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REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo to Be Held May 11-16

REALTORS® will head to Washington, D.C., May 11-16, for the REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, to advocate for policies that protect commercial and residential property ownership and investment and advance the real estate industry. Nearly 8,500 REALTORS® and guests are expected to attend the meetings. ...


Foreclosure Activity Drops to Lowest Quarterly Level in Eight Years

Foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 313,487 U.S. properties in the first quarter of 2015, down 7 percent from the previous quarter and down 8 percent from the first quarter of 2014 to the lowest quarterly total since the first ...


.REALTOR Top-Level Domains to Launch for Realtor® Associations and Brokerages on May 7

In a move to further offer consumers a trusted, valued source for real estate on the Internet, and thereby strengthen the REALTOR® brand, the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) top-level domain (TLD) .REALTOR will be available to local and state REALTOR® ...


How Your Website Can Help Overseas Clients

According to a 2014 real estate tech trends report, compiled by Properties Online, 90% of potential homebuyers look for a new house online. Therefore, your website is an invaluable tool in helping you to attract and retain clients. Your site should help potential ...


Homes.com Wins Real Estate with Its ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody

You don't have to watch "Game of Thrones" to know that the HBO series aired its fifth season premiere last night. Just sign on to Facebook or Twitter for 15 seconds and you'll be pelted with a smattering of images full of ...


Zillow: FTC Review Slows Trulia Integration; Revenue Expectations Fall Short

Shares slid 12 percent this week on news Zillow Group is falling short of revenue and earnings expectations in 2015. In a call to investors on April 14, CEO Spencer Rascoff stressed the transitory state of the company following its acquisition of Trulia, ...


Lady Antebellum and Quicken Loans Give Fans Backstage Opportunity and Yearlong Mortgage Relief

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning group Lady Antebellum has teamed up with national mortgage lender Quicken Loans to give seven lucky fans the backstage experience of a lifetime and a year of relief from their mortgage with the launch of ...


Cover Story: The World of Real Estate—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Is Local and Global

At a time when a lot of people talk about being “global,” Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® truly lives it—having built a powerful international presence long before being global was in fashion. At Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), it’s not just about having it in ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Marches Forward

In yet another bundle of positive news for the housing market, mortgage credit availability increased in March, according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's ...


Service and Integrity in Today’s Luxury Market

Every niche market runs by a different set of rules, and the luxury market is no different. In the following interview, Paul Benson, a License Partner with Engel & Völkers Park City in Park City, Utah, gives us some insight into the luxury market. ...


Solid Real Estate Growth Predicted through 2017

The real estate industry is expected to remain on a sustainable course of solid growth for 2015 through 2017, according to a new three-year forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The outlook – the ...


Slow Income Growth Bringing Down Housing Sentiment

Consumer attitudes toward housing appear to have stalled somewhat amid a recent dip in confidence regarding personal finances and income growth, according to results from Fannie Mae's March 2015 National Housing Survey™. ...


House Payments More Affordable than Rent in 76 Percent of Markets

In 76 percent of the U.S. counties, the monthly house payment on a median-priced home is more affordable than the monthly fair market rent on a three-bedroom property, according to a recent RealtyTrac® analysis. ...


ListHub Syndication Agreement with Zillow Group Ends, What’s Next for the Portals?

After a tumultuous series of events, the battle between listing portals may have finally reached an end. Tuesday, ListHub-syndicated listings vanished from all Zillow Group websites, calling to close ongoing legal wrangling between Zillow Group and ListHub owner Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com®. ...


The ‘State’ of REO at Slight Increase

The proportion of short sales and REO (Real Estate Owned) sales nationally rose 2.2 percentage points in Q1 2015, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report, with data through March 2015. The nation has not observed an increase this ...


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