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Top Metro Areas: Single-Family Detached Concentration

In a recent study, NAHB examines eight key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). This post takes a closer look at one of those statistics; the share of homeowners living in single-family detached housing. ...


Consumer Spending Increases in February while Inflation Stays Low

(MCT)—Consumer spending increased last month the most since November as Americans appeared to start shaking off the effects of severe winter weather. ...


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Keeping Up with Technology

Technology can be over-whelming. Staying on top of the latest tools to benefit you, your agents and your clients is a never-ending challenge. Sometimes an innovation brings real benefit, while other times the latest and greatest turns out to be just another ...


Use of Pocket Listings Rising, but They’re Right Choice for Only a Small Number of Home Sellers

Pocket listings, in which homeowners offer their homes for sale but don’t make this information public by putting it on the local multiple listing service, appear to be on the rise. ...


What Home Buyers Really Want: Ethnic Preferences (Part III)

Previous posts highlighting findings from the study What Home Buyers Really Want: Ethnic Preferences have shown that a buyer’s race or ethnicity can play a role in how he/she evaluates the characteristics and features of a prospective home. The analysis ...


Popularity Contest: Most Coveted Features for New Homes

During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sharing with home buyers the most popular features in new single-family homes in 2014. Builders from across the country were surveyed on what features they were most likely ...


RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker Report Ranks Nation’s Most Productive Real Estate Firms

With the record books now closed for 2013, Power Brokers are pleased to weigh in on the real estate market’s second solid year of recovery. In 2013, brokers across the country paid witness to many key indicators of the housing market’s gradual ...


February Pending Home Sales Continue Slide

Pending home sales declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Modest increases in the Midwest and West were offset by declines in the Northeast and South; all regions are below a year ago. ...


As Housing’s P/E Ratio Indicates, Investors Did Their Job

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through March 2014. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the most granular home data and analysis earlier than nearly any other index provider in the industry. ...


Groundbreaking Home and Neighborhood Project History Reports Now Available

Porch, the home improvement network, and realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., have announced the launch of the Porch Home and Neighborhood Report, a free, innovative resource for understanding the remodeling and project ...


New England Brokerage Rolls Out dotloop to All 1,500 Agents and 52 Offices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties recently announced it had selected dotloop, so it could offer a seamless real estate transaction experience to its agents and clients, as well as dotloop-DASHBOARD to increase operational efficiencies across the organization. The brokerage will roll out both solutions across ...


February Pending Home Sales Continue Slide

Pending home sales declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Modest increases in the Midwest and West were offset by declines in the Northeast and South; all regions ...


Three Unconventional Advertising Strategies for Real Estate Professionals

The best way to grow your business is with a consistent marketing strategy that includes both online and offline tactics. Just because you started blogging or using Facebook doesn’t mean you should forget about door knocking and walking your farm. Chances are ...


Smart Times Ahead

Recent reports forecast that smart home automation will turn into a $19 trillion industry in the ensuing years, led by Google’s recent $3.2 billion investment of Nest Labs, creators of smart thermostats and smoke detectors (Los Angeles Times). ...