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Survey: 13 Percent of Consumers Ready to Buy a Luxury Home

Nationally, 13 percent of surveyed consumers are ready to buy a luxury home and another 26 percent are considering a high-end home purchase, according to the Luxury Homebuyer Survey recently conducted by realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, ...


Baths Edge Kitchens for Most Common Remodeling Project in 2013

May is National Home Remodeling Month. This is the first of a series of posts in recognition of the occasion with results from NAHB’s quarterly Remodeling Market Index (RMI) survey showing that bathrooms remained the most common type of jobs performed by ...


REALTOR Benefits® Program: Member Savings Add Up

You may already know that the REALTOR Benefits® Program is your official member benefits resource from the National Association of Realtors®. But did you know that the program is designed with REALTORS® in mind, bringing you discounts and unique offers on products and services to help brokers and their agents ...


Home Loans Fall Off as Sales Slow, Rates Rise

(MCT)—Fewer home sales and rising interest rates have led to the nation’s lowest level of mortgage lending in 14 years. ...


CENTURY 21 Gentry, REALTORS® Joins Leading Residential Real Estate Franchise Sales Organization

Gentry REALTORS®, based in Little Ferry, N.J., announced recently that it is now a real estate brokerage franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. The company will operate as CENTURY 21 Gentry, Realtors®, specializing in residential and commercial real estate in the northern New Jersey area. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach REALTORS® Featured in Philadelphia Style Magazine

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® President Joan Docktor was recently highlighted in Philadelphia Style Magazine’s “How 9 Philly Power Women Made it.” The article features nine of the city’s most influential women who talk about their challenges, triumphs and plans for the future. "It is an honor to ...


Mortgage-Interest Cap Plan Would Be Unfair to High-end Markets

Few in the real estate brokerage community think the latest proposal to cap mortgage interest deductions will actually become law in Washington. ...


First Quarter 2014: Housing Share of the Economy at 15.5 Percent

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the first quarter of 2014, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.5 percent, with home building yielding 3 percentage points of that total. ...


The Most Popular Features to Improve the Performance of Your Home

According to a new National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelers survey, high-performing, Low-emissive (Low-E) windows are the most common green building products used by residential remodelers. To kick off National Home Remodeling Month in May, NAHB released the survey results, which ...


Fannie Mae Releases Results of Economic Stress Test

As required under the Dodd-Frank legislation, Fannie Mae conducted a stress test reflecting three hypothetical economic scenarios: a “base” scenario, an “adverse” scenario and a “severely adverse” scenario. The results of the severely adverse scenario were published recently by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and Fannie Mae. ...


How-To: Spring-Clean your Small Business

(MCT)—Professional organizer Jennifer Burnham tackles everything from hoarders’ homes to estate sales, corporate headquarters to home-based offices. ...


Prudential Select Properties Listed as Second Largest Local Residential Real Estate Agency by St. Louis Business Journal

The St. Louis Business Journal recently listed Prudential Select Properties, a locally-owned real estate firm, as the second largest residential real estate agency. ...


HGTV Partners with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®

HGTV has joined forces with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® as the exclusive real estate partners for its annual Doory Awards. Billed as “The Ultimate House Hunt,” the Doory Awards present extraordinary homes for sale to HGTV’s extensive audience, allowing consumers to vote for ...


Eye on the Economy: Mixed Signals as Spring Data Bloom

With the unseasonably cold winter now finally over, the spring home building and selling season has begun. Economic data thus far presents mixed news. For example, new home sales disappointed for the month of March. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department ...


Low Cash-Out Share, Shorter Terms Point to Equity Build-Up

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its first quarter 2014 quarterly refinance analysis, showing that borrowers will save on net more than $1 billion in interest payments over the coming year as they continue to shorten their payment terms and build ...


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