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The Most Affordable Cities for Millennial Buyers

It’s no secret young buyers have faced challenges when it comes to saving money to purchase a home of their own thanks to limited job opportunities and skyrocketing debt. Despite all this, the millennial generation still believes in homeownership. To help them achieve ...


CFPB Update for Real Estate Brokers

As the real estate industry continues to recover from the financial meltdown, mortgage lenders, title companies and closing professionals have been adapting to a wide variety of new regulations. And while lenders can quickly recite what they ...


2015 Housing Forecast: Recovery Will Continue Gradually

Americans’ attitudes toward the housing market continued to soften in August and suggest that housing activity may resume its modest recovery in 2015 after some pullback this year, according to results from Fannie Mae’s August 2014 National Housing Survey. Despite ongoing improvements ...


Great Spaces: Tropical, Custom-Built Fort Lauderdale Palace

Florida real estate professionals Sheryl Hodor and partner/son Troy Hotchkiss recently sold 1 Isla Bahia in Fort Lauderdale for $16 million. 1 Isla Bahia is a tropical, custom-built estate with expansive water views, 303 feet of waterfront and 150 feet of private, ...


RES.NET Offers Customizable Solutions in an Enterprise Environment

Since January 2014, more than 20 additional clients have benefited from RES.NET’s custom workflow capabilities. Based on each client’s unique set of business requirements and criteria for compliance metrics, RES.NET enables them to create their own sequence of tasks and modify workflows in just minutes. ...


The Typical American Subdivision

Data collected during a 2014 survey allow NAHB to produce, for the first time, summary statistics that describe the typical residential subdivision being built in the United States. The results were recently published as a Special Study in HousingEconomics.com. For subdivisions of single-family detached homes, the summary ...


Earn $25 Restaurant Gift Card with the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program

NAR PULSE—Sign Up and MVP Register for the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo and earn a John Besh gift card, plus a chance to win $250 American Express gift card with MVP! Your Premier Access pass includes entrance to John Besh’s ...


Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Continue Decline

Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans continued to decline in the second quarter of 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report. ...


Move Over Millennials: Home-buying Dreams of Gen Z Teens Revealed

Today’s teens will likely never wait for transportation for more than two minutes, can buy nearly anything with the click of a button and have it delivered in 24 hours, and can instantly consult a cast of 1,000 of their closest friends ...


The Howard Morrel Team Joins Engel & Vo?lkers NYC

European-based global real estate firm Engel & Völkers announced recently that the Howard Morrel Team has joined its New York City brokerage office. Led by Howard Morrel and Leslie Hirsch, the Morrel Team joins the firm having previously been one of the top-performing teams at Brown Harris Stevens. Consistently ranked ...


Zillow Now Powers U.S. Real Estate Listings for Leading Chinese Real Estate Platform

Zillow, Inc. is now powering the U.S. real estate search for Leju Holdings Limited (“Leju”), an affiliate of E-House (China) Holdings Limited, a leading real estate services company in China. Leju operates several leading real estate and home furnishing websites of SINA Corporation, Baidu Inc., and its main website, ...


Competing in the Online World of Real Estate

Today’s homebuyers are hungry for information—and they expect to get that information with a few quick taps on their smartphones, tablets or laptops. Reaching potential buyers where they are is critical—and buyers are online. So how can real estate agents ...


A Rise in International Homebuyers: Are You Ready?

International buyers are entering the U.S. housing market at a rapid pace, according to a recent NAR report, the 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. In fact, international buyers accounted for 7 percent of all residential purchases in the U.S. in ...


MRIS and Federal Title Launch Comprehensive Closing Costs Calculator

MRIS, the industry-leading Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and Federal Title & Escrow Co. has announced it has launched MRIS Close It!, a desktop and mobile app that provides quick and concise closing cost estimates. ...


First American Title Launches comprehensive Multilingual Website and in-language Video Library

First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), has announced the launch of a new multilingual website and online video library, www.FirstAmMulticultural.com, to help multicultural consumers pursue home ownership and navigate the ...


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