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NAHB Says: Leading Market Index Up

The NAHB/First American Leading Markets Index rose slightly to .86 in December index from .85 in the November index. The index measures progress back to and beyond the normal level of economic and housing growth. In addition to the national index, the release also lists the value of progress toward ...


RentalRoost Expands Lifestyle-Based Home Searches to Entire U.S.

RentalRoost, the lifestyle-based house and apartment finder, announced recently the company's website now supports home searches throughout the U.S. Parents may now search for properties by school district, college students can search for housing by distance to 9,000 different campuses and home seekers of all types may filter their options ...


Realogy to Receive Corporate Board Gender Diversity Award at Executive Women Event

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, will be recognized on Jan. 28, 2014 for its commitment to board gender diversity by Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ), the region’s leading not-for-profit organization promoting women’s executive leadership ...


Century 21 Appoints New Vice President of Learning

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced the appointment of David Birnbaum as vice president of its learning department. A seasoned industry executive, Birnbaum is now responsible for managing the learning and training platform for the CENTURY 21® System, which spans 7,100 offices and nearly 102,000 sales professionals ...


Broker Best Practices: Seizing Opportunities

In order to form the best, long-lasting and most profitable relationships with your clients, you need to truly connect with and understand them. In the following interview, real estate pro and CEO Candace Adams tells us how her company, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, works hard to truly understand ...


Analysis Shows Home Building Timelines Vary Widely By Region

The National Association of Home Builders recently release an interesting analysis from the 2012 Survey of Construction (SOC). ...


October Building Permits Boost the Housing Market

According to the Commerce Department, housing permits jumped to a 5-year high in October. With the strongest numbers since the housing crash, many are left wondering what the surge in building permits means. Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The Association of ...


Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Funds Five New Scholarships for Military

The REALTORS® Land Institute announced recently that Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Bill Eshenbaugh will fund five Eshenbaugh Land Company Military Course Scholarships for the Institute’s Military Transition Program (MTP). The scholarships, valued at $445 each, will be awarded to the first MTP participants who request the scholarship. ...


Industry Insight: View from the Top

With an increase in home sales and consumer confidence, 2013 has been a strong year for the real estate industry as a whole. As 2013 comes to an end, we interviewed three leading brokers from around the country to discuss the year that was and the year that’s yet to ...


Leadership Lessons from the Front Line

I’ve spent a good amount of this year traveling, visiting with ERA® brokers across the country. Of course, we talk about their companies, current market conditions, business drivers and emerging trends. But what also invariably comes up in conversation is the topic of leadership. It’s a critical component, not only ...


New Home Sales Surge in October

(MCT)—New home sales shot up in October, evidence that buyers nationwide may be absorbing higher mortgage interest rates. ...


With Aging Population, Elevators More Popular in New Homes

(MCT)—Developers are luring downsizing baby boomers with elevators, a luxury feature that offers convenience now and the promise of easier movement as they age. ...


Construction Spending: Slight Decline in October Release

Total private residential construction spending decreased slightly from the revised August and newly released September figures to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $326.9 billion in October 2013 according to Census estimates. The current reading is a 0.6 percent decrease from the prior month and 17.8 percent higher than a ...


Leading Apartment Search Site First to Partner with Online Review Platform Provider

When it comes to searching for their next apartment, over 75 percent of consumers surveyed say they base their rental decisions on ratings and reviews (Next Generation of Renters). In fact, properties with reviews on ForRent.com® receive 20 percent more leads on average than those without. Now, RentAdvisor reviews will ...


Real Living Lifestyles Agent Sandi Hadley Received The 2013 Realtor Award Of Excellence

Sandi Hadley of Real Living Lifestyles, Carlsbad location has received the 2013 REALTOR Award Of Excellence from North San Diego County Association of REALTORS, the company has announced. An Installation Dinner Dance was held at the Hillton Garden Inn, in Carlsbad Beach, Calif. on Saturday. This award is given every ...


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