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Remodeling Market Index Climbs for Second Quarter in a Row

The Remodeling Market Index (RMI) continued to climb at a modest pace in the third quarter of 2013 rising two points to 57, the highest reading since the first quarter of 2004, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


Homes.com Local Market Index and Rebound Reports Show Even Hardest Hit Areas Recovering

Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has released its August Local Market Index, a price performance summary on repeat sales of properties in the U.S. ...


As More New Households Form, Demand for Housing Will Grow

The economy has seen a lot of bright spots this year, and housing has definitely been one of them. As markets around the country continue to stabilize and prices recover, there’s more good news on the horizon: Household formation is on the ...


Five Ways Your Company May Be Scaring Away Innovative Ideas

For most of us, the arrival of Halloween evokes childhood memories of trick-or-treating, jack-o’-lanterns, ghosts, goblins, witches, black cats—and staying up late to watch horror movies like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street. ...


New Report Shows Not Everyone Is Scared of Haunted Housing

A new study showed that not everyone would be wary of living in a haunted home. Realtor.com® recently released the results of its Haunted Housing Report, which ran on realtor.com® from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 and explored consumer sentiments around their ...


Housing Prices Slow but Do Not Signal a Cooling Market

September housing numbers revealed home prices are still slowly rising, which is great news for housing. However, existing-home sales fell 1.9 percent, and many in the industry are worried that this could be signaling a potential turn for the housing market and ...


Luxury Homeowners Believe Their House Is the Best on the Block

Today’s luxury homeowners and buyers are savvier and more confident than ever. They know what they want and have the resources and capabilities to get it. Gone are the days when overwhelming amounts of square footage equate to a dream home. The ...


Colorado Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced that Colorado Properties is the network’s first resort-brokerage signee. Colorado Properties began operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties this month. ...


Existing-Home Sales Down in September but Prices Rise

After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but limited inventory conditions continued to pressure home prices in much of the country, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Empire State Third Quarter Home Sales Jump 17 Percent

Regional Spotlight—Motivated homebuyers dominated the Empire State’s summer housing market, powering 17.4-percent jumps in both statewide closed sales and pending sales during the third quarter, according to the housing market report just released by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. The ...


Broker Best Practice: Embracing Your Market’s Character

Regardless of what is going on nationally, real estate is a local industry, and understanding your local market is key to success as an agent or broker. In the following interview, Tammy Randles, the President of Realty Executives SELA in Metairie, La., gives us some wise insights into embracing your ...


DocuSign and zipLogix Integrate to Streamline the Home Buying Process

DocuSign® announced a new integration of the leading tools in the real estate industry – DocuSign, Cartavi, and zipLogix – to streamline home buying and selling. The new integration unites the most powerful and widely used tools into one interface to allow real estate professionals to easily and more securely ...


How Long Does It Take to Build a House?

Thinking about building a new home, weighing the pros and cons of building versus buying, or simply curious about the building process? The 2012 Survey of Construction (SOC) from the Census Bureau shows that on average it takes about 7 months from ...


NAR Uses Big Data to Make a Big Difference for REALTORS®

Today’s ever-evolving technology world is transforming the real estate industry, not only with new applications and tools, but also in generating volumes of information about how people approach and conduct real estate transactions. To help REALTORS® understand and interpret these trends, the National Association of REALTORS® has hired Todd Carpenter ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Edge Higher

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates edging higher leading up to the federal budget deadline last week. ...


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