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Renewable Energy in New Homes

A rising number of new homes include renewable energy features, a trend that is apparent in both single-family and multifamily construction. ...


6 Months of Qualified Mortgages

Six months ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began its implementation of the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The short-term results were largely predictable with most lenders availing themselves ...


Who’s the Boss?

Living in both the real estate brokerage and technology worlds, I have seen firsthand the frustrations that brokers and the folks they buy real estate technology from experience when it comes to the lack of agent adoption. ...


Three-Quarters of American Homeowners Have Used a REALTOR®

According to the results of a housing survey released recently by BMO Harris Bank, three-quarters (77 percent) of homeowners have used a real estate agent. However, nearly half (47 percent) of Americans are confident they could sell a home without the help ...


Weighing in on the Value of ABR® Training

Real estate brokers want their agents to succeed. But how can you best support their success? Education is one of the most valuable investments you can make, impacting performance more than you might realize. ...


New Home Prices Released by Metro Area and State

In response to frequent requests from its members, NAHB Economics recently released its estimates of new single-family home prices by state and metro area. The most expensive new single family homes are built and sold in three Northeastern states: Connecticut, Massachusetts and ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Surge, Then Settle

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.03 percent, up five basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily increased last week, spiking to 4.26 percent on Friday before declining to the current ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘First-Time Homebuyers: Where Do They Stand in Today’s Market?’

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms. ...


International Homebuyers Continue to Invest in Profitable U.S. Market

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments. ...


Earn $35 Amazon Gift Card With MVP

NAR PULSE--When you or your agents register for the SRES® Online course by July 15, you can earn a $35 Amazon Gift Card through MVP. The SRES® designation focuses on the 50+ age group, one of the largest consumer markets in ...


Americans Share Positive Housing Attitude

Consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward significantly during the recovery but continues to be less than needed to return to "normal" housing levels, according to results from Fannie Mae’s June 2014 National Housing Survey. On average, consumers' 12-month home ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Further Expands its Coverage with New Office in Vacaville, California

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC (Carrington), a corporately owned and operated national brokerage, recently announced that it has once again expanded its coverage, adding an office in Vacaville, Calif., under the direction of Local Office Leaders Ken and Melody Kramer. Drawing from their extensive industry experience and local market knowledge, ...


Pending Home Sales Give a Drastic Push Forward

Pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four regions of the country saw increases in pending sales, with the Northeast and West experiencing the ...


Costs to Incorporate Green Features

The cost to make a home green (energy efficiency, water and indoor quality, etc.) is higher than the cost of construction of other homes, and this differential may persist as more builders enter the green market. However, builder experience with green technique ...


Boosting Website Attraction and Sustainability

For real estate broker Rosemary West, maintaining an easy-to-navigate, uncluttered website is a key piece of the puzzle when it comes to attracting prospective buyers who are turning to the Internet to search for homes at a record pace. Thanks to the company’s partnership with Homes.com, West is armed with ...


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