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Job Growth: April’s Employment Bounces Back

Job growth in March was worse than originally estimated but bounced back in April. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that payroll employment expanded by 223 thousand in April. Job gains in February were revised upward by 2 thousand to 266 thousand and the March figure was revised downward ...


Beyond Housing: Advocating for NYC’s Homeless

Heidi Burkhart’s philosophy is simple: Give to Live. Live to Give. ...


Residential Lending: Size Really Does Matter

In the April 2015 iteration of the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS), the Federal Reserve Board included a special question on residential real estate lending. That special question asked banks about how they had responded to new guidelines issued by ...


RE/MAX Appoints New President

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The Long-Term Impact of Moving Families Away from High-Poverty Neighborhoods

In 1994, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) embarked on a 10-year demonstration and research project called Moving to Opportunity (MTO).This experimental program was designed to measure the long-term effects of moving families away from neighborhoods with deeply concentrated poverty to ...


MLSLI: A State of the Art Service

Real estate agents can never be over-informed on their industry's trends and hot topics. Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc. (MLSLI), a leading Multiple Listing Service in Long Island, N.Y., is a computerized network of 2,280 real estate offices located in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn that aims to ...


Study Finds Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S.

Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and racially integrated neighborhoods, according to a new Cornell University analysis ...


Q1 Moves: Mortgage Delinquencies and Foreclosures Slide

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.54 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2015. This was the lowest level since the second quarter of 2007. The delinquency rate decreased 14 basis points ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Announces National Philanthropic Partnership

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced at its international brand conference, Fusion, a national philanthropic partnership with Rebuilding Together. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the exclusive residential real estate brand partner for Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization that provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades ...


Mortgage Rates Rise, Freddie Mac Says

(TNS)--Interest rates for fixed-rate mortgages rose this week, with the average on a 30-year loan reaching 3.80 percent, up from 3.68 percent a week earlier, Freddie Mac said Thursday. ...


NAR Shows Majority of Metro Areas Experiencing Widening Inequality

Rising home prices in many metro areas have helped homeowners build housing wealth in recent years, but the continued decline in homeownership means the gains are going to fewer people and likely leading to worsening inequality in the U.S., according to new research from the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Millennials Emerge after Getting Priced Out of Rentals

Opinions on where real estate prices are heading from here might be mixed, but one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Millennials will be a big part of it. According to a recent survey from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the so-called millennial ...


Home Prices Rise 5.9 Percent Year-Over-Year

Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 5.9 percent in March 2015 compared with March 2014 according to a recently released CoreLogic® Home Price Index (HPI®). This change represents 37 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally. On a month-over-month ...


NAR’s REach® Technology Accelerator Selects Class of 2015

NAR PULSE—NAR and Second Century Ventures are proud to announce the new REach® Class of 2015. Joining the class are Asset Avenue, BoostUp, Guard Llama, Loop & Tie, NotaryCam, Pro.com, and TermScout. The REach® accelerator program was created to identify the top new ...


Mortgage Choice Act Making Progress

Editor's note: On April 14, 2015, the U.S House of Representatives passed H.R. 685, “The Mortgage Choice Act” by a vote of 287-140. ...


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