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FHA Plays Vital Role for American Homeowners, REALTORS® Testify

Since the private mortgage market collapsed, the Federal Housing Administration has played a critical role by helping make mortgage insurance available to millions of qualified home buyers. That is exactly the way Congress designed the mortgage insurance fund to operate when it was established 80 years ago, the National Association ...


January Pending Home Sales Up in All Regions

Pending home sales rose in January, and have been above year-ago levels for the past 21 months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. There were healthy monthly gains in all regions but the West, which is constrained by limited inventory but was slightly improved. ...


The Echo Boom: The Next Generation

Sometimes it takes a 30-year industry veteran to have the clearest vision into the next 30 years of the industry. ...


Robert Allan Paul Joins Top 5 in Real Estate as Top 5 Elite Speaker

Recently, RISMedia and the Top 5 in Real Estate Network have announced a new addition to the Top 5 program: the inclusion of some of the best speakers in the industry coming together to provide better content, better events ...


Business Building: Looking Ahead, Through the Lens of Experience

At our organization’s annual meeting and holiday party in December, I was honored for my 25 years with RE/MAX. This, combined with RE/MAX celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, has made me pause and reflect, more than usual, about what’s happened over the past 25 and 40 years. ...


How to Spot Business Opportunity in Tomorrow’s Economy

Take a moment to consider some of today’s largest, most recognizable companies—“some of them may not be around after the next several years,” says G. Michael Maddock, CEO of Maddock Douglas, a company that advises Fortune 100 players like GE and Wal-Mart. ...


S&P/Case-Shiller: Home Prices Closed Out a Strong 2012

Data through December 2012, released this week by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that all three headline composites ended the year with strong gains. The national composite posted ...


Pat Zaby Joins Top 5 in Real Estate as Top 5 Elite Speaker

Recently, RISMedia and the Top 5 in Real Estate Network have announced a new addition to the Top 5 program: the inclusion of some of the best real estate speakers in the industry coming together to provide better content, better ...


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 ...


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