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REALTOR® Resources to Secure Affordable Healthcare Benefits

NAR PULSE—Access to affordable healthcare benefits is one of the most important concerns on American minds right now. One of the reasons is because several major reform provisions legislated under the Affordable Care Act will take effect Jan. 1, 2014. This may ...


A Fast Pace Forward: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Quickly Gains Ground

Less than six months since officially signing its first affiliate, the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise network has experienced strong affiliate acceptance, quickly generating a presence in the U.S. real estate market. From Florida to Washington state, and a diverse peppering of regions in between, well-entrenched and acclaimed real estate ...


Great Spaces: The Castle of Your Dreams

Ever dreamt of living in a national landmark? Located in Ardrahan, Galway, Ireland, this stunning castle (yes, castle) is just that. Called Tulira castle, the property is one of Ireland’s most historically significant castles, with a rich architectural and anthropological heritage. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® International Ltd. Strengthens International Member Services Team

Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has expanded its international service delivery team with the addition of Mrs. Çiğdem Ercűment. Ercűment will serve as the manager of International Member Services to the growing global network of independent real estate firms, the company has announced. ...


NAR’s 2013 Political Advocacy Efforts Help Stimulate, Stabilize and Strengthen Real Estate Markets

During the 113th Congress, the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR’s) legislative and regulatory agenda continued to focus on creating a fundamentally sound and robust U.S. real estate market and protecting the consumers as well as the business interests of members. ...


Real Estate Q&A: Neighbor’s Camera Causes Concern

(MCT)—QUESTION: Our new next-door neighbor has installed several video cameras that are pointing into our yard and house. So video is being taken of our family in the yard and pool and through the windows into our house. While we can understand ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Little Changed at Year-End

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates little changed as we head into the final days of the year. ...


2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship to Be Showcased on Network Television

For the first time in the competition’s history, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will be featured on network television. NBC will showcase golf’s premier power and distance competition on Saturday, Dec. 28 beginning at 4 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. PST. ...


Century 21 Welcomes Tasty New Holiday Agent

In the spirit of the holidays (and the Claymation we all love and remember), Century 21 is welcoming its newest agent to its system, Ginger B. Read. Her expertise lies in helping a unique (and tasty) group of customers find the gingerbread homes of their dreams. ...


New-Home Production Tops 1 Million in November

Led by a solid increase in both single-family and multifamily starts, nationwide housing production rose 22.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million in November, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and ...


New England Sales Up 30 Percent

Regional Spotlight—The recently released RE/MAX of New England November Monthly Housing Report shows pending home sales are up on average 30.2 percent over November 2012. Inventory in every state except New Hampshire and Vermont shows a decrease year-over-year. Overall home sales show decreases month-over-month, an expected trend for this time ...


Connecting with Clients and Prospects

With over 25 years in the industry, Donna Elder of RE/MAX Creative Realty has had plenty of experience creating lasting relationships with her clients. In the following interview, she shares some of her most notable wisdom. ...


Existing-Home Sales Decline in November, but Strong Price Gains Continue

Existing-home sales fell in November, although median prices continue to show strong year-over-year growth, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Regional Spotlight: Home Prices Rise in Ohio, Illinois

Regional Spotlight—Both Ohio and Illinois are seeing price gains in the marketplace, according to the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. ...


Your Place: Hardwood Floors Can Be Refinished 1-2 Times

(MCT)—Q: Is there any way to redo engineered floors? They are 12 years old and are showing wear, with pitting and scratches. ...


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