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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. ...


Experts Weigh Why Sales Dipped in February

Home sales took another dive in February, falling 7.1 percent below the 4.95 million-unit level in February 2013 to the lowest level of sales in any month since July 2012, when annualized sales stood at 4.59 million. ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Inch Down

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down slightly after last week's uptick, and remaining within range of average fixed rates for the first quarter of 2014. ...


Point2 Powers New Reelfoot Regional Association of REALTORS® Website

Point2 announced recently that its MLS and Association Consumer Portal for the Reelfoot Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) is live. The new website, RRAR.org, provides consumers and real estate professionals with the most current real estate data for areas in northwestern Tennessee and southwestern Kentucky. ...


zipLogix Partners With Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®

zipLogix, creator of zipForm(R), an industry leading contract software, has announced the partnership with the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR). This agreement enables MAR to provide their more than 19,000 members with access to the latest in forms software zipForm(R) Plus, zipVault(R) integrated document storage, and zipForm(R) Mobile Web Edition. ...


February Existing-Home Sales Remain Subdued

Home prices continued to show solid growth in most of the country due to limited inventory conditions, but rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Real Estate Agents Facing New Challenges

The role of a real estate agent is changing as the Internet, new laws and the recovering housing market exert their influence on the industry. Competition is picking up, making it more important than ever for real estate firms to identify challenges ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Report of Real Estate Firms

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


The Latest News on Real Estate Domain Extensions

Have you heard about the new .REALTOR domain? Maybe you were even one of the many agents who signed up for priority registration to secure this branded domain that will show consumers they are working with a certified REALTOR®. ...


Zillow Launches Mortgage Pre-Approval Tool for Home Shoppers

Zillow, Inc. recently announced the launch of Mortgage Pre-Approval on Zillow®, a new tool that enables home shoppers on Zillow to get pre-approved for a mortgage quickly and easily. Zillow is the first and only home shopping resource where consumers can find a reputable lender, who has been rated and ...


Marie Jo Atkins Announced as Top Producing Team for 2013 at Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate

Marie Jo Atkins listed her very first home in Rancho Bernardo – twenty years later she is still based in the same city and has had a remarkable close to her second decade in real estate. Once again, Marie Jo and her team are number 1 in gross commission income ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Named Platinum Award Winner by Cartus Broker Network

CENTURY 21 New Millennium has been named a Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network at its annual Broker Network International Conference held February 25-28 in Florida at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Ft. Lauderdale. Cartus is a worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions. ...


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