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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 ...


Save Time and Win with Online Bill Pay

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 ...


Cracking the Lead Conversion Code

Real estate is not a business of luck. In the following interview, RE/MAX INTEGRA's Director of Technology Graeme Canivet offers insight on making the most of online opportunities and cracking the lead conversion code. ...


NAR Will Help Keep REALTORS® at the Center of the Transaction with Free zipLogix Products

On Monday, the National Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors approved a proposal to provide its more than one million members with free access to electronic forms and transaction management software from REALTOR Benefits® Program partner zipLogix. The zipLogix member benefit will be available to REALTORS® in early 2016. ...


ERA Announces Affiliation of Realty Associates In Houston

Houston’s Realty Associates, with seven offices and 1,700 agents, has affiliated with ERA Real Estate under the ERA Powered® program, according to an announcement from ERA Real Estate. As part of the announcement, Realty Associates has merged with Latter & Blum Inc., based in New Orleans, Louisiana, which operates residential ...


Freddie Mac and Ellie Mae Partner to Enhance Mortgage Technology Offerings

In recent news, Ellie Mae® has entered into a partnership with Freddie Mac to integrate components from Freddie Mac’s Loan Advisor Suite℠ into Encompass®, Ellie Mae’s all-in-one mortgage management solution. With a Congressionally mandated mission to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing market, Freddie Mac buys mortgage ...


ZipRealty Announces Launch of the ZapStore

ZipRealty recently announced the launch of the ZapStoreTM, an innovative app and service marketplace directly integrated within the Realogy Franchise Group's ZapTM platform. The ZapStore makes seamless connections to third-party technology and services easier than ever, linking industry leaders and innovators to the Zap technology platform that is currently being ...


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