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Se Habla Español? Technology Can Solve the Language Barrier

Spanish-speaking homebuyers comprise one of the fastest-growing, yet underserved markets, in the U.S. ...


Sales Regain Trajectory

April new home sales reversed the one month drop in March to an annualized level of 517,000 as reported by the Census Bureau and HUD. The 6.8 percent increase from March puts the level at slightly better than the first quarter ...


Power Surge: News Corp and realtor.com Take Online Real Estate by Storm

Editor’s Note: This article is the May cover story in RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. ...


5 Tools to Create That Special Vibe

How does management go about creating a positive work culture that’s filled with energy, excitement, enthusiasm, passion and a positive attitude? In other words, that invisible feeling and vibe we get but can’t see? ...


Global Sales: Don’t Let Rising Dollar Slow You Down

In July, the National Association of REALTORS® will release its 2015 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. This annual report is very much worth your attention, especially if you work along the coasts, in a college town or in any market popular with ...


Custom Home Building Declines Slightly during the First Quarter of 2015

NAHB’s analysis of Census Data from the Quarterly Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design survey indicates that the number of custom home building starts (homes built on an owner’s land, with either the owner or a builder ...


Mortgage Applications Move Lower

Mortgage applications decreased 1.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 15, 2015. ...


“Facebook-geddon”: New Algorithm Changes That Affect Your Pages

While many real estate agents panicked over the mobile updates brought about by Google’s Mobilegeddon, another less-expected algorithm update may have been overlooked, and its changes may be even more significant. With over 728 million daily users, Facebook is still the top ...


Talent Attraction Is More Than a Recruiting Strategy—It’s a Differentiator!

In a competitive market where the incentive is not a paycheck, how do you attract someone to your company? The word “attract” is the first clue! According to dictionary.com, the definition of attract is, “to draw by appealing to the emotions or senses, ...


Homeowners Voice a Shifting Sense of Home Value in New Study

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties recently released results of its first quarterly Homeowner Sentiment Survey showing that people’s perception of home value in the post-crash era runs much deeper than ...


RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum: Leading by Example

“Part of our role as real estate professionals is to get out there and network and find other thought leaders with whom we can share and learn from,” said John Featherston during RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum in Washington, D.C., last week. “And then we have to repeat that process over ...


Rising Bank Repossessions Cause Foreclosure Activity to Increase in April

RealtyTrac® recently released its April 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 125,875 U.S. properties in April of 2015, up 3 percent from the previous month and up 9 percent from a ...


Housing Starts Explode to New Heights

After a slugging winter, housing starts have jumped a whopping 20.2 percent in April, restoring themselves to what some are calling “recovery highs,” levels similar to November 2007. Housing start landed at a 1.14 ...


Seven Local Markets—Up from Four—Are Overvalued

Based on data through February 2015, CoreLogic Market Condition Indicators identified seven of the top 100 markets in the U.S. as currently overvalued. In October 2014, Market Conditions Indicators put that number at four. Then, as is the case now, at ...


How Much Would Your Favorite TV Homes Cost in Real Life?

From Roseanne Conner's home in the fictional Lanford, Ill. to the Dunphy's gorgeous space in West Los Angeles, Calif., it's fun to imagine what the real-life homes of our favorite families from television history would've cost. (There's no question Phil Dunphy found himself ...


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