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Tulare County Association of REALTORS® Selects Point2 to Create Consumer Real Estate Search Portal

The Tulare County Association of REALTORS® (TCAOR) launched TulareCountyREALTORS.com last month, the organization announced. The consumer-facing real estate search website uses Point2 technology to surface the most accurate information about homes, land and commercial properties for sale in Tulare County, Calif. TCAOR is one of several real estate ...


3 Reasons Housing is Looking Up in 2015

As 2015 rolls forward, there are several economic indicators that the housing market may have a break-out year. Let's review the top three. ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Plunge to 19-Month Low

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgages is currently 3.58 percent, down fourteen basis points from Jan. 8 to Jan. 1. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose early last week, peaking at 4.03 percent on Friday before falling to the current rate. ...


Index: Prices Up ‘Across the Board’ in 2014, Midwest Expected to Outpace the Nation

With 2014 behind us, 2015 promises changes within the market as the housing recovery moves forward, according to recently released information from Clear Capital, a provider of data and solutions for real estate asset valuation and collateral risk assessment. The company recently released ...


Easing the Financing Crunch: New Year, New Ways to Get People into the Market

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jim Imhoff, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


New Study Shows Top Moving Destination for 2014

Wondering where people were moving in 2014? The Northeast experienced a moving deficit, losing residents for the third consecutive year, while Oregon held on to its title as "Top Moving Destination" and continued to pull away from the pack. ...


New Regulations Affect Homeowners in 2015

Increasing energy efficiency has long been the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and in 2015, two new regulations involving air conditioning equipment and water heaters will take effect to support this goal. REALTORS® need to be familiar with the new ...


GRI Gets an Update

NAR’s Annual Conference—with its accompanying Governance Meetings—always concludes with some great, new ideas. This past November’s meeting in New Orleans was no exception. Among the many interesting developments this year was the announcement of some major changes to the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) ...


The Community Connection

Many of the top real estate companies have a secret ingredient to success: each other. In the following interview, Connie Ray, Founder and CEO of Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, tells us how her team gets ahead by working together. ...


America’s Housing Stock Increases $1.7 Trillion

The housing market received both good and bad news as of late; the good news is that America’s housing stock is now worth $27.5 trillion, an increase of $1.7 trillion over last year.  The bad news is that U.S. home values rose 6 ...


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NAR PULSE—At REALTOR® University, we want to empower you with the knowledge and skills to stand out as a leader for your company and among your peers. Our Master of Real Estate Degree program allows you to focus on your passion and ...


Ask the Expert: What Currency Risks Do Investors Face when Buying Overseas?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Andrew Woolley, Executive Director of International Payments with Moneycorp. ...


Housing Market Continues to Heal Due to Better Fundamentals

The U.S. housing market continues to stabilize, with 70 of the markets tracked now showing positive momentum, according to Freddie Mac's recently released, newly updated Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®). ...


Existing Sales Trend Up for First-Time Buyers

Although existing home sales decreased in November, the share of sales for first-time buyers increased to the highest level since October 2012. Existing home sales decreased 6.1 percent in November, but were 2.1 percent above the same period a year ago. The ...


Emergency and Disaster Preparedness of U.S. Households

A disaster can occur at any time and without much warning. To gain a better understanding of the emergency preparedness of U.S. households, HUD and the Census Bureau for the first time included a special set of questions on the ...


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