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Stronger Together: ERA Real Estate Continues to Capitalize on a Revitalized Brand

Growth is never by mere chance; it’s the result of forces working together. The words of American entrepreneur James Cash Penney, founder of the J.C. Penney line of stores, have never rung more true for ERA Real Estate. ...


U.S Foreclosure Activity Increases 5 Percent in January

Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 119,888 U.S. properties in January, an increase of 5 percent from the previous month but still down 4 percent from a year ago, according to RealtyTrac®’s recently ...


Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Hits a 51-Month High

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index ("Index") increased in January, reaching its highest level since September 2010. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. ...


The 10 Best Cities for Love

To help you find love today, Zillow recently looked at cities with more than 250,000 residents and identified those with the highest percentage of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes who could afford a night on the town in its Valentine’s Day Index. Specifically, Zillow ranked the top 10 cities according to: ...


Company Spotlight: Simplifying the International Home-buying Process

The home-buying process is often a lengthy operation that involves many different gears all turning at once. But when the buying process takes place overseas, the operation is even more involved. From opening up new bank accounts to understanding exchange rates, buying or selling internationally takes research, industry know-how and ...


RISMedia’s Next Agent Webinar: Learn Listing Mastery from the Pros

RISMedia will host the next in its Agent Webinar Series, “Listing Mastery,” sponsored by Open Home Pro™, on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. EST. The event is free, but seats are limited, so attendees are encouraged to sign up early. ...


Quicken Loans Study Shows Appraiser and Homeowner Opinions in January Nearly Equal

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender, this week reported its Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) narrowed in January, showing that appraisers’ opinions of home values were only 0.18 percent higher than homeowners’ estimates, according to the index’s national composite. ...


Company Spotlight: Utilizing Big Data to Make Real Estate Dreams Come True

Searching for an apartment to rent or a home to buy on the Internet can be a chore. It requires a lot of time spent searching for what’s available, neighborhood information, what’s nearby, local school data and plenty of other information ...


A Revolutionary Approach

“Boomerang buyers, or those who underwent a foreclosure or short sale between 2007 and 2012, are finally making their comeback,” says Leah Wolfe-Kraemer, Managing Broker with Realty ONE Group – Goodyear in Goodyear, Ariz. For more information on current real estate trends and secrets for success, read the following interview. ...


Is Striving for a Perfect Credit Score Worth It?

(TNS)—Is perfection worth it when you’re oh-so-close already? ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Unveils ‘Home’s Best Friend’ Commercial on 87th Academy Awards Show

As every dog lover knows, there is nothing quite like coming home after a long day, opening the door, and being greeted by man’s best friend. On Sunday, Feb. 22, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC will spotlight this exact moment as it debuts its new national television commercial ...


Home-Price Growth Slightly Accelerates in Fourth Quarter of 2014

The majority of metropolitan areas experienced steady but slightly stronger price growth in the fourth quarter of 2014, behind a decline in housing supply and an uptick in demand fueled by lower interest rates and a stronger job market, according to the latest quarterly report by the National ...


Study: More People Drawn to Bright Lights, Big Cities

According to a report recently published by a new think tank, City Laboratory, more young professionals are opting for the cities over the suburbs. This has historically been the trend, but new data shows that this desire for urban real estate has skyrocketed ...


Save Money, Earn Social Media Rewards with NAR’s MVP Program

NAR PULSE—Enroll in the FedEx Advantage® Program by Feb 15 to receive a discount at your local FedEx Office plus earn a Market Yourself with Social Media-Download for free with NAR’s Member Value Plus (MVP) Program. FedEx, a REALTOR Benefits® Program participant ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Expands Global Coverage with 60 Premier Firms

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has begun the year by building on the significant growth of 2014 with a total of 60 new member firms over the past year, 10 of those in January.  These additions represent coverage in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, South ...


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