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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Continues Westward Expansion with Addition of Utah Brokerage

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate just announced  its entry into Utah with the addition of real estate brokerage The Franklin Group to its rapidly-growing franchise network. The firm will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franklin Group and will continue to serve the counties of Salt Lake, Tooele, Davis, ...


Underwater Homeowners Sink Deeper, Even as Home Values Rise

Owners of homes at the bottom of the market are trapped underwater on their mortgages even as the real estate market continues to recover, according to the fourth quarter Zillow® Negative Equity Report. That’s because low-endhomes—the most likely to be upside-down—are losing value. ...


42 Percent: The Scariest Number in Real Estate

Real estate remains a very call-centric business, but millions of leads are being left at the curb—literally. Randall Standard, CEO of VoicePad, a 30-year mobile industry veteran, examines how this problem can be solved. ...


Century 21 Beal, Inc. Agent Receives Award for Innovative Use of Technology

Century 21 Beal, Inc. recently announced that agent Raylene Lewis was recognized with the coveted 2014 Century 21® Producer Technology Award. The Century 21 Producer Technology Award is presented to one independent sales associate each year in the Century 21 System of more than 101,000 affiliated agents who focuses on ...


Ziplogix Expands Customer Service Outreach

zipLogix recently announced a significant expansion of customer service coverage to ensure support on all products. zipLogix Chairman of the Board Mark Peterson made the announcement. ...


Talking Tech on Main Street: A Conversation with Morris Lyles

Since I’m sure you’ve all heard enough about what I think, we decided to take it to the streets to hear what you think. This month, we sat down with Morris Lyles of ERA Wilder Realty in Columbia, S.C., and picked ...


National Housing Report: February Boost in Sales and Prices

Unlike last February, this February experienced increased home sales, but with only a moderate rise in prices. Home sales in February rose 7.1 percent from January and 2.2 percent from February 2014, according to the February RE/MAX National Housing Report . Sales through the fall and winter months held ground, ...


New Consumer Portal Launched for REALTOR® Association

The Greater Tulsa Association of REALTORS® (GTAR) announced the launch of a new consumer website (TulsaRealtors.com) developed by Homes.com®; GTAR will also offer Homes.com’s integrated marketing suite to all 3,600 GTAR subscribers. GTAR members will now benefit from Homes.com’s extensive marketing features, connecting them to consumers visiting TulsaRealtors.com ...


U.S. Foreclosure Activity at Lowest Level Since July 2006

RealtyTrac® recently released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for February 2015, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 101,938 U.S. properties in February, a decrease of 4 percent from revised January numbers and down 9 percent from a year ...


ListHub Inks Renewal Deals with Heavyweights CENTURY 21 and Coldwell Banker

ListHub recently announced renewal agreements with global franchises CENTURY 21 and Coldwell Banker, both of which are subsidiaries of Realogy. These deals build on the momentum of the national agreements ListHub announced last week and give the millions of monthly consumers who view properties on these brands' websites and mobile apps access to the listings ...


Firm Recognizes Century 21 Affiliated as Top Company Worldwide

Century 21 Affiliated recently announced that it is the No.1 company worldwide in the Century 21® System in 2014 in both residential (based on units sold) and commercial real estate (based on sales production). The company was honored at the Century 21 Global Conference in Washington, DC last month. Century ...


Engel & Volkers Announces Three-Year Sponsorship of Special Olympics

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, has announced that it will be the first cause marketing sponsor for the Special Olympics #PlayUnified campaign. The campaign plans to inspire and mobilize youth around the world to connect with people with intellectual disabilities and create more inclusive communities, leading ...


The Secrets to Selling a Second Home

For real estate professionals serving vacation areas, marketing a property is a lot like telling a story: the story of the home, the story of the surroundings, the story of the community. Successfully selling a vacation property is contingent upon a number of ...


FNC Index: Home Prices Down 0.3% in January

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows the nation’s housing market started the year with a small decline in average home prices. Based on recorded sales of non-distressed properties (existing and new homes) in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, the index fell 0.3% in January but continued to rise ...


Strong Dollar, Continued Investment from Abroad Help Facilitate Overseas Buyers

Seven years on from the Wall Street financial crisis of 2008, when the U.S. economy began to sink into recession, economic recovery has shifted into higher gear. For example, according to Reuters, Q3 2014 saw the economy grow at a 5 percent clip ...


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