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Why New Construction? Jeff Martel of BHGRE 43° North Explains How to ‘Date Your Builder,’ and What Drives New Construction

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Baby Got Feedback

Everyone is asking for my feedback these days. I’d take that as a compliment in some circumstances, like a colleague asking my opinion on a project, but I’m getting solicited by some unlikely folks as of late and it’s making me a ...


New NAR Guide Helps MLSs Highlight Green Homes and Features

Finding and selling green homes is about to get easier for buyers and sellers with the National Association of REALTORS®’ new Green MLS Implementation Guide, NAR Green MLS Implementation Guide.pdf a comprehensive guide for helping multiple listing services promote the special features of a green home. ...


Catch This Webinar on Thurs May 22: Don’t be a Lead Loser!

Over 90 percent of consumers rely on the Internet as their primary research tool when buying or selling. Forty-five percent of consumers, upon initial contact with an agent, expect a response from that agent within 15 minutes. Forty percent of online leads only get contacted once by an agent. Are ...


Century 21 Scheetz Recognized as Top Fundraiser in CENTURY 21 System

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate franchise sales organization, recognized CENTURY 21 Scheetz for its efforts generating donations and awareness for Easter Seals. In 2013, the company raised $45,720 for Easter Seals through local fundraisers and events. ...


Increase in Listings Means Homeowners Face More Competition, Higher Prices

An increase in the inventory of homes for sale in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area during the first quarter of 2014 failed to either boost home sales or put the brakes on rising home prices, according to an analysis of MLS data by the research division of Better Homes ...


Consumer Optimism Toward Housing Continues Gradual Climb

Americans’ outlook toward the housing market continued to improve in April, perhaps foreshadowing an increase in housing activity in the coming months, according to results from Fannie Mae’s April 2014 National Housing Survey. The share of respondents who believe now is a ...


No Time for Retirement: Two Agents Selling Homes into Their 90s

(MCT)—At 91 years old, real estate agent Claire Abrams has a time-tested strategy for selling homes. ...


Power Broker Forum Zeroes in on Profitability

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Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Florida Network Realty Collects Supplies for Orphanages in Africa

The real estate professionals of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s Atlantic Beach office have been doing their part to help make life better for hundreds of children living in orphanages in Africa, the company reports. The team at the Atlantic Beach office collected much-needed supplies for two ...


Annual Commercial Brokerage Survey Ranks RE/MAX among Best

RE/MAX Commercial®, part of the world’s most productive real estate network, has been included in National Real Estate Investor (NREI) magazine’s Top 25 Commercial Brokerage Networks survey for the fourth year in a row. ...


A Closer Look at Inflation and Its Effect on Mortgage Rates

The current inflation rate is not worrisome, but is always worth a close look. Any surprise uptick in inflation automatically pushes up mortgage rates. ...


Advocating for Our Future

In an era in which many associations see a diminishing role, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is moving in the opposite direction. As it evolves, NAR continues to live by one overarching credo: advocacy. ...


Concentration of Single-Family Housing 2005 to 2012

In a series of posts, NAHB examined key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) for metro areas in the United States. One statistic that drew interest was the share of homeowners living in single-family detached housing. This post expands that analysis by looking at ...


Real Estate Is a Better Investment than Gold

Almost every day, I hear advertisements about buying gold because it is such a great investment. As I have heard these claims, I have wondered how real estate stacks up to gold as an investment. ...


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