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NAHB Estimates Sept. Housing Starts Will Approach 900,000 Units

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes fell two points in October from a downwardly revised reading in the previous month to a level of 55 on the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. ...


Stabilizing September Prices and Inventories Build Market Equilibrium

In September, inventories have returned to levels of a year ago and the buying season ended with the greatest price gains seen in years, according to realtor.com®’s September trend report. ...


Members and Firms Stay Active in Today’s Market

NAR members are increasingly busy in real estate, with the typical member having 12 transaction sides in 2012, up from 10 transaction sides in 2011. Only three percent of residential specialists had no residential transactions in 2012, compared to six percent in 2011. Among residential specialists, 97 percent had at ...


4 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Real Estate Blog

Are you a current blogger looking to improve your results or a newbie ready to start building a successful real estate blog? No matter what stage you are in, these tips will help boost blog awareness, visibility and its overall success. ...


Howard Hanna Joins Forces with Morgan-Collins

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, a leading seller of homes in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has announced a merger with Morgan-Collins, Inc., increasing Howard Hanna’s presence in Central Pennsylvania. The company has offices in Harrisburg, Camp Hill, Carlisle and Hershey. This move puts Howard Hanna in position to do business for ...


The Ripple Effect of Home Buying

Using the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), NAHB Economics research shows that a home purchase triggers additional spending on appliances, furnishings, and remodeling. Such spending typically exceeds that of non-moving home owners and persists ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® Host International Symposium in Venice

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® will host the International Symposium in Venice, Italy October 20-22. Taking place at the Molino Stucky Hilton, the event has attracted accomplished real estate professionals from member firms in 18 countries. ...


Personal Branding: Conveying Your Message

As a real estate professional, you are energetic, independent, relatable, hardworking, forward thinking, and you have a corner on the market. Right? But what good are these qualities and how you use them if no one knows who you are? Once ...


Pay Attention to the Big Trends

Brokers are defined by the fire-fighting, multi-tasking nature of their roles, so it’s easy to lose sight of key issues that can potentially shape the landscape of the future. Here are five areas that may warrant special attention: ...


REALTORS® Rise to New Heights in San Francisco to Tackle Industry Challenges

Registration is open to attend the 2013 REALTORS® Conference and Expo, “Rise to New Heights,” at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Nov. 8-11. Click here to register. Onsite registration will take place at the Moscone Center, South Hall ...


Research on Financial Markets Recognized for Nobel Prize in Economics

Robert Shiller, co-creator of the Case-Shiller home price index, is one of three Americans to be awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics. The committee recognized Robert J. Shiller (Yale University), Eugene F. Fama (University of Chicago), and Lars Peter Hansen ...


Greenwich, Conn. Market On the Rebound

Regional Spotlight—The Greenwich, Conn. housing market continues to recover from the market downturn, though the strength and maturity of the recovery varies by neighborhood and price level. Overall, Greenwich single-family home sales increased 11 percent year-to-date compared to 2012, with the median sale price up 2.6 percent to $1,670,000 over ...


President and CEO of Real Living Lifestyles Honored to Speak at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange

Steve Rodgers, President/CEO of Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate, was asked to speak at the RISMedia Real Estate CEO Exchange in New York City last week, and was excited for the opportunity to be among the top leaders in the industry. ...


U.S. Default Seen Pushing Housing to the Brink

Housing largely dodged a bullet on the government shut down that went into effect October 1. The pending default, however, is an entirely different matter. As the October 17 default deadline nears, knuckles in the housing industry are turning white. ...


ERA Real Estate/HGTV Survey Reveals Appetite for Out of Market Moves

ERA Real Estate, an international real estate franchisor, and HGTV.com, the leading home and garden website, recently tapped HGTV enthusiasts for their attitudes toward relocation and found 1 in 3 Americans would consider moving to another state in the next one to two years. The main motivators for such a ...


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