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Frederique’s Choice and Halstead Property Enter into Content Agreement

Frederique’s Choice recently announced that it has entered into a partnership with Halstead Property. Halstead Property agents and executives will be able to gift clients with either a onetime gesture of a Timeless White bouquet or a special three-month bi-weekly subscription of unique, handcrafted flower collections. Frederique’s Choice bouquets are ...


What Kind of Traffic Do You Want: Lookers, Loafers or Loyalists?

The Top 5 real estate websites combined now attract over 100 million visitors each month. That's an astounding number, considering that in any given year, there are only about 5 million home sales in the U.S. ...


Real Estate Market to Continue Economic Expansion through 2017

The real estate market is projected to continue expanding at healthy and fairly steady levels for 2015 through 2017, according to a new three-year economic forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The latest ULI Real Estate Consensus Forecast, a semi-annual outlook, is ...


Long & Foster Real Estate Takes Equity Stake in Moxi Works

The Long & Foster Companies has invested in Moxi Works, acquiring an equity stake in the independent firm. Long & Foster is now a shareholder in the company, which was founded and is majority owned by Windermere Real Estate, a family-owned real estate brokerage based in Seattle. ...


7 Crucial Facts about FHA Loans

(TNS)—FHA loans are popular with mortgage borrowers because of lower down payment requirements and less stringent lending standards. ...


The Carrington Companies and Charitable Foundation Complete Custom Home Builds for Wounded Veterans

The Carrington Companies and the Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) recently announced the fifth home in their 2015 series of builds has been delivered to USMC SSgt Jason Ross and his family in the San Diego area. Carrington and CCF in collaboration with the Gary Sinise Foundation have delivered ten homes ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Hoboken

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its first shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the region. The opening comes with the union between the storied international brokerage and Empire Realty Group, a leading boutique real estate ...


Spanning the Generations: Simplifying the House Hunt for One and All

Recent figures released by the National Association of REALTORS® revealed that millennials made up approximately one-third of the U.S. housing market over the last 12 months, up 28 percent from just two years ago, overtaking Generation X as the largest segment of homebuyers ...


Consumer Confidence Rebounded in September

The Consumer Confidence Index has rebounded to levels close to the pre-recession peak of 111.9 in July 2007, with levels currently landing at 103.0 in September from 101.3 in August. The present situation index rose to 121.1 from 115.8; the expectations index decreased to 91.0 from 91.0. ...


Eye on the Economy: New Homes Sales Continue Modest Rise

New home sales increased in August to a 552,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate, a 5.7 percent increase from an upwardly revised July. The August pace was the highest since February 2008. The steady, albeit modest, progression of new home sales reflects improvement for jobs and consumer confidence, with home buyers taking ...


Realtor.com® Operator, Move, Inc., Acquires Reesio

Move, Inc., has announced it has acquired Reesio, a San Francisco-based document and transaction management platform that allows real estate professionals to simplify the process for home buyers and sellers by bringing the entire transaction online. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. ...


HomeSmart International Hosts Brian Buffini in Phoenix

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Home Affordability Improves to a Two-Year Low

Buying a home was at the most affordable level in two years in the first quarter of 2015, according to a recent report jointly released by RealtyTrac® and Clear Capital, which shows that home-buying is becoming more affordable, despite the average U.S. home ...


The Student Loan Effect: How Debt Impacts Homeownership for Millennials

Freddie Mac's Insight & Outlook report for September focuses on the challenges faced by three types of student loan borrowers, and how loan down payment mortgage loans could help, or not help, make homeownership possible. ...


Mortgage Applications Dip 6.7 Percent

Mortgage applications decreased 6.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 25, 2015. ...


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