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REALTOR® Party Convention and Trade Expo Takes on Washington

Nearly 8,500 REALTORS® and guests will gather together in Washington, D.C., May 12-17 for the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo, where they’ll advocate policies that protect and advance investment in residential and commercial property. ...


Trending: Crowd Funding and Commercial Real Estate

A recent report by data analysts Crowdnetic regarding activity since the SEC enacted general solicitation last fall showed some interesting developments: far and away, real estate investing and development has benefitted most from the rule change, receiving the highest amount ...


In Most of U.S., Buying Beats Renting after Only Two Years

In half of U.S. metros, buying a home is a better financial decision than renting for home buyers who plan to stay in their home for at least two years, according to the first quarter Zillow® breakeven horizon analysis. ...


HUD Secretary Announces Disaster Assistance for Arkansas Storm Victims

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Arkansas and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. ...


RE/MAX Continues Worldwide Growth

Two leading real estate entrepreneurs are the new owners of the RE/MAX master franchise in South Korea, as the country becomes the newest addition to the RE/MAX global network. ...


Real Living Lifestyles Agents Earn National Award for Customer Service

Real Living Lifestyles announced recently that Bob Griswold, Deborah Simon, Debra Sorensen, Dolores Beddow, Elena Yu, Jeff Weber, Jenn Blake, Joe Howard, Ken Maculan, Larry Wight, Laura Mitchell, Linda Campbell, Pat Haeckel, Sara Driscoll, Steven Webber, Susan Taylor, and Tony Hanggie have received the Premier Service® Diamond national award for ...


Home Prices Up 12.9% from Last Year: Case-Shiller

In recent housing news, the latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index tracked a 0.8 percent rise in February based on a seasonally adjusted basis. This is slightly better than the predictions of national economists; A Reuters poll of economists had forecast ...


Attend the Idea Exchange Council for Brokers May 13 in Washington, D.C.

NAR PULSE—Broker/owners from companies of all sizes are invited to join the “Think Tank” discussion at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 during NAR’s REALTOR® Party Convention in Washington D.C. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in an honest exchange of ideas, ...


Mortgage Returns Enhances TRUE CRM Features to Maximize ROI for Mortgage Lenders

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced the launch of new features to their TRUE CRM system, providing companies with new marketing materials, content control and advanced reporting capabilities. ...


Century 21 Affiliated Agent Inducted into Hall of Fame

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, has announced that affiliated agent Sue DeChambeau with CENTURY 21 Alliance has been inducted into the brand’s coveted CENTURY 21 Dick Loughlin International Hall of Fame. DeChambeau was selected because of ...


Weichert Corporate Housing Names New Vice President of Global Business Development

Frank Palestrini, President of Weichert Corporate Housing, is pleased to announce that Jeff Mahoney, a 19-year veteran of the corporate housing industry, was recently named to the organization’s executive team as vice president of global business development. ...


After Stagnant Winter, Pending Home Sales on the Move in March

After months of stagnant activity, pending home sales rose in March, marking the first gain in the past nine months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Good News and Bad News about the Spring Housing Market

As America emerges from winter into a hopeful but untested spring housing market, the real estate industry has been aflutter with a mix of news. ...


Severe Winter Constrains Remodeling Market

Against the backdrop of unusually severe winter weather, the Remodeling Market Index (RMI) declined to 53 in the first quarter of 2014, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This reading is down from the historically high level of 57 ...


The Future of Real Estate Is Here: Big Data Leading the Way

At one point or another, we’ve all had to search for a place to live. Whether a new job has you moving across state lines or you simply need a change of scenery, looking for a home to purchase—or even a space to rent—can be a huge undertaking for everyone ...


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