading technology firm in which Long & Foster ...


Cybercrime Hitting Real Estate

Online criminals are targeting the real estate industry and stealing large sums of money from unwary homebuyers. This fraud can destroy real estate transactions, so the National Association of REALTORS® is urging real estate professionals across the country to immediately implement ...


Shrinking Expectation of Fed Rate Hike

The once lofty expectations of an additional interest rate hike to occur in 2016 are shrinking. This minimized chance follows a recent Fed policy statement, which suggested that the U.S. central bank might not hike rates in ...


Construction Spending Rises in December

NAHB analysis of Census construction spending data shows that total private residential construction spending for December increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $430 billion. On a month-over-month basis, private single-family spending was $231 billion, up by 1 percent over the revised November estimate. Private multifamily spending also increased to $53 ...


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