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Turning Point for Housing Market? Key Drivers Shift from Supply to Demand

Rising inventory, slow-and-steady price increases signal healthier outlook in most markets ...


Basel, QM and QRM – Disaster Averted, Mostly

This time last year, we warned that the pending rulemakings for the Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Federal Reserve’s proposed Basel III international capital standards had the potential to severely ...


The New realtor.com®: What It Means for You and Your Agents

Recently the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) board of directors decided in a special meeting to recommend allowing realtor.com® to more effectively compete against third-party aggregators by lifting some long-standing restrictions. Since the vote, brokers and agents have been wondering just ...


Market Insider: Regional Variations in Recovery

The national housing data have been quite impressive this year. Existing-home sales were up 9.4 percent last year and are on track to match with similar increases this year. New-home sales are showing even better percentage gains, though off very low ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Mobile Consumer & the Right Response to Responsive Design

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Optimizing Your Facebook Business Page for More Leads

Do you have a Facebook business page for your real estate business? You should. Facebook business pages are free advertising, as social media expert Erica Campbell Byrum pointed out in a recent article. ...


Amid Falling Foreclosure Rates and Rising Prices, Trade-Up Buyers Are Coming Back

With foreclosure sales in rapid decline nationwide and in high demand in many fast-rising markets, a report released this week by mortgage technology company FNC indicates that housing demand by trade-up buyers is rising as the home equity available to these ...


5 Tactics for Braving the Video Marketing World

Video marketing is essential to every successful business. In recent memory video marketing was something deemed unachievable for the everyman, something reserved for those with much larger budgets and expectations. But with ease and accessibility of video software and platforms available ...


Survey Says: Business Opportunities Abound for Relo Departments

New business opportunities don’t always require new products and original services, but sometimes just a new approach. Some brokerage relocation departments are successfully re-directing expertise to reflect their local markets’ ever-changing needs by expanding, linking or repackaging existing services. ...


Real Estate Partner Firms Sponsor Industry CEO Exchange

Taking place at New York City’s prestigious Yale Club next week, RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate CEO Exchange will gather real estate’s most influential and dynamic brokerage leaders to examine our collective future in this new era of real estate. ...


Luxury Homeowners Believe Homeownership Is a More Sound Investment Than the Stock Market: Survey

In largest luxury owner survey ever, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate study reveals multiple homes and high-tech amenities are the new norm for affluent homeowners ...


Record High 291 Housing Markets Listed as Improving In September

A total of 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for September, released today. This reflects a gain of 44 markets from August ...


Increase Referrals to Increase Success

Everyone has to start somewhere. Whether you’re new to the work force or only new to the real estate industry, your literal or metaphorical Rolodex might be a bit bare. But as a real estate professional, your success relies on who ...


New Single-Family Home Size Rises

The size of a typical new single-family home rose in second quarter of 2013 continuing a post-recession trend. The recent increase in size is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. ...


Divorce and Home Values: Till Equity Do Us Part

(MCT)—Forget the whole “till death do us part” thing. ...


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