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100 Housing Markets on May’s Improving List

The list of housing markets showing measurable and sustained improvement held virtually unchanged in May at 100, down from 101 in April, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). The number of states represented ...


Obama Administration Releases April Housing Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the April edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard— a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data in the April Housing Scorecard show some promising signs of stability, though the overall ...


Monday Morning Mobile: My, How Things Change

In a recent blog post by Joel Burslem, Mobile real estate: old battles and new realities, he begins with a quote from Matthew Lynn who wrote for Bloomberg, “The iPhone is nothing more than a luxury bauble that will appeal to a few gadget freaks. In terms of its impact ...


5 Habits of Highly Productive Real Estate Agents

With so many distractions, it’s a wonder real estate agents are productive at all. Working to become a highly productive real estate agent is an ongoing process. Creating habits that produce consistent results allows you to achieve your maximum potential. ...


Americans’ Expectations Align to Encourage Home Buying

More consumers may be looking to purchase homes with a shift in several key housing market indicators, according to Fannie Mae’s March 2012 consumer attitudinal National Housing Survey. More Americans now expect both home rental and home purchase prices to increase over the next year. In addition, confidence in consumers’ ...


Too Many Hats, Too Little Time: Time and Work Role Demands

What’s the biggest challenge facing many small business owners today? Performing multiple roles within the organization, according to a new survey conducted by eVoice®, a virtual phone number service offered by j2 Global, Inc. that enables small business professionals to ...


An Industry Gathering: REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

REALTORS® from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C., May 14-19, to meet with members of Congress, federal regulators and industry experts at the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. ...


Nation on Solid Footing, But Midwest on Slippery Slope

Clear Capital®, a provider of data and real estate asset valuation, investment and risk assessment, recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through April 2012. The HDI Market Report uses a broad array of public and proprietary data sources providing the most timely and relevant analysis ...


Home Sales Gain Momentum in Texas

Regional Spotlight—The Texas real estate market gained positive momentum in the first quarter of 2012, according to the 2012-Q1 edition of the Texas Quarterly Housing Report issued recently by the Texas Association of REALTORS®. The volume of single-family home sales in Texas was 12 percent higher than the same quarter ...


ZonicRealty.com Continues National Expansion

ZonicRealty.com, Inc., a social media and technology real estate firm that operates in the cloud, will soon be in six markets across three states given their online platform with several other markets planned by year-end, the company stated. ...


Cyber Location, Location, Location: It’s a Market Reality

The abundance of online buyer-centered housing information has re-shaped consumer buying behavior, which in turn has changed the traditional real estate shopping process. The results of NAR’s 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers confirm this trend, as 88 percent ...


The Real Estate Educator: Trust: Real Estate’s New Currency

It’s no secret. The biggest challenge we face in our business today is a consumer population that is largely crippled by fear, uncertainty, confusion, a loss of confidence and a lack of trust. ...


Rand on Real Estate: Homeownership at 15-Year Low

Greg Rand (@GSRand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com, discusses the downward trend in homeownership and why he believes it will turn around. ...


Home Loan Demand Rises while Credit Remains Tight

(MCT)—The housing market may be showing flickers of recovery, but don’t count on lenders to make it any easier for borrowers. ...


Certified Green Construction Market Strong in Down Economy

Green construction is moving from a niche to the mainstream. The total value of certified green construction worldwide in 2011 is estimated at nearly $70 billion. According to a new research report from SBI Energy, the market is anticipated to reach almost $150 billion by 2016, and $294 billion by ...


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