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U.S Foreclosure Activity Increases 5 Percent in January

Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 119,888 U.S. properties in January, an increase of 5 percent from the previous month but still down 4 percent from a year ago, according to RealtyTrac®’s recently ...


Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Hits a 51-Month High

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index ("Index") increased in January, reaching its highest level since September 2010. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending. ...


Company Spotlight: Simplifying the International Home-buying Process

The home-buying process is often a lengthy operation that involves many different gears all turning at once. But when the buying process takes place overseas, the operation is even more involved. From opening up new bank accounts to understanding exchange rates, buying or selling internationally takes research, industry know-how and ...


RISMedia’s Next Agent Webinar: Learn Listing Mastery from the Pros

RISMedia will host the next in its Agent Webinar Series, “Listing Mastery,” sponsored by Open Home Pro™, on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. EST. The event is free, but seats are limited, so attendees are encouraged to sign up early. ...


Quicken Loans Study Shows Appraiser and Homeowner Opinions in January Nearly Equal

Detroit-based Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender, this week reported its Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) narrowed in January, showing that appraisers’ opinions of home values were only 0.18 percent higher than homeowners’ estimates, according to the index’s national composite. ...


Company Spotlight: Utilizing Big Data to Make Real Estate Dreams Come True

Searching for an apartment to rent or a home to buy on the Internet can be a chore. It requires a lot of time spent searching for what’s available, neighborhood information, what’s nearby, local school data and plenty of other information ...


Study: More People Drawn to Bright Lights, Big Cities

According to a report recently published by a new think tank, City Laboratory, more young professionals are opting for the cities over the suburbs. This has historically been the trend, but new data shows that this desire for urban real estate has skyrocketed ...


Save Money, Earn Social Media Rewards with NAR’s MVP Program

NAR PULSE—Enroll in the FedEx Advantage® Program by Feb 15 to receive a discount at your local FedEx Office plus earn a Market Yourself with Social Media-Download for free with NAR’s Member Value Plus (MVP) Program. FedEx, a REALTOR Benefits® Program participant ...


Nearly Half of Young Millennials Boomerang

Recent analysis of a survey of a segment of millennials, those born between 1980 and 1984, found that 90 percent moved out of their parents’ household by age 27. Of those moving out, however, over 50 percent returned. This return is sometimes referred ...


Good News for Housing: Consumers Show Positive Financial Attitude

Consumer optimism toward the housing market gained some momentum last month following a dip in December, likely getting a boost from their increasingly positive financial outlook, according to results from Fannie Mae's January 2015 National Housing Survey™. ...


Employment Trends Up In December

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in December, when the index stood at 128.43, up from 127.83 in November. This represents a 7.5 percent gain in the ETI compared to a year ago at that time. ...


Facing the Future of the Internet Together

A Greek philosopher famously insisted that nothing is permanent except change. That statement couldn’t be truer today, especially in the real estate industry. Change is a double-edged sword: It creates new opportunities, but also introduces new challenges. ...


Gen Z in the House: The Future of Real Estate

A generation that has seen financial turmoil with a vision of opportunity. Tens of millions of people coming of age in a world impacted by politics and a global economy. Non-conformists and a major force for social change in the United States. Independent ...


Builders Remain Confident in the 55+ Housing Market

NAHB’s 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) shows that builders continue to feel positive about the market. The sentiment indices were higher year-over-year for all segments of the 55+market—single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental. The single-family index increased six points from the fourth quarter of 2013, to 54—the highest fourth-quarter reading ...


Homebuying Trends for 2015: Multigenerational Living, Combining Purchases, Relocating

The American Dream of homeownership is certainly still alive. Consumers still dream of owning a home—whether a single-family with a white picket fence, a condo, or a multifamily home. ...


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