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Loud and Clear: Homeownership Is Vital in America

As America deals with mounting debt and a shaky economic recovery, it’s more important than ever to stand up in your community and the nation’s capital for sustainable, affordable homeownership. That’s why earlier this year, the leadership team at the ...


Builders’ Message to Washington: Stop Scaring Consumers

While the nation may have added 103,000 new jobs in September, the employment report showed relative weakness, particularly as it relates to the residential construction sector, which remains far below its job-creation potential in the absence of policies to restore ...


Spooky Fears Haunting Consumers?

Consumers don’t plan to buy homes anytime soon because they think prices will fall farther next year, mortgage rates will stay low for a long time and they’re very worried about their personal financial situation. ...


DC Metro Sold Prices Highest in September in 4 Years

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—An analysis of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area housing market, prepared by RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI), based on the September 2011 RBI Pending Home Sales Index™ was released recently. ...


Company Spotlight: Property Panorama Announces Election of New Board

Property Panorama®, an industry leader in virtual tours, has announced its 2011 board of directors, officers, and directive. ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the National Association of REALTORS®

This week’s headlines from the National Association of REALTORS® include: customizable NAR brochures, have your laptop do PR work for you, and flood insurance stopgap extension passes. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


What Does It Take to Reach the Boomer Market?

Numbering nearly 78 million, baby boomers represent the largest and wealthiest group of buyers in the country. And while many agents traditionally focus their efforts towards first-time home buyers and Gen Y, those that receive advanced training and education in working with the powerful 50+ market have a unique advantage ...


Real Estate Hot Spots: Number of Improving Housing Markets Nearly Doubles in October

The second edition of the National Association of Home Builders/ First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), released recently, shows 23 individual housing markets now qualifying as "improving" under the new gauge's parameters. This is nearly double the 12 housing markets ...


‘Do No Harm:’ Preserving Home Ownership Tax Benefits Vital to Housing Market

National Association of REALTORS® President Ron Phipps recently released the following statement about the mortgage interest deduction, and bringing stability to the market. ...


FHA Applications Perk up Purchase Mortgages

Driven by a wave of FHA loans, applications for mortgages to purchase a home reached their highest level since May recently—but they still trail the 2010 application rate by more than 34 percent. ...


9 Digital and Direct Marketing Trends for 2012

(eM+C)—A more urgent need to manage data across channels, an increase in content marketing and the growth of integrated marketing technology programs thanks to acquisitions are three of nine digital and direct marketing trends marketers should be aware of for 2012, according to Bruce Biegel, managing director of the Winterberry ...


The Benefits of Online Storage and the Offline Security Myth

Nowhere is the benefit of technology more clearly illustrated than with the recent advancements in online storage capability. Working in the cloud is efficient, inexpensive and convenient. Having an additional copy of all of our data has allowed us to sell our servers and throw our IT guy’s business card ...


Partnership Delivers Superior Listing Data Management

Real Estate Digital (RED) and Bridge Interactive Group recently announced the integration of Bridge’s Contact™ Server and real-time RETS solution with RED’s reDataVault™ real estate listing license management system. RED will use Contact as the RETS (Real Estate Transaction Standard) gateway into their data repository to deliver licensed listing data ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Real Estate in the Next 3-5 Years: What Must We Do to Be Ready?

In the following session, Charlie Oppler, Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations, NAR interviews Mike Litzner, Broker/Owner, Century 21 American Homes; Jason Waugh, COO, Prudential Northwest Properties; and Sherry Chris, President, CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, about navigating ...


Health Problems Rise with Foreclosure Rates

(MCT)—Losing your home, or worrying about losing it, is enough to make you sick, says a recent study that offers insight into the toll the foreclosure crisis is taking on homeowners’ health. ...


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