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Broker Summit Early Bird Deadline Closing

NAR PULSE—Early bird $99 registration for the REALTOR® Broker Summits closes June 30—register today to secure this special rate. Attend both the Seattle Broker Summit and Seattle ‘Tech Edge’ Summit for an even better price, or ask about our group discounts. All events are limited to REALTORS® and designed for ...


April Prices Mark Largest Seasonal Gain Since 2005

The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows U.S. home prices climbed rapidly since March, as strong sales and limited inventory relative to demand continue to be the key narratives highlighting the spring housing market countrywide. ...


Existing-Home Sales Bounce Back Strongly in May as First-time Buyers Return

Fueled partly by an increase in the share of sales to first-time buyers, existing-home sales increased in May to their highest pace in nearly six years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Northeast, ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Slight Dip in REALTOR® Business in 2014

In the following video, Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist, discusses the high-level findings in the 2015 Member Profile. In 2015, NAR membership rose. While there was a slight dip in REALTOR® business overall, 90 percent of real estate transactions were done by members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Watch ...


May Home Sales and Prices Continue Rising

Home sales in May were greater than in any other May since the RE/MAX National Housing Report began in 2008. This spring has now experienced a four-month trend in which sales were higher than both the previous ...


Keeping Up with the Local Market

Resort communities are unique markets where specific real estate expertise is required. Here, RISMedia interviews Lynn Mortor, broker from Sierra Crest Real Estate in June Lake, Calif. about trends, challenges and best marketing practices in this vacation home market. ...


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CFPB Announces Two-Month Pushback of TRID Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced this week a proposal to push back the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, which combines two mortgage disclosure regimes into one. The new date is set for October 1. The rule, originally set to go ...


More Upscale Buyers Enter Market, International Sales Dollar Volume Spikes

While total unit sales from international home buyers decreased from last year, total sales dollar volume increased 13 percent, according to the National Association of REATLORS® 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients. ...


RE/MAX Increases Presence in Asia

Master franchise RE/MAX China previously sold its first regional franchise, RE/MAX Beijing, to owners Catia Kong and husband Andy Gu, who opened the company’s first office in Beijing last year. Shortly after, RE/MAX China sold RE/MAX Shanghai, RE/MAX Guangzhou and RE/MAX Shenzhen regional rights to Nathan Yang. ...


RE/MAX CEO Pens Op-Ed: Reasonable Lending Opens Door to Homeownership

Friday’s edition of Investor’s Business Daily carried an Op-Ed by RE/MAX CEO Dave Liniger supporting recent government policies that mark a return to more reasonable mortgage standards. ...


Increased Bank Reposessions Kickstart Slight Increase in Foreclosure Activity

RealtyTrac® recently released its May 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 126,868 U.S. properties in May 2015, up 1 percent from the previous month and up 16 percent from a year ago to a 19-month high. The U.S. foreclosure rate ...


May Housing Starts Highlight Strong Demand

Recently reported May housing starts showed an 11.1 percent drop in new home construction nationally, falling to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.036 million units. The drop from elevated April results was broad, with a 5.4 ...


Have a Trip Planned for the 4th of July Weekend? Choose Budget

NAR PULSE—Be sure to rent your car through Budget, a proud REALTOR Benefits® Program partner. Now through July 31, you can save $25 on your next weekly car rental! Let Budget help you make planning your next trip easy. Click ...


Century 21 Real Estate Names New Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Industry Relations

CENTURY 21® Real Estate recently announced that Carter Murdoch has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Industry Relations. Murdoch brings more than 20 years of operational management experience in the mortgage and banking industries, and will report directly to Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer. ...


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