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NAR Profile of Home Buyers, Sellers Yields Interesting Stats

The recently released National Association of REALTORS Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2013 yielded a variety of interesting facts. ...


3 Suburban Markets Show There Is More to Real Estate Than the Case-Shiller Home Price Index

Each month, analysts eagerly await the renowned Case-Shiller Home Price Index report to get a read on the health of the housing market. In a nutshell, this report looks at price changes in homes month-over-month. Prices are tracked in 20 major metropolitan ...


Analysis Shows Home Building Timelines Vary Widely By Region

The National Association of Home Builders recently release an interesting analysis from the 2012 Survey of Construction (SOC). ...


October Building Permits Boost the Housing Market

According to the Commerce Department, housing permits jumped to a 5-year high in October. With the strongest numbers since the housing crash, many are left wondering what the surge in building permits means. Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The Association of ...


Putting People First: 5 Resolutions to Succeed in 2014 – Part 1

As 2013 comes to an end, now is a great time to look back on your year and figure out what areas of your real estate business you can improve upon and how to increase your number of clients. When it’s time ...


Zillow Predicts Home Values to Rise 3 Percent in 2014; Mortgages Will Be Easier to Get

Zillow is making four, bold housing predictions for 2014, and has determined which housing markets will be the hottest this coming year. ...


Five Things REALTORS® Should Do before 2014

For many small real estate offices, the end of the year means holiday parties and perhaps a little time off to spend with the family, however before 2014 sneaks up on us, there are five important things small businesses should evaluate before ...


Evolution of MLS Public Websites

There’s a movement afoot among Multiple Listing Service (MLS) executives and brokers to take measures to protect, control and monetize the data surrounding listings. A key component of this strategy is the consumer-facing MLS website (MLS public portal). ...


New Home Sales Surge in October

(MCT)—New home sales shot up in October, evidence that buyers nationwide may be absorbing higher mortgage interest rates. ...


DocuSign Demonstrates Its Bundled Real Estate Transaction Management Solution

Recently, DocuSign, the industry standard eSignature provider, announced a new bundle combining the company’s eSignature service with recent acquisition Cartavi Transaction Rooms with hopes of making real estate collaboration and document management more efficient and effective. Coinciding with the National Association of ...


CFBP Rules: A Detailed Look at the Replacement of Consumer Disclosure Forms

On November 20, 2013, the final rules on the replacement of the current consumer disclosure forms required under RESPA and the Truth-in-Lending Act were released. The new, integrated Loan Estimate Form and Closing Disclosure Form, called “Know Before You Owe,” will go ...


Trulia’s Evolution from Business School Idea to the Real Estate Industry’s Technology Partner

From what began as a traditional offline business, real estate began moving online in the late 1990s and has increasingly become not only an online business, but a mobile one. Real estate will always have a fundamental human element, but homebuyers in ...


ERA Identifies Four ‘Under the Radar’ Markets Benefitting from Out-Of-State Buyers

ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, and the members of its U.S. broker network have identified four “under the radar” housing markets that are benefitting from home buyers relocating from out of state. The growth in these markets is supported ...


Great Spaces: Emilio Estevez Lists His Malibu Micro-Vineyard

Actor-turned-director Emilio Estevez has quietly listed his Malibu, Calif., estate for a cool $7.8 million. The 3,731-square-foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, which by Hollywood standards may seem modest; however, it sits on a nice piece of land—1.1 acres. ...


Market Cycles Influence Alternative Business Development Options

Real estate and relocation professionals often expand business services by recognizing market trending and filling underserved needs in their market areas. By capitalizing and building on business models and skill sets already in place, each of the following individuals and their ...


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