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House Prices Rise in February

U.S. house prices rose in February, up 0.4 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI).  The previously reported 0.5 percent increase in January was revised downward to reflect a 0.4 percent increase. ...


High Housing Costs Driving Population Shifts?

(TNS)—Fewer people are moving into some of the country’s most expensive areas, including San Diego, Silicon Valley, and some Washington, D.C., suburbs. At the same time, places where the cost of living is lower, such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and parts of Florida, ...


Realogy Brands Align with Asian American Real Estate Market

The importance of the growing Asian American demographic and their buying power represent significant business opportunities that Realogy and its affiliated residential and commercial brands are tapping into through global partnerships and local sponsorships. The Company's long-term partnership with the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) has recently resulted ...


Real Living Real Estate Named ‘Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year’ and ‘Most Loved’ Real Estate Brand

Real Living Real Estate recently announced it was named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” and “Most Loved” real estate brand in the 28th annual Harris Poll EquiTrend® study. ...


Scott Lincicome Properties in North Carolina Tees Off with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate as Newest Franchisee

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of real estate company Scott Lincicome Properties to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyle Property Partners in North Carolina, led by brokers/principals Scott Lincicome and Laurie Weston Davis, will continue to serve Moore County, ...


Measuring the Impact of Technology on the Real Estate Industry

For more than 100 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has acted as a positive force of advocacy for its members. Over the past century, its primary efforts have focused on improving the business climate and governmental policies at the federal level. ...


Piero Orsi: Listen to the Unmet Needs of Agents

Thanks to a decrease in short sales, a higher number of regular home sales, and move-up sales coming from new construction, available inventory in Northern Illinois reached 8 percent in 2015. And although prices flatlined in 2015 compared to the prior year, niche ...


Adam Savage to Keynote 2016 Realtor® Broker Summit

Adam Savage, co-host and executive producer of the Discovery Channel’s popular MythBusters series, has been announced as the featured keynote speaker for the National Association of REALTORS® upcoming REALTOR® Broker Summit, taking place ...


Seven Companies Chosen for Next Gen of NAR REach

The National Association of REALTORS®’ strategic investment fund, Second Century Ventures, has announced the seven companies chosen to be part of the fourth class of NAR REach, a vertical tech accelerator helping launch companies into the real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance industries. The program is focused on ...


Consumer Credit Default Rates Fall Flat

Updates in consumer credit defaults show a composite rate of 0.93 percent in March, down four basis points from the previous month, according to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. The first mortgage default reported a 0.77 percent rate for March, down seven basis points from the prior month. Auto ...


Sindeo Named to REach® Real Estate Accelerator’s Class of 2016

Sindeo has just been named to REach® Real Estate accelerator’s class of 2016 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The REach® program is run by Second Century Ventures (SCV), the technology fund and strategic arm of the NAR. The REach® program was created to identify and support new companies who will benefit both ...


Century 21 Real Estate Accelerates Growth with a Record New Franchise Affiliation

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that its market momentum in 2015 has taken a giant leap forward in 2016 with the announcement that Southern California’s Troop Real Estate has joined the CENTURY 21 franchise system by entering into a partnership with Midvale, Utah-based CENTURY 21 Everest Realty Group. ...


March Brings Shower of Existing-Home Sales

Bolstered by big gains in the Northeast and Midwest, existing-home sales bounced back in March and remained slightly up from a year ago, according to the National ...


Getting Back to Basics

The following interview features Charleen Newhouse, Branch Manager of RealtyONEGroup in Irvine, Calif. Read on as Newhouse discusses training, coaching, and tackling today's market challenges head on. ...


For Sale: Game of Thrones-style Mini Kingdom in Oregon

Looking for a kingdom of your own? Head on over to Ashland, Ore., where a quirky 8,881 square-foot castle awaits. Overlooking a pristine 700 acres, this mini-realm—called the Shining Hand Ranch—takes “nature inspired” décor to a whole new level. ...


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