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RE/MAX Sees Opportunity in Recovering Market

Over 1,000 RE/MAX brokers and their industry vendors are gathered in San Francisco this week for the company’s annual Broker Owner Conference. They’re celebrating recent successes and preparing for new opportunities in a recovering real estate market. Since the second quarter of 2013, more than 4,200 new agents and 208 ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Named Top Company

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty was recently recognized with the Gibraltar Circle Award as one of the Top 50 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. The company was also named to the Gibraltar Circle Pinnacle Group as one of the network’s Top 30 companies. ...


Housing Starts Soar in July

(MCT)—New home construction surged to an eight-month high in July, providing a lift to the broader economy. Housing starts jumped 15.7 percent from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Economists had expected a rate ...


What Will Your .REALTOR Domain Name Be?

NAR PULSE—On Oct. 23, you and your agents can finally claim your .REALTOR domain! Get ready by visiting www.about.REALTOR to access FAQs, videos, naming guidelines and other great resources. The first 500,000 members who register will receive a FREE ...


Go Realty Joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise Network

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the addition of Go Realty, one of North Carolina’s prominent independent real estate brokerages, to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty will continue under the leadership of co-owners Jim Garman and Kevin Woody, serving ...


John L. Scott Real Estate Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

John L. Scott Real Estate, one of the largest regional real estate companies in the country, has announced that Chief Financial Officer, Phil McBride, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. ...


Great Spaces: Florida Oceanfront Masterpiece

Talk about indulgent living—this colossal Florida parcel stretches across a stunning 2.4+-acre paradise that includes a glittering beachfront mansion, separate guesthouse, and multi-boat dockage, perfect for those of us with more than one boat floating around. ...


What Is Culture? And How Much Does It Matter?

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of columns on the importance of Corporate Culture from Speaker and Coach Vince Leisey, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate. ...


Existing Home Sales Rise, Foreclosures Trickle Down

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released the July edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among key indicators, including rebound in the sale of existing homes and the continuing downward trend of foreclosure ...


Why the School District Should Impact Your Home Search

Buying a home in a good school district can result in resale advantages, offer protection from market fluctuation and provide a great education. Real estate experts in markets across the country share what you should know about a school district’s impact on ...


Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August, released this week. This third consecutive monthly gain brings the index to its highest level since January. ...


Affordability Approaches Pre-2004 Norm as Prices Firm

Housing affordability dipped slightly in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).  Nationwide, the second quarter HOI was 62.6—i.e., 62.6 percent of new and existing ...


Big Mistakes, Bigger Benefits: Brokers Share what Not to Do

While we often hear about the greatest successes of top brokers, we rarely hear about their worst decisions…and the invaluable business lessons they learned as a result. ...


On the Rise: Applications for New Home Purchases

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for July 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 2 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


Mortgage Rates Tick Downward

(MCT)--A week of few economic reports helped nudge down mortgage interest rates last week. ...


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