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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. ...


Homebuyers’ Attention Caught by Fixer-Uppers

(MCT)—When first-time home buyers Meghan Starr and Andrew Boerckel told their Philadelphia real estate agent that they were interested only in fixer-uppers, their agent Amanda Turske was skeptical. ...


Spotlight on Housing Q3: Home Values Strengthening, Affordability Sliding

Strengthening house prices and increased interest rates in metros across the country contributed to lower housing affordability in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released recently. ...


6 Best Practices of Successful Next-Generation Brokerages

At this year’s NAR Conference, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel of dynamic residential real estate leaders who have built what we like to call next-generation brokerages. ...


Mark McLaughlin Receives Real Estate Leadership Award

[caption id="attachment_84219" align="alignleft" width="266"] Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union International Inc. accepts the Leadership Award at this year’s Power Broker Dinner.[/caption] ...


Rich Rector Announced as the Recipient of National Homeownership Award

[caption id="attachment_84191" align="alignleft" width="266"] Rich Rector, owner and CEO of Realty Executives International, accepting RISMedia’s National Homeownership Award at the 2013 Power Broker Dinner.[/caption] ...


Not All Leads Are Equal

At realtor.com®, we take great care to focus on the outcome for the brokers and their agents when we provide lead solutions. Leads come in all shapes and sizes; and it is not until you back out the intent of the ...


The Power of Twitter: Building Business 140 Characters at a Time

Twitter can be an incredible communication and marketing tool, but it can also be very overwhelming. Many brokers sheepishly admit that they are awful at Twitter and confused about how to use the site. ...


Laurie Janik Receives ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award

[caption id="attachment_84173" align="alignleft" width="264"] Laurie Janik with Jack Kreider accepting the 2013 ...


Rising Rates, Health Care Lead Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate

Rising interest and capitalization rates top the list of issues that have future implications for real estate. That’s according to an industry expert at the “Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate” session held recently at the 2013 REALTORS® Conference and Expo. ...


Majority of Non-Revolving Credit Held By Federal Government

Recently released data from the Federal Reserve Board indicates that consumer credit outstanding is continuing to expand. According to the release, total consumer credit outstanding increased at a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.4 percent in September. For the quarter overall, consumer credit ...


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