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Mortgage Applications Inch Lower

Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 27, 2014. ...


Today’s Teenagers Will Rock Real Estate

Sea changes are in store for residential real estate ten years from now. Millions of new households will lift rental and starter home markets, half of the new families will be minorities and their ability to access mortgage finance will determine whether ...


Revealed: Most Popular Cities for Renters on the Go

Providing insight into the patterns of today's renters, realtor.com® recently named the 10 most searched cities on the realtor.com® rentals mobile application for iOS and Android since the launch of the application. ...


Log Homes Council Members Celebrate National Log Home Open House Month in July

Members of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Log Homes Council (LHC) are celebrating National Log Home Open House Month in July by hosting home tours, log raising demonstrations, factory tours, seminars and much more. This marks the third anniversary of the national event for the LHC members. ...


Connecting with Consumers on Their Own Turf

Real estate is all about timing—connecting the right buyer with the right listing at the right time. For real estate professionals, this means staying on their toes 24/7 and trying to decipher the who, what, where, when and how of every single listing. Finding the right buyer can be trickier ...


Residential Construction Spending up 7.5 Percent from One Year Ago

The latest Census estimate of total private residential construction spending is 7.5 percent higher than one year ago. In particular, the release shows significant improvement in construction spending for the single-family and multifamily categories. ...


Credit Union App Makes Mobile Banking Easy

NAR PULSE--Credit Union members who download the mobile banking app and make a mobile deposit through July 31, 2014 will be entered for the chance to win $1,000. Plus, the Credit Union will donate $1,000 to NAR’s REALTORS® Relief Foundation in ...


Targeting Consumers, Serving REALTORS®

With the word ‘REALTOR®’ embedded in its DNA, realtor.com® was clearly born and bred in the real estate industry, for the real estate industry. And to that end, as the real estate business has evolved, so has realtor.com®. By balancing the changing ...


Great Spaces: The “Scarface” Mansion

Say hello to my little friend! Actually, it’s not that little—it’s a behemoth. It’s hard to talk about Al Pacino’s Cuban refugee Tony Montana without dropping many colorful, yet inappropriate, expletives, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that this ...


Bringing Quality and Value to Real Estate Transactions

For Mollie Hancock, a REALTOR® with Ebby Halliday, REALTORS® in the Dallas metroplex, providing first-class service to clients begins with having the right partners by her side. Having entered the business in 1998, one of the first relationships Hancock struck up was with American Home Shield® (AHS) account executive Mary ...


Recent Housing Growth a Sign of Long-Term Stability

According to Clear Capital’s most recent (HDI) Market Report and recent housing forecasts, it seems national home prices will be moderating over the next six months—only 0.9 percent growth forecasted. When all is said and done, Clear Capital expects to see 2014 ...


Pending Home Sales Surge in May

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 ...


Broker Training Series, ‘One Byte at a Time,’ Puts Focus on RISMedia Content

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a four-part series highlighting video training sessions and creative-use ideas, created by San Diego-based Century 21 Award for their agents in using RISMedia’s Content Solutions and specifically, RISMedia’s RREIN platform. ...


Contract Rate on New Home Loans Dips Under 4 Percent

On average, mortgage interest rates declined in May, according to data released recently by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). On conventional mortgages used to purchase newly-built homes, the average contract interest rate dropped by more than 30 basis points, from 4.19 ...


Family and Home – What’s Next?

The rapid adoption of technology, our changing economy and ever-evolving family dynamics mean that the family and home of today may not be the family and home of tomorrow. With an eye on the changing dynamics of our culture, we are ...


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