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As Inventories Shrink, So Do Seller Concessions

With inventories down and prices up, sellers are ending the costly incentives they have been forced to offer buyers during the six-year long buyers’ market. Concession-free transactions make deal-making simple on both sides of the table. ...


Connecticut Home Sales Increase after Seven-Year Slump

Regional Spotlight—After seven straight years of declining home sales in Connecticut, sales volume increased in 2012 - another sign of a recovering housing market, according to a new report from The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. ...


Innovative Home Products Poised to Hit Market

(MCT)—In the market for a hot-water-dispensing refrigerator? That was just one of the innovative and unusual products on display last month at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. ...


Home Prices in 2012: Best Year-on-Year Gain in Six Years

CoreLogic®, a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, recently released its December CoreLogic HPI® report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by 8.3 percent in December 2012 compared to December 2011. This change represents ...


Will Shadow Inventory Come to Light in 2013?

(MCT)—It's called “shadow inventory,” and it could halt or reverse a recovering housing market. That's why the phrase, which describes homes in some form of distress but not yet on the market, popped up during the Q&A segment of the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors sales forecast last week. ...


Living Smart: The Time Is Right for Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

(MCT)—If you’re thinking about replacing your windows this year with more energy efficient options, Washington just upped the incentive to actually get the job done. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Promotes New Chief Operating Officer

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced the promotion of Greg Sexton to Chief Operating Officer. ...


Diane Turton, REALTORS® Announces New General Sales Manager

Diane Turton, President/Broker-Owner of Diane Turton, REALTORS® has announced that John Meechan has been promoted from Assistant General Manager to General Sales Manager. ...


Nation’s Leading Brokers Vie for Top Ranking

As the real estate market quickens its pace toward recovery, brokerage firms from around the country are reporting increasingly positive numbers. Brokers will document their organization’s success by participating in RISMedia’s 25th Annual Power Broker Report & Survey, the industry’s preeminent ...


Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Originations Up 49 Percent

Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations increased 49 percent between the third and the fourth quarters of 2012, and were also up 49 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations. ...


Federal Agencies Working to Make Homes Healthier

Several federal agencies recently unveiled Advancing Healthy Housing – A Strategy for Action. White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and Deputy Secretary of Energy ...


NAHB Competition Winners Design Home for Wounded War Veteran

Four teams came together to take on one assignment: design a home that would best meet the needs of a wounded hero. ...


Prudential Network Realty Announces Partnership with Everbank Mortgage

Prudential Network Realty recently announced a new mortgage partnership with EverBank. The new relationship will be managed by award-winning mortgage professional Cindy Barker, EverBank Mortgage sales manager. ...


Increase Productivity for Less with Lenovo®

NAR PULSE—Thanks to REALTOR Benefits® Program Partner Lenovo®, REALTORS® can take advantage of employee pricing, including up to 25 percent on Lenovo ThinkPad® and IdeaPadTM notebooks and computing accessories. Update your office with these award winning notebooks built for the way REALTORS® work and see your productivity grow. ...


Housing Recovery Progresses as Short Term Momentum Stalls

Clear Capital, a premium provider of data, collateral risk assessment, and real estate asset valuation and analytics, recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through January 2013. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the most granular home ...


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