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Prudential California Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, has announced that Prudential California Realty has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. ...


Uncovering Top Financial Worries

Scary costumes and haunted houses can be fun one night of the year, but dealing with real-life financial fears on a daily basis is no treat. However, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® Financial Literacy Survey revealed that 71 percent of respondents ...


Pandra Richie Addresses International Real Estate Symposium in Croatia

Pandra Richie, SCRP, SGMS-T, president of corporate real estate services for The Long & Foster Companies, recently addressed attendees at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) and Luxury Portfolio International International Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The event, which was held from Oct. 16 to 18, attracted accomplished ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Attends CFO Conference

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer, along with Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick and Chief Financial Officer Chris Cardinale, recently attended the 2014 CFO Financial Conference, “The CFO as Business Partner to the CEO,” in Ojai, Calif. ...


Home Prices Rise in August

Home prices rose slightly at 0.2% in August, slower than the 0.6% rise in July, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite index released Tuesday. However, data through August 2014, released this week in the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, continue to show a deceleration ...


Get Ready to Celebrate Designation Awareness Month

NAR PULSE—NAR celebrates Designation awareness month by encouraging you to go the extra mile and set yourself apart by earning a designation and/or certification. In the month of November, REALTOR® University is offering a 20 percent discount on all online designation and ...


Short Sales and Foreclosure Sales Account for Lowest Sale Levels Since 2011

RealtyTrac® recently released its September and Q3 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of ...


Don’t Spook Buyers with a House That Looks Haunted

In the fall market, home selling is right up there with pumpkin carving, hay rides and trick-or-treating. The change of season ushers in a number of well-intentioned buyers (and fewer Looky-Lous) seeking the services of a real estate professional. Sellers, Halloween is your holiday! ...


By the Numbers: Big Cities You Can Actually Afford to Live In

Big cities are known for having more job opportunities, people to meet, and things to do than small towns. On the flip side, they are also synonymous with traffic, crime, and—above all—high costs. That’s why a big city with ...


On the Go, or in the Office, RPR mobile™ Keeps REALTORS® Prepared

It’s a busy day. Your calendar is packed and has you running from one scheduled task to another. And in the midst of all this, you get an unexpected call from a buyer client.  She just drove past a property and has questions for you. In fact, she is sitting ...


Millennials Expect to Buy within Five Years

Contrary to popular belief, millennials still highly value homeownership, and a majority expect to buy a home in the next five years, according to a CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) survey of young adults age 18-34. ...


Residential Sales in September Rise Slightly

Sales of new single-family houses in September 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 0.2 percent (±15.7 percent) above the revised August rate of 466,000 and is ...


Delayed Marriage Equals Delayed Homeownership

The share of 25-- 29 year-olds who are married is down by almost 48 percent for men and 43 percent for women from 1970. This single fact is one of the biggest game changers in the housing industry. ...


Top 5 Things to Know when Buying or Selling a Home by the End of 2014

Home prices are rising, along with seller's confidence. When you couple this with low interest rates, a boon for potential buyers, the market is looking up. ...


Perception vs. Reality: Quicken Loans Announces Two New Monthly Indexes

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the 50-state home mortgage lender, recently introduced two new proprietary indexes: the Quicken Loans Home Value Index (HVI) which takes the most accurate look at home value trends and the Quicken Loans Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) which measures the difference between appraisers' home value opinions and ...


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