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Real Estate Trends Archive


New Generational Trends Study Shows Confidence in Market

Young home buyers remain optimistic and see their home as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a smaller property to match changing lifestyles, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller ...


Distressed Housing Market Shrinks Dramatically in California

Regional Spotlight--Vastly improved home prices over the past five years have changed the landscape of California’s distressed housing market, which is now just a fraction of what it was during the Great Recession, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) found recently. ...


Normal Market Activity Inches Forward

While the pace may be slow, new industry findings show that the real estate market is indeed moving forward. The Advanced March NAHB/First American Leading Markets (LMI) Index remained unchanged in March at .87 from February but the number of markets considered ...


Open Enrollment under ACA Ends March 31 but Don’t Stress, NAR Can Help

NAR PULSE—Still not sure about your health insurance options? Visit the REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace powered by SASid, a REALTOR Benefit® Program partner, to explore NAR’s private exchange and learn about your insurance options. Also NAR President Steve Brown walks members through the ...


Fed Reports Winter Cools Inventories

In its latest report on the economy, Federal Reserve economists report that winter weather has contributed to a slowing of real estate markets and inventories are low in most districts. ...


New Survey Reveals Pulse of 2014 Spring Real Estate Market

A recently released survey indicates a lively spring season ahead for real estate sales. MRIS, a Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS), recently released the results from its 2014 Spring Real Estate Outlook Survey. ...


zipLogix Releases Major Update for zipForm Plus

zipLogix recently announced the release of a feature update for zipForm® Plus, the official and exclusive forms software of the National Association of REALTORS®. This update delivers the latest advancements to real estate professionals that utilize zipForm(R) Plus every day. The new feature set enhances the entire transaction process. ...


DocuSign Delivers Carrier Grade Availability, New UI in DocuSign Spring ’14 Release

DocuSign announced the DocuSign Spring ’14 Release of its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform, which became available March 11, 2014. ...


Rei L. Mesa to Provide Opening Remarks at BHHS National Conference

Rei L. Mesa, president and C.E.O, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has been appointed to provide the opening remarks for the Gibraltar Companies which include the Apex and Pinnacle Groups at the upcoming Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices / Prudential Real Estate combined National Sales and Business Conference on Sunday, March 16th, ...


Housing Recovery Expected to Press

Americans’ outlook on housing and the economy has fluctuated somewhat during the past few months, but the trend for most indicators remains positive overall, according to Fannie Mae’s February 2014 National Housing Survey results. ...


Buyers Seek Out House of Their Youth

(MCT)—The home you grew up in creates the framework for the home you choose as an adult—whether you end up someplace very similar, or seek out its opposite. And for some people, the answer is a place that manages to offer both ...


Great Spaces: Can’t Beat This Colossal Connecticut Beauty

This colossal estate is set on 10 stunning acres in exclusive Conyers Farm in Greenwich, Conn. With eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms spanning over a seriously cushy 17,000 square feet, this home takes luxury living to a whole new level. Built in ...


RE/MAX of Boulder Teaches High School Students about Smart Financing

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) of Boulder Area REALTOR® Association (BARA) is working with high schools to better prepare students for the ‘real world’ of finances through their $mart Money, $mart Moves lectures. A long time running, the program is picking up speed once again in Boulder County. ...


Eye on the Economy: New Home Sales Bounce Back in January

The housing market and the broader economy shivered at the end of 2013 as weather-related factors held consumers back and generated production delays. These impacts should prove temporary and our forecast remains positive for housing and home building for the year to ...


Enhanced Listings, Maximum Exposure: Broker Preferred Listings Package Provides Increased Visibility

Tony Stephens, chief information officer at Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage, has been in the real estate business since 2001. Prior to entering the industry, Stephens worked as a marketing professional, leading the IT Department and heading up Membership & Marketing for the Georgia MLS. So when he sees a ...