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Real Estate Trends Archive


Realogy Charitable Foundation Donates Over $188,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global provider of real estate services, announced that the Realogy Charitable Foundation donated $188,800 to 92 Realogy employees and Realogy brand-affiliated brokers/agents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well as to the American Red Cross. ...


Home Prices Up 0.3 percent in November; Price Increase Expected to Continue

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows that the recovery of U.S. property values has continued through November—the ninth consecutive month of price gains driven largely by rising homes sales and moderate economic growth. ...


Housing Affordability Index to Set Annual Record for 2012

With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Sale of PCs Drops, Mobile Rises

As reports and news continue to surface from holiday season 2012, there is no shortage of evidence to support the ever apparent shift of consumers to mobile devices. In a report from Reuters released last week, holiday season sales of personal computers fell for the first time in more than ...


What Today’s Homebuyer Wants and How You Can Give It to Them

Buying a home is a multifaceted and often confusing transaction no matter how well-informed the buyer may seem. Today’s homebuyer is savvier than ever, having more information than ever before available right at their fingertips. ...


13 Keys to Building a Killer Business in 2013

One of the benefits that the Top 5 in Real Estate Network® offers its members is the opportunity to participate in monthly ‘This Way to the Top’ webinars. Each month we focus on a single topic of interest, which is also reflected in our coaching programs, our community interchanges and ...


Mobile Marketing: Riding the Next Big Wave

In today’s on-the-go marketplace, everything and everyone is going mobile. For real estate companies not incorporating a complete mobile solution in their grand marketing mix, opportunities are being missed, consumers are being ignored and business is surely being left on the table. On the flip side, companies that understand the ...


Qualified Mortgage/Ability to Repay Rule: MBA and ICBA Supportive

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has formally released its qualified mortgage (QM) definition and Ability-to-Repay rule, and financial organizations across the board are responding. ...


Thinking Big, Living Small: Real Estate Magazine Explores the Micro-home Movement

With the market picking back up, many new buyers are entering the fold. For some, the appeal of a massive home with all of the latest bells and whistles has lost its luster, and they are looking for something smaller. They are going micro. ...


Housing Recovery Set to Continue

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through December 2012. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the most granular home data and analysis earlier than nearly ...


Remodelers Forecast a Bright 2013

National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) fourth-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse data of current and future remodeling business conditions has experienced significant growthacross all indicators, with forecasting in the next three months hitting its all-time highest level. ...


REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Entries for 2013 Volunteering Works Program

REALTORS® work hard to improve communities, often sacrificing their own time and energy for those who are less fortunate. For the past five years, REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Society has helped REALTORS® grow and develop their charitable efforts through the Volunteering Works Program. The program, which matches REALTORS® who want ...


Hot Property: ‘American Idol’ Winner David Cook Gets out of His Kitchen

(MCT)—“American Idol” winner David Cook has sold his house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.365 million. ...


REALTOR.com® Highlighted in Joint NAR/Google Study

NAR PULSE—A recent study from NAR and Google examining the connection between consumer Internet use and online home search and shopping patterns shows the value of REALTOR.com® in the home search process. According to the 2012 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, multiple listing service websites and REALTOR.com® were ...


Builders Target Families with Multiple Generations under One Roof

(MCT)—Viewed from the street, the single-family home at the entrance to Lennar’s Traditions at Bella Casa community looks just like any of the homebuilder’s other models. ...


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