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Real Estate Trends Archive


Top 10 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Spring after Severe Winter

As much of the United States recovers from one of the harshest winters in recent history, it is important to inspect your home for damage and plan for home maintenance, repair and remodeling projects. Winter weather can be particularly damaging to a ...


NAR Video Spotlight: .REALTOR Is Coming Soon

NAR is in the final process of securing the .REALTOR domain for use by members and associations. Once our license has been secured, we will be able to set a launch date. At this time, we are anticipating a launch in the ...


Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Hosts Agent Appreciation Event to Celebrate Success

The Fleming Island office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently celebrated the success of its real estate professionals by hosting an Agent Appreciation Evening. The event provided an opportunity to recognize the team’s dedication and hard work. ...


HUD’s LGBT Rule Focus of EBCBOR’s Fair Housing Symposium

Members of the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR) gathered to hear from six industry experts as they discussed Housing Discrimination, the LGBT Community, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Equal Access Rule at the Fair Housing Symposium yesterday. ...


NAR’s REach® Technology Accelerator Selects Class of 2014

NAR PULSE—NAR and Second Century Ventures have recently announced the new REach® Class of 2014. Joining the class are Back At You Media, Deductr, Desktime, Fundwell, Goby, SendHub, Smartzip and Wevideo. The REach® accelerator program was created to identify the top new ...


NAR Announces Eight Start-Ups to Enter 2014 REach Accelerator Class

REach©, an accelerator program developed by the National Association of REALTORS®’s strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures (SCV), to introduce innovative technology companies to the real estate marketplace, today announced the selection of eight companies to its 2014 class. ...


Existing-Home Sales Remain Soft in March

Existing-home sales were essentially flat in March, while the growth in home prices moderated, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the West and South. ...


New Test Focuses on Consumers’ Real Estate IQ

Homeowners and people over 30 scored higher on a 13-question “Real Estate IQ” quiz than non-homeowners and people under 30, according to ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader. Among all respondents, the average score was 73 percent, demonstrating a consumer knowledge gap that underscores the importance of ...


National Growth in Housing Inventory Signals Healthier Market for Spring Homebuyers

Realtor.com® recently released its National Housing Trend Report for March 2014. The report shows year-over-year growth in inventory and days on market, which are welcome signs for spring homebuyers. Combined with modest price increases, this growth speaks to a healthier market currently ...


New Information Released on the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

CoreLogic®, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, recently released The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act: Foundation for a Sound Housing Market, the third white paper in a series which addresses the implications of new and revised federal mortgage ...


New Homes Are Less Expensive to Maintain

April is new homes month. And one of the virtues of a newly constructed home is the savings that come from reduced energy and maintenance expenses. ...


Housing Starts Rise 2.8 Percent in March

Led by a 6 percent rise in single-family starts, nationwide housing production rose 2.8 percent above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March, according to newly released figures from HUD and ...


Builders Continue to See Market Improvements

The March NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose one point from a one-point downwardly revised February to 47. This is the third consecutive month with the index below 50, the point where more builders see the market improving rather than getting poorer. ...


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REALTORS® Take Their Message to Nation’s Capitol

Next month REALTORS® will head to Washington, D.C., for the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo, May 12-17, to promote public policies that protect investment in commercial and residential property and advance the real estate industry and REALTOR® business. Nearly 8,500 REALTORS® ...