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New Report from Cartus Offers Specific Tips on Relocating to Key African Countries There

Consisting of more than 50 individual countries with well over 1,000 native languages, Africa demands anything but a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to multinational firms relocating employees, according to a new report from Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services. ...


Growth Is Good

The antagonist in a famous 1980s movie is known for popularizing the phrase, “greed is good.” I don’t know about that, but what I do know is that in business, ‘growth is good.’ ...


Company Spotlight: Raising the Bar in an Ultra-Competitive Market

Julianna Giordano, a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty Partners SW in Pembroke Pines, Fla., uses Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) for a wide variety of tasks—from staying on top of her pricing strategy to building referrals. She also shares her passion with other real estate professionals by teaching them how to ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hawai’i Realty Opens House in Kailua

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hawai‘i Realty this week opened its doors in Kailua. The brokerage pairs real estate’s fastest-growing brand with a company offering complete real estate services and experienced local professionals. ...


HUD Reports Homelessness Continues to Decline Nationally

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro this week announced HUD’s latest national one-night estimate of homelessness, highlighting a continuing decline across the nation. The results are based on HUD’s ‘point-in-time’ estimates, which seek to measure the scope of homelessness on a single night in January each year. ...


New Largest-Ever Apartment Rental Survey Highlights Amenities Consumers Want

The rise of apartment living is changing communities, driving new development and raising the expectations for the amenities and services offered to the 38 million people in the U.S. who call an apartment home. From walkable neighborhoods to on-site fitness classes, package pick-up solutions to online rent payments and more, ...


Housing Starts Fall 11% in October, Building Permits Up

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for October 2015: ...


Realogy Hosts ’53 Million & One’ Pre-Event in Partnership with NAHREP

Realogy recently underscored its partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), hosting a 53 Million & One Pre-Event that brought local practitioners, business neighbors, customers and community representatives to Realogy's Madison, New Jersey headquarters. ...


FNC Index: Home Prices Up 1.7% in the Third Quarter

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices in September gained another 0.2% amid a surprise pickup in homes sales during the month. On a quarterly basis, average home prices rose 1.7% during the third quarter, down from 3.5% in the second quarter reflecting a seasonal pullback. ...


J.D. Power Survey Ranks Quicken Loans #1 for Client Satisfaction in Mortgage Origination for 6th Consecutive Year

Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender and largest FHA lender, today announced that for the 6th consecutive year it ranked highest in client satisfaction by J.D. Power among all major home loan lenders in America for primary mortgage origination. ...


ERA Real Estate Enters New Markets in Montana, North Dakota with New Franchise Affiliate

ERA Real Estate recently announced the affiliation of American Property Brokers, based in Billings, Montana, and Watford City, North Dakota, marking entry into two new markets for the brand. The firm’s two offices will now do business as ERA American Real Estate. ...


Strong Leadership, Industry Expertise Continue at American Home Shield with New President, Vice President of Sales

American Home Shield has announced two executive-level promotions as the company continues its focus on growth, particularly in the real estate industry. Tim Haynes has been named president, and Trafford Seymour has been named vice president of sales. ...


Iowa Realty, HomeServices of Iowa Announce Leadership Changes

Realty and HomeServices of Iowa announced major leadership changes as part of an ongoing succession plan. Kim Bakey, formerly senior vice president, chief financial officer of HomeServices of Iowa, has been named chief executive officer of HomeServices of Iowa. Brennan Buckley, formerly senior vice president and general manager for Iowa ...


Millennials, Legislation and Giving Back Remain Focus for NAR in 2016

There are many signs of strength in the real estate market driving consumers today and looking ahead to 2016, the National Association of REALTORS® aims to maintain the momentum by staying focused on legislation and preserving key tax ...


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NAR PULSE - Every time you use Online Banking with Bill Pay you’ll not only pay bills safely and securely from anywhere, at any time, but through December 31, you’ll also be entered to win up to $2,500. Available free to members ...


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