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Rand on Real Estate: A Closer Look at the Phoenix Real Estate Market

Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica and host of Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, discusses the potential of real estate investments in Phoenix, AZ. Rand advises to do your homework when it comes to ...


MRE ‘Mobilizes’ CMLS Real Estate Conference

Attendees at the Council of Multiple Listing Services “CMLS 2011” conference being held this week in Tucson, AZ, will have no need to remove their printed programs from their conference bags. ...


As Mortgage Rates Dip Lower, Homeowners Should Consider Refinancing

Rates were already low at the start of the quarter, but following the Fed's announcement last week, the national average rate on a traditional 30 year fixed rate mortgage has inched lower. Informa Research Services, a subsidiary of Informa plc (LSE: INF), encourages qualified homeowners to take advantage of low ...


What Is the One Thing Power Brokers Can’t Live Without?

This intriguing question will be answered next month by a panel of industry experts at RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Forum, being held from 2:30-4 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2011, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Room 201A, Anaheim, CA, during ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Market Snapshot

The third quarter of 2011 came to an end this past Friday and it makes you wonder; where did the time go? One thing you're not left wondering is whether mobile will remain an important part of the technological and ...


CMLS 2011 Conference and Expo Goes Mobile

Mobile Real Estate ID has announced the “mobilization” of the upcoming Council of Multiple Listing Services “CMLS 2011” conference scheduled for Oct. 5-7 at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ. ...


A Closer Look: Mortgage Lenders Take a Week to Answer the Phone

Mortgage lenders take almost 7 days on average to respond to consumer inquiries via phone, and over one day to respond to inquiries received via email, resulting in a poor return on their marketing investment, bottom line under-performance and a disappointing or even damaging customer experience. ...


September UMich Consumer Sentiment Rises to 59.4

A gauge of consumer sentiment rose to 59.4 in September after tumbling to a nearly three-year low 55.7 in August, according to Friday reports on the gauge from Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan. ...


New York State Home Sales Show Double-Digit Increases; Uneven Recovery Continues

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—New York State home sales were up nearly 26 percent in August compared to the same time last year, and up 11.4 percent compared to the July sales total, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. The statewide median sales price ...


New-Home Sales Decline 2.3 Percent in August

Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 2.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 295,000 units in August, according to newly released data from the U.S. Commerce Department. The decline is from an upwardly revised, 302,000-unit rate in the previous month. ...


Appraisal Institute Issues Form to Help Real Estate Appraisers Analyze ‘Green’ Features

One of the nation’s largest professional associations of real estate appraisers recently released a form intended to help analyze values of energy-efficient home features. ...


Homes Sales Increase across New England without Artificial Stimulus

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—August brought both high temperatures and strong transactions in New England. Total transactions increased 2.3% vs. July 2011 for the second straight month, and year-over-year transactions also increased 8.9%. Vermont and Massachusetts were the only states in the region to experience a decrease in transactions; median prices were down ...


Real Estate Job Outlook Vastly Improved in 2011: USC Lusk Center

Statistics released by the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate (www.usc.edu/lusk) show an increase in job opportunities for young real estate professionals and reflect an improving job market for the industry. ...


August Existing-Home Sales Rise Despite Headwinds

Existing-home sales increased in August, even with ongoing tight credit and appraisal problems, along with regional disruptions created by Hurricane Irene, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Monthly gains were seen in all regions. ...


Home Prices Continue to Show Seasonal Strength

Data through July 2011, released recently by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed a fourth consecutive month of increases for the 10- and 20-City Composites, with both up 0.9% in ...


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