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Renters are Willing to Make Sacrifices for Homeownership: Century 21 Survey

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced the results of its spring home buying survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive. The survey revealed that non-homeowners are more likely to make sacrifices to own their dream home. ...


Two Real Estate Auction Veterans Launch AmeriBid

Larry Latham and Stephen Karbelk, CAI, AARE have announced the creation of AmeriBid LLC (www.AmeriBid.com), a premiere global real estate auction company. Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, AmeriBid will manage the sale of commercial, residential and agricultural properties nationwide for lenders, servicers, estates, private owners and investment companies. ...


Leads Management Myths

Using the Internet to capture real estate leads can be an exciting way to earn new business. It can also be a major undertaking for those without the training, understanding or systems to manage online lead generation. ...


Existing-Home Sales Constrained by Tight Supply in May, Prices Continue to Gain

Limited supplies of housing inventory held back existing-home sales in May, but sales maintained a strong lead over year-ago levels and home prices are on a sustained uptrend in all regions, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


What to Do This Year: Rent or Buy a Home?

Today is a tempting time to buy a home with interest rates and prices at their lowest levels in years. Deciding whether to buy or rent can be complicated, and potential homebuyers have a lot to consider this summer. As ...


Single-Family Housing Starts Rise 3.2 Percent in May

Single-family housing production increased for a third consecutive month and builders pulled more permits for both single- and multifamily construction in May, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. The data reveals that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of single-family housing starts rose 3.2 percent ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: The New Age of Real Estate

What are consumers most concerned with today? “There is still a lot of fear and uncertainty in the marketplace. That’s why it’s crucial that every consumer has the best information on which to base a buy or sell decision,” says ...


Florida Real Estate Services, Prudential Florida Realty Announces Preferred Partnership with Service America®

Florida Real Estate Services, Prudential Florida Realty announces a new preferred partnership with Service America to offer customers a trusted, reliable source for home service plans when buying, renting, or selling a property, the company has announced. ...


Steady Builder Confidence in June

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose one point to 29 from a revised May level of 28, according to the latest reports. The index is at its highest point in five years, since May 2007. Of the three components, ...


American Business Awards Recognize National Association of REALTORS®

Recently, the National Association of REALTORS® was recognized with two gold Stevie Awards at the 10th Annual American Business Awards. The Home Ownership Matters Campaign won for Communications or PR Campaign of the Year in the Public Affairs category, and NAR's Chief Executive Officer Dale Stinton won for Executive of ...


NAHRO Releases HUD Salary Search Tool

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials – the nation's oldest and largest professional membership organization serving public housing professionals – recently released a searchable online database providing salary information for every employee of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) whose annual base salary exceeds $100,000. ...


Selling Your Home This Summer? Then Make Sure Backyard Is Appealing

Summer time is the outdoor season, and if that is when you plan to sell your home, you can be sure potential buyers will be paying special attention to your backyard. ...


RE/MAX National Housing Report: Broad-based Housing Recovery in Full Swing

For the fourth month in a row, the RE/MAX National Housing Report is showing an increasing Median Home Price. In May, home prices were 6.1percent higher than those in May 2011. Home sales also rose above the mark set last year by a significant 12.8 percent. With 42 surveyed metros ...


Imprev Introduces New Digital Social Marketing Campaign for Agents

ePostcards, a new multi-touch digital marketing campaign for real estate agents, are being launched by real estate marketing technologies firm Imprev, the company has announced. Simple to create with fully custom messaging capability, the company notes that ePostcards help real estate agents solve one of the their biggest challenges: finding ...


Builder Confidence Rises One Point in June

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes gained one point in June from a slightly revised level in the previous month to rest at 29 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), ...


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