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Homesnap Announces Agreements With ARMLS®, NorthstarMLS®

ARMLS®, which supports 32,000 subscribers in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and NorthstarMLS®, which supports 15,000 REALTORS® in Minneapolis and Western Wisconsin, have both signed up with Homesnap Pro. The pair of MLS servers join many multiple listing services (MLSs) across the country, including 8 of the top 20, who have partnered ...


Know the Risks of Adding Additional Insureds to Your E&O Insurance Plan

Do you want to share your E&O insurance coverage with a bank or even the government? Most real estate professionals would agree that this does not sound like a good idea. ...


NAR Shows Majority of Metro Areas Experiencing Widening Inequality

Rising home prices in many metro areas have helped homeowners build housing wealth in recent years, but the continued decline in homeownership means the gains are going to fewer people and likely leading to worsening inequality in the U.S., according to new research from the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


New Report Finds Gap between Desire for and Availability of Community Attributes

Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report, America in 2015, released recently by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). A large number of people, particularly minorities and Millennials, report living in areas that lack easy access to safe places for outdoor ...


MRIS to Kick Off 2015 Real Estate R.O.A.D Show This June

MRIS has recently announced the launch of its 2015 R.O.A.D. Show series. The R.O.A.D. Show, which stands for Reach Out and Discover, is a traveling open house event that will feature opportunities for MRIS customers to network with other real estate professionals and the MRIS team, test drive new MRIS ...


Millennials Emerge after Getting Priced Out of Rentals

Opinions on where real estate prices are heading from here might be mixed, but one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Millennials will be a big part of it. According to a recent survey from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the so-called millennial ...


4 Percent of All U.S Single Family Home Sales in Q1 Were Flips

A newly released RealtyTrac® report shows that 17,309 single family homes were flipped—sold as part of an arms-length sale for the second time within a 12-month period—in the first quarter, 4.0 percent of all single family home sales during the quarter. ...


Housing Continues Gradual Recovery

Markets in 68 of the approximately 360 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released ...


Future Focused: ‘Bringing the World to Austin’

We recently had an interview with Michele and Steve Turnquist with Engel & Völkers Austin Westlake in Austin, Texas, who shared the most popular trends in their market, international relocation growth at their company and how they are prepared to ‘Bring the World to Austin.’ ...


AdWerx Outpacing High Expectations Startup Announces 4 More Strategic Relationships

AdWerx recently announced the signing of four key relationships, including the firms Sibcy Cline Realtors®, NextHome, Inc., and Crye-Leike, REALTORS®. This brings the total to 13 strategic relationships and expands the availability of brilliantly simple digital advertising to more real estate agents than ever before. ...


Moneycorp Opens Miami Office

Moneycorp, the international payments specialist, has opened an office in Miami to provide a new resource for international property investors. Designed to assist foreign buyers and sellers with their property payments, the office has already seen early success. Since opening, it is helping to demonstrate to agents in the south ...


Home Prices Rise 5.9 Percent Year-Over-Year

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 5.9 percent in March 2015 compared with March 2014 according to a recently released CoreLogic® Home Price Index (HPI®). This change represents 37 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally. On a month-over-month ...


NAR’s REach® Technology Accelerator Selects Class of 2015

NAR PULSE—NAR and Second Century Ventures are proud to announce the new REach® Class of 2015. Joining the class are Asset Avenue, BoostUp, Guard Llama, Loop & Tie, NotaryCam, Pro.com, and TermScout. The REach® accelerator program was created to identify the top new ...


5 Tips for Better Real Estate Photos

When homebuyers are ready to go from online shopping to in-person viewing, we all know that listing photos can be the deciding factor. ...


Tiny House Trend: 6 Style Lessons for Small Spaces

(TNS)—Small is getting bigger for sure. The average American single-family house will drop to 2,152 square feet this year, 10 percent smaller than five years ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders. ...


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