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Improved Home Sales Predicted for 2015, despite Remaining Hurdles

Existing home sales and home prices are expected to rise next year, according to an economic forecast presented by Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, and Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency at a residential real ...


Continuing Education Equals Increased Income and Professional Skills

Now more than ever, successful brokers and their agents must keep current on issues, evolving technology, changing legalities, and many other central components of the business to keep pace in today’s dynamic real estate market.  This is why the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) offers a series of designation and ...


Dilbeck Real Estate Goes Independent

Dilbeck Real Estate, a leading real estate brokerage based in Los Angeles, has announced that the company has returned to its independent roots. Formerly known as Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living, the firm has been invited to affiliate with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the world’s largest ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Uses FaceTime™ to Show and Sell Homes

Showcasing expert use of available technology, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has been offering a fully virtual home buying and selling experience using FaceTime™, Apple’s video chat service. ...


Running Full-Speed Ahead for REALTORS®: Chris Polychron Takes the Helm as NAR 2014 President-Elect

When Chris Polychron speaks to his fellow members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), he sometimes turns his back to the audience and holds up a mirror in front of him. This is Polychron’s way of letting the membership know that he ...


CEO Exchange Exclusive: One-on-One with Dave Liniger

When it comes to real estate icon Dave Liniger, John Featherston says it best: “He is the Dos Equis commercial. This is the most interesting man in the world.” ...


ERA Real Estate Expands Into Raleigh-Durham Market with Affiliation of Dream Living Realty

ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, has announced the affiliation of Dream Living Realty in Raleigh, N.C., marking the brand’s entry into a new market.  With one office and 20 independent sales associates, the firm will now do business as ERA Dream Living Realty. ...


Mortgage Applications On the Rise

Mortgage applications increased 4.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 14, 2014.  This week’s results included an adjustment for the Veterans Day holiday. ...


U.S Home Flipping at Lowest Level Since 2009

RealtyTrac® has released its Q3 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 26,947 single family homes were flipped nationwide in the third quarter of 2014—where a home is purchased and subsequently sold again within 12 months—representing 4.0 percent of all U.S. single ...


Large Majority of Homebuyers Believe They Are Better Buyers Because of Technology

Consumers use technology to do just about everything, including looking for and buying a home. A recent independent poll commissioned by Discover Home Loans shows 89 percent of homebuyers use some form of online technology to help them with the homebuying process. In ...


Staying Ahead of the Burbank Market with Maximum Exposure and Up-to-Date, Accurate Listings

Brad Korb, broker/owner of The Brad Korb Real Estate Group in Burbank, Calif., uses Zillow to stay on top in his local market. As both a Zillow Premier Agent and a Zillow Pro for Brokers partner, Korb’s agents benefit from immense exposure ...


Building Permits Inch Higher in October While Housing Starts Dip

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the following new residential construction statistics for October 2014. ...


Is a New Horizon for Home Values only Four Months Away?

In just four months, in February 2015, national median home values will rise higher than their pre-crash peaks in 2007 and begin setting new heights for the first time in eight years, according to a survey of 107 expert panelists in the latest Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey. ...


Builders Continue Optimism

The November NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose four points to a level of 58 as builders continue to see promise in home selling. This marks the fifth consecutive month for the index to remain above the tipping point of 50 after a ...


Boost Your Skills and Business with REALTOR® University

NAR PULSE—Did you know REALTORS® who have one designation, earn 82 percent* more than a REALTOR® who has none? Take advantage of REALTOR® University’s 20% discount on all online designation and certification courses during Designation Awareness Month, and boost your skills and ...


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