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The Plight of Today’s First-Time Buyer

Traditionally, first-time buyers are the pillars of a strong home-purchase market. However, today's industry reveals that current market dynamics may be making it difficult for them to achieve their American dream, potentially leading to a slowdown of the industry's recovery. ...


Solid February Gains Point to Seller Optimism

As prices continue to rise, more sellers are putting their homes on the market than this time last year, according to Realtor.com®'s recently released National Housing Trend Report for February 2014. This movement is a sign of confidence in the gains sustained ...


Realogy Names Stephen Fraser as Chief Information Officer

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, appointed Stephen Fraser as chief information officer and senior vice president. Fraser was most recently the global head of information technology service and information management for IKEA Group in Sweden. ...


DocuSign Taps MRED CEO for Real Estate Advisory Council

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that its President and CEO Russ Bergeron has been named to the DocuSign Real Estate Advisory Council. The inaugural meeting, with attendees from across the real estate spectrum, was held on March 4th during DocuSign's MOMENTUM 2014 user ...


Senate Takes Speedy Action on Bipartisan Flood Insurance Affordability Bill

Late last week, the senate passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which won the votes by a windfall of 72 to 22. ...


The Future of Real Estate Is Here

When Realty Executives International’s regional developers and senior management gather together, it isn’t without purpose and direction. Recently, the company’s leadership group spent several days together planning for 2014. Coming off one of the company’s best years in recent history, the entire organization is alive with energy and ready to ...


January Marked Ninth Consecutive Increase in Home Sales in Connecticut

Regional Spotlight—Single-family home sales in Connecticut rose 2.0 percent in January, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. This marks nine consecutive months of home sale increases in the Nutmeg State. ...


CENTURY 21® New Millennium Celebrates Success at Black Tie & Boots Awards Gala

CENTURY 21 New Millennium, one of the DC Metro Region’s largest real estate companies, kicked up its heels in “black ties and boots” Saturday night at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia as approximately 700 members of the organization came together to honor individual and collective successes, resulting in ...


American Home Shield Acquires HSA Home Warranty

American Home Shield, one of the largest home warranty companies in the nation, recently announced the closing of its acquisition of HSA Home Warranty. Company officials announced in early November that a purchase agreement had been signed and were awaiting final regulatory approval to close the ...


New Generational Trends Study Shows Confidence in Market

Young home buyers remain optimistic and see their home as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a smaller property to match changing lifestyles, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller ...


Distressed Housing Market Shrinks Dramatically in California

Regional Spotlight--Vastly improved home prices over the past five years have changed the landscape of California’s distressed housing market, which is now just a fraction of what it was during the Great Recession, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) found recently. ...


Mortgage Returns Launches Spring Purchase Program

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced recently that it has launched its Spring Purchase Program enabling mortgage lenders to increase purchase business and referrals during the upcoming home buying season. ...


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Mourns the Passing of D. Kent Gale, Chairman Emeritus

Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty is mourning the passing of one of its great leaders, D. Kent Gale, at age 96, on March 6, 2014. ...


American Home Shield Acquires HSA Home Warranty, with Both Brands Focusing on Growth and Market Expansion

American Home Shield, one of the largest home warranty companies in the nation, has announced the closing of its acquisition of HSA Home Warranty. Company officials announced in early November that a purchase agreement had been signed and were awaiting final regulatory approval to close the ...


Normal Market Activity Inches Forward

While the pace may be slow, new industry findings show that the real estate market is indeed moving forward. The Advanced March NAHB/First American Leading Markets (LMI) Index remained unchanged in March at .87 from February but the number of markets considered ...


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