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The Power in Discovering Your Unique Leadership Style

What is it that makes someone a good leader? What kind of qualities must you have in order to make tough decisions when required, inspire devoted loyalty from your team, and boldly steer your company through sometimes choppy waters toward success? ...


Homeownership Help: The Growing Importance of the Bank of Mom and Dad

The Bank of Mom and Dad is increasingly open for business – and is increasingly necessary for younger homebuyers looking to secure a down payment, particularly for middle-income households, presumed first-time homebuyers, Hispanics and Asians. ...


Housing Recovery to Pick Up Steam in 2016, but Challenges Remain

Steady employment and economic growth, pent-up demand, affordable home prices and attractive mortgage rates will keep the housing market on a gradual upward trend in 2016. However, persistent headwinds related to shortages and availability of lots and labor, along with rising materials prices are impeding a more robust recovery, according ...


Opinion: What to Expect from the Housing Market This Fall

(TNS)—Autumn is typically known as the time of year when housing activity starts to slow down. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Adds 37 Firms in 18 Countries

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® continues to expand its footprint, with 37 firms joining the global real estate network year-to-date. New members include market-leading firms in 18 countries. ...


U.S. Housing Market Recovery Remains on Track

The U.S. housing market is slowly continuing to stabilize, according to Freddie Mac's recently released updated Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®). The MiMi showed two additional metro areas entering their outer range of stable housing activity: Scranton and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ...


Integrating Zillow and Trulia Advertising: Why It’s a Big Deal

We recently announced an important milestone for Zillow Group customers and industry partners: the successful integration of Zillow and Trulia profile and advertising platforms. We’re excited that real estate professionals can finally manage one profile and buy advertising in one place that will ...


Remodeling Market Index over 50 for 10 Straight Quarters

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) was 57 in the third quarter—two points down from the previous quarter, but the tenth straight quarter it has been above the key break-even point of 50. The RMI and all its components lie on a scale of 0 to 100, where an index number ...


RISMedia Executive Vice President Joins Evolving Trends Panel at 2015 AREAA Convention

The 2015 Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) will wrap up tonight after three days of networking and educational sessions, including a panel on “Evolving Real Estate Trends” with RISMedia Executive Vice President Darryl MacPherson, held Saturday morning. ...


Existing-Home Sales Speed up in September

Existing-home sales rebounded strongly in September following August’s decline and have now increased year-over-year for 12 consecutive months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major regions experienced sales gains in September. ...


Engel & Völkers Celebrates Grand Opening of Minneapolis Downtown

Engel & Völkers recently celebrated the grand opening of its first Minneapolis shop with an exclusive ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. The event was hosted at the newly designed Minneapolis Downtown storefront, located at 1601 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis, Minn., and was attended by over 350 notable guests from ...


Realogy-affiliated Speakers Highlight the Agenda for the 2015 AREAA Convention

The 2015 Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) National Convention began recently, and Realogy Holdings Corp. will have numerous speakers affiliated with the Company and its brands on the agenda as well as multiple event sponsorships. Among the Convention highlights will be the Installation Gala during which Vicky Silvano, an ...


Show Off Your Listings in a…Food Truck?

One Washington, D.C.-based developer is hitting the road to find new potential renters in their brand new (foodless) food truck. The JBG Companies is the creator of Dwell Direct, an outfit they deem a “mobile real estate experience.” The new truck is now ...


Spotlight: Making Life Easier—and Business Better—for Agents

As director of career development for one of the largest real estate firms in the Northeast, Gail Sweetman has a lot of agents to look after. And one of the biggest components of that task is providing the right technology—technology that allows agents to operate more efficiently and more effectively. ...


Underwater Properties Down 1.2 Million from Year Ago

Underwater properties have continued to sink in numbers, according to the recently released RealtyTrac® Q3 2015 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report. The new data shows that as of the end of the third quarter there were 6,917,673 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater ...


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