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Home Prices Move Up in January

In recent housing news, home prices rose during the frost month of January, according to recent results from S&P/Case-Shiller. ...


Would Your Agents Deliver Closings If You Delivered Leads?

NAR PULSE—Realtor.com® has been working with brokers this month on high volume lead solutions. The goal is to create a shorter path between inquiry and close. What kind of leads do you need? Learn more here. ...


Engel & Völkers Inducts Top Real Estate Agents into Highly Exclusive Private Office Network at New York City’s “21″ Club

Seven of Engel & Völkers’ top North American real estate advisors were invited to the world famous “21” Club restaurant in New York City on January 21, 2014 to be officially inducted to the brand’s ultra-exclusive Private Office network. Out of the 4,500 Engel & Völkers Advisors worldwide, there are ...


Carrington Mortgage Services Shifts Its Focus to Concentrate on Meeting the Needs of the Underserved Market

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (Carrington) recently announced plans to further sharpen its focus on reaching and serving “underserved” borrowers (typically those in the sub-640 FICO score range) – a sizable market that is largely ignored by today’s lenders. To accelerate and further enhance its ability to give this market the ...


RE/MAX Answers the Question: What Can I Afford?

For every homebuyer who’s asked the question: “What can I afford?,” RE/MAX has the answer in a new global property search tool, an exclusive feature on www.global.remax.com, the most comprehensive global property listing website. Called the Global Property Search widget, the tool allows visitors to see exactly how ...


Homeowner Vacancy Rates Vary Across Top Metros

In a recent study, NAHB examines eight key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). This post takes a closer look at one of those statistics; the homeowner vacancy rate. ...


Surviving and Thriving in 2014

Today’s top brokers are constantly evaluating what it takes to not only survive, but thrive in today’s real estate market. Recently, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s brokers discussed their 2014 best practices for staying on top, keeping affiliated agents motivated, increasing ...


HUD Seeks Input on Section 8 Guide, Reveals Policy Priorities

Right now across the U.S., private landlords manage approximately 3.1 million low-income households. So those many landlords and property managers should take a few moments to learn about a couple of significant recent announcements from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development about its Section 8 program. ...


Experts Weigh Why Sales Dipped in February

Home sales took another dive in February, falling 7.1 percent below the 4.95 million-unit level in February 2013 to the lowest level of sales in any month since July 2012, when annualized sales stood at 4.59 million. ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Inch Down

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down slightly after last week's uptick, and remaining within range of average fixed rates for the first quarter of 2014. ...


Point2 Powers New Reelfoot Regional Association of REALTORS® Website

Point2 announced recently that its MLS and Association Consumer Portal for the Reelfoot Regional Association of REALTORS® (RRAR) is live. The new website, RRAR.org, provides consumers and real estate professionals with the most current real estate data for areas in northwestern Tennessee and southwestern Kentucky. ...


zipLogix Partners With Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®

zipLogix, creator of zipForm(R), an industry leading contract software, has announced the partnership with the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR). This agreement enables MAR to provide their more than 19,000 members with access to the latest in forms software zipForm(R) Plus, zipVault(R) integrated document storage, and zipForm(R) Mobile Web Edition. ...


February Existing-Home Sales Remain Subdued

Home prices continued to show solid growth in most of the country due to limited inventory conditions, but rising prices and severe winter weather caused existing-home sales to slip in February, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Real Estate Agents Facing New Challenges

The role of a real estate agent is changing as the Internet, new laws and the recovering housing market exert their influence on the industry. Competition is picking up, making it more important than ever for real estate firms to identify challenges ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Report of Real Estate Firms

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


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