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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. ...


Consumer Housing Optimism Rising, Increased Rental Rates Hindering Recovery

According to the Fannie Mae February 2015 Housing Survey, consumer optimism toward the housing market and the economy has reached a new all-time survey high. Forty-seven percent of respondents says they believe the economy is headed in the right direction. Likewise, the share of respondents who believe it would be ...


Ways to Lower your Taxes in Retirement

(TNS)—Retirees who file their taxes quarterly may feel like every season is tax season, but preparing for the April tax deadline is a good time to seek out new deductions and plan some strategies for the year ahead. ...


MarketVideos.com Now Offering REALTORS® Free Personalized Video Content

MarketVideos.com is now offering free personally branded national Market Videos to all users, providing every real estate professional in the country, regardless of their budget, with the ability to create a one minute snapshot video of national market trends to share with consumers via social media, email, and YouTube. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Extends Relationship with ESPN’s Baseball Tonight

There is nothing quite like the memories of playing catch in the backyard. It’s warm out, the sun is going down, and in that moment only a few things matter; two people, their mitts, a baseball and a backyard. The latest ad from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC titled “...


Existing Home Sales Increase but Overall Market Continues to Underperform

While existing-home sales inched up a slim 1.2 percent in February, the National Association of REALTORS® recently reported that constrained inventory levels pushed price growth to its fastest pace in a year. ...


Landing Pages 101: How to Convert More Leads with Your Real Estate Website

Real estate landing pages are crucial to any online strategy today. These pages are dramatically different than typical website pages in that their sole purpose is to get contact information out of visitors. Unlike blog pages and IDX listings, these pages give a value proposition and then ask the visitor ...


Principles before Profit

Sharing what you know with your team can help everyone grow. In the following interview, Patti Siebold, the owner of Keller Williams Realty Premier Partners in Vancouver, Wash. talks about customer loyalty, training, education and more. ...


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