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Spring Home Buying Season Starts Early According to realtor.com®’s February Trend Data

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., recently released its February data on the U.S. housing market, offering valuable insight into the latest real estate trends. Realtor.com®’s February 2013 national housing data indicates that listing inventories increased 1.15 percent month-over-month; median age of inventory was at ...


Hot Selling Points: Storage Space and In-Law Suites

Purchasing a home is an important life decision, and many factors can influence the home choices buyers make. ...


Home Selling Season Starts Strong

In February, both home sales and prices rose higher than a year ago. After a decisive housing turnaround in 2012, this year looks to improve on recovering market trends. With data representing 52 metropolitan areas, the February RE/MAX National Housing Report shows home sales 2.3 percent greater than February 2012 ...


Prudential Network Celebrates Top Producers

Prudential Network Realty recently honored more than 60 real estate associates as the company’s top producers during a special invitation-only party at the famed TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. The Top Producers party celebrated the success of the company’s elite Realtors who achieved $4 million or more in closed sales in 2012. ...


HUNT Real Estate ERA Recognized by USAA MoversAdvantage, Cartus Broker Network

Recently, Buffalo, N.Y.-based HUNT Real Estate ERA was recently bestowed multiple awards at the 2013 Cartus Broker Network International Conference, held February 27-March 2 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz, the company announced. HUNT was honored with the 2013 Eagle Award from the USAA MoversAdvantage® program, ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: From Procrastination to Productivity

If you are currently suffering from procrastination, let’s explore why and what you can do about it. ...


3 Tips for Creating an Effective Lead Generation Follow-Up Strategy

In a recent survey by Forbes, it was found that over 71 percent of Internet leads were lost, marked dead or simply thrown out. So how could this happen when a company’s hard-earned money was allocated and budgeted for ...


Eye on the Economy: Low Inventories Driving Permit Growth

While recent economic reports suggest that home building took a pause at the beginning of 2013, leading indicators point to more growth for housing in the months ahead. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Issues White Paper on “The Emotional Role of Home”

Luxury Portfolio International® has issued a white paper on “The Emotional Role of Home,” created to bring its member firms a clearer understanding of today’s high-net-worth Americans in an effort to best serve this discerning luxury clientele. ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Announces Program with Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC has announced the launch of an exclusive program with global design icon Giorgio Armani’s furnishings and interior design brand, Armani/Casa, to promote its services among Sotheby’s International Realty® clients. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Announces Partnership with Glen Arden

Dan Rand, Director of Strategic Growth of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty, announced recently that his firm has been selected as the strategic marketing partner for units in Glen Arden, one of the Hudson Valley’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Communities. ...


January Home Prices Rise 0.3 Percent

The latest FNC Residential Price Index® (RPI) indicates that U.S. property values continued to recover through January—the 11th consecutive month of rising prices. Despite the uneven pace of price gains across different geographical markets, there are clear signs that the housing ...


MBA Applauds Bill to Clarify Points and Fees Calculation for Qualified Mortgage Rule

Debra W. Still, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), applauded H.R. 1077, the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, introduced earlier in March in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI). The bipartisan bill would modify the definition of points and fees in the Dodd-Frank Act’s Ability ...


Hoby Hanna Named to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Board

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Howard W. (Hoby) Hanna IV to its board of directors. Hanna is president of Howard Hanna Ohio, a division of Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the fourth largest real estate brokerage in the country, with 144 offices and 4,700 associates ...


In New York, Confidence Ticks Up

Regional Spotlight--According to a monthly survey of real estate brokers by The Real Estate Board of New York, brokers remained confident in the market in February 2013, with increased confidence indexes for both the residential and commercial markets compared to last month. The Real Estate Market Overall Confidence Index for ...


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