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Return Buyers Expected to Re-Enter and Restore Market, Study Shows

Nearly a decade since the start of the foreclosure crisis, formerly distressed homeowners with restored credit are re-entering the housing market, but damaged ...


Want to Live Life Cleaner? Move to One of These Counties

With Earth Day right around the corner, RealtyTrac reported on where the most earth-friendly counties resided by analyzing various datasets including percent of good air quality days, the percent of people who walk to work, and then the best counties based on affordability. ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Raising the Bar on Professionalism: Living Up to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Modest Increase in Housing Production

Housing starts and permits rose modestly in March after a very disappointing February. Total housing starts increased 2 percent to an annual rate of 926,000 from an upwardly revised 908,000 in February. Single-family starts improved slightly better at a 4.4 percent increase to 618,000 from a virtually unchanged 592,000 in ...


Mortgage Rates Holding Steady

(TNS)--Fixed mortgage rates were essentially flat this week, with lenders offering a 30-year loan at 3.67 percent, compared to 3.66 percent last week, according to Freddie Mac. ...


5 Housing Trends to Watch This Spring

(TNS)--This spring will be a good time to buy or sell a home. But life isn’t perfect, so expect to run into a couple of hurdles, especially if you are a buyer. ...


REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo to Be Held May 11-16

REALTORS® will head to Washington, D.C., May 11-16, for the REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, to advocate for policies that protect commercial and residential property ownership and investment and advance the real estate industry. Nearly 8,500 REALTORS® and guests are expected to attend the meetings. ...


Foreclosure Activity Drops to Lowest Quarterly Level in Eight Years

Foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 313,487 U.S. properties in the first quarter of 2015, down 7 percent from the previous quarter and down 8 percent from the first quarter of 2014 to the lowest quarterly total since the first ...


.REALTOR Top-Level Domains to Launch for Realtor® Associations and Brokerages on May 7

In a move to further offer consumers a trusted, valued source for real estate on the Internet, and thereby strengthen the REALTOR® brand, the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) top-level domain (TLD) .REALTOR will be available to local and state REALTOR® ...


How Your Website Can Help Overseas Clients

According to a 2014 real estate tech trends report, compiled by Properties Online, 90% of potential homebuyers look for a new house online. Therefore, your website is an invaluable tool in helping you to attract and retain clients. Your site should help potential ...


Homes.com Wins Real Estate with Its ‘Game of Thrones’ Parody

You don't have to watch "Game of Thrones" to know that the HBO series aired its fifth season premiere last night. Just sign on to Facebook or Twitter for 15 seconds and you'll be pelted with a smattering of images full of ...


Zillow: FTC Review Slows Trulia Integration; Revenue Expectations Fall Short

Shares slid 12 percent this week on news Zillow Group is falling short of revenue and earnings expectations in 2015. In a call to investors on April 14, CEO Spencer Rascoff stressed the transitory state of the company following its acquisition of Trulia, ...


Lady Antebellum and Quicken Loans Give Fans Backstage Opportunity and Yearlong Mortgage Relief

Seven-time Grammy Award-winning group Lady Antebellum has teamed up with national mortgage lender Quicken Loans to give seven lucky fans the backstage experience of a lifetime and a year of relief from their mortgage with the launch of ...


Cover Story: The World of Real Estate—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Is Local and Global

At a time when a lot of people talk about being “global,” Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® truly lives it—having built a powerful international presence long before being global was in fashion. At Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), it’s not just about having it in ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Marches Forward

In yet another bundle of positive news for the housing market, mortgage credit availability increased in March, according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's ...


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