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Hot Property: Cartoonist Exiting from the Frame

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed has listed his mountainside retreat in Santa Barbara for $4.95 million. ...


One Point in the HMI Eventually Means 37,000 Jobs

Every month, the NAHB Housing Market Index (HMI) provides an overall measure of builder confidence in the strength of the single-family housing market. ...


Low Home Equity Rates Keep Listings Down in Many Markets

(MCT)—Home sales around the country are on the rise. ...


Freddie Says: Mortgage Rates Steady

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates largely holding steady from the previous week, remaining near their 65-year record lows, and continuing to provide support for the housing recovery. ...


Realtor.com® Launches New Branding

NAR PULSE—Recent changes are the beginning of the revitalization of the realtor.com® brand. The changes followed months of research on what consumers want, based on their direct input and analytics of their online behavior. The result will be an improved experience for consumers and for real estate professionals. ...


Boomerang Buyers Making a Comeback

(MCT)—Andreea Stucker thought she made a good investment when she bought a Huntington Beach, Calif., condo with her boyfriend in December 2005. ...


Rob Sibcy Named Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Robert N. Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline, REALTORS® has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 500+ market-leading real estate firms representing more home sales than any other real estate network. ...


Realogy Named Among World’s Most Ethical Companies for Second Consecutive Year

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate services, announced recently that it has been recognized among the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies for the second consecutive year, a recognition that highlights companies that outperform industry peers when it comes to ethical behavior. Ethisphere® Institute, a leading international think-tank, ...


CENTURY 21® New Millennium Awarded Cartus Broker Network Masters Cup for Superior Relocation Service

CENTURY 21 New Millennium has been awarded the prestigious Cartus Masters Cup, the Network’s highest honor. This was announced at the Cartus Broker Network International Conference, held at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona on February 27 – March 2. To provide insight into what this means: ...


Realtor.com Kicks Off Consumer-Inspired Marketing Campaign and Unveils Complete Rebrand

Move, Inc., a leader in online real estate and operator of realtor.com®, has launched a new marketing campaign called, “Find It First,” less than a week after debuting an entirely new look and feel on realtor.com®. The campaign highlights the company’s commitment to helping consumers find the home of their ...


New Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Branding Announced at Prudential Conference

HSF Affiliates LLCSM unveiled the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand logo and quality seal yesterday at the annual Prudential Real Estate Sales Convention, signaling a historic moment in residential real estate. From the stage of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Prudential ...


Hot Property: Jason Bateman Gives Ernest Borgnine’s Estate a New Identity

(MCT)—Actor Jason Bateman and his wife, actress Amanda Anka, are dropping anchor in the Beverly Crest area with the purchase of the estate of Ernest Borgnine for $3 million. ...


RE/MAX Realty Franchise Chooses EarthLink Hosted Voice and MPLS Solution in Consultation with Converged Network Services Group

EarthLink, Inc., a leading IT services and communications provider, and Converged Network Services Group (CNSG) recently teamed to deliver RE/MAX Allegiance, the number-one-selling RE/MAX company in the world, an 18-site hosted voice and MPLS network to serve its offices in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, the company has ...


Realogy Completes Refinancing of Senior Secured Credit Facility

Realogy Holdings Corp. a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, recently announced the completion of the previously announced refinancing of the senior secured credit facility for Realogy Group LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary. ...


HomeFinder.com’s New iPhone App Transports Buyer from the Sidewalk through the Front Door

HomeFinder.com, a leading online real estate marketplace and provider of digital marketing solutions for real estate agents, has announced the release of its HomeFinder.com Real Estate Search iPhone app. According to the company, HomeFinder.com’s new iPhone app joins its previously released HomeFinder.com Real Estate Android® app, to give consumers increased ...


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