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Developers Report Strong Sentiment on Multifamily Market

The National Association of Home Builders' recently released Multifamily Production Index (MPI) held steady with a reading of 54 for the fourth quarter of 2014. This capped the third straight year of quarterly readings consistently at 50 or above. ...


Homeowners Can Now Change Their Home Facts, Watch Zestimate Update Immediately

In recent news, Zillow® began allowing homeowners to see an immediate change to their Zestimate® home value when they edit facts about their home on Zillow. Previously, it took as long as several weeks for the Zestimate to update. ...


Flip Flop: 2014 Rings in Lowest Share of Flipped Homes Since 2011

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 136,269 U.S. single family homes were flipped in 2014, 5.4 percent of all single family home sales during the year—the lowest share of flips since 2011. ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: NAR Schedules 2015 Broker Summits

Due to the success of the 2014 Broker Summit, NAR will hold three REALTOR® Broker Summits in 2015 and the number of seats at each event will increase to accommodate 300 attendees. ...


Trulia Will Continue to Receive ListHub’s Listing Data for Now, Hearing Set for Next Month

The battle between Move and Zillow Group over Trulia’s listings continued this week, with a California judge granting Zillow Group’s request Monday for a temporary restraining order, requiring Move-owned ListHub to continue providing listing data to Trulia until at least March 12. ...


Help Your Agents Embrace the .REALTOR Change

NAR PULSE—From MLS books and rotary phones to the Internet and mobile devices, change is about the only constant in business today. Help your agents understand how to leverage .REALTOR in their business by seeing what other REALTORS® are doing with their ...


Construction Snapshot: January’s Drop in Starts a Match for Usual Seasonality

CMD recently announced that January’s $22.5 billion of construction starts, excluding residential activity, was 10.1 percent lower than in December. The decline all but disappears, however, when allowance is made for seasonality. CMD’s long-term average December-to-January moderation, due to obstructionist winter weather, has ...


Home Prices Grew at Twice the Rate of Inflation in 2014

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for December 2014 shows a slight uptick in home prices across the country. Nine cities ...


Existing-Home Sales Cool in January as Available Inventory Remains Subdued

Existing-home sales declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All major regions experienced declines in January, with the Northeast ...


NAR Video Spotlight: 2015 NAR Orientation Video

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 Estate Advisor. ...


LeadingRE Conference Draws Experts from All Corners

Earlier this month, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® held its annual conference, drawing 2,000 agents from 200 firms in more than 20 countries to discuss industry trends, cutting-edge technology, and most important, leadership. ...


New Study Finds Surprising Home Formation Results

A new study from the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate concludes that new household formation, a key driver of housing demand, has recovered after the job losses that accompanied the recession. ...


Four-Year Lows Reported for Institutional Investors and All-Cash Buyers

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Institutional Investor & Cash Sales Report, which shows that the share of home sales to institutional investors and all-cash buyers dropped to four-year lows in 2014 despite a quarterly increase in the fourth quarter. ...


Pat Riley Named Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Pat Riley, president and chief operating officer of Charlotte, N.C.-based Allen Tate Company, has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the company announced this week. Leading Real Estate Companies ...


FAA Proposes Rule to Allow Commercial Drone Use for Real Estate

On February 15, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed rules for unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, stating that they should be legally allowed to fly in the United States for business purposes. ...


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