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Howard Hanna Unveils New Marketing Campaign

Home. It all starts with the right house. This is the essence of the new marketing campaign Howard Hanna Real Estate Services launched April 10, revealing Howard Hanna’s new tagline:  Home Happens Here.™ ...


Luxury Portfolio International®: A New Kind of Luxury Leader

In the late 1990s, the dotcom boom was a watershed moment for luxury real estate. It had an impact that extended well beyond those making millions of dollars in the tech industry. The acquired wealth and accompanying optimism created a new breed of ...


How Property Tax Rates Vary across and within Counties

A new NAHB Economics research article shows that the effective real estate tax rates vary substantially across and within counties, with the highest rate area displaying rates that are often multiple times higher than the lowest rate areas within the same county. ...


NAHREP to Host Celebration of Hispanic Homeownership Event at MBA Policy Conference

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) will host The New Mega Market: Celebration of Hispanic Homeownership event on Tuesday, April 12, to recognize progress in Latino homeownership. In 2015, Latinos accounted for 69 percent of all new homeownership gains with a net increase of 245,000 owner households. Additionally, NAHREP will acknowledge industry leaders who have made powerful contributions in ...


ERA Real Estate Achieved Industry Milestone

ERA Real Estate has reached a significant industry milestone by being the first real estate franchise to connect its entire system on the innovative ZAPSM platform. By connecting thousands of ERA-affiliated brokers and agent websites into an integrated network that is relevant to search engines both nationally and locally, ERA ...


Stock Market Volatility Good for Some Housing Markets, Bad for Others

Instead of starting with a bang, 2016 kicked off with a plunge. On the first day of trading, Jan. 4, the American indexes recorded the biggest losses ever ...


Radian Introduces Newly Enhanced Consumer-Focused Website for Homebuyers

Radian Guaranty Inc. recently announced the relaunch of its consumer-focused website, www.achievethedream.com. The newly enriched website, prepares and arms homebuyers with the tools and in-depth knowledge they’ll need to inform one of the most important financial decisions they’ll make – buying a home. ...


Berkshire Hathaway Partners with Social Survey

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Professional Realty has selected SocialSurvey, a leading enterprise reputation management solution for professionals and brands in the real estate industry, for use among its customer experience with 500 agents across the states of Ohio and Kentucky, the company has announced. ...


Report: Hot Tech Cities with Emerging High-End Markets

Sales of $1 million-plus homes in 2015 surged 32 percent year-over-year in Austin, which is experiencing a boom in tech and entertainment as the home of the SXSW Festival; 31 percent in Fort Lauderdale, which benefits directly from its proximity to the perennial luxury hub of Miami; and 30 percent in Seattle, which ...


Equifax: First Mortgage Origination Balances Increase 42.9 Percent

According to data from the Equifax National Consumer Credit Trends Report, the total balance of new first mortgages originated in 2015 was $1.82 trillion, a year-over-year increase of 42.9 percent, while the total number of new first mortgages originated in that same time was 7.71 million, an increase of 31.6 ...


First-Time Homebuyers: How to Save Money with an In-Law Apartment, Duplex or Guest House

Buying your first home is exciting, but the price tag can cause major trepidation for even the most prepared homebuyer. Investing in a multi-unit property with a mother-in-law apartment or other rental unit can bring in additional income to help cover your mortgage ...


Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Continues to Grow Its U.S. Market Presence in 2016

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. continued to increase its U.S. market presence with the opening of 10 new offices across the country during the first quarter of 2016, the company has announced. Nearly half of the real estate agencies that joined the Weichert® national franchise network during the first three ...


ERA Real Estate Reaches Milestone

ERA Real Estate recently announced its latest milestone in the ERA MDA Summer Camp Challenge. Last year at the brand’s annual International Business Conference, president and CEO Charlie Young challenged the organization to rally together to send 1,000 children with muscular diseases to a Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp over ...


Sales Seesaw: Vacation Homes Retreat, Investment Purchases Leap

Vacation home sales cooled off in 2015 but remained at the second highest amount in nearly a decade, while investment purchases increased for the first time in five years, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released by the National Association of ...


NAHREP Expands Search for Top Latino Agents and Mortgage Originators

The submission period for the top-performing Latino agents and mortgage originators across the U.S. is set to close on April 29. The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Top 250 Latino Agent and Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originator lists are published annually and highlight the most successful Latino practitioners in their respective category. The organization ...


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