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FAA Proposes Rule to Allow Commercial Drone Use for Real Estate

On February 15, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed rules for unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, stating that they should be legally allowed to fly in the United States for business purposes. ...


Zillow Completes Acquisition of Trulia, Creating Online Real Estate Powerhouse

Following on the heels of Zillow’s highly anticipated announcement that took place on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 that confirmed the completion of its acquisition of Trulia, Inc. for $2.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction—and the formation of Zillow Group (a media company that ...


Person to Person: Workers Treated Well Work out Well

(TNS)—If you’re an employer, you have a lot of power to improve the lives of your workers. Investing in the emotional and physical well-being of employees can affect families and communities for years to come. ...


National Housing Report: Home Sales Start at a Slower Pace

Like last year, 2015 home sales are starting the year at a slower pace. January home sales were 3.9 percent lower than sales in January 2014, according to the January RE/MAX National Housing Report. Last year, sales improved dramatically during the spring ...


NAR Announces Three Broker Summits in 2015

NAR PULSE--Save the dates! Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s Broker Summit, NAR has recently announced three events taking place in 2015. Two summits will focus on business management issues and one will focus exclusively on technology trends and tools that impact broker/owners. Events will occur in August ...


Century 21 System Raises $2.9 Million for Easter Seals

CENTURY 21 Real Estate, recently announced that the CENTURY 21® System raised $2.9 million in 2014 for Easter Seals. The funds raised are 19 percent higher than the previous year’s effort. This brings the total contributions to Easter Seals by CENTURY 21 franchisees and affiliated agents to over $111 million since 1979. ...


Mortgage Rates Move Higher on Strong Jobs Report

Average fixed mortgage rates are moving higher amid a strong employment report, according to the results of Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). Regardless, fixed-rate mortgage rates still remain near their May 23, 2013 lows. ...


Realtors Property Resource®: A Treasure Trove of Information

When your family name is your brand, with established roots for well over half a century, clients expect you to know everything about every neighborhood, township and cul-de-sac in the area. ...


Report: Americans Spending Nearly Five Hours a Day on Smartphones

Americans are now spending an average of 4.7 hours a day on their smart phones – more than their counterparts in at least 11 countries around the world – according to a new monthly report from Informate Mobile Intelligence, which tracks and measures consumer use of smartphones in 12 countries. ...


Factors for Improving Home Sales

Nearly every factor generally associated with home sales has been turning for the better. We have more jobs, a growing population, rising rents, additional inventory choices, record-high household net worth, and exceptionally low mortgage rates. On top of these trends, ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Talking Tech on Main Street with Morris Lyles

Since I’m sure you’ve all heard enough about what I think – we’ve decided to take it to the streets to hear what you think this month.  We sat down with Morris Lyles of ERA Wilder Realty, Columbia, S.C., and picked his brain on a few things.  Here’s what he ...


Fast-Growing Careers Don’t Usually Lead to Homeownership

(TNS)--Here’s a strong dose of reality on why millennials might not be the housing market’s prayer in the near future: The fastest-growing careers aren’t necessarily those with traditionally high homeownership rates. ...


Stronger Together: ERA Real Estate Continues to Capitalize on a Revitalized Brand

Growth is never by mere chance; it’s the result of forces working together. The words of American entrepreneur James Cash Penney, founder of the J.C. Penney line of stores, have never rung more true for ERA Real Estate. ...


U.S Foreclosure Activity Increases 5 Percent in January

Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 119,888 U.S. properties in January, an increase of 5 percent from the previous month but still down 4 percent from a year ago, according to RealtyTrac®’s recently ...


Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Hits a 51-Month High

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index ("Index") increased in January, reaching its highest level since September 2010. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. ...


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