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Mortgage Credit Availability Increases Slightly in March

Mortgage credit availability increased slightly in March according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ...


Century21espanol.com Adds Features and Functionality

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate franchise sales organizations, has announced that it has completely revamped its Spanish language website at Century21espanol.com. On it, the company is delivering the best features from Century21.com—like smart search, innovative mapping, and ...


Positive Signs Crop Up Heading into Spring Homebuying Season

Recent month-to-month volatility in the housing market has softened the ongoing recovery. However, the majority of the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey indicators on consumer attitudes have continued to move in a positive direction during the past year, which may portend a ...


Fears about Mortgage Rate Increases Harming the Market Are Unfounded

We see it any time interest rates start creeping up: big, bold news headlines declaring that the housing market is headed for trouble. When rates go up, the doom and gloom and articles in the mainstream media spread like wildfire. These factors ...


New .REALTOR FAQs and Field Guide Posted

NAR PULSE—We are currently finalizing the process of securing the .REALTOR domain for use by members and associations. In the meantime, we've recently posted a Field Guide to Top-Level Domains and an update to our FAQs, so we encourage you to visit ...


Obama Administration Renews Support for Homeless

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced nearly $1.6 billion in grants to renew support for 7,100 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, the funding will ensure these ...


Stewart® Honored by Forbes® as One of America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) has been recognized by Forbes as one of the 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies in America. The rankings, determined by proprietary ratings provider and investment advisor GMI Ratings, recognize 50 financial and banking companies of more than 8,000 publicly-traded, North American companies analyzed. ...


Recovery Spreads: Activity Exceeds Norm in Many Markets

Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the just-released National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI). This represents a net gain of 11 ...


Senate Sets out Untried System to Replace Fannie, Freddie

(MCT)—Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, once the twin kingpins of the home loan market, have been languishing in federal conservatorship since Sept. 6, 2008. While their continued presence is an embarrassment to many on both sides of the political aisle, it is ...


U.S. Is Top Choice for International Buyers

Viewing the country as a safe place to put their money, international homebuyers preferred purchasing properties in the United States over other countries, according to the California Association of REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2013 International Clients Survey.” ...


Why ‘Local’ Is Back: LeadingRE – The Global Behind Local

Look around, and the rising consumer preference for “local” is apparent in just about every market segment. Diners flock to pedestrian areas with home-grown restaurant options, seeking a unique flavor not offered in a chain restaurant. Millennials gravitate toward craft beers from ...


NAHB Supports Senate Bill that Addresses “Patent Trolls”

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is calling on the Senate to advance the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 (S. 1720), legislation that would significantly improve the U.S. patent process and stop patent abuse. Small business owners in home building and scores of other industries across the ...


Agent Spotlight: Real Living Lifestyles’ Sean Zanganeh Closed Most Units in 2013

Sean Zanganeh began his career in real estate five years ago when the market was at one of its worst downturns, which gave him invaluable experience that has propelled him to where he is today. At Real Living Lifestyles he had the most units closed and the third highest gross ...


Century 21 Realty Alliance Earns Diversity Award

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized CENTURY 21 Realty Alliance with the 2013 CENTURY 21® Marsh Fisher Diversity Award. Orhan Tolu, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Realty Alliance, accepted the Award on behalf of his team at the CENTURY 21 Global Conference in Las Vegas, NV earlier this month. ...


Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Named Top Seller

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Chairman and CEO Lawrence Flick recently announced that BHHS Fox & Roach has received the 2013 Gibraltar Circle Award, ranking No. 1 in Units. This award is given each year to the top 50 companies in the BHHS Real Estate Network. The ...