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Move Announces New Executive Roles to Strengthen Association Relationships

Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to state and local REALTOR® associations from Russ Cofano, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations for Move, Inc. and realtor.com®, announcing two new executive positions focusing on strengthening relationships with state and local associations. ...


2014 a Year of Recovery for Owners of Low-End Homes

Owners of the country’s lowest valued homes emerged from 2014 in a stronger position than previous years, with home values up 6.8 percent year-over-year. ...


Home Sales Increase in Year End Bounce Back

Defying the normal trend, home sales in December rose above the number of November sales by a significant 14.4 percent. Sales were also 3.9 percent above those of last December. Although home sales have generally been lower in 2014 than 2013, ...


Home Prices Stand Still in November

The nation's average home prices stood stagnant this fall, largely unchanged from October to November, according to the latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI). This trend occurs after prices declined for the first time in September following two-and-a-half years of modest-to-strong price increases ...


Seriously Underwater Properties Down 2.2 Million

2014 ended with 7,052,570 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater, or about 13 percent of all properties with a mortgage, according to the recently released RealtyTrac® U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the fourth quarter of 2014. Seriously underwater properties are defined as ...


Study Shows Consumers Aren’t Shopping around for Mortgages

A recently released study done by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found nearly half of Americans looking to purchase a home do not do their due diligence by shopping around for mortgage lenders. Rather, the survey found potential borrowers seriously consider only ...


Bank Economists Predict Robust Economic Growth in 2015

2015 will show an economic improvement, according to the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association, who predicts that the U.S. economy will grow nearly 3 percent on an inflation-adjusted basis this year compared to 2.5 percent last year. ...


Conduct Transactions Faster & Easier in 2015 with the REALTOR® Benefits Program

NAR PULSE—DocuSign for REALTORS® PLUS allows you to provide trusted eSignature and Transaction Management business interactions with your clients in today’s mobile business world. DocuSign offers transaction management solutions and is NAR’s official and exclusive eSignature provider, under the REALTOR Benefits® Program. New ...


Opportunity Exists as Real Estate Model Shifts

Inbound Marketing Manager Rob Wachter with Coldwell Banker Bain in Bellevue, Wash., talks with RISMedia about digital marketing, quality lead generation and agent retention in one of the country’s top tech epicenters. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Races into 2015

Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced recently that that it will for the second consecutive year be the official real estate company of USA Bobsled & Skeleton. The CENTURY 21 - USA Bobsled & Skeleton sponsorship includes a dedicated sled wrapped in black and gold featuring the CENTURY 21 logo. ...


Selling Solar: Homebuyers Willing to Pay More for Outfitted Homes

Once exclusive to wealthy, eco-conscious homeowners, rooftop solar panels are becoming an increasingly common fixture in residential housing – and homebuyers are taking notice. ...


Many Buyers No Longer See Marriage as Prerequisite to a Mortgage

(TNS)—In more than two decades as a real estate agent, Marc Tahler has seen his client base of would-be buyers shift. ...


Home Warranties a Beneficial Asset among New Homeowners

Real estate professionals Chad Matlick and Saundra Pogrelis are among Coldwell Banker Gundaker’s 1,500 member team serving the greater St. Louis region, although their VIP Group is comprised of a tight unit of four REALTORS®—Chad, Saundra, Chad’s wife, Deanna, and their team member, Kellie. ...


Fueling the Future of Real Estate: DPR Realty

The technology explosion has changed forever the way we work and play. Sources estimate there are more cellphones than people in the world today—and some might argue that social media has taken over our lives. But for DPR Realty Owner Dale Milton, and Designated Broker Matt Deuitch, the tech phenomenon ...


Remodelers See Market Improving

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) was 60 in the final quarter of 2014, indicating widespread confidence among remodelers that the market was improving compared to the previous quarter. The RMI and each of its components lies on a scale of 0 to 100, ...


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