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CoreLogic February Home Price Index Reports Month-Over-Month Increase, When Excluding Distressed Sales

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, has released its February Home Price Index (HPI) report, the most current and comprehensive source of home prices available today, the company reported. Excluding distressed sales, month-over-month prices ...


New-Home Design Trends Amp up Creativity but Cut Costs

The hottest design trends in new homes this year incorporate creative use of materials, layouts and features that provide maximum utility and beauty while being cost-conscious at the same time, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 4.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 30, 2012. ...


February Home Price Index Reports Month-Over-Month Increase

Excluding distressed sales, month-over-month home prices increased 0.7 percent in February from January, according to CoreLogic®, a provider of information, analytics and business services. The company’s February Home Price Index (HPI) also showed that year-over-year prices declined by 0.8 percent in February 2012 compared to February 2011. Distressed sales include ...


Federal Housing Finance Agency Starts the Fannie and Freddie Transformation

This column is brought to you by the NAR Real Estate Services group. ...


Why in This World of Communication Does Nobody Want to Have a Conversation?

Editor’s Note: RISMedia would like to welcome Jared James, CEO and Founder of Jared James Enterprises, an internationally sought-after speaker and trainer, to our online community. Jared will be contributing his extensive experience in helping some of the largest real estate ...


Act Now on Current MVP Offer

NAR PULSE—Benefit from NAR’s Member Value Plus (MVP) program today by accessing this great offer: Action—Register for the 2012 Midyear Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. Reward—FREE Buyer Client Brochure Bundle. Act now before this offer ends April 15. Plus, remember to check back in two weeks for a ...


80 Commercial and Residential Properties in the Carolinas to Be Auctioned in 3-Day Event This Month

National Commercial Auctioneers announces a three-day bank-ordered real estate auction in the Carolinas April 17, 18 and 19, according to Randy Ligon, regional vice president and broker. ...


Working with VA-Loan Clients

With the Iraq War coming to a quiet end in 2011, tens of thousands of U.S. troops have returned home—but what home are they returning to? With the rise in veterans needing residences, there stands to also be a rise in the popularity of VA loans, providing an important niche ...


A House That Time Forgot

(MCT)—Crossing the threshold into the grand entry hall of the Mediterranean-style house in Beverly Hills is like stepping into a time capsule. ...


RES.NET Releases Custom Tasking Enhancement

RES.NET, an infrastructure of diverse real estate professionals and supporting software applications, has recently launched a revolutionary Custom Tasking Enhancement in all of its applications, enabling servicers and asset managers to create fields, and customize tasks and workflows quicker than this Industry has ever experienced, the company has announced. ...


Foreclosure Proceedings Can Make or Break Local Market Recovery

The housing market seems to be on the upswing, and some experts say that by 2014, the market will be back on track. Last week NAR noted that investment properties are on the rise, and the National Institute ...


Rand on Real Estate: Caller Seeks Guidance on Selling Investment

Greg Rand (@GSRand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com and host of Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, takes a call from an investor in Springfield, N.J. The caller is seeking guidance on selling her current investment property. She is having a difficult time getting her mortgaged refinanced. ...


Spotlight on Mobile: Leading to Tablets

Last week I had the opportunity to attend one of my favorite real estate events of the year; the Leading Real Estate (LeadingRE) Companies of the World Annual Conference. What makes this event different from others in my opinion is the level of engagement by the broker/owner or main decision ...


Case-Shiller House Prices: A Tale of 20 Cities

Eye On Housing—The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indexes were released recently with data through January for the 10 and 20 city composites (and component cities). The national index, which is calculated quarterly, and the Charlotte, NC metropolitan area, due to delays in data reporting, were not included in the release. ...


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