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Face the Facts: Preaching the Truth Crucial to Educating Consumers and Restoring Consumer Confidence

“Educating consumers and working to restore consumer confidence is about preaching the truth,” says Mark Stark, CEO/owner of Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS® in Las Vegas, Nev. As we continue to make our way through this once-in-a-lifetime market that is defined by low interest rates and depressed value, Stark believes there ...


New Real Estate Poll: Americans Increasingly Optimistic about Homeownership

Americans are significantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. That’s according to a new national survey released this week from Prudential Real Estate, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate ...


CoreLogic® Reports 145,000 Y-O-Y Decline in Foreclosure Inventory

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its National Foreclosure Report for January, which provides monthly data on completed foreclosures, foreclosure inventory and 90+ delinquency rates. There were 69,000 completed foreclosures in January 2012, compared to 80,000 in January 2011, and 65,000 in ...


REBuildUSA™ Featured on NBC Miami

The FHA 203k government-backed mortgage program, or “the best-kept secret in loan programs,” according to Dennis and Teresa Walsh, stepped into the spotlight recently during a news feature on NBC Miami about their company, REBuildUSA™ and its partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement to expand homeownership. ...


Homeowner Vacancy: Tightest Housing Markets in the U.S.

A simple measure of tightness in a market for owner-occupied housing is the homeowner vacancy rate (number of homes for sale divided by the number either for sale or owner-occupied). Builders are often interested in markets that are tight by this measure, because it indicates prospective buyers will have difficulty ...


Century 21 M&M Recognized as the No. 1 Company in the Century 21 System

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, has announced CENTURY 21 M&M and Associates as the No. 1 company in the CENTURY 21® System based on total units sold, total sales production and commercial sales production in 2011. The ...


Windermere Real Estate Celebrates 40 Years

The founding principles of family, community, and relationships are still thriving for Windermere Real Estate, a Seattle-based, second-generation owned company. Owners OB Jacobi, Geoff Wood, and Jill Jacobi Wood recently announced the celebration of Windermere’s 40th anniversary. What started in ...


Showing Suite, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Robot Workshop Search

Showing Suite, Inc. has just announced the acquisition of Robot Workshop’s real estate home search IDX and associated technology. Seth Siegler, Robot Workshop’s founder and CEO will be relocating to Showing Suite’s headquarters in San Diego, California to begin working at Showing Suite as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). According ...


Hunt Real Estate ERA Extends Affiliation with ERA Real Estate

Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, kicked off the company’s annual International Business Conference and 40th Anniversary celebration yesterday with the announcement of the long-term renewal of HUNT Real Estate ERA. With 34 offices and 1,000 agents, HUNT Real Estate ERA ...


Consumer Attitudes Stabilize, Positivity Spreads

Americans' concerns about key economic and housing issues are beginning to subside, according to results from Fannie Mae's February 2012 National Housing Survey. ...


Housing Is Healing: Asking Prices to Show Gain in 2012

For the first time in six years, sellers’ asking prices tracked by the Department of Numbers Website have gone positive on a year-to-year basis, another sign that the housing economy is slowly healing itself. ...


HUD Secretary, FHA Commissioner, MBA Chief to Discuss Hispanic Homeownership at March 21-23 Conference

The 2012 Latino Real Estate and Advocacy Conference, hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) will be held March 21-23 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Washington, D.C., the organization has announced. ...


The Doory Awards Create the Ultimate House Hunt

FrontDoor.com, the online real estate information service powered by HGTV, recently The Doory Awards—a new way to recognize and celebrate America's most outstanding homes for sale. Since March 1, HGTV’s FrontDoor has been inviting real estate agents to visit Frontdoor.com to nominate their listings for one or more ...


Rand Commercial Services Honors 5 Top-Selling Agents

Rand Commercial Services (RCS), an independent and leading commercial real estate brokerage in the Hudson Valley, recently recognized five of its highest-achieving sales associates, the company announced. ...


Prospecting on a Budget: The 5 Business Card Challenge

NAR PULSE—Generating leads is the most important thing agents can do to keep their sales pipelines flowing smoothly, but the budgets that we have to work with usually aren’t quite as large as we’d like them to be. To help, we’ll share a prospecting plan that works for any agent, ...


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