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Existing-Home Sales Cool in January as Available Inventory Remains Subdued

Existing-home sales declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, but the pace was higher than a year ago for the fourth straight month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All major regions experienced declines in January, with the Northeast ...


NAR Video Spotlight: 2015 NAR Orientation Video

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. ...


LeadingRE Conference Draws Experts from All Corners

Earlier this month, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® held its annual conference, drawing 2,000 agents from 200 firms in more than 20 countries to discuss industry trends, cutting-edge technology, and most important, leadership. ...


New Study Finds Surprising Home Formation Results

A new study from the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate concludes that new household formation, a key driver of housing demand, has recovered after the job losses that accompanied the recession. ...


Four-Year Lows Reported for Institutional Investors and All-Cash Buyers

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Institutional Investor & Cash Sales Report, which shows that the share of home sales to institutional investors and all-cash buyers dropped to four-year lows in 2014 despite a quarterly increase in the fourth quarter. ...


Pat Riley Named Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Pat Riley, president and chief operating officer of Charlotte, N.C.-based Allen Tate Company, has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the company announced this week. Leading Real Estate Companies ...


FAA Proposes Rule to Allow Commercial Drone Use for Real Estate

On February 15, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed rules for unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, stating that they should be legally allowed to fly in the United States for business purposes. ...


Zillow Completes Acquisition of Trulia, Creating Online Real Estate Powerhouse

Following on the heels of Zillow’s highly anticipated announcement that took place on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 that confirmed the completion of its acquisition of Trulia, Inc. for $2.5 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction—and the formation of Zillow Group (a media company that ...


Person to Person: Workers Treated Well Work out Well

(TNS)—If you’re an employer, you have a lot of power to improve the lives of your workers. Investing in the emotional and physical well-being of employees can affect families and communities for years to come. ...


National Housing Report: Home Sales Start at a Slower Pace

Like last year, 2015 home sales are starting the year at a slower pace. January home sales were 3.9 percent lower than sales in January 2014, according to the January RE/MAX National Housing Report. Last year, sales improved dramatically during the spring ...


NAR Announces Three Broker Summits in 2015

NAR PULSE--Save the dates! Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s Broker Summit, NAR has recently announced three events taking place in 2015. Two summits will focus on business management issues and one will focus exclusively on technology trends and tools that impact broker/owners. Events will occur in August ...


Century 21 System Raises $2.9 Million for Easter Seals

CENTURY 21 Real Estate, recently announced that the CENTURY 21® System raised $2.9 million in 2014 for Easter Seals. The funds raised are 19 percent higher than the previous year’s effort. This brings the total contributions to Easter Seals by CENTURY 21 franchisees and affiliated agents to over $111 million since 1979. ...


Mortgage Rates Move Higher on Strong Jobs Report

Average fixed mortgage rates are moving higher amid a strong employment report, according to the results of Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). Regardless, fixed-rate mortgage rates still remain near their May 23, 2013 lows. ...


Realtors Property Resource®: A Treasure Trove of Information

When your family name is your brand, with established roots for well over half a century, clients expect you to know everything about every neighborhood, township and cul-de-sac in the area. ...


Report: Americans Spending Nearly Five Hours a Day on Smartphones

Americans are now spending an average of 4.7 hours a day on their smart phones – more than their counterparts in at least 11 countries around the world – according to a new monthly report from Informate Mobile Intelligence, which tracks and measures consumer use of smartphones in 12 countries. ...


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