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Who Pays America’s Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes?

The second biggest cost of homeownership—following the mortgage—is usually property taxes. In 2012, U.S. homeowners paid an average of about $2,800 in property taxes, according to a recent Zillow study. And if you live in New York, New Jersey, or Colorado your ...


Buyers Bloom in the Springtime

Daffodils, April showers, robins and a new crop of For Sale signs seem to be working their seasonal magic on home buyers. The latest Fannie Mae survey, conducted in March, reports that the gloominess that shrouded buyers during the bitter winter months ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Deploy Advanced Automated Marketing System

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®, the fifth-largest provider of brokerage and related services in the United States, has unveiled the real estate industry’s most advanced automated marketing system. ...


Top Luxury Estates from Intero Presented in a Mobile Friendly Digital Magazine

Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. is releasing another issue of its Intero Prestigio digital magazine. The digital magazine is a combination of the innovative, tech savvy power of the Silicon Valley real estate company and its division specializing in high-end real estate, Intero Prestigio International. This issue offers a taste ...


In Top Metro Areas, a Relationship Is Found between Income and Home Values

In a recent study, NAHB examines eight key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). This post takes a closer look at two of those statistics; the median household income and median value of owner-occupied housing units. ...


Is Corporate Culture Part of Your Business Plan?

Whether you’re launching a new business or wondering why your existing company isn’t performing as well as predicted, longtime corporate executive Larry Katzen suggests taking a careful look at your business plan. ...


Home Protection Plans a Valuable Asset in Today’s Recovering Market

As the real estate market continues to pick up in the northern suburbs of the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, metroplex, it might be easy for agents to fall back on simply processing the rapid turnover of properties they’re handling. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Recognized with Round Table Award

For the fourth year in a row, the Avondale/San Marco office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has received the prestigious Real Estate Round Table Award for residential Gross Commission Income (GCI) and residential units for the Southeast Region. ...


New Mobile Marketing Tools for Real Estate

A new offering from The Real Estate Book expands personal branding packages to include IDX-fed web, tablet and mobile sites, mobile business cards, vanity text codes, and GPS-enabled yard signs to help real estate agents take local traffic from national listing aggregation sites. ...


What New Mortgage Rules Mean for Brokers

As of Jan. 1, 2014, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rules and requirements for buying a home and refinancing a mortgage, also known as the “qualified mortgage” or “ability-to-repay” rules, are in effect. There may be a few challenges ahead ...


Mortgage Purchase Applications Dip

Mortgage applications decreased 1.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 4, 2014. ...


NAHB Seeks to Honor the Nation’s Best Apartments and Condos

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opened its call for entries for the 2014 NAHB Pillars of the Industry Awards competition. Multifamily owners and developers, property managers, architects, interior designers and multifamily industry professionals are invited to enter the competition. ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Increases Slightly in March

Mortgage credit availability increased slightly in March according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ...


Century21espanol.com Adds Features and Functionality

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate franchise sales organizations, has announced that it has completely revamped its Spanish language website at Century21espanol.com. On it, the company is delivering the best features from Century21.com—like smart search, innovative mapping, and ...


Positive Signs Crop Up Heading into Spring Homebuying Season

Recent month-to-month volatility in the housing market has softened the ongoing recovery. However, the majority of the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey indicators on consumer attitudes have continued to move in a positive direction during the past year, which may portend a ...


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