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MetroList Services and i-Tech MLS First to Leverage Move’s FINDSM Application to Share Listing Detail Record from Source MLS

MetroList Services, Inc. (MetroList®) and i-Tech MLS – a joint venture of the Glendale Association of Realtors and the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors – have announced an industry-first agreement providing reciprocal deep linking to multiple listing service (MLS) content via the FINDSM application, a service of Move, Inc. ...


HUD Announces Additional Measures to Manage Risk in FHA’s Reverse Mortgage Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is publishing new guidance to manage risk associated with the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) reverse mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program. This is part of the Department’s continuing effort to reform, strengthen and protect FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) ...


July Home Prices Soar by over 12 Percent Year-Over-Year

The housing market continues its march forward, as home prices nationwide increased by 12.4 percent year-over-year in July when compared to a year prior, according to the July CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) report. ...


New Prudential Marketing Center Adds Google+ and Pinterest Integration

Prudential Northwest Properties, one of the largest Prudential Real Estate affiliates in the Pacific Northwest and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network (RREIN), has launched its all-new, mobilized marketing platform enhanced with Google+ and Pinterest integration, the company has announced. ...


Foreclosures Down 25% from a Year Ago: CoreLogic

There were fewer foreclosures in July than a year ago, while properties in the foreclosure pipeline also fell as the housing market continued improving, according to recent data released by CoreLogic®. ...


Relentless. Committed. Persistent.

These are the words I use to describe my 5-year-old son, Campbell. Now don’t get me wrong, he is cute and cuddly on the outside, but on the inside he is a lean, mean, selling machine. ...


Apartment and Condominium Market Gains Momentum in Second Quarter

Production of apartments and condominiums gained momentum in the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The index increased nine points to 61, which is the ...


Real Estate’s New Investors: Friend or Foe?

Clearly, investors have played a critical role in the housing market’s climb back from the brink. However, institutional investors are rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the single-family housing market, leaving many wondering if this is good or bad for the recovery and the industry’s future. This ...


Celebrities Delve into House Flipping

(MCT)—In Tinseltown, even movie stars can be found playing the home-flipping game — and this year they’ve upped the ante. ...


July Bay State Home Sales Post Best Month in Seven Years

Regional Spotlight—Sales of Massachusetts single-family homes increased significantly in July, rising more than 18 percent over July 2012, and posting the highest sales volume for any month since June 2006, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


U.S Agencies Propose an Ease in Mortgage Requirements

Big news is circulating the housing sector as six regulatory agencies recently proposed an eased version of the Qualified Residential Mortgage proposal. This new proposal provides more Americans with access to affordable credit while encouraging a reliable, safe financial system. The ...


Home Prices Surge in June, Double-Digits Continue, All Tracked Cities Showing Gains

(MCT)—Home prices in large U.S. cities rose sharply in June, marking the fourth consecutive double-digit gain for the nation’s leading home price index. ...


Regional Tactics for Real Estate Success

While national real estate reports point to increasing home prices and inventory shortages, the regional scenario varies greatly and often follows its own unique path toward recovery. Leading brokers from the country’s key regions will discuss the specific dynamics of their respective markets—and their in-the-trenches strategies for increasing business—at ...


Homes.com’s Local Market Index Expands to Include Midsized Markets for Broader Housing Recovery Analysis

Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has released its latest Local Market Index, a price performance summary on repeat sales of properties in the U.S. Utilizing home pricing data for the period ending June 2013, the Index showed gains for single-family properties in ...


Are Higher Mortgage Rates Prompting a Pause in New-Home Sales?

Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 13.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 394,000 units in July as higher mortgage rates prompted a temporary pause in buying activity, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. ...


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