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Housing in 2030: Renter Rate Rises, Homeownership Tumbles

As the recovery makes headway, housing patterns in the future are expected to shift significantly to accommodate an exploding renter population, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute, “Headship and Homeownership: What Does the Future Hold?” Between 2010 and 2030—the year ...


More than Half of Underwater Homeowners Are Nowhere Near Re-Surfacing

The U.S. negative equity rate is dropping, but more than 4 million U.S. homeowners owe the bank at least 20 percent more than their homes are worth, according to the first quarter Zillow® Negative Equity Report. ...


Stewart Title Celebrates Asset Preservation Inc.’s 25th Anniversary

Stewart Title® has announced the 25th anniversary of Asset Preservation, Inc. (API), a 1031 qualified intermediary committed to providing exchange customers with unmatched service and the highest level of security when they need to trade one business or investment asset for another. ...


Gap between Homeowner and Appraiser Home Value Opinion Continues to Widen

Detroit-based Quicken Loans recently reported the difference between appraiser and homeowner perceptions continued to increase for the fourth consecutive month in May. Appraiser opinions of home values were 1.15 percent lower than homeowner estimates, according to Quicken Loans’ national Home Price Perception Index ...


The Right Leads Plus the Right Strategy Equals Big Success

The right equation of tools and time can harness major industry success. Read the following interview with Richard Tocado of the Tocado Realty Group to learn several winning real estate tips and tricks. ...


‘Zombie’ Foreclosures Drop 10 Percent

A recently released RealtyTrac report shows 127,021 owner-vacated zombie foreclosures as of the end of the second quarter, down 11 percent from previous quarter and down 10 percent from Q2 2014. The report concludes that Zombie foreclosures represented about one in five of the 527,047 U.S. properties in foreclosure. One ...


EBCBOR Advances Key Housing Issues on Capitol Hill

Members of the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® joined thousands of fellow Realtors® from across the country to attend the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meeting and visit lawmakers on Capitol Hill to fight for the rights of Bergen County homeowners. ...


Halstead Property Doubles Size of Greenwich, Conn. Office

As a sign of their commitment to the Fairfield County marketplace, Halstead Property has doubled the size of their Greenwich, Connecticut office by moving to 125 Mason Street. With more than 10,000-square-feet, the new state-of-the-art office space has been completely renovated to suit the leading real estate firm and its ...


CENTURY 21 on the Hunt for #WorldsWorstGarageBand

With summer concert season kicking off, Century 21 is shaking things up with its hunt for the #WorldsWorstGarageBand. The real estate franchise took to the Internet in a global search to find the worst of the worst – your no-name neighborhood rebels who are terrorizing the community with their less ...


The Dirty Little Secret of Lead Generation for Real Estate

If you do a Google search for “lead generation for real estate,” guess how many results you’ll find? Over one million. You don’t have to be an industry expert to know that lead generation is a big deal. And some real estate agents ...


Space Filling Fast for 2015 NAR Broker Summits

NAR PULSE—Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, and Katie Johnson, NAR general counsel, have joined the 2015 Broker Summit program lineup. Other sessions during the Broker Summits include panels from Google and RISMedia. The REALTOR® Broker Summits are designed exclusively for designated broker and broker owner members to come together and ...


Hassle-Free Home Improvement

Savvy real estate professionals are always looking for that one thing that will set them apart from the growing competition in the ever-evolving real estate industry. And having the right people by your side is a surefire way to differentiate yourself from the sea of competition. For those looking to ...


Freddie Mac Names New Vice President, Chief Economist

Freddie Mac recently announced that Sean Becketti, an executive with broad experience in the private sector, government and academia, is joining the company as vice president and chief economist. ...


New Study Recommends Minimum 7 Hours Sleep for Adults

(TNS)—Seven hours of shut-eye: That’s the minimum amount of sleep that adults need each night for best health, according to new recommendations from a panel led by a University of Washington sleep expert. ...


RE/MAX of New Jersey Launches New ‘Autopilot’ Feature

RE/MAX of New Jersey has announced the release of Autopilot, a service that completely automates the creation of an agent’s listing marketing materials. Autopilot is a service powered by Imprev and their marketing platform, Design Center. Starting June 8th, Autopilot will begin generating marketing materials for every RE/MAX listing added ...


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