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NAR Generational Survey: Millennials Lead All Buyers, Most Likely to Use Real Estate Agent

Despite the economic and financial challenges young adults have braved since the recession, the millennial generation represented the largest share of recent buyers, according to the 2015 National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates ...


Survey: Technology of Tomorrow Helps Many Smart Homes Sell Faster Today

As smart home technology plays a larger role in real estate, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently released a survey uncovering what smart features home buyers are looking for when purchasing a ...


Homes.com Partners with Clareity Security for Clareity Direct Connections

Homes.com® and Clareity Security have recently partnered to provide Clareity Direct Connections (™), an easy and secure way for brokers and MLSs to manage the online marketing of their listings. ...


ListHub Renews RE/MAX and Realty Executives, Adds LeadingRE to Network

ListHub recently announced renewal agreements with national franchises RE/MAX, and Realty Executives, as well as a new agreement with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. ...


Zillow Rental Network Adds Trulia; Significantly Expands Reach of Largest Rental Network on the Web

Zillow Group recently announced that Trulia has joined the Zillow® Rental Network. Now, rental property marketers and landlords will have access to Trulia’s 55 million monthly unique visitors providing an even larger audience of renters through one marketing platform. As the Zillow Rental Network already attracted the largest audience of ...


Long & Foster Grows in New Castle County, Delaware

Long & Foster Real Estate recently opened a new office in Hockessin, Del. Erik Hoferer, who leads the top-producing Erik Hoferer & Associates team with Long & Foster’s Pike Creek office in Wilmington, will head the new location. The new office will be managed by R.T. Christopher, who also oversees ...


Best Normcore Neighborhoods to Buy an Unpretentious Home

Those counting on millennial buyers to rescue the housing market should be aware of the nascent normcore trend among that generation. The word normcore may sound fake, but a quick Internet search will show you that normcore is for real. ...


REALTORS® Have a New Choice for Credit: the REALTOR® Credit Card

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, now offers the official REALTOR® Credit Card.  Available in partnership with NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program, the program offers business (corporate) credit card options (ideal for brokerages) as well as personal ...


Vision of the Future: How NextHome Is Reinventing Real Estate Franchising

According to the 2014 NAR Profile of Real Estate Firms, 84 percent of real estate companies are independent, non-franchised firms; 81 percent of those have just one office with two or more agents—and few franchise brands are designed to accommodate their needs. Enter James Dwiggins, a native Californian born into ...


Harvard Study Says Remodeling Outpacing Real Estate Spending

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, your RIS Consumer Confidant recently learned that the U.S. home improvement industry is faring much better than the broader housing market, according to a new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. ...


How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor

(TNS)—Some financial advisers are riddled with conflicts of interest, making extra cash for themselves when they put your money in bad investments. Hidden fees and sales commissions can secretly gobble up thousands of your hard-earned dollars. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Comes Together to Honor 2014 Global 21 Award Winners

CENTURY 21® Real Estate recently announced its 2014 CENTURY 21 Global 21 awards at the company’s Global Conference in Washington, D.C. The CENTURY 21 Global 21 awards are given to the top 21 companies, offices, teams and affiliated agents of the CENTURY 21 System based on their prior year sales ...


Consumers Increasingly Optimistic about Economy, Housing

Amid continued strengthening in employment, consumer optimism toward the economy is growing and appears to be contributing to further improvement in overall housing sentiment, according to results from Fannie Mae's February 2015 National Housing Survey™. ...


Protecting Buyers, Sellers and Real Estate Professionals Every Step of the Way

With 28 years of experience under his belt, real estate professional Michael Collins understands just how important a home warranty is to both buyers and sellers—especially in today’s real estate market. “So many homes are being sold as-is today,” says Collins, “and a home warranty gives the buyer and the ...


Foot Traffic Points to a Strong Spring in 2015

For several years, NAR Research has tracked foot traffic as a means of predicting housing activity in subsequent months. This data provides valuable insights about future trends and points to a robust spring market. ...


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