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Existing-Home Sales Speed up in September

Existing-home sales rebounded strongly in September following August’s decline and have now increased year-over-year for 12 consecutive months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major regions experienced sales gains in September. ...


Engel & Völkers Celebrates Grand Opening of Minneapolis Downtown

Engel & Völkers recently celebrated the grand opening of its first Minneapolis shop with an exclusive ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. The event was hosted at the newly designed Minneapolis Downtown storefront, located at 1601 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis, Minn., and was attended by over 350 notable guests from ...


Realogy-affiliated Speakers Highlight the Agenda for the 2015 AREAA Convention

The 2015 Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) National Convention began recently, and Realogy Holdings Corp. will have numerous speakers affiliated with the Company and its brands on the agenda as well as multiple event sponsorships. Among the Convention highlights will be the Installation Gala during which Vicky Silvano, an ...


Show Off Your Listings in a…Food Truck?

One Washington, D.C.-based developer is hitting the road to find new potential renters in their brand new (foodless) food truck. The JBG Companies is the creator of Dwell Direct, an outfit they deem a “mobile real estate experience.” The new truck is now ...


Spotlight: Making Life Easier—and Business Better—for Agents

As director of career development for one of the largest real estate firms in the Northeast, Gail Sweetman has a lot of agents to look after. And one of the biggest components of that task is providing the right technology—technology that allows agents to operate more efficiently and more effectively. ...


Underwater Properties Down 1.2 Million from Year Ago

Underwater properties have continued to sink in numbers, according to the recently released RealtyTrac® Q3 2015 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report. The new data shows that as of the end of the third quarter there were 6,917,673 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater ...


Builders Build More Homes

Housing starts for the month of September rose 6.5 percent to an eight year high of 1.206 million units on a seasonally-adjusted annual basis. The increase was all in the multifamily sector, rising 18.3 percent to 466,000. Single-family starts were virtually unchanged at 740,000. This is the first month total ...


Off the Beaten Path: Safety Solutions for Secluded Living

When people think of crime-ridden locales, it may be images of bustling city backdrops that dance in their heads – the kind of area where you wake up to the sounds of sirens instead of the call of a rooster. While it’s true ...


Freddie Mac and Quicken Loans Enter Partnership to Make Home Financing Accessible for New Buyers

Freddie Mac and Quicken Loans recently announced a partnership to pilot several new initiatives aimed at helping provide more Americans the opportunity to achieve homeownership, while also building a smarter American mortgage finance system. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Promotes New Regional Vice Presidents

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC has announced that it has promoted Tammy Powell and Russ Laggan to regional vice presidents. Powell, the former Orland Park, Ill. office leader, will oversee the operations for Carrington’s northeast region, while Laggan, the former Tampa, Florida office leader, will manage the brokerage’s southeast region ...


New Year, New Website, New Look!

NAR PULSE—Branding communicates what you do, what you stand for and what makes you special. As we approach 2016, now is the time for you and your agents to consider your branding strategy for the New Year. It’s also a good time ...


Finding Success in a Broad Demographic Market

“I try to remember every day that happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling,” says KaLinn Dishion, Broker, Co-owner and COO of Group One Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® in Eagle, Idaho. Read on for more of ...


Remodeling Spending to Accelerate into New Year

After several quarters of slackening growth, home improvement spending is projected to pick-up the pace moving into next year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released recently by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of ...


Real Estate World Connection LLC Affiliates with Century 21 Real Estate

The independent brokerage known as Real Estate World Connection, with its corporate headquarters in Miami, Fla, announced that it is now a real estate brokerage franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. The company will now operate as CENTURY 21 World Connection, providing international real estate consumers with residential ...


October Shows Three Point Increase in Builder Confidence

Builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes rose three points in October to a level of 64 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). This month’s reading is a return to HMI levels seen at the end of the housing boom in ...


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