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Top Zillow Economist Dr. Stan Humphries Featured on Real Estate Radio Boston

Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries appeared on Real Estate Radio Boston on March 7th to discuss his new book, "Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate", which he co-authored with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. Humphries also talked about the continued importance of REALTORS® in the Internet age saying, “I ...


Effective Rate on New Home Loans Drops below 4 Percent

Last month we reported that the contract rate on new home loans dipped below 4 percent in January, based on data released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  In February, the rate continued to decline, from 3.92 to 3.79 percent, as did the average initial fees and charges on the loans, ...


Axciom Selects RealtyTrac as Data Licensing Partner in New Multiyear Agreement

RealtyTrac®, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data recently announced a new multiyear agreement with Acxiom, an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company, to license RealtyTrac’s national tax assessor and recorder files, as well as RealtyTrac’s premier pre-foreclosure information for inclusion in Acxiom’s various data products, including InfoBase® ...


BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group Named No. 3 Brokerage in Nation by Brand

Nancy Nagy, Michael Pierson and Chris Eigel, CEO, President and Chairman Emeritus respectively, attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this week where they accepted the award for the No. 3 brokerage in the nation on behalf of the company and its agents. The firm moved ...


REALTOR(R) Associations Honored with NAR Community Outreach Awards

The National Association of REALTORS® has honored seven local Realtor® associations with NAR Community Outreach Awards. These awards recognize associations that have worked with their communities to make them a better place to live and do business. ...


McColly Real Estate Participates in International Real Estate Conference

Several McColly Real Estate Agents and department directors participated in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Conference, held February 11-13 at Wynn Las Vegas. The event was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Conference Week, which attracted a prestigious audience of over 2,000 real ...


Home Price Appreciation Outpaces Wage Growth in 76 Percent of Markets

RealtyTrac® recently released an analysis of wage growth and home price appreciation during the U.S. housing recovery of the past two years that found home price appreciation has outpaced wage growth in 76 percent of U.S. housing markets during ...


Report: Positive Housing Momentum Stalls

Freddie Mac recently released its updated Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®) showing that the U.S. housing market experienced some winter doldrums. While an improving labor market and attractive mortgage rates continue to promise a strong spring homebuying season, housing market stability stumbled ...


Mortgage Applications Rise 9.5 Percent

Mortgage applications increased 9.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 20, 2015. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Announces National Philanthropic Partnership with Rebuilding Together

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced this week at its international brand conference, Fusion, a national philanthropic partnership with Rebuilding Together. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the exclusive residential real estate brand partner for Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization that provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient ...


Zillow Launches New Way for Home Shoppers to Find Active, Reputable Agents in Their Desired Neighborhood

Recently, Zillow® announced the launch of Agent Finder, a new way for home buyers and sellers to search for, and find, a real estate agent based on their local expertise and reputation. Now, when a home shopper uses Zillow to search for an agent in a specific city or neighborhood, the most active ...


Realogy Announces Two Key Executive Appointments

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced that Dea Benson has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president, Enterprise Risk Management, and that Tim Gustavson has been promoted to succeed Ms. Benson as the Company's senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller. Both will report directly to ...


February New-Home Sales Highest in Seven Years

Builders signed contracts on more homes in February 2015 than any time since early 2008 according to the Census Bureau and HUD. February seasonally-adjusted annual new home sales topped out at 539,000, ...


Upgrade your Office Tech with Dell

NAR PULSE—NAR members receive exclusive savings and benefits on select Dell products, and those discounts are double from now until May 1! Upgrade your personal computer or technology at your office with this exclusive benefit from Dell, a REALTOR Benefits® program partner. ...


24 New MLSs to Send Listings Directly to Zillow

Twenty-four new MLS partners have signed agreements in the past week to send their listings directly to Zillow® and Trulia®, according to Zillow Group. ...


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