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Pending Home Sales Dip in June

After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June but remained near May's level, which was the highest in over nine years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Modest gains in the Northeast and West were offset by larger declines ...


Share of Seriously Underwater Foreclosure Properties Drops to New Low

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q2 2015 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that as of the end of the second quarter there were 7,443,580 U.S. residential properties that were seriously underwater—where the combined loan amount secured by the property is at ...


The Death of the Downsize: Homeowners Buying Bigger in Retirement

Many retirees are choosing not to move to a smaller home, according to a recent Merrill Lynch retirement study, conducted in partnership with Age Wave. While some retirees are interested in renovated, and others ...


Then and Now: Living Arrangements in American Households

Revisiting population data, the U.S. Census Bureau recently zeroed in on the living arrangements of adults over the last 40-plus years. Notably, the majority of adults in both 1970 and 2014 shared a household with a spouse. But if trends bear out, the ...


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NAR PULSE--Get your office’s .REALTOR Web address and now save 50 percent! But hurry – you only have until July 31 to take advantage of this great offer. And don’t forget to review the business rules online before you claim. ...


RealtyTrac Appoints New CEO

RealtyTrac® recently announced that Rob Barber, former CEO at Environmental Data Resources (EDR), has been hired as CEO for the company’s rapidly expanding data file licensing business to continue building on the company’s double-digit revenue growth cultivated over the last three-and-a-half years. Barber will begin August 17 and will supplement the already ...


Home Price Growth Continues to Moderate in May

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Standard and Poor’s/Case-Shiller recently released their respective home price indexes for May 2015. ...


Edging Out the Competition: Why Resort and Second-Home Property Specialists are Taking Over Their Markets

As a real estate agent, it’s important to excel in your field. But with a market that fluctuates with every passing season, shining in a specialized area will not only help you stand out, it will also allow you to eclipse the competition. ...


Are You Reconsidering Developer/New Construction Marketing?

Resales have seen a great comeback, and new construction is particularly hot of late. A lot of brokers are re-considering developer/new construction marketing as a way to expand their offerings and increase revenue. However, as I talk to many brokers who were very ...


Streamlining Day-to-Day Tasks while Increasing Productivity and Efficiency

For more than 20 years, zipLogix has been developing real estate-focused software solutions, helping those in the real estate industry dramatically increase their productivity and efficiency. ...


Periscope: Are You Ready to Redefine Your Marketing Strategy?

If you’re a real estate agent wanting to target millennials, you need to be active on social media and you need to be tech savvy. Even if you aren’t specifically targeting millennials, an advanced knowledge of technology will help leaps and bounds as ...


New Home Sales Fall Nearly 7 Percent in June

(TNS)—New home sales unexpectedly declined in June, bucking a trend of recent positive news in the housing sector. ...


Broker Superstars Show How to Make It Big in Real Estate

At the now sold-out RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange this September, a blockbuster line-up of some of real estate’s most successful brokerage leaders – led by acclaimed coaching expert Dermot Buffini - will reveal the many facets of what it takes to ...


Using Technology to Streamline the Real Estate Transaction

It’s no secret that technology has profoundly changed the way we do business. ...


Department of Defense Issues Final Military Lending Act Rule

After nearly three years of study, the Department of Defense issued the final Military Lending Act (MLA) rule. ...


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