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Spring-Summer Buying and Selling Season Yet to Bloom

Americans’ concerns about the direction of the economy and their household income appear to be weighing on housing growth, according to results from Fannie Mae’s May 2014 National Housing Survey. The share of respondents who believe the economy is headed in the ...


A Closer Look at Inflation and Its Impact on Real Estate

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


REALTOR® Justin Smith Is EBCBOR’s Rookie Salesperson of the Year

The Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors® (EBCBOR) announces Rutherford resident, Justin Smith, Realtor® with RE/MAX White House, as the recipient of the 2013 Rookie Salesperson of the Year award. Smith was recognized as a rising star in the real estate profession during the annual Circle of Excellence Awards Luncheon ...


Know before You Owe

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has begun a new phase of work to find ways to improve the closing of real estate and mortgage transactions. Initially, many thought the second round of “Know Before You Owe” was going to be another ...


Equity Position of U.S. Households Improves

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ recently released statistics on the financial accounts of U.S. households. The release shows continued improvement in the financial position of U.S. households with real estate. If fact, the household real estate equity position improved ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Recognized by Historic Preservation Commission

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty REALTOR® Cindy Guy, and her husband, Doug, were recently honored by the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission at its annual awards ceremony for the renovation of their home on Riverside Avenue, the company announced. The couple also received an Outstanding Home Renovation award from ...


New Birmingham, Michigan Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Office Open for Business

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services announces the opening of its newest Michigan office in Birmingham-Bloomfield. This prime location in the area represents a significant investment in the eastern Michigan real estate market. ...


The Open Floor Plan Challenge

Open floor plans continue to be popular, but as many homeowners discover, living with this kind of layout can take some getting used to. While these spaces – with minimal wall interruption, lots of light, and a spacious feeling – have much ...


Insights into Buyers from China and Overcoming the Cultural Divide

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a listing comes on the market only to be scooped up days later by a buyer from China, in cash. It’s been one of the hottest real estate trends in real estate for some ...


The RE/MAX Collection® Celebrates Anniversary of Premier Luxury Website Launch

The RE/MAX Collection®, part of one of the world’s most productive real estate networks, is celebrating the launch anniversary of its elite luxury resource website, www.theremaxcollection.com, the company has announced. Debuting in May 2013, the standalone site features fine home listings priced two times above the local average in ...


New Birmingham, Michigan Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Office Open for Business

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has announces the opening of its newest Michigan office in Birmingham-Bloomfield. This prime location in the area represents a significant investment in the eastern Michigan real estate market. ...


RELO Direct® Enhances Relocation Counseling Services with Video Conferencing

Chicago-based RELO Direct®, Inc. has announced enhancements to its relocation policy counseling services which include the addition of video conferencing and desktop sharing. ...


Leading Markets Index Shows 56 Metros at or Above Normal Levels in June

Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 56 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the latest real estate news from the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released this ...


DocuSign Summer ’14 Release Enables Business to Go 100 Percent Digital

DocuSign, Inc. has announced the “DocuSign Summer ‘14 Release” of the company’s industry-leading Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform, available June 6, 2014. DocuSign’s latest release includes new DTM features for automating manual, paper-based processes to help organizations transform into fully digital businesses. ...


Good News for Sellers: Listings Sell Faster despite Weak Sales

Despite weak demand and an infusion of new listings over the past two months, listings are selling nearly as fast as a year ago and prices are still rising. Realtor.com reported recently that in April the total U.S. for sale inventory of ...


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