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Housing Share of GDP at 15.2 Percent for Third Quarter

Economic growth in the third quarter was certainly good news for housing and the overall economy. The final estimate of GDP growth from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) was a 5 percent seasonally adjusted annual growth rate, up from 3.5 ...


New Study Shows Top Moving Destination for 2014

Wondering where people were moving in 2014? The Northeast experienced a moving deficit, losing residents for the third consecutive year, while Oregon held on to its title as "Top Moving Destination" and continued to pull away from the pack. ...


Long & Foster Appoints Terrence P. Dwyer as Chief Information Officer

The Long & Foster Companies has hired Terrence “Terry” P. Dwyer as its new senior vice president and chief information officer, effective Jan. 2015. Dwyer brings 27 years of information technology experience to the position, with 14 of those years spent in the real estate industry. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Welcomes Kentucky Brokerage

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has announced the addition of Lexington, Kentucky-based brokerage Cypress Residential Group to its franchise network. The firm will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Cypress and will continue to serve Lexington, Georgetown, Paris, Nicholasville, Versailles, Richmond, Winchester, Frankfort, Mount Sterling and ...


Power Broker Strategies for Starting the New Year Strong

As many Power Brokers know, closing the fourth quarter strong is vital in order to prepare for a strong start in 2015. In a recent webinar titled, “Finish the Year Strong, Start the New Year Even Stronger,” ...


Thinking of Becoming a Homeowner in 2015? Expert Explains Why the New Year Is Your Best Chance

The New Year is upon us, and before you know it tax season will be in full swing. If you’ve already begun compiling your paperwork, you’re probably wishing you had more tax deductions for 2014. The good news is, if you don’t currently own a home, now is the perfect ...


New Regulations Affect Homeowners in 2015

Increasing energy efficiency has long been the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and in 2015, two new regulations involving air conditioning equipment and water heaters will take effect to support this goal. REALTORS® need to be familiar with the new ...


Be Charitable without Going Broke

(TNS)—We look forward to going to family gatherings, big holiday dinners and sharing in some good holiday cheer. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Caps off 2014 with a Dozen Advertising and Marketing Award Wins

CENTURY 21 Real Estate has announced it has earned a dozen advertising and marketing awards in 2014 for its innovative real-time social and digital marketing initiatives. The brand’s award-winning campaigns, coupled with its Social Xchange suite of tools and technologies announced last March, have served together as a great springboard ...


GRI Gets an Update

NAR’s Annual Conference—with its accompanying Governance Meetings—always concludes with some great, new ideas. This past November’s meeting in New Orleans was no exception. Among the many interesting developments this year was the announcement of some major changes to the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) ...


The Community Connection

Many of the top real estate companies have a secret ingredient to success: each other. In the following interview, Connie Ray, Founder and CEO of Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, tells us how her team gets ahead by working together. ...


U.S Population Projected at 0.73 Percent Higher Than Last Year

Do you feel like the U.S. population is growing? That's because it is! As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau recently projected the United States population will be 320,090,857 on Jan. 1, 2015. This represents an ...


Smart People Offer Workplace Advice for 2015

(TNS)—As another year comes to a close, I once again turn the reins of I Just Work Here over to some of the kind and quite-a-bit-smarter-than-me folks who appeared in this year’s columns. ...


America’s Housing Stock Increases $1.7 Trillion

The housing market received both good and bad news as of late; the good news is that America’s housing stock is now worth $27.5 trillion, an increase of $1.7 trillion over last year.  The bad news is that U.S. home values rose 6 ...


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