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Existing-Home Sales Bounce Back in December

Despite low inventory conditions, existing-home sales bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months, according to ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties Announces New Senior Vice President and General Manager

Mary Lee Blaylock has joined San Diego-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties as Senior Vice President and General Manager. The former President and CEO of HomeServices Relocation, Blaylock and her family have relocated to Poway from Minneapolis. ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2015 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® not only help people realize their dream of homeownership, they also volunteer countless hours to help improve the communities in which they live and work. For seven years, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped Realtors® broaden and shape their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works grant and mentoring program. ...


Nancy Lastra Honored as Past President and REALTOR® of the Year by EBCBOR

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® recently honored Nancy Lastra as Past President and REALTOR® of the Year of the former Meadowlands Board of REALTORS® (MBOR).  The REALTOR®of the Year Award honor REALTORS® who have made outstanding contributions to the real estate industry and are recognized as leaders in ...


CCAR Bestows Annual Community Service Award on Kelly Morgan of J. Rockcliff REALTORS®’ Walnut Creek Office

J. Rockcliff REALTORS® recently announced that REALTOR® Kelly Morgan of the company’s Walnut Creek office has been honored with the 2014 Community Service Award from Contra Costa Association of REALTORS® (CCAR).  The award was announced at the CCAR annual banquet and gala on January 9, 2015 at Blackhawk Auto Museum ...


Seriously Underwater Properties Down 2.2 Million

2014 ended with 7,052,570 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater, or about 13 percent of all properties with a mortgage, according to the recently released RealtyTrac® U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the fourth quarter of 2014. Seriously underwater properties are defined as ...


Study Shows Consumers Aren’t Shopping around for Mortgages

A recently released study done by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found nearly half of Americans looking to purchase a home do not do their due diligence by shopping around for mortgage lenders. Rather, the survey found potential borrowers seriously consider only ...


Laying the Foundation for Future Success

“Put every penny you make back into the business,” says Roxann Taylor, Broker/Owner with Engel & Völkers Dallas Southlake in Southlake, Texas. Read on for more of Taylor's top tips for success. ...


Top Tips for Winter Home Selling

Selling your home during the winter months can be a daunting task. The holiday season is already a hectic time of year and selling a house can be stressful. However, there are distinct advantages to selling your home at this time of year. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Expands Franchise Presence in Philadelphia

CENTURY 21® Real Estate, recently announced that its already strong presence in metropolitan Philadelphia is gaining momentum with the addition of three new independent brokerages and two current affiliates renewing in the market. The Philadelphia market includes Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. ...


Global Real Estate Network Selects Planwise as Preferred Provider

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Planwise and their product PlanwiseConnect as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, a collection of select business tools presented to its international network of more than 500 real estate firms. ...


Bank Economists Predict Robust Economic Growth in 2015

2015 will show an economic improvement, according to the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association, who predicts that the U.S. economy will grow nearly 3 percent on an inflation-adjusted basis this year compared to 2.5 percent last year. ...


Conduct Transactions Faster & Easier in 2015 with the REALTOR® Benefits Program

NAR PULSE—DocuSign for REALTORS® PLUS allows you to provide trusted eSignature and Transaction Management business interactions with your clients in today’s mobile business world. DocuSign offers transaction management solutions and is NAR’s official and exclusive eSignature provider, under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. New ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium’s CEO Recognized in Swanepoel Power 200 Report

CEO and co-owner of NM Management, Inc., Todd Hetherington, has again been ranked among the top 200 of the real estate industry’s most influential thought leaders and senior executives in residential real estate.   The 2015 edition of the Swanepoel Power 200 was released this week and in addition to ...


Lisa Robinson Named Private Office Advisor with Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta

Lisa Robinson, one of Atlanta’s most respected luxury real estate experts, has been installed as Private Office Advisor with Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta. To become a Private Office Advisor, a rigorous vetting and selection process based on reputation, knowledge and experience must be completed. ...


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