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New Home Sales by Financing: Falling FHA Share

The share of new single-family home sales purchased using conventional mortgage financing is rising, as the share of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backed mortgages fell during 2013. ...


The Biggest Little City in the World Welcomes Intero Real Estate Services

Intero Franchise Services Inc., a company affiliated with Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., is excited to announce the opening of its Reno, Nevada office. This will be the second franchise office to open in Nevada for the real estate company. ...


Recovery Hits Eighth Consecutive Month

Ongoing improvements show economic stabilization, with 87 markets reaching full recovery and housing market price gains nearing 2005 records ...


Planwise Receives Investment from National Association of REALTORS®’ Investment Arm

Planwise, a San Francisco based technology company, recently announced that Second Century Ventures (SCV), the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, has made a strategic investment in the company. Planwise was a member of SCV’s inaugural REachTM technology accelerator class in 2013 which helps early stage technology ...


HomeFinder.com Announces Broker Advantage Program

HomeFinder.com, a leading real estate search site, today announces Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty is the inaugural participant in the new HomeFinder.com Broker Advantage Program, now available to all brokerages. This partnership gives Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty brokers preferred access to HomeFinder.com’s suite of digital marketing ...


Sign of Recovery: Traditional Home Sales Now Dominate Foreclosures and Short Sales

(MCT—Regional Spotlight)--For several years, banks held an iron grip on Las Vegas’ weak housing market, as most sellers either were bankers unloading foreclosed properties or underwater locals who needed their blessing. ...


J. Rockcliff’s Barry Zwahlen Named 2013 REALTOR of the Year

J. Rockcliff REALTORS®, a leading residential real estate brokerage in the San Francisco East Bay, recently announced that Barry Zwahlen of the company’s Blackhawk office has been named REALTOR® of the Year for 2013 by the Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®. ...


Taking the Temperature of the Market

Recently, Freddie Mac released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for January showing that four of the key housing indicators are all moving in the right direction, which bodes well for an ongoing recovery. ...


The Aging Housing Stock

The American housing stock continues to age, a trend that represents an opportunity for remodelers and over the long term may signal a future increased demand for new home construction. ...


Webinar: Lead Generation Solutions of realtor.com®

If you need to reduce the time it takes to close, take on more volume, or build business for a team, join this 25-minute realtor.com® webinar, being held on Friday, January 24 at 9 a.m. PST/12 noon EST. ...


Great Spaces: John Fogerty Buys a California Home

Unsurprisingly, a celebrity has bought a home in…California! Doesn’t anyone buy in, say, Vermont or New Hampshire anymore? It’s probably beautiful up there right now! Maybe next month. For now, Creedence Clearwater Revival singer and rock ‘n’ roll vet John Fogerty has purchased a Thousand Oaks, Calif., estate for nearly ...


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 ...


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