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Multifamily Market to Remain Strong in 2016

Steady economic growth and key drivers will keep the multifamily market moving forward in 2016, based on the recently released Freddie Mac Multifamily Outlook. New supply of multifamily units will continue to enter the market while plans for additional construction will continue to increase. Multifamily performance at the national level ...


Report: Finances Prevent 45 Percent of Non-Homeowners from Buying

Almost half of non-homeowners say their financial situation stands in their way of purchasing a home, according to a new Bankrate.com report, which concludes 29 percent say they can't afford a down payment and 16 percent say their credit isn't good enough to ...


HUD’s 2017 Budget Focuses on Ending Homelessness, Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently unveiled President Obama’s proposed HUD Budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which is focused on helping Americans to secure and maintain, affordable housing, ending homelessness, making our communities more resilient from natural disasters and protecting people from housing discrimination. ...


Norris & Company Real Estate Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has expanded to Vero Beach and Indian River County with the addition of Norris & Company Real Estate. The transaction adds its REALTORS® and support staff to the statewide company. Terms were not disclosed. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Releases Latest Magazine

Luxury Portfolio International® has published the latest edition of its homes and lifestyle magazine. At 160 pages, the magazine is currently available online and releasing soon on newsstands in more than 60 countries. ...


FedEx® And Avis® Offer Big Savings with MVP from NAR

NAR PULSE—Enroll now for exclusive discounts on FedEx® shipping, and FedEx Office® print and copy services that you can use for business and personal use through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Sign up by Feb. 15 through NAR’s MVP (Member Value Plus) Program, ...


Homeowner Expectation of Value Rises to Meet Appraiser Valuation

Homeowners across America are understanding their home’s worth more as the gap between homeowner estimates and appraiser opinions narrows. Average home appraisal values in January were only 1.75 percent lower than what homeowners were anticipating, according to Quicken ...


Slowdown on Income Growth Stalls Affordability

The recent upward swing of affordability is stalling, according to Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index™ (HPSI), which decreased 1.7 points to 81.5 in January. Housing affordability constraints were reflected in the downward movement of two of the HPSI components. ...


AgentHero Merges with Military Property Project to Create “Millie”

AgentHero – a national network of residential real estate agents, all of whom are veterans or military spouses – has merged with the Military Property Project (MPP), which provides military personnel and their spouses with the resources to manage, own, and invest in real estate, to create MILLIE. ...


Consumers’ Inflation Expectations Continue to Drop

The January 2016 Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) results indicate that median inflation expectations at both the one-year ahead and the three-year ahead horizons fell in January, with both reaching their lowest levels since the inception of the survey. Median expected changes in gasoline prices, medical care costs and ...


New Real Estate Apps Can Help Renters, Buyers, Sellers and Remodelers

Real estate technology has grown exponentially since the first Internet boom, and with every passing year the pace seems to accelerate even more. ...


Franchise Reports Record Year for Transactions, Volume, Growth

Industry franchise Keller Williams announced last week that the company surpassed 133,000 associates last year, a net gain of more than 20,000 associates in 2015. Key benchmarks of productivity also rose sharply as closed units hit 843,547, up 19 percent, and sales volume climbed 24 percent to $228 billion, the company ...


CENTURY 21® New Millennium Ranks No. 1 CENTURY 21 Firm in the World for Fourth Year

The real estate professionals at CENTURY 21 New Millennium are celebrating in full swing after receiving word from CENTURY 21® Real Estate, LLC. that their company’s 2015  production exceeded all other firms worldwide for an unprecedented fourth time. The full service real estate company generated sales in excess of $2.4 billion ...


Agents at the Center of Xome’s Strategy for Real Estate 3.0

Before he became chief operating and chief financial officer with Xome, Kartik Ramachandran had purchased three homes in five years. He wasn’t a real estate guy—he was in the merchant and product technologies business with Groupon—but he had just received a crash course ...


HUD Considers New Rule on ‘Over Income’ Public Housing Residents

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the agency is considering a new rule to ensure that individuals and families residing in public housing actually need housing assistance should their incomes grow well beyond the levels required for their initial admission. HUD is seeking public comment ...


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