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A Major Shift in Housing Demand Is Currently Underway

In the years during and since the Financial Crisis and Great Recession, new household formation slowed dramatically as young adults remained living with parents and fewer people immigrated into the U.S. From 2008 through 2010, only 509,000 net ...


Decline in Energy Prices in December

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for December. ...


How to Create a Modern Homestead

Did you know that Hilary Swank raises her own chickens from eggs? She’s not the only celebrity getting into modern homesteading: Julia Roberts composts her kitchen scraps and chicken poop while Oprah has a 12-acre organic garden in Maui. Even the White House has a vegetable garden thanks to Michelle ...


Local Broker Named President-Elect of State Realtor Association

During the Triple Play REALTOR® Convention & Trade Expo, local REALTOR® Robert Oppenheimer, Broker-Owner of RE/MAX Fortune Properties in Englewood Cliffs and Past President of the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR), was named 2016 President-Elect of New Jersey REALTORS® (NJR) a 45,000+ member Statewide association. A resident of Cliffside ...


Leading IRA Provider, The Entrust Group Releases 2015 Growth Results

The Entrust Group, Inc. recently announced its top accomplishments for the 2015 fiscal year. ...


ERA Real Estate Expands Presence in Greater Boston Area

ERA Real Estate recently announced the affiliation of The Russell Realty Group based in North Reading, Massachusetts. With one office and nearly 50 agents, the firm will now do business as ERA Russell Realty Group. ...


Engel & Völkers Boston Partners with Meridian Realty Group

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its two newest brokerages in Boston with Engel & Völkers Boston’s main office located on Gloucester Street and a second location in South Boston/Seaport. The expansion comes with the union between the storied international brokerage and Meridian Realty Group, a boutique, full-service ...


Vision Insurance Now Available for NAR Members

NAR PULSE—NAR is thrilled to announce the launch of REALTORS® Vision Insurance, the newest offering from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. REALTORS® Vision Insurance offers two national group plans from which to choose and both provide great, competitive rates and savings on frames, lenses ...


Realtors Property Resource® Offers Innovative Relationship-Building Technology

Claire Bisignano Chesnoff has been in the real estate business for 18 years. Recently named the President of the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® for 2016, Chesnoff is the owner of Claire Properties, a boutique real estate firm with two offices in Staten Island and Brooklyn. The best part of ...


Home Prices Continue to Move Forward in November

In November, 2015, home prices continued their rise across the country, according to the recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


Employment Makes No Big Moves in December

Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in December, which shows stability, although no real forward motion. Twenty-five states had unemployment rate decreases from November, 14 states had increases, and 11 states and the District of Columbia had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Forty-two states ...


RE/MAX LLC Sells Last Corporate-Owned Brokerages

RE/MAX, LLC has sold its two remaining corporate-owned brokerages, RE/MAX Northwest in Seattle, Wash. and RE/MAX Equity Group in Portland, Ore, the company has announced. Last year, the global real estate franchisor sold RE/MAX 100 with six offices in Maryland and Virginia. As a result of these three brokerage sales, ...


F.C. Tucker Company Introduces Secure, Completely Digital Transactions Using DocuSign

F.C. Tucker Company recently announced it has standardized its real estate transaction process with DocuSign, Inc. (DocuSign®), using DocuSign Transaction Rooms and eSignature. Tucker’s 800 sales associates in central Indiana will now have the speed and convenience of sending, signing and managing real estate documents completely digitally using DocuSign from ...


Rebuilding Together Elects Sherry Chris as New Board Chair

Rebuilding Together recently announced that Sherry Chris has been elected chair of the national nonprofit’s national board of directors.  Chris, who is president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, will lead the 14-member board as Rebuilding Together transforms the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and ...


Veteran Microsoft Technology Executive John Fikany Joins Quicken Loans as Vice President of Strategy

Detroit-based Quicken Loans recently announced veteran Detroit technology executive John Fikany has joined the company as Vice President of Strategy. In the newly created role, Fikany will be responsible for development of strategy and execution for large technology and other initiatives, while ...


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