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Ohio Finds January Home Sales Highest Since 2007

Regional Spotlight--Central Ohio home sales during the first month of 2013 were the highest for January since 2007 just before the housing market began to feel the effects of the economic recession. The 1,374 closings exceeds the previous year by 20.4 percent (1,141) according to the Columbus Board of REALTORS®. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces Top 2012 Year-End Award Winners

Coldwell Banker Real Estate has announced its 2012 year-end award recipients in numerous company, office and agent categories, along with naming the winners of the brand’s most prestigious awards: Chandler Barton Spirit, Preserving the Trust and Coldwell Banker Hero of the Year. ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Reports 30 Percent Year-over-Year Increase

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced that it grew the office count within its global network by more than 9 percent in 2012, ending the year with approximately 660 offices and 12,800 sales associates located in 47 countries and territories worldwide. The Sotheby’s International Realty® network also reported a ...


Cartus Named to Training Magazine’s Top 125 for 12th Consecutive Year

For the 12th consecutive year, Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services, has been ranked among the Top 125 companies for organizational development and training by Training Magazine - the training industry's premier publication. Cartus is the only relocation provider to be included in Training's Top 125 list. ...


Steven Calcagni Appointed as National Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Coordinator

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently appointed Steven Calcagni, Broker and President of Calcagni Associates Real Estate, as a Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) for Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT 5th Congressional District). In this vital role, Steven will work closely with Esty and her staff to educate them on NAR’s ...


Bipartisan Policy Center Commission Recommends New Systems for Housing Finance and Federal Rental Assistance

A bipartisan commission of former Cabinet secretaries, former Senators and other leading housing and economic experts unveiled a new vision for housing policy this week, which aims to further our nation’s economic recovery and improve the lives of millions of Americans. ...


Hottest Market Sales Going for a Premium over List Price

How long has it been since you heard the words “sold at a premium over list price?” For the past six years, sales prices ended up somewhere south of list prices by at least five percent. Now, in the markets where the recovery is hottest, sellers are increasingly experiencing multiple ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Releases Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

Luxury Portfolio International® has released its latest issue of the Luxury Portfolio Magazine. The magazine is published twice a year by the luxury real estate network to showcase stunning homes and explore luxury lifestyle trends. ...


Thousands of Consumers Help Shape Future of Houston Real Estate

Regional Spotlight--Only two years after inviting Houston area consumers to share their experiences and opinions regarding the real estate industry, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) now has more than 6,500 home buyers, sellers, owners and renters serving on its HAR.com Consumer Research Panel. ...


PCMS Personnel Holds Presence at 2013 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference

Currently, PCMS is attending the 2013 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference. The event is being held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas through February 28. ...


January Existing-Home Sales Hold with Steady Price Gains, Seller’s Market Developing

Existing-home sales edged up in January, while a seller's market is developing and home prices continue to rise steadily above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales rose in every region but the West, which is the region ...


Nationwide Housing Affordability Increases at Year-End 2012

Exceptionally low interest rates helped ensure a slight gain in nationwide housing affordability amid relatively stable house prices in the final quarter of 2012, according to the National Association of Home Builders Index (HOI), released recently. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference Week Draws Record Crowds

Nearly 2,000 top real estate professionals from 17 countries are gathered this week for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference Week at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Collectively, those in attendance represent more home sales than any real estate network, selling more than 924,000 homes in 2011 ...


Housing Starts Down on Typical Multifamily Volatility; Permits Hit Four-Year High

Due to a double-digit dip on the typically volatile multifamily side, nationwide housing starts declined 8.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 890,000 units in January, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, issuance of permits for new-home construction rose 1.8 percent ...


Over $45 Billion in Relief from National Mortgage Settlement

The nation’s largest mortgage servicers have distributed $45.83 billion in direct relief to over 550,000 homeowners, or roughly $82,000 per homeowner as part of the National Mortgage Settlement, according to a progress report released today by independent settlement monitor Joseph A. Smith of the Office of Mortgage Settlement Oversight. Almost ...


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