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Land Value Tax: An Alternative to the Property Tax

An alternative to the local property tax, the land value tax offers certain benefits over the economically inefficient property tax. However, its novelty and legal and political challenges continue to make it an elusive option at this time. ...


New England Shows 13 Percent Increase in Home Sales

The recently released RE/MAX of New England October Monthly Housing Report shows an uptick of 13.0 percent in home sales year-over-year. Pending home sales are up on average 35.3 percent over October 2012. Inventory in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont decreased over the previous month. ...


McColly Real Estate Hosts Santa Day at Portage Willowcreek Office

McColly Real Estate is hosting its annual Santa Day at their Portage Office located at 3235 Willowcreek Road on Saturday, December 7th, from 10am to Noon. ...


Ask the Expert: How Are Multicultural Communities Building Business?

Today's “Ask the Expert: column features Glenda Gabriel, the Neighborhood Lending Executive for Bank of America. ...


Home Prices Continue Rising, Sales Steady

RE/MAX Releases National Housing Report on 52 Metro Areas ...


Two-in-Five Borrowers Shorten Term when Refinancing

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its third quarter 2013 quarterly refinance analysis, showing that borrowers are continuing to take advantage of near record low mortgage rates to lower their monthly payments, shorten their loan terms and overwhelmingly choosing the safety of long-term fixed-rate mortgages. Borrowers who refinanced in ...


Howard Hanna Wins 2013 MarCom Awards

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 4th largest real estate company in the United States and the No. 1 home seller in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has earned multiple awards in the 2013 MarCom Competition for their marketing and advertising entries, the company has announced. ...


Reaching New Heights: Tommy Webber Sets ERA Webber Real Estate up for Future Success

When Tommy Webber of ERA Webber Real Estate in Ogden, Utah, took on the leadership role of the company his grandfather founded in 1947, he knew he wanted to honor the tradition of service his company was known for. But he also had his sights set on the future. And ...


Making a Lasting Impression: Obeo’s Real Estate Marketing Solutions Help Listings Shine…and Sell

Considering that 93 percent of homebuyers begin their real estate searches online, it’s a no brainer that real estate companies should put their best foot forward on the Web. And having detailed professional photos, video tours, mobile-enabled websites and more available at consumers’ fingertips isn’t just good for business, it’s ...


Spotlight on Housing Q3: Home Values Strengthening, Affordability Sliding

Strengthening house prices and increased interest rates in metros across the country contributed to lower housing affordability in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released recently. ...


Realtor.com® Webinar Tuesday: Goal Setting – Next Steps to Achieve Your Goals

This webinar is designed for agents who have set an ambitious goal for prospecting, sales and closings. ...


Mark McLaughlin Receives Real Estate Leadership Award

[caption id="attachment_84219" align="alignleft" width="266"] Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union International Inc. accepts the Leadership Award at this year’s Power Broker Dinner.[/caption] ...


Living Smart: Stained, Faded Carpet: Clean, Replace or Dye

(MCT)—Cleaning and replacement are common options for stained or outdated carpet. But what about dyeing? ...


Applications for New Home Purchases Increased in October 2013

MBA’s Builder Application Survey data for October 2013 shows that mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 11 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


Realogy’s ‘Explore’ Conference Demonstrates Commitment to Growing Industry Representation in Diverse Market Segments

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, recently hosted an invitation-only industry event exclusively for leaders in real estate servicing diverse growth market segments. More than 60 real estate brokers attended the “Learn, Build, Explore” half-day conference ...


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