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Cartus Continues Global Expansion, Opens New Service Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cartus Corporation recently announced the opening of its new service center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Cartus, a leading provider of global relocation services, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. ...


Developers Report Strong Sentiment on Multifamily Market

The National Association of Home Builders' recently released Multifamily Production Index (MPI) held steady with a reading of 54 for the fourth quarter of 2014. This capped the third straight year of quarterly readings consistently at 50 or above. ...


Homeowners Can Now Change Their Home Facts, Watch Zestimate Update Immediately

In recent news, Zillow® began allowing homeowners to see an immediate change to their Zestimate® home value when they edit facts about their home on Zillow. Previously, it took as long as several weeks for the Zestimate to update. ...


Flip Flop: 2014 Rings in Lowest Share of Flipped Homes Since 2011

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 136,269 U.S. single family homes were flipped in 2014, 5.4 percent of all single family home sales during the year—the lowest share of flips since 2011. ...


For Your Clients: Cast a Wide Net in Hunting for a House

(TNS)—Q: I’ve read recently that it’s getting harder to find rentals. I’m thinking about buying a home after our lease expires. I already have seen all the advice online about cleaning up my credit and saving up for a down payment. Do you have any other words of wisdom about ...


RE/MAX Japan Celebrates 2 Major Milestones

Master franchise RE/MAX Japan has many reasons to celebrate so early in the new year, as it  has opened its first office franchise, RE/MAX Properties Interface, in Tokyo, and also sold its first regional franchise, RE/MAX OSAKA, which includes Japan’s third largest city. ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: NAR Schedules 2015 Broker Summits

Due to the success of the 2014 Broker Summit, NAR will hold three REALTOR® Broker Summits in 2015 and the number of seats at each event will increase to accommodate 300 attendees. ...


zipLogix and BackAgent Rollout Extensive Integrated Service

zipLogix, a technology company helping real estate professionals improve productivity and efficiency, and BackAgent, the creator of back office transaction management and intranet solutions for brokers, have launched their seamless integration, the companies have announced. This partnership enhances the user experience for their shared user base, enabling BackAgent users with ...


Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Added 43 New Offices, Doubled Expansion Efforts in 2014

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. continued its nationwide growth in 2014, including the opening of its first office in Nevada, the company announced. In total, Weichert added 43 new offices last year and grew at twice the rate it did in 2013. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Brings Big Data to the Kitchen Table with CBx Application

On the heels of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC’s new digital platform allowing sellers to actively participate in the marketing of their home, the real estate brand announces it is now launching an exclusive iPad application for its sales associates visualizing who a home’s potential buyers are, from ...


Trulia Will Continue to Receive ListHub’s Listing Data for Now, Hearing Set for Next Month

The battle between Move and Zillow Group over Trulia’s listings continued this week, with a California judge granting Zillow Group’s request Monday for a temporary restraining order, requiring Move-owned ListHub to continue providing listing data to Trulia until at least March 12. ...


Help Your Agents Embrace the .REALTOR Change

NAR PULSE—From MLS books and rotary phones to the Internet and mobile devices, change is about the only constant in business today. Help your agents understand how to leverage .REALTOR in their business by seeing what other REALTORS® are doing with their ...


Construction Snapshot: January’s Drop in Starts a Match for Usual Seasonality

CMD recently announced that January’s $22.5 billion of construction starts, excluding residential activity, was 10.1 percent lower than in December. The decline all but disappears, however, when allowance is made for seasonality. CMD’s long-term average December-to-January moderation, due to obstructionist winter weather, has ...


Home Prices Grew at Twice the Rate of Inflation in 2014

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for December 2014 shows a slight uptick in home prices across the country. Nine cities ...


Realogy Reports Financial Results for Full Year 2014, Increase Market Penetration

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. ...


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