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Homes.com Improves Leads, Simplifies Incubation

The market is on its way up, with more and more homes hitting the market at a stable, steady pace. As the industry gains stable footing, it’s more important than ever for agents to draw in leads, streamline incubation and enhance response ...


Webinar: Take Prospects from Curious to Closed

Respond quicker, set next steps and close more business by working smarter ...


Average Size of New Single-Family Homes Continues to Rise

The size of a typical new single-family home rose in third quarter of 2013, continuing a post-recession trend. The recent increase in size is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. ...


Priority Registration for New .REALTOR Domain Closing January 31

NAR Pulse—Members can sign-up now at SignUpForDotREALTOR.com to receive advance email notification for priority registration of their .REALTOR domain(s) one day prior to general release. To be eligible to participate and receive advance notification, members must sign-up before January 31, ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2014 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® are not only strong advocates for homeownership, but also for their communities, and many contribute countless hours of their time to enhance the lives of others. For six years now, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped REALTORS® expand and develop their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works Grant ...


Housing’s Contribution to GDP Expected to Improve from 2013

An abatement in economic policy uncertainty surrounding fiscal and monetary issues is expected to lay the foundation for improved private sector activity and accelerated economic growth in 2014, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. With growing momentum in economic ...


Commercial Mortgage Lender Appetite Expected to Exceed that of Borrowers in 2014

Commercial and multifamily mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2014, as lenders’ appetites to place new loans grow even stronger, according to a new Mortgage Bankers Association survey of the top commercial and multifamily mortgage origination firms. Lenders were also polled on their expectations for borrower appetites in the ...


Housing-Related Tax Rules That Expired at the End of 2013

At the end of 2013, a number of housing-related tax provisions expired. Collectively, these housing and other tax rules are part of a set of policies known as “tax extenders,” which have traditionally been extended every year or so. ...


Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Expands Footprint into Virginia and North Carolina

At a recent press conference held in Virginia Beach, Va., Howard Hanna Real Estate Services announced the merger with William E. Wood and Associates, REALTORS® and its subsidiaries, Heritage Title and Towne Mortgage. ...


Top Trends in Real Estate for 2014

(MCT)—Gabe Cole bought and sold 15 homes last year as part of his sideline as a house flipper. ...


NAR Extends Alliance with Chrysler Group LLC

Part of the cost of doing business as a real estate agent is spending a considerable amount of time driving from one property to another to assist clients. To help members who are always on the go, the National Association of REALTORS® recently announced a two-year extension of ...


Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement

Markets in 56 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. This represents a ...


Housing Recovery Remains on Firm Footing as Americans’ Housing Sentiment Bounces Back from an Autumn Dip

Year-over-year gains in Americans’ attitudes toward homeownership demonstrate that the housing recovery continues to move forward on firm footing despite a drop in housing sentiment during the fall, according to Fannie Mae's December National Housing Survey results. Forty-nine percent of consumers surveyed believe home prices will go up over the ...


Landworks Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

After more than a decade of success in the Farmington Valley, Gary Emerito and his company Landworks Realty has joined with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, announced President and CEO, Candace Adams. ...


Practical Application of an Industry Standard: Three Leaders Unite to Bring Swanepoel TRENDS Report to Life

The Swanepoel TRENDS Report, now in its 9th edition since 2006, has accurately outlined and detailed numerous shifts involving technology and other factors that directly impact the way agents do their work. “As I’ve traveled the world speaking at industry events and talking with real estate professionals, the number one ...


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