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REALTORS® Relief Foundation Online Silent Auction: Bidding Opens Nov. 8th

NAR PULSE—The REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) is proud to kick off its first annual online auction fundraiser on November 8th at 3 p.m. PST. Register to bid on a wide array of items including spectacular travel getaways, entertainment and sports ...


Heightened Market Conditions Fuel More Multiple Offers and Higher Selling Price

More properties were sold above their asking price this year, as tight supply conditions continued to heat up market competition in the first half of 2013, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2013 Annual Housing Market Survey.” ...


Home Buyers and Sellers Survey Shows Lingering Impact of Tight Credit

Although the housing market has shown a healthy recovery over the past two years, unnecessarily restrictive mortgage lending standards are preventing some financially qualified buyers from reaching their dreams, especially singles and first-time buyers, according to an annual study released today. ...


Pandra Richie Named Chairman of the Board for Worldwide ERC

Pandra Richie, SCRP, SGMS-T, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association has announced. Richie is the president of Corporate Real Estate Services with Long & Foster® Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, and previously ...


Bay Area Home Sales Slower, Median Prices Lower As Buyers Take A Break

Would-be San Francisco Bay Area homebuyers spooked by fast-rising home prices, a brief uptick in mortgage interest rates and potential fallout from the federal government shutdown took a break from their home search in the third quarter of 2013, spurring a slowdown in home sales that, for the first time ...


REALTORS® to Regulators: Aligning QRM with QM Assures Safe, Sound Mortgage Lending

Revised rules proposed by federal regulators will help ensure rigorous and effective underwriting while also providing creditworthy homebuyers with access to safe mortgage financing, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Realogy Executive Tanya Reu Named 2013 Woman of Influence in Housing by HousingWire

Realogy Holdings Corp, recently announced that Tanya Reu was named among HousingWire magazine’s “2013 Women of Influence in Housing.” Reu is a senior vice president of human resources and diversity at Realogy, current member and past chair of the corporate board of governors for the National Association of Hispanic Real ...


Consumers: Take the Chance to Win the Ultimate Home Renovation

Homes.com, leading online real estate destination and complete lifestyle resource, has partnered with HGTV to launch the “Inspiring Moments” sweepstakes. One lucky winner will be awarded $20,000 for the ultimate home renovation project. From November 1 through December 4, participants can enter once a day on both HGTV.com and DIYNetwork.com. ...


ERA Real Estate Welcomes American Real Estate in Southeast Texas

ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, recently announced the affiliation of American Real Estate in Beaumont, Texas. With three offices and 80 agents, the boutique brokerage led by Jaime Hensley will now do business as American Real Estate ERA Powered. ...


MLSListings Conquers Silicon Valley Real Estate Technology

The technical teams at MLSListings continue to keep the company and real estate industry top of mind and on the Silicon Valley map. MLSListings was awarded a 2013 Subscribed Innovation Award from Zuora for Process Innovation for using the Zuora platform to address subscription management for our subscribers. Zuora is ...


Anchorage Market Leader Joins Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate, the market leading real estate firm in Alaska, has announced that it is now an independent firm, effective November 1. The company will operate as Jack White Real Estate and is affiliating with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the world's largest network ...


Top CENTURY 21® Firm Makes Changes in Organizational Management Structure

NM Management, Inc. has announced that five members of the company’s leadership team have been given positions of increased responsibility within the growing real estate company. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the organization’s core services company provides a complete range of real estate sales and service support to clients in Virginia, ...


Are Dated Appraisals Holding Back the Recovery?

Some of the most beaten down real estate markets are finally experiencing that long-awaited bounce back from the crash. Cash offers are yielding more sales. Pent-up demand is driving prices higher. But something’s missing. ...


Real Estate Q3 Outlook Survey: Men and Women View Homeownership through Different Lenses

Prudential Real Estate recently released results of its third quarter Consumer Outlook Survey indicating men and women don’t necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to homeownership and the responsibilities related to home-buying and selling. ...


NAHB Chairman Commends Bipartisan Efforts on Flood Insurance Legislation

Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Charlotte, N.C., recently issued the following statement on the introduction of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act in the House and the Senate: ...


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