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Global Real Estate Conference Attracts 2,500 Attendees, Recognizes Industry Leaders

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference Week, held February 23-27 at Wynn Las Vegas, attracted nearly 2,500 attendees from 20 countries, a record attendance for the event, the company announced. Hosted by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) for its affiliates, the event offered targeted conference ...


Luxury Sales Warm up a Frigid Winter

Polar vortexes are freezing home sales in much of the nation this winter but the luxury segment is finding the temperature to be just perfect as both sales and price increases warm up million-dollar-plus markets from coast to coast. ...


eSig Provider Releases Broker-centric Transaction Platform for Real Estate

After successfully joining forces with Cartavi last year, DocuSign, the global leader of eSignature platforms, has released its first-ever broker-centric product. The new offering called DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS, Broker Edition allows for a collaborative and mobile cloud-based solution for document ...


U.S. Negative Equity Rate Takes a Dive

The national negative equity rate ended 2013 below 20 percent for the first time in years, dipping to 19.4 percent of all homeowners with a mortgage, according to the fourth quarter Zillow® Negative Equity Report. Nationally, more than 9.8 million homeowners remain underwater, owing more on their mortgage than their ...


Real Estate One Provides Major Contributions to Special Olympics Michigan

In its continued charitable efforts, the Real Estate One Charitable Foundation contributed $105,000 in 2013 to Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI), the company has announced. Real Estate One Charitable Foundation is a Statewide Gold Medal Sponsor of SOMI. ...


The Ownership Generation Is Aging

Seniors are still the age group with the greatest homeownership rate, far exceeding the national rate for all age groups even into their eighties. ...


Your Place: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning a Threat during Bad Winters

(MCT)—Cabin fever is taking hold across a huge chunk of the country these days. ...


Realtor.com® Users Faceoff with San Jose Sharks for Chance to Win Big

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., has launched “The realtor.com® FACEOFF,” an online promotion with the San Jose Sharks. The sweepstakes, which is running now through March 13, lets users vote on favorite home features based on choices previously made by San Jose ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Anticipates Strong 2014 in High-End Real Estate

Sentiment from top Luxury Portfolio International® affiliates in the U.S. and Canada indicates a strong close to 2013 and a rising tide in the affluent segment of the housing market for 2014. ...


Short Sales on Their Way Out?

Short sales and foreclosures played a starring role during the Great Recession. According to National Association of REALTORS® statistics, in the summer of 2009, distressed sales made up just under 50 percent of all transactions as reported by REALTORS®. Fast forward to ...


House Prices End the Year Higher

Data from Standard and Poor’s indicates that house prices rose in December 2013. According to the release, the seasonally adjusted S&P/Case-Shiller HPI – 20 City Composite rose by 0.8 percent in December 2013. This is the 23rd consecutive month-over-month increase ...


January House Sales Shine Bright

Home sales rose in January, clocking in at the fastest pace since July 2008, offering hope that despite arctic winter temperatures, the market is still on the right track. ...


NAR Names New General Counsel

After a comprehensive national search, the National Association of REALTORS® selected Katie Raynolds Johnson as the association’s newest Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She assumes her new responsibilities effective this week. ...


Luxury Home Values Increase in Fourth Quarter

Luxury home values increased in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to a year ago, according to a recent home index released by a private bank and wealth management company. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Fights Breast Cancer

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently supported the 26.2 with Donna, the national marathon to finish breast cancer. ...


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