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Delayed Marriage Equals Delayed Homeownership

The share of 25-- 29 year-olds who are married is down by almost 48 percent for men and 43 percent for women from 1970. This single fact is one of the biggest game changers in the housing industry. ...


Top 5 Things to Know when Buying or Selling a Home by the End of 2014

Home prices are rising, along with seller's confidence. When you couple this with low interest rates, a boon for potential buyers, the market is looking up. ...


Perception vs. Reality: Quicken Loans Announces Two New Monthly Indexes

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the 50-state home mortgage lender, recently introduced two new proprietary indexes: the Quicken Loans Home Value Index (HVI) which takes the most accurate look at home value trends and the Quicken Loans Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) which measures the difference between appraisers' home value opinions and ...


ERA Real Estate’s New Look Is a Sign of the Times

Earlier this year, ERA Real Estate revealed a new look for the brand, one that reflects dynamic enhancements introduced over the last five years to not only fuel growth for the brand and its brokers, but to position ERA Real Estate for the future. ...


Howard Hanna Mortgage Services Ranks as Largest Mortgage Lender

Howard Hanna Mortgage Services had the greatest number of recorded purchase money mortgages during the first half of this year in the Pittsburgh MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) and in the Cleveland MSA, Howard Hanna has announced.  Howard Hanna Mortgage recorded 885 purchase money mortgages from January 1 to June 30, ...


Uncertainty Threatens Recent Improvements in Employee Retirement Preparedness

Financial Finesse recently released its annual research report on the state of U.S. employee retirement preparedness for 2014. ...


Home-Value Growth Has Peaked; Cooling Market Puts Bubble Fears to Rest

Appreciation in home values is slowing definitively after nearly two years of accelerating year-over-year growth, according to the third quarter Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Homebuyers who have been priced out of hot markets will welcome the cooling off, and the most recent ...


Buying Abroad Made Easy: Simplifying Foreign Currency Exchange

Buying a property abroad is one of the biggest transactions a homebuyer will make and often is the realization of a personal dream. Ensuring that the transaction runs as smoothly as possible has never been more important, especially when transferring large sums of money in another currency is taken into ...


Speaker Spotlight: Dan Kruse to Be Featured Panelist at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Attendees at this year’s NAR Annual Conference and Expo will have a special opportunity to hear several of the nation’s most successful industry leaders break down their strategies for success at RISMedia’s 19th annual Power Broker Forum, titled, “Power Broker Strategies for Enhancing the Consumer Experience.” ...


Infographic: Real Estate World Series

With the series in full swing, what better way to decide the outcome of the MLB World Series than Real Estate Stats? RealtyTrac looked at the housing market in each team’s metropolitan area and compared the numbers.  The San Francisco Giants may have ...


LeadingRE® Selects dotloop as a Preferred Transaction Solution Provider

Recently, dotloop announced that Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, one of the largest networks of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerages, has selected dotloop and its broker solution dotloop BUSINESS+ as a preferred transaction solution provider through its Solutions Group program. Now, 120,000 associates across more than ...


Carrington Charitable Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Classic Raises over $1.4 Million for Wounded Heroes

Recently, Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) announced that it raised over $1.4 million for wounded Heroes and their families at its 4th Annual Golf Classic event on October 6th, 2014. Held at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California, the event featured a golf tournament, banquet and auction, ...


CENTURY 21® New Millennium Continues Growth, Opens New Office at One Loudoun

CENTURY 21 New Millennium, one of the DC Metro Region’s largest and most productive real estate companies, will celebrate the opening of its newest and most state of the art offices, located at One Loudoun in Ashburn, Virginia. The new office will offer area homebuyers and sellers an increased level of ...


Relocation: From ‘Once Was’ to ‘Now Is’

Kevin Kelleher, president and CEO of Cartus, addressed RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange in New York City on September 10, 2014. He has led Cartus throughout its growth and transformation from a predominantly U.S.-centric relocation firm into a global market leader in related ...


Mobile App Helps Agents Find what They Need Most

Before meeting with clients, you prepare. You find properties that meet their needs, set up alerts in your MLS to let them know when new properties come on the market, you’ve even sent them RPR reports that include photos, neighborhood information, basically everything your clients need to fall in love ...


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