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70 Percent of Boomers Expect Retirement House to Be the Best

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently released the findings of a national survey of Baby Boomers (ages 49-67) revealing this influential generation’s feelings of optimism about living an independent, active lifestyle; a lifestyle unrestrained by planned retirement communities and instead bolstered ...


Infill Development and Construction – a Great New Opportunity in Today’s Market

As the real estate market continues to gain traction, savvy brokers and agents who are ready to take their business to the next level are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing. While new-home construction has been dominating the headlines ...


HUD Reports New Residential Sales in February

Sales of new single-family houses in February 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 3.3 percent (±17.9 percent)* below the revised January rate of 455,000 and is ...


Budding Economic Growth Expected in Spring and Summer as Harsh Winter Fades

Despite a deterioration in economic activity at the end of 2013 that has continued through the first quarter of this year, growth is expected to pick up in the second quarter and build throughout the summer, firming to approximately 2.7 percent for all of 2014, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic ...


zipLogix Extends Partnerships With Five Organizations

zipLogix, creator of zipForm(R), announced that Central Georgia MLS (CGMLS), Central Susquehanna Valley Board of REALTORS(R) (CSVBOR), Henderson Audubon Association of REALTORS(R) (HAAOR), Northwest Wyoming Association of REALTORS(R) (NWAOR), and Teton Board of REALTORS(R) (TBOR) have extended their partnership agreements and expanded the zipLogix products that are provided to members ...


Leading Real Estate Franchise Leverages Homes.com Technology with New Mobile Application

Homes.com and RE/MAX have re-launched the RE/MAX Real Estate Search app with version 2.0 for iOS in the iTunes Store and for Android in the Google Play Store. The app, totally rebuilt and with a user interface overhaul, utilizes the Homes.com mobile platform and technology. Redesigned with improved speed and ...


ERA Real Estate Unveils New Brand Identity

ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchising leader, unveiled a new brand identity today at its 2014 International Business Conference in Los Angeles, Calif. The new look and feel is the culmination of a five-year strategic process that strengthened ...


Home Prices Move Up in January

In recent housing news, home prices rose during the frost month of January, according to recent results from S&P/Case-Shiller. ...


Would Your Agents Deliver Closings If You Delivered Leads?

NAR PULSE—Realtor.com® has been working with brokers this month on high volume lead solutions. The goal is to create a shorter path between inquiry and close. What kind of leads do you need? Learn more here. ...


Engel & Völkers Inducts Top Real Estate Agents into Highly Exclusive Private Office Network at New York City’s “21″ Club

Seven of Engel & Völkers’ top North American real estate advisors were invited to the world famous “21” Club restaurant in New York City on January 21, 2014 to be officially inducted to the brand’s ultra-exclusive Private Office network. Out of the 4,500 Engel & Völkers Advisors worldwide, there are ...


Carrington Mortgage Services Shifts Its Focus to Concentrate on Meeting the Needs of the Underserved Market

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (Carrington) recently announced plans to further sharpen its focus on reaching and serving “underserved” borrowers (typically those in the sub-640 FICO score range) – a sizable market that is largely ignored by today’s lenders. To accelerate and further enhance its ability to give this market the ...


RE/MAX Answers the Question: What Can I Afford?

For every homebuyer who’s asked the question: “What can I afford?,” RE/MAX has the answer in a new global property search tool, an exclusive feature on www.global.remax.com, the most comprehensive global property listing website. Called the Global Property Search widget, the tool allows visitors to see exactly how ...


Homeowner Vacancy Rates Vary Across Top Metros

In a recent study, NAHB examines eight key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). This post takes a closer look at one of those statistics; the homeowner vacancy rate. ...


Surviving and Thriving in 2014

Today’s top brokers are constantly evaluating what it takes to not only survive, but thrive in today’s real estate market. Recently, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s brokers discussed their 2014 best practices for staying on top, keeping affiliated agents motivated, increasing ...


HUD Seeks Input on Section 8 Guide, Reveals Policy Priorities

Right now across the U.S., private landlords manage approximately 3.1 million low-income households. So those many landlords and property managers should take a few moments to learn about a couple of significant recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development about its Section 8 program. ...


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