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Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Decrease in Second Quarter

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.04 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the second quarter of 2014. The delinquency rate decreased for the fifth consecutive quarter and reached the lowest level since the fourth quarter ...


Scaling Mountains, Succeeding in Business: Rick Davidson Shares Secrets for Both

There are plenty of ways to give back – from food drives all the way to climbing volcanoes. Rick Davidson, president & CEO, Century 21 Real Estate, is gearing up to make use of his leadership skills as he spearheads a five-man ...


Builder Confidence Shows Positive Signs in the Second Quarter

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for the second quarter is up year over year, according to the recently released National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI). Compared to the second quarter of 2013, the single-family ...


Housing Recovery Continues at Slow Pace According to Latest Leading Markets Index

Markets in 56 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index ...


3 Cybersecurity Tips That Can Pay Off for Your Business

Cybersecurity should be one of your business' highest priorities, yet many employers think that just changing your password regularly is sufficient. ...


Big Data: The New Competitive Advantage in Real Estate

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series on Big Data analysis as relevant to the real estate industry. ‘Big Data’ analytics is the practice of using machine learning to process and draw conclusions from high-volume, high-variety, unstructured information. But ...


Earn MVP Reward Bundle when You Sign up for FREE Safety Webinar on September 9

NAR PULSE—Safety Expert and Police Officer Sergeant Preston Taylor will present “Safety Tips to Share with Sellers.” Learn valuable information to share with clients to protect their property while their house is on the market, and earn the “Safety in Your ...


Educate Buyers about New Housing Incentives

It seems the tide might shift in favor of homebuyers looking to purchase this year, especially where lending availability is concerned. That’s great news for consumers, and it’s a prime opportunity for us to educate homebuyers about their enhanced options. ...


A $1,000 Increase in Home Prices Keeps More than 200,000 Households Out of the Market

Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


Residential Construction Spending Up 7.4 Percent Year-Over-Year

Despite two consecutive monthly declines, the value of construction spending remains higher than levels recorded a year ago. ...


Is Your Revenue at Risk? CEO Exchange Panel Discusses the Future of ABAs for Brokers

The prominence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has raised concerns surrounding compliance and regulations, impacting everything from the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the new Qualified Mortgage Rule to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. The implications for Affiliated Business ...


REALTORS® Environmental Summit Evaluates Potential Risks to Real Estate

REALTOR® leaders are hearing from the nation’s foremost experts on environmental risk management during the National Association of REALTORS® first environmental summit. The slate of distinguished speakers includes Dan Glickman, who served as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton, and Tom ...


Five Housing Trends for Summer

(MCT)—It may still be hard to find the home of your dreams with the limited inventory for sale. But at least when it comes to getting a mortgage, you might have more options as lenders loosen some of their standards. ...


Mortgage Rates Hold Steady; 30-Year Averaging 4.12 Percent

(MCT)—Mortgage rates are moving fast in one direction this summer — sideways. ...


3 Ways to Get Your Audience Engaged with Your Brand This Summer

It’s summertime and whether or not people have vacation time to spare, they still behave accordingly, says advertising entrepreneur Patrick Walsh. ...


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