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Listing Portals: What’s the Real End Game?

The ongoing contention regarding the ultimate motives of the major online listing portals recently came to a head during a rousing panel discussion at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange earlier this fall. During the session - “The Data Debate: Is Disintermediation a ...


New Mortgage Disclosure Forms to Roll Out in August 2015

(MCT)—The federal government’s consumer financial watchdog will require lenders to issue shorter, easier-to-understand mortgage disclosure forms to home buyers that more clearly show the costs and terms of the loans. ...


October Pending Home Sales Down Again, but Expected to Level Out

Although conditions were mixed across the country, pending home sales continued to move lower in October, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Eight Secrets Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know for a Successful 2014

Real estate sales tend to slow down around the holidays, but if your goal is to increase your brokerage’s profitability in 2014, the end of the year is vital to your team’s success. Set the scene for a prosperous 2014, by encouraging ...


Don’t Let Fall Slow You Down

While you’re reading this post catching up with the real estate world, it’s possible that a lot of your competition is off the clock. They’re not making calls, not sending out marketing pieces, not scheduling an open house or tracking down “For ...


2014: The Emerging Purchase Market

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for November showing that the major shift for the coming year will be a transition from a refinance-dominated mortgage market to the first purchase-dominated market the industry has seen since 2000. ...


Report Shows: Higher Property Values, Increased Transactions and Leveling of Foreclosures

Thomson Reuters and the National Association of Counties (NACo) recently released the results of their Annual Local Property Markets Survey. ...


Ohio Housing on Track for Second Highest Year

Regional Spotlight—Central Ohio home sales are on track to be the second highest year ever, despite the decrease in inventory according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing System (MLS). ...


Become a #twitterexpert: 5 Ways to Master Networking on Twitter

Last time out we examined the power that Twitter could have on growing your business and client base, as emphasized by Katie Lance, CEO and owner of Katie Lance Consulting in Homes.com’s webinar, “Secrets of Top Selling ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s Next Beta Broker Hangout: Strategies for Effective Real Estate Videos

As part of its ongoing Beta Brokerage project, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate invites you to join its next Beta Broker Hangout on Google+. The company is planning a lively discussion with two successful brokers on Strategies for ...


REALTORS® Demand Immediate Relief for Homeowners Impacted by Increases in Flood Insurance Premiums

Homeowners across the country should not be forced to pay for the sudden and dramatic flood insurance premium increases that are the unintended consequence of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, insisted the National Association of REALTORS® in testimony before ...


Multifamily Market off Recent Peak, but Still Positive

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), reached 54 in the third quarter, seven points lower than a spike in the second quarter but the seventh consecutive reading above 50. ...


Realtor.com® Issues Winter Home Buyer Report

Twenty-nine percent of all-cash homebuyers planning a purchase in the next four months are downsizers ...


Home Prices Continue Rising, Sales Steady

RE/MAX Releases National Housing Report on 52 Metro Areas ...


Builder Confidence Holds Steady in November

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in November from a downwardly revised level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. ...


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