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NAR Video Spotlight: Window to the Law—Cyberscams and the Real Estate Professional

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. ...


Pending Home Sales Inch Forward in July

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in July, but rose modestly for the sixth time in seven months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Home Values Slide after Nearly Four Years of Growth

The housing market is slowing down, with home values seeing the first negative monthly change since the market began its recovery nearly four years ago, according to the Zillow® July Real Estate Market Reports. ...


Share of In-Foreclosure Sales Drops to 15-Year Low in July

RealtyTrac® recently released its July 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows sales of properties in-foreclosure and cash sales were down from a year ago to multi-year lows while year-to-date U.S. home sales in 2015 ...


Ultra Wealthy Buying Homes as ‘Opportunity Gateways’

A growing number of ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals view homes as 'opportunity gateways', driving buying decisions that are based on potential opportunities from owning these luxury residential properties, according to a recent Wealth-X study. ...


Another Safety Scare: Iowa REALTOR® Target of Threatening Phone Call

An Iowa REALTOR® was recently the target of a phone call implying harm at an open house, again calling into question a practice that has long been subject for debate in the industry. ...


Your Agents’ Window of Opportunity Just Opened with RPR Mobile™

NAR PULSE—RPR Mobile™ is now optimized for iPad and Android tablets. Members can now engage clients on a whole, new level with a clearer, bolder view of the dynamic property data their clients expect, anytime, anywhere. Built exclusively for REALTORS® and available ...


Home Prices Continue to Accelerate

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released for June 2015 show that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. ...


Study Finds Racial Disparity Exists between What Borrowers Pay for Mortgages

Racial disparity in mortgage rates is widespread between black and white borrowers, according to a newly published study which found more financially vulnerable black women suffer the most. ...


Foreign Investors Rush to Snap up U.S. Housing

Wealthy, very nervous foreigners yanking their money out of their countries while they still can and pouring it into U.S. residential real estate, paying cash, and driving up home prices—that’s the meme. But it’s more than a meme as political ...


Increase for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

Single-family homes built-for-rent increased to approximately 8,000 starts for the second quarter of 2015, compared to about 6,000 for the same period of 2014. The share and count of built-for-rent starts are off post-recession highs and will likely approach historical norms as the housing market continues to expand. However, given the relatively small size of this ...


FHA 203k Mortgage Loans Provide Options for Agents and Buyers

Most real estate agents have been there: You have a listing that has great bones or offers a lot of space for the money, but some aspects of its condition are likely to frighten most buyers away. With a unique financing option available ...


It’s Not about Us

Recently, I was a conference panelist speaking on the topic of consumer perceptions of the real estate industry. As millions of homes are sold each year and buyers and sellers are generally happy with their experience, one may conclude that all is right ...


Webinar: Goodbye Peaks and Valleys, Hello Year-Round Success!

The market is unpredictable–your income doesn’t have to be. Workman Success Systems Founder and CEO Verl Workman and RE/MAX Center’s Cleve Gaddis are back for another installment of RISMedia’s popular Agent Webinar Series, where they’ll discuss the secrets to year-round sales success, including: ...


Special realtor.com® White Glove Team Stands Ready to Provide Free Support for Free Resources

As a broker, one of your key challenges is helping your new agents leverage the tools and resources available to successfully launch their real estate careers. It’s rare to find free help for your agents, but that’s exactly what’s available from realtor.com®’ s New Agent Acquisition Team—a group of professional ...


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