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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. ...


2015 REALTOR® Good Neighbor Award Winners Bring Positive Change to Communities

Over the last 16 years, the Good Neighbor Awards have recognized REALTORS® from across the nation who dedicate countless volunteer hours to improve the lives and wellbeing of their neighbors. The five individuals named as this year’s REALTOR® Magazine Good Neighbor Award winners embody this incredible commitment to helping those around them and ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Richmond, Va.

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its first shop in Richmond, Va., 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 Select Properties of Virginia, a leading luxury real estate ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Promotes Erin Koops to EVP, Member Services

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has announced that Erin Koops, CRP, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Member Services. In this role, Koops oversees the company’s Business Solutions consultants, broker-to-broker referral program, member education for core programs and services, white-glove international referral liaison program, and U.S. Military ...


July Home Price Gains Concentrated in the West

Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, with the majority of July gains concentrated in the west, according to the recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


Introducing New Must-Have Safety Resource for REALTORS®

NAR PULSE--Created with input from more than 1,000 NAR members, “The Little Red Book: Safety Rules to Live By for REALTORS®” is the perfect tool for your new or seasoned agents to use as they create and update safety protocols for their ...


September Shifts to Buyer’s Market

With month-over-month declining prices and increased time on market, the September housing market has transitioned into a buyer’s market, according to realtor.com®’s ‘Advance Read of September Trends.’ This means that it’s now easier for buyers to purchase a home than it has been ...


McColly Real Estate and CENTURY 21 South County Real Estate Announce Strategic Merger

CENTURY 21 South County Real Estate has merged operations with McColly Real Estate and will operate its Cedar Lake office under the McColly brand. This strategic alliance will further McColly’s business growth and service initiatives throughout the entire market area. Shelly and Fred Faber, former owners of CENTURY 21 South ...


New Tools from RE/MAX INTEGRA Empower Agents to Build Their Brand

RE/MAX INTEGRA recently announced the launch of a new suite of tools available to agents through an alliance with Move, Inc. and Placester. The new, innovative digital tools will be housed under one turnkey location for RE/MAX INTEGRA agents to build their personal brand and convert their leads at no ...


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