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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 ...


Laying the Groundwork for Successful REO Transactions

The real estate market has turned the corner. Am I being overly optimistic? I don’t think so. The signs and economists are saying that barring unforeseen calamities or further limitations on available mortgage credit, the housing market will continue to gain momentum into 2014. ...


Pocket Listings: Helpful or Harmful?

Pocket listings—listings sold outside of the MLS—are gaining heat inside the real estate industry. Far from a new concept, they are one of real estate’s biggest in-house controversies, with professionals from across the country taking different stances as to whether or not they help or hinder the market. ...


What’s for Free Lunch Today?

It’s been a long time since the original “free lunch” prompted economists to remind us there’s no such thing as one. Saloon patrons in the late 19th century were often treated to a free meal in exchange for a drink. In ...


In Focus with BH&G: Agent of Change: A Conversation with Power Broker Miguel Berger

Editorial note: Watch for ‘In Focus with BH&G’ as a new monthly column to appear the first Tuesday of each month. ...


Documentary Co-Produced by Broker Exposes Foreclosure Devastation in Low-Income Hispanic Neighborhood

The new documentary Home exposes the decline and devastation of the foreclosure crisis in the west Phoenix neighborhood of Maryvale. Filmmaker Gail Buck, founder of the nonprofit Project Maryvale, a community activist and one of the state’s leading real ...


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: ...


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