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Luxury Home Values Increase in Fourth Quarter

Luxury home values increased in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to a year ago, according to a recent home index released by a private bank and wealth management company. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Fights Breast Cancer

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently supported the 26.2 with Donna, the national marathon to finish breast cancer. ...


Recovery Stretches to Ninth Consecutive Month; 89 Markets Reaching Full Recovery

A recently released market index shows significant improvement in the top 100 markets this month. Results show that 60 of the top 200 midsize markets have fully recovered their loss in home prices due to the housing bubble burst. These advancements bring ...


Why Are New Homes Getting So Big? Look at Who’s Buying Them

Preliminary data provided to NAHB by the Census Bureau on the characteristics of homes started in 2013 show the trend toward larger homes continued unabated last year, as did the share of new homes with 4+ bedrooms, 3+ full baths, 2-stories, or ...


Realogy Honored among 2014 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the second consecutive year by NJBIZ, the company has announced. The survey and ...


Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Decline to Lowest Level in Six Years

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.39 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013, the lowest level since the first quarter of 2008. The ...


Housing Affordability Holds Steady in Fourth Quarter

Slightly lower median home prices along with a small uptick in mortgage rates contributed to housing affordability holding steady in the fourth quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 64.7 percent of new and ...


New Survey: Consumers Believe Mortgages are Easy to Get

Just in time for the 2014 home-buying season, attitudes towards access to mortgage credit are improving and most Americans now believe it would be easy for them to get a mortgage, according to Fannie Mae’s January National Housing Survey. ...


Last Chance to Be Part of Top Broker Ranking

RISMedia has announced a final deadline extension for completing its 26th Annual Power Broker Survey. The survey deadline is now Friday, Feb. 28. If you have not completed the survey yet, please click here. Hundreds of brokers across the country—from large, ...


Housing Gains Predicted for the Year

More modest gains are likely this year, according to the most recent Kiplinger Letter forecast. The national average of appreciation in home values is up 4 percent-4.5 percent, compared with a gain over 11 percent in 2013. ...


REALTOR® Magazine’s 2014 Good Neighbor Awards Open for Nominations

REALTORS® have a long-standing tradition of aiding those in need, and many volunteer their time and energy to improving the lives of others in communities throughout the world. The National Association of REALTORS® recognizes those REALTORS® who demonstrate exceptional service through REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards, which is currently accepting ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Expands Presence in Sarasota

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, has announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has broadened its reach in Sarasota again with the acquisition of Cristello & Company Real Estate. The transaction adds its sales professionals and team members to the statewide ...


LeadingingRE Members Team with imageSurge

A growing number of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® member firms and imageSurge have partnered to showcase properties in an innovative way through the company’s revolutionary Interactive Real Estate Storefront. ...


Coming to America: More People Moved to U.S. from International Locations in 2013

The United States experienced an influx of people from international locations in 2013, with more household goods moves made to the U.S in 2013 than moves from the U.S., according to the International Migration Study recently released by UniGroup Relocation. ...


After Buying a House, It Can Be Wise to Delay Big Projects

(MCT)—Although many buyers these days avoid properties that require major renovation, that doesn’t mean they’re shunning first-year projects designed primarily to make the houses they do purchase their own. ...


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