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New Survey: Consumers Believe Mortgages are Easy to Get

Just in time for the 2014 home-buying season, attitudes towards access to mortgage credit are improving and most Americans now believe it would be easy for them to get a mortgage, according to Fannie Mae’s January National Housing Survey. ...


Last Chance to Be Part of Top Broker Ranking

RISMedia has announced a final deadline extension for completing its 26th Annual Power Broker Survey. The survey deadline is now Friday, Feb. 28. If you have not completed the survey yet, please click here. Hundreds of brokers across the country—from large, ...


Housing Gains Predicted for the Year

More modest gains are likely this year, according to the most recent Kiplinger Letter forecast. The national average of appreciation in home values is up 4 percent-4.5 percent, compared with a gain over 11 percent in 2013. ...


REALTOR® Magazine’s 2014 Good Neighbor Awards Open for Nominations

REALTORS® have a long-standing tradition of aiding those in need, and many volunteer their time and energy to improving the lives of others in communities throughout the world. The National Association of REALTORS® recognizes those REALTORS® who demonstrate exceptional service through REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards, which is currently accepting ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Expands Presence in Sarasota

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, has announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has broadened its reach in Sarasota again with the acquisition of Cristello & Company Real Estate. The transaction adds its sales professionals and team members to the statewide ...


LeadingingRE Members Team with imageSurge

A growing number of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® member firms and imageSurge have partnered to showcase properties in an innovative way through the company’s revolutionary Interactive Real Estate Storefront. ...


Coming to America: More People Moved to U.S. from International Locations in 2013

The United States experienced an influx of people from international locations in 2013, with more household goods moves made to the U.S in 2013 than moves from the U.S., according to the International Migration Study recently released by UniGroup Relocation. ...


After Buying a House, It Can Be Wise to Delay Big Projects

(MCT)—Although many buyers these days avoid properties that require major renovation, that doesn’t mean they’re shunning first-year projects designed primarily to make the houses they do purchase their own. ...


Research to Reveal Technology Adoption and Who Pays

Real Estate research firm WAV Group has launched a study to uncover how agents gain access to technology along with technology adoption by product category. This research is believed to be the first of its kind. ...


Changes in Mortgage Servicing Industry: Top 3 Challenges Hindering Servicers

This year has been full of changes when it comes to mortgages. With new regulations and rules being introduced to the industry, mortgage servicing companies have been scrambling to keep up and move forward. ...


Price Gains Continue In Chicago

Regional Spotlight—Home prices in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued demonstrating upward momentum even as January’s challenging weather and a further tightening in the supply of homes for sale helped slow the pace of sales, according to an analysis by RE/MAX. Compared to the results for January 2013, ...


FNC Index: Home Prices of Normal Sales Up 0.3% in December, Outperforming Overall Market

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continue to rise. As of December, the RPI indicates the fastest year-over-year growth since the recovery began in early 2012. The index, constructed to gauge price movement among normal home sales ...


Save on NAR Professionalism Brochure through March?

NAR Pulse—The brochure “A Pathway to Professionalism: Respect Starts Here,” sold in packs of 100, is available at a special price of $29.99 (regularly $39.99) through March 31. A companion piece to the NAR-produced video of the same name, this brochure contains ...


America’s Most Popular–and Pricey–Presidential Streets

One of the perks of being president of the United States is that many things are later named in your honor—schools, libraries, even entire cities. And among the most common things to name after a president are local streets. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Welcomes NP Dodge Real Estate

Luxury Portfolio International® has welcomed one of the country’s oldest and most established real estate firms to its luxury broker collection, NP Dodge Real Estate. Luxury Portfolio is a real estate network specializing in the high-end market and is the luxury component of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® ...


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