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Best and Worst Markets for Low Down Payment Buyer Affordability, Accessibility

RealtyTrac® has released a joint analysis with Down Payment Resource that examined affordability, median income, median home price and homeownership program availability in 370 U.S. counties with a population of at least 100,000 and where sufficient data was available. The report then ranked each ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: June 2015

REALTORS® working in rural settings face a variety of unique safety hazards. NAR and the REALTORS® Land Institute outline some of the potential dangers REALTORS® face working in rural areas and what they can do to stay safe on the job. For instance, when on a farm or in a ...


New Home Sales Rise to Highest Point Since 2008

The rate of new home sales increased in May to an annual level of 546,000, the highest since February 2008 as the housing market of the mid-2000s started to deflate. The May figure is 2.2 percent above April and puts the first two ...


Realtor.com® and Airbnb Team Up to Give Home Buyers Opportunity to Live Like a Local Before Purchasing

Realtor.com® and Airbnb have recently announced that they have teamed up to allow potential home buyers to “live like a local” by experiencing a specific neighborhood before purchasing. Visitors to realtor.com® will be able to book accommodations nationwide on Airbnb ranging from single-family homes to condos, lofts and other properties located ...


Avenue Named Winner at 2015 Realogy FWD Innovation Summit

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced Avenue as the grand prize winner of the 2015 Realogy FWD Innovation Summit held at the Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California, San Francisco. ...


Quicken Loans Named No. 1 Best Place to Work in Technology for 3rd Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Detroit-based Quicken Loans has earned the No. 1 ranking on Computerworld’s ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’ list among large organizations. The award marks the sixth time in 11 years the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender and largest FHA loan originator has been named No. 1 in ...


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Celebrates the Grand Reopening of Chapel Hill Office

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston (CBHPW) recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce to announce the grand reopening of its newly-renovated Chapel Hill office located at 1600 E. Franklin St. The state-of-the-art real estate office now features more than 12,000 square feet of contemporary ...


Top Home Markets Increase, Half Reaching Full Pricing Recovery

Homes.com® recently released its April 2015 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for the next 200 largest markets. Among the nation’s top 300 markets, 137 markets (46 percent) ...


Broker Summit Early Bird Deadline Closing

NAR PULSE—Early bird $99 registration for the REALTOR® Broker Summits closes June 30—register today to secure this special rate. Attend both the Seattle Broker Summit and Seattle ‘Tech Edge’ Summit for an even better price, or ask about our group discounts. All events are limited to REALTORS® and designed for ...


Real Estate Legend Allen Tate Dies

Allen Tate, Jr., founder and chairman of the Allen Tate Company and a leading voice in real estate and economic development for more than 60 years, has died at his home in Charlotte. He was 84. ...


HomeServices Relocation Places Added Focus on Talent Mobility

HomeServices Relocation, a division of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently congratulated Steven John, president and CEO of HomeServices Relocation, for earning the distinction of Global Mobility Specialis—Talent Mobility, or GMS-T. ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Slight Dip in REALTOR® Business in 2014

In the following video, Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, discusses the high-level findings in the 2015 Member Profile. In 2015, NAR membership rose. While there was a slight dip in REALTOR® business overall, 90 percent of real estate transactions were done by members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Watch ...


In Memory of Cutler Real Estate’s James L. Bray

The real estate industry is mourning the loss of an icon this week following the passing of James L. Bray, an owner of Cutler Real Estate in Canton, Ohio. Bray passed away Friday, June 19. He was 75. Born in New Brighton, ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Long Beach New York

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced recently the opening of its first Long Beach New York shop, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the area. ...


The International Valuation Standards Council and The Appraisal Foundation Collaborate to Bring Greater Consistency to Appraisal Standards

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the global standard setter for valuation practice and the valuation profession, and The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), the United States’ foremost authority on the valuation profession, are strengthening their collaboration. ...


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