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Housing Affordability Index Hits Record High

Housing affordability conditions have reached the highest level since recordkeeping began in 1970, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Turning Home Shoppers into Cash Buyers

We’ve all seen it before: An eager homebuyer is prequalified for mortgage financing, only to be turned down once credit and income issues are revealed during the origination process. That’s the problem with a typical prequalification. While the lender may ask about the borrower’s income and credit history, there may ...


5 Ways to Boost Your Online Marketing with REsource Real Estate Content

Combine our technology-driven world and today’s challenging real estate market and you have a good recipe for one overwhelmed real estate professional. ...


Housing Overhaul? Home Builders Announce Housing Finance System Reform Plan

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently announced a new comprehensive framework for housing finance system reform that would transition Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to a new mortgage securitization system for single-family and multifamily conventional mortgages. ...


Cover Story: A New Generation Rocking Real Estate

There’s a new genre of brokers taking the real estate stage, and they are striking the right chords within the industry. These next generation brokers are infusing innovation and vitality into the real estate market and bringing with them a new way to look at the business. The term “next ...


Market Strengthening: Obama Administration Releases February Housing Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the February edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data continues to show signs that ...


January 2011 vs. January 2012: Home Real Estate Showings up by 9 Percent

The amount of times a real estate agent shows a listing could potentially lead to a listing selling faster. Showing Suite has compiled data of January’s real estate showings from the past five years that may show trends in the housing market. ...


J. Rockcliff REALTORS® Names Danville as the Company’s ‘Office of the Year’

J. Rockcliff REALTORS®, a premier residential real estate company in the San Francisco East Bay and member of RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network® (RREIN), announced that the company has bestowed the “Office of the Year” award on the company’s Danville office. The annual award recognizes outstanding achievement in year-over-year growth ...


Earn CE Credit and Learn How Consumers Research Online with New RPR Course!

NAR Pulse—Take the new course REALTORS Property Resource™ (RPR™): Real-Time Data, Market Knowledge, Informed Consumers, and explore automated valuation models (AVMs) that may influence consumers’ online real estate research efforts, and learn how to leverage the full analytical power of RPR™ in listing presentations and buyer counseling sessions. ...


Real Estate Agents “Go Digital” to Reach Consumers

While consumers are rapidly moving to digital channels to find a home today, real estate agents—many of whom historically lagged moving to new marketing technologies—are catching up, reaching buyers and sellers through these new channels with more digitally based marketing tools than ever before, according to new data released by ...


I’m In Real Estate and I Love This Business!

Real estate is always changing; it is challenging and it is fun. Having the right attitude could be the difference between success and failure this year. We are often faced with opportunities to help people. They come to us as trusted advisors and the way we respond to even the ...


New Property Listing Portal Maximizes Consumer Experience

Recently, Real Estate Digital (RED) announced the launch of the newly designed broker website and technology platform the company developed for RE/MAX Alliance in Colorado. Both consumer-facing website and agent-centric portal, the new solution (www.homesincolorado.com) is focused on ...


Marketing Strategies: Easy Ways to Turn a Scarcity Mindset into a Prosperity Mindset

What do you do when you notice a gap between where you are and where you want to be? If you’re like most people, you probably dwell on what isn’t happening. You might start saying things to yourself like: ...


Housing High Point: Pending Sales of Existing Homes Up to Nearly Two-Year High

(MCT)—More Americans are signing contracts to buy existing homes than at any time in nearly two years, boosting the housing industry’s slow recovery, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ index of pending home sales. ...


Realogy Looks Back on Flat 2011; Predicts 2012 Home Sales to Increase

Realogy Corporation, a global leader in real estate and relocation services, recently reported flat results for the year ending December 31, 2011. ...


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