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The Houston Real Estate Market Zooms into Record Territory In 2013

Regional Spotlight—The Houston real estate market ended 2013 as it began: in the fast lane. Surging home sales throughout Greater Houston were largely driven by the addition of more than 86,000 jobs that drew buyers and renters from all around the country and world. December marked the 31st straight month ...


December Housing Production Tallies Third Highest Month for 2013

Following an unusual surge in housing starts in November, nationwide housing production fell 9.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 999,000 units in December, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the ...


Sustained Competitive Excellence: CENTURY 21 & USA Bobsled Go for Gold

In 2012, the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate organization set out on a course to “go for the gold” to help the maximum number of consumers in their online real estate search and sales efforts. The prize for the CENTURY 21® System was establishing a best-in-class real ...


Webinar: Set and Reach Your Goals

Are you looking to set and reach more goals this year? Tune into the upcoming webinar held on Thursday, January 23 at 9 a.m. PST. The webinar, held by the National Association of REALTORS®, will teach you how to set your goals and build an achievable working plan. You can ...


FNC Index: November Home Prices Up Steadily by 0.5 Percent

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continuing to rise at a modest pace despite at a flatter rate when compared to the spring and summer months. This trend largely reflects a decline in housing activity. The index, constructed to gauge underlying property value based on ...


That Older Kitchen or Bath Needn’t Be a Major Obstacle to Quick Sale

What attracts buyers most strongly when touring a home for sale in the Chicago real estate market? RE/MAX brokers report that buyers love to find modern kitchens with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and new cabinets. They also like large bathrooms with tile floors, steam showers, twin sinks and luxurious tubs. ...


HomeFinder.com Acquires Open Home Pro

HomeFinder.com recently announced its acquisition of Open Home Pro, the top ranked iPad app that helps real estate professionals collect and convert more leads at open houses. With Open Home Pro joining HomeFinder.com, agents can expect the same simplicity and timesaving features the app offers, with the added ...


Zillow Now Powers Real Estate Listings for AOL Real Estate

Zillow, Inc. recently announced it has formed a partnership with AOL Real Estate and is now powering the site’s home shopping experience. With this partnership, Zillow® is now the exclusive provider of for-sale and for-rent listings to four of the top real estate websites in the country. ...


Realogy’s Leadrouter System Delivers Record 3 Million Online Leads

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced today that its LeadRouterSM lead management system delivered 3 million leads from homebuyers and sellers to its affiliated brokers and sales associates in 2013. That is an increase of ...


Homes.com Improves Leads, Simplifies Incubation

The market is on its way up, with more and more homes hitting the market at a stable, steady pace. As the industry gains stable footing, it’s more important than ever for agents to draw in leads, streamline incubation and enhance response ...


Webinar: Take Prospects from Curious to Closed

Respond quicker, set next steps and close more business by working smarter ...


Average Size of New Single-Family Homes Continues to Rise

The size of a typical new single-family home rose in third quarter of 2013, continuing a post-recession trend. The recent increase in size is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. ...


Priority Registration for New .REALTOR Domain Closing January 31

NAR Pulse—Members can sign-up now at SignUpForDotREALTOR.com to receive advance email notification for priority registration of their .REALTOR domain(s) one day prior to general release. To be eligible to participate and receive advance notification, members must sign-up before January 31, ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2014 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® are not only strong advocates for homeownership, but also for their communities, and many contribute countless hours of their time to enhance the lives of others. For six years now, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped REALTORS® expand and develop their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works Grant ...


Housing’s Contribution to GDP Expected to Improve from 2013

An abatement in economic policy uncertainty surrounding fiscal and monetary issues is expected to lay the foundation for improved private sector activity and accelerated economic growth in 2014, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. With growing momentum in economic ...


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