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Monday Morning Mobile: New Technology Creates a New Consumer

The changing technology landscape can be seen at all levels: globally, nationally, locally and within the real estate industry. However, it’s not just that technology is impacting industry, but rather that technology is having an impact on us as a society. Technology ...


Signs of Recovery in New-Home Sales

As families try to get their moves completed before the coming school year, some of them will choose the benefits of buying a new home. That’s good news because it underscores the slow but steady gains being made in this crucial part ...


June Housing Scorecard: New- and Existing-Home Sales Up

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the June editionof the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among key indicators, including growing equity and a rebound in ...


To Go Solar or Not? That Is the Question!

I spend a lot of time monitoring the home solar industry and passing new information on whenever it develops. As more companies emerge to help homeowners with solar energy projects, and the price of related equipment continues to drop, more and more ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Selects Teldon as Solutions Group Partner

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced recently that Teldon has been selected as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, which offers select business tools to its global network of more than 500 real estate firms. ...


6 Months of Qualified Mortgages

Six months ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began its implementation of the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The short-term results were largely predictable with most lenders availing themselves ...


Three-Quarters of American Homeowners Have Used a REALTOR®

According to the results of a housing survey released recently by BMO Harris Bank, three-quarters (77 percent) of homeowners have used a real estate agent. However, nearly half (47 percent) of Americans are confident they could sell a home without the help ...


Impressing Real Estate Buyers while On-the-Go

Imagine you interviewed a new buyer. You’ve asked all the right questions: What is your price range? How many bedrooms do you want? Are you looking for a particular neighborhood? Do you want a pool? You know - that list of questions ...


For Property Managers: 5 Tips for Screening Your Tenant

For busy landlords and property management companies alike, screening prospective tenants can feel like a full-time job. That's where online tenant screening programs can provide assistance, making your job easier, and allowing you to feel more confident with your tenant selections. ...


New Home Prices Released by Metro Area and State

In response to frequent requests from its members, NAHB Economics recently released its estimates of new single-family home prices by state and metro area. The most expensive new single family homes are built and sold in three Northeastern states: Connecticut, Massachusetts and ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Surge, Then Settle

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.03 percent, up five basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily increased last week, spiking to 4.26 percent on Friday before declining to the current ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘First-Time Homebuyers: Where Do They Stand in Today’s Market?’

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms. ...


Sunny Isles’ International Sales Team of America, Inc. Affiliates with Century 21

Independent real estate company International Sales Team of America, Inc., based in Sunny Isles, Fla., announced today that it is now a real estate brokerage franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. The company will operate as CENTURY 21 1st Class Realty, specializing in residential real estate in the ...


Cartus Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operations

Opened in 1979, Cartus’ UK office has grown from its initial beginning as a firm dedicated to employee relocation within the UK to one of the EMEA region’s leading global relocation companies. ...


International Homebuyers Continue to Invest in Profitable U.S. Market

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments. ...


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