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Real Estate Trends Archive


Remodeling Market Index Rises to Five-Year High

Remodeling sentiment rose to the highest level in five years, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) for the fourth quarter of 2011. Released yesterday, the RMI increased to 46.6 in the fourth quarter ...


Obama HARP Expansion Builds on New Refi Momentum

In his recent State of the Union speech, President Obama announced he will push for legislation that will significantly expand the newly revised HARP program that allows underwater homeowners to refinance at today’s historically low rates. ...


Homeownership Matters to State of the Union

National Association of REALTORS® President Moe Veissi made the following statement, regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address this week. ...


CENTURY 21 Breaks Out during the Big Game

Making bold moves in real estate marketing, on February 5 CENTURY 21 will be running their first real estate ad to ever be featured during the Super Bowl. The ad will spotlight the famous faces of real estate icon Donald Trump, ...


Real Estate Ads Use Personal Motivations

This month, global real estate franchisor RE/MAX rolls out a new national ad campaign focusing on “all the things that move you.” The innovative campaign strikes an emotional note with consumers and features the sentimental Jim Croce song, “I’ve Got a Name.” ...


Calcagni Associates Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Southington Office

Calcagni Associates Real Estate recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of its new Southington office located at 722 West Street, in Southington, Conn. Members of the Southington Chamber of Commerce, town officials, and area business professionals gathered with management, staff, and agents of Calcagni Associates for the ...


Foreclosures Account for 20 Percent of Residential Sales in Q3

RealtyTrac®, a leading online marketplace for foreclosures, recently released its Q3 2011 U.S. Foreclosure Sales Report™, which shows that sales of homes that were in some stage of foreclosure or bank owned accounted for 20 percent of all U.S. residential sales in the third quarter of 2011, down from 22 ...


How It Works: Listhub’s Real Estate Network

It is not uncommon for detailed questions to arise whenever there is major change afoot in the real estate industry regarding data. Listhub’s announcement of the launch of the Real Estate Network precipitated many questions regarding a broker’s ability to manage and control websites that display their data. The Listhub ...


Look for Continued Housing Market Recovery in 2012

The end of 2011 brought good news on the nation's economic front, with unemployment in December falling to its lowest level in three years and the economy adding 200,000 jobs during the same month. ...


Build a Better Business Plan, in about 5 Minutes

REALTOR.com® Business Beat--What’s your plan for 2012? This column from Realtor.com offers ideas and suggestions for building your business through various offers from one of the industry’s leading real estate listings sites. ...


Real Estate Trend: More Buyers Pay In Cash

In another sign that investors are more important to residential real estate markets than ever, nearly one out of three home sales in December went to buyers who paid all cash. ...


Disclosure Lawsuits: Are You Unknowingly Putting Yourself at Risk?

The growing number of lawsuits over non-disclosure of land pollution is creating increased liability for real estate brokers. Soil contamination, groundwater contamination and concern surrounding hazardous vapor intrusion into homes is putting real estate brokers on the firing line ...


Rand on Real Estate: Individual Investor Searches for Next Big City

A caller from Manhattan talks about the complete turnaround that Harlem has experienced over the past 10 years. Now he wants to find the next city poised for gentrification. Is Detroit the next turnout city? Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica (www.OwnAmerica.com), answers his question. ...


Product Showcase: Showing Suite Creates Third-Party Affirmation

Mark Ossinger is a self-professed organizational nut. “I have an administrational gift,” jokes the senior broker for RE/MAX Metro and Eastside Brokers, who has been in the real estate industry for 23 years. His love for keeping organized is part of the reason why he’s a huge fan of Showing ...


Miami Home Sales Break Record in 2011

Regional Spotlight—Miami home sales set a new record in 2011, exceeding transaction levels during the height of the real estate boom in 2005, according to the 26,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® and the Southeast Florida Multiple Listing Service ...


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