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Existing-Home Sales Remain Soft in March

Existing-home sales were essentially flat in March, while the growth in home prices moderated, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the West and South. ...


National Growth in Housing Inventory Signals Healthier Market for Spring Homebuyers

Realtor.com® recently released its National Housing Trend Report for March 2014. The report shows year-over-year growth in inventory and days on market, which are welcome signs for spring homebuyers. Combined with modest price increases, this growth speaks to a healthier market currently ...


New Information Released on the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

CoreLogic®, a global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, recently released The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act: Foundation for a Sound Housing Market, the third white paper in a series which addresses the implications of new and revised federal mortgage ...


New Homes Are Less Expensive to Maintain

April is new homes month. And one of the virtues of a newly constructed home is the savings that come from reduced energy and maintenance expenses. ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Why Do Some Real Estate Agents Do Well in Today’s Economy?

Why do some agents flourish while others do not? Is that a question you’ve ever asked yourself? There is a huge discrepancy right now between people who are failing and people who are succeeding. ...


3 Tips for Practicing Mindfulness in a Multitasking Workplace

Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills offer classes on it. So do Harvard Business School, Ross School of Business and Claremont Graduate University, among other campuses. Mindfulness is not just a corporate trend, but a proven method for success. ...


Webinar: Are You Really Connecting with the Consumer?

Today's consumer is online and connecting with them both online and offline is critical to your success. In an upcoming webinar, Carrington Real Estate Services's EVP/Head of Global Operations, Wendy Forsythe, shares proven strategies on how to build your online brand and ...


Housing Starts Rise 2.8 Percent in March

Led by a 6 percent rise in single-family starts, nationwide housing production rose 2.8 percent above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March, according to newly released figures from HUD and ...


No Gimmicks, Just Superior Service

“Staying informed is one of the most basic ingredients to success in real estate,” says Juli Feinberg of Crestmark Realty Group. “I believe if you don’t have knowledge, you cannot service a buyer or seller.” For more of Feinberg's words of wisdom, ...


Builders Continue to See Market Improvements

The March NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose one point from a one-point downwardly revised February to 47. This is the third consecutive month with the index below 50, the point where more builders see the market improving rather than getting poorer. ...


Customer Service Singalong: I Want to Hold Your Hand

“I’ll tell you something ...


Ask the Expert: How Can a Home Meet Both Short and Long-Term Needs?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Vik Raghavan, the CEO of GrayRoost. ...


REALTORS® Take Their Message to Nation’s Capitol

Next month REALTORS® will head to Washington, D.C., for the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo, May 12-17, to promote public policies that protect investment in commercial and residential property and advance the real estate industry and REALTOR® business. Nearly 8,500 REALTORS® ...


Buyers on the Move: Applications Rise for New Home Purchases

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 15 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


Working at Home: Who Claims the Home Office Deduction?

Often cited as a “red flag” for audits, the home office deduction is in fact a legitimate business deduction with particular importance for certain careers and small business owners. Moreover—from the housing economics perspective—IRS data concerning the deduction, along with Census data ...


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