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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 ...


Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Announces Branch Manager of New Flagship N.Y. Sales Office

Matt Rand, managing partner of Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Rand Realty has announced that seasoned real estate veteran, Regional Vice President Joe Monaco has been named manager of their new flagship White Plains office. BHG Rand Realty is calling its recently inaugurated White Plains branch the “Real Estate Office ...


Rising Home Prices Push Down Housing Affordability during Third Quarter

Housing affordability fell for the sixth consecutive quarter, after reaching an all-time high in the spring of 2012, as significantly higher home prices shut out more California home buyers during the third quarter of 2013, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported. ...


Flood Insurance Rate Uncertainty Has Far-reaching Effects on Real Estate Market

Uncertainty surrounding drastic increases in flood insurance premiums for coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program is negatively impacting transactions and the nation’s real estate recovery. ...


Rich Rector Announced as the Recipient of National Homeownership Award

[caption id="attachment_84191" align="alignleft" width="266"] Rich Rector, owner and CEO of Realty Executives International, accepting RISMedia’s National Homeownership Award at the 2013 Power Broker Dinner.[/caption] ...


10 Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends

(MCT)—When Michelle and Jon Christy bought their 1980s-era home in North Tustin, Calif., much of the residence already was remodeled. ...


Strong Partnerships Key to Standing the Test of Time

Having the right people by your side is crucial when it comes to finding continued success. And for Annie Hanna Engel—president of Howard Hanna Insurance Services, the insurance arm of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services—HSA Home Warranty has proven that they’re dedicated to being there for the company, its agents ...


Keeping Pace with Real Estate’s Uptick

When it comes to working the metro Denver area, where inventory is scant and offers seem to come in the instant a property listing becomes public, Pat Shupe of EQUITY Colorado Real Estate points to Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) as the key to staying one step ahead of the competition. ...


Recovery to Continue in 2014, Says NAR; Rates and Home Prices Predicted to Rise

The real estate market will continue its road to recovery in 2014, with home prices rising 6 percent and mortgage rates hitting 5.4 percent. In addition, demand is predicted to plateau, all according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior ...


The Beginning of the Middle Inning: Housing on Strongly Paved Road to Recovery, New Research Shows

Housing is on the way up, according to new research from The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The recently released report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, focused on the key trending industry outlooks for the year ahead, which the report predicts will be a bright one. ...


The Time Is Now for Lawmakers, Real Estate Industry to Secure Future of Homeownership

The nation’s housing markets gained traction in 2013, but lingering uncertainties will prevent a full housing market recovery, according to 2014 National Association of REALTORS® President Steve Brown during a news conference held at last week’s 2013 Realtors® Conference and Expo. ...


Marshall Saunders of RE/MAX Results Receives 2013 Real Estate Tech Titan Award

[caption id="attachment_84151" align="alignleft" width="150"] Marshall Saunders, RE/MAX Results, 2013 Tech Titan Award Winner[/caption] ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Prudential Rubloff Properties

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, today announced the acquisition of Prudential Rubloff Properties and its subsidiaries Rubloff Insurance and Sterling Title Services LLC. ...


Long & Foster Honored with ‘Lexicon World of Quality’ Award from Lexicon Relocation

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., one of the largest independent residential real estate companies in the United States, was recently honored with the annual “Lexicon World of Quality” award by Lexicon Relocation in a ceremony held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, on Oct. 22, the company has ...


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