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Case-Shiller: Home-Price Gains Slowed in June in All 20 Major Cities

(MCT)—Home prices continued to cool off in June, according to new figures out this week. ...


U.S. Negative Equity Falls to 17 Percent

One in six (17 percent) U.S. homeowners with mortgages – or 8.7 million – were still underwater on their mortgage in the second quarter of 2014, despite rising home values, according to the Zillow® Negative Equity Report. This is down from ...


Attend Broker Programming at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo

NAR PULSE—Join 17,000 of your colleagues in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 7-10 for four days of fun at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. The conference features 100 education sessions, 400 exhibitors and events like the General Session with Captain Mark Kelly and ...


NRT’s Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida Acquires Fort Lauderdale Brokerage

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC has announced that it has acquired the assets of Lanham and Associates in Fort Lauderdale.  Lanham and Associates will now operate under the banner of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. ...


Apply a Little Art – And Science – to Market Your Home

No seller wants to take less than their home is worth, but they don't want their property languishing on the market for an extended time because of the price tag. That’s why it’s important to do a little research before fixing your ...


Combined Single- and Multifamily Gains Boost Housing Starts in July

Fueled by strong single- and multifamily growth, nationwide housing starts rose 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million units in July, the highest level since November 2013, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing ...


New Home Sales Hesitate

New home sales fell another 2.4 percent to an annual rate of 412,000 in July, down 10,000 from an upwardly revised June figure of 422,000. The last three months of sales averaged the same as the annual figure for 2013 at 429,000—but in contrast to the first two months of ...


How Many of Your Twitter Followers Are Bots?

You know those accounts with millions and millions of followers on Twitter? It turns out they may not be as popular as you think. ...


From Mexico to Dubai: Buyer Representation Goes Global

With thousands of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) designees in the United States and Canada, brokers and agents understand the value of the skills and training the designation delivers here at home. Although increasingly common in North America, the concept of buyer representation ...


Exclusive Member Benefits Offer a Distinct Advantage

Members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) automatically have access to a wide array of exclusive business tools, data, educational opportunities and discount programs—all of which have been carefully designed to help REALTORS® build their business, work more efficiently, and build stronger client relationships in order to succeed in ...


RESPA Enforcement Back in the Spotlight

In the April column, we warned that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was going to be aggressive on RESPA, as it has more resources and power than HUD ever had. Two cases were worthy of CFPB press releases, but numerous others are waiting in the wings. Of the two ...


Only a Dozen Large Metro Housing Markets Feature Affordable Housing

Of the nation’s 100 largest metro areas, only a dozen are currently more affordable than they historically have been for both renters and homeowners, as widespread growth in housing costs continues to outpace wage growth. Nationally, U.S. home values rose 6.5 percent ...


July Data Shows the Healthiest End to Spring Home Buying Season in Three Years

For the first time in three years, July data shows the price appreciation and inventory increases established during peak buying season (from April to July) continue their upward trend, untouched by external economic factors, according to ...


Watch: Why Should You Claim a .REALTOR Domain?

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real ...


Housing Starts Soar in July

(MCT)—New home construction surged to an eight-month high in July, providing a lift to the broader economy. Housing starts jumped 15.7 percent from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Economists had expected a rate ...


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