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HomeFinder.com Acquires Open Home Pro

HomeFinder.com recently announced its acquisition of Open Home Pro, the top ranked iPad app that helps real estate professionals collect and convert more leads at open houses. With Open Home Pro joining HomeFinder.com, agents can expect the same simplicity and timesaving features the app offers, with the added ...


Zillow Now Powers Real Estate Listings for AOL Real Estate

Zillow, Inc. recently announced it has formed a partnership with AOL Real Estate and is now powering the site’s home shopping experience. With this partnership, Zillow® is now the exclusive provider of for-sale and for-rent listings to four of the top real estate websites in the country. ...


Realogy’s Leadrouter System Delivers Record 3 Million Online Leads

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced today that its LeadRouterSM lead management system delivered 3 million leads from homebuyers and sellers to its affiliated brokers and sales associates in 2013. That is an increase of ...


Homes.com Improves Leads, Simplifies Incubation

The market is on its way up, with more and more homes hitting the market at a stable, steady pace. As the industry gains stable footing, it’s more important than ever for agents to draw in leads, streamline incubation and enhance response ...


Webinar: Take Prospects from Curious to Closed

Respond quicker, set next steps and close more business by working smarter ...


Average Size of New Single-Family Homes Continues to Rise

The size of a typical new single-family home rose in third quarter of 2013, continuing a post-recession trend. The recent increase in size is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. ...


Priority Registration for New .REALTOR Domain Closing January 31

NAR Pulse—Members can sign-up now at SignUpForDotREALTOR.com to receive advance email notification for priority registration of their .REALTOR domain(s) one day prior to general release. To be eligible to participate and receive advance notification, members must sign-up before January 31, ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2014 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® are not only strong advocates for homeownership, but also for their communities, and many contribute countless hours of their time to enhance the lives of others. For six years now, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped REALTORS® expand and develop their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works Grant ...


Housing’s Contribution to GDP Expected to Improve from 2013

An abatement in economic policy uncertainty surrounding fiscal and monetary issues is expected to lay the foundation for improved private sector activity and accelerated economic growth in 2014, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. With growing momentum in economic ...


Commercial Mortgage Lender Appetite Expected to Exceed that of Borrowers in 2014

Commercial and multifamily mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2014, as lenders’ appetites to place new loans grow even stronger, according to a new Mortgage Bankers Association survey of the top commercial and multifamily mortgage origination firms. Lenders were also polled on their expectations for borrower appetites in the ...


Housing-Related Tax Rules That Expired at the End of 2013

At the end of 2013, a number of housing-related tax provisions expired. Collectively, these housing and other tax rules are part of a set of policies known as “tax extenders,” which have traditionally been extended every year or so. ...


Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Expands Footprint into Virginia and North Carolina

At a recent press conference held in Virginia Beach, Va., Howard Hanna Real Estate Services announced the merger with William E. Wood and Associates, REALTORS® and its subsidiaries, Heritage Title and Towne Mortgage. ...


Top Trends in Real Estate for 2014

(MCT)—Gabe Cole bought and sold 15 homes last year as part of his sideline as a house flipper. ...


NAR Extends Alliance with Chrysler Group LLC

Part of the cost of doing business as a real estate agent is spending a considerable amount of time driving from one property to another to assist clients. To help members who are always on the go, the National Association of REALTORS® recently announced a two-year extension of ...


Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement

Markets in 56 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. This represents a ...


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