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Real Estate Q&A: Neighbor’s Camera Causes Concern

(MCT)—QUESTION: Our new next-door neighbor has installed several video cameras that are pointing into our yard and house. So video is being taken of our family in the yard and pool and through the windows into our house. While we can understand ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Little Changed at Year-End

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates little changed as we head into the final days of the year. ...


2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship to Be Showcased on Network Television

For the first time in the competition’s history, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will be featured on network television. NBC will showcase golf’s premier power and distance competition on Saturday, Dec. 28 beginning at 4 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. PST. ...


Century 21 Welcomes Tasty New Holiday Agent

In the spirit of the holidays (and the Claymation we all love and remember), Century 21 is welcoming its newest agent to its system, Ginger B. Read. Her expertise lies in helping a unique (and tasty) group of customers find the gingerbread homes of their dreams. ...


New-Home Production Tops 1 Million in November

Led by a solid increase in both single-family and multifamily starts, nationwide housing production rose 22.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million in November, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and ...


New England Sales Up 30 Percent

Regional Spotlight—The recently released RE/MAX of New England November Monthly Housing Report shows pending home sales are up on average 30.2 percent over November 2012. Inventory in every state except New Hampshire and Vermont shows a decrease year-over-year. Overall home sales show decreases month-over-month, an expected trend for this time ...


Connecting with Clients and Prospects

With over 25 years in the industry, Donna Elder of RE/MAX Creative Realty has had plenty of experience creating lasting relationships with her clients. In the following interview, she shares some of her most notable wisdom. ...


Existing-Home Sales Decline in November, but Strong Price Gains Continue

Existing-home sales fell in November, although median prices continue to show strong year-over-year growth, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Regional Spotlight: Home Prices Rise in Ohio, Illinois

Regional Spotlight—Both Ohio and Illinois are seeing price gains in the marketplace, according to the Ohio Association of REALTORS® and the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. ...


Your Place: Hardwood Floors Can Be Refinished 1-2 Times

(MCT)—Q: Is there any way to redo engineered floors? They are 12 years old and are showing wear, with pitting and scratches. ...


U.S. Homes Gain $1.9 Trillion in Value in 2013; Largest Gain Since 2005

Homes nationwide are expected to gain almost $1.9 trillion in cumulative value in 2013, the second consecutive annual gain and the largest since 2005, according to an analysis of Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. ...


Staying Consistent

When it comes to delivering consistent service to clients—both buyers and sellers—every company has their own method. In the following interview, George and Jim Wallce of Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, REALTORS® in Knoxville Tenn., give us insight into their tactics for remaining reliable. ...


Luxury Market Trends Upward

“There’s no question that the luxury market is back, and one of the biggest trends we’re seeing is cash,” says Stephanie Pfeffer-Anton, Executive Vice President for Luxury Portfolio International®. Read on for more industry insights. ...


Mortgage Changes to Know in 2014

The New Year is almost here, and with it comes a bevy of legal and regulatory changes, especially for the mortgage industry. To help potential homebuyers understand how the changes will affect their mortgage processes, Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The ...


Plan Would Reduce Fannie, Freddie Loan Limits to $400,000 in Most Markets

(MCT)—The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Monday detailed a plan to reduce the size of home mortgages that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could purchase. ...


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