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HUD Announces Third Round of Disaster Recovery Funds to Sandy Region

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced a third round of grant funding, totaling more than $2.5 billion, to help four states and New York City continue recovering from Hurricane Sandy.  Provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, these recovery ...


Century 21 New Millennium’s Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Children’s National Medical Center and the Jenna Stone Memorial

Golfers and others from communities across the DC Metro region came together last week in Leonardtown, M.D. for a great day of golf and to raise money for Children’s National Medical Center and the Jenna Stone Memorial St. Mary’s Ryken Fund, the company annnounced.  The Tournament kicked off with a ...


Face Time: Why Broker Networking Matters More than Ever

Overused and often under-rated, the concept of networking has become a ubiquitous part of modern culture. However, that doesn’t dilute the value of smart, selective, focused networking for those who know how to do it right. Power Brokers, in fact, view it ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Hover Near 4 Percent, for Second Week in a Row

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.01 percent, up two basis points from this time last week, the company reports. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate declined early last week, dropping to as low as 3.92 percent on ...


New Report Examines Housing Challenges Faced by Youth Aging out of Foster Care

Each year, approximately 25,000 young people “age out” of the foster care system in the U.S., many of them facing significant risks of becoming homeless.  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), recently released ...


Global Luncheon Focusing on Russian Buyers and Sellers Held in Bergen County

Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS’ Global business Council recently held an expert panel focusing on the unique needs of Russian clients buying and selling real estate in Bergen County. ...


Realogy Named to 2014 Fortune 500 List

Realogy Holdings Corp. a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, was named as a member of the 2014 FORTUNE 500 list of America’s leading corporations. The list was released recently by FORTUNE magazine, which annually publishes this prestigious ranking. Realogy ...


Apartment and Condominium Market Shows Positive Growth in First Quarter

Production of apartments and condominiums showed positive growth in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The index increased three points to 53, which is the ninth consecutive quarter with a reading of 50 ...


May Marks Fifth Month of Declines for Home Price Gains

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through May 2014. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes a granular home data and analysis. ...


Single-Family Built for Rent Market Remains off Recent Market Highs

Single-family starts built-for-rent were effectively unchanged at 4,000 starts for the first quarter of 2014. While the market share of built-for-rent single-family units remains elevated, the share and count of starts appear to be declining off post-Great Recession highs. ...


Pending Home Sales Edge Up in April

Pending home sales improved for the second straight month in April, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Gains in the Midwest and Northeast offset declines in the West and South. ...


Over 1,000 Agents Sign up for LocalSmartMobile Integrated Media Marketing Packages

A new marketing product suite is rapidly gaining momentum as more agents and brokers are realizing the value of a multi-media marketing campaign for their brands. ...


Angela Kenny, Century 21 Team Feltrim, Named Top Producing C21® Agent

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate franchise sales organizations, recently announced that CENTURY 21 Team Feltrim’s Angela Kenny is the No. 1 agent worldwide in the CENTURY 21® System based on units sold in 2013. Kenny was honored at the CENTURY ...


Tips for Superior Summer Home Staging

Gearing up for a busy summer selling season? You may want to take another look at your staging process. Staged homes sell 78 percent faster than non-staged homes, so it's important to do your due diligence if you want to succeed. The following ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Education Can Equal Success for REALTORS®

Education is an investment in which the individual decision to acquire a higher education depends on the probability of higher future earnings potential. The economic benefit of higher education has societal implications as well, since a productive population affects the aggregate economic ...


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