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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 ...


Talk Shop with a Real Estate Legend at RISMedia’s CEO Exchange

In 1973, globally-recognized real estate franchise RE/MAX, LLC was founded by Dave and Gail Liniger. In that same decade, audiences stood up and cheered when boxing epic Rocky hit theaters. Even though real estate “ain’t all sunshine and rainbows,” the story behind ...


The Dying Dining Room

The dining room isn’t what it used to be. ...


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 ...


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