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New-Home Sales Rise 7.9 Percent in August

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 7.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 421,000 units in August, according to newly released figures from HUD and U.S. Census Bureau. The gain partly offsets a dip in sales activity that ...


Realogy Franchise Group CEO: ‘Tea Leaves’ Say Real Estate on Path to Sustainable Recovery

Taking a research-packed deep dive into the real estate recovery, Realogy Franchise Group President & CEO Alex Perriello kicked off RISMedia’s 2013 Real Estate CEO Exchange with a State of the Industry Address: “The Road to Recovery: How Far We’ve Come, What ...


Cash Purchases Rise to 45 Percent of All Sales in August

RealtyTrac® recently released its August 2013 U.S. Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes and condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annualized pace of 5.6 million in August, up 2 percent from ...


Pending Home Sales Decline in August

Pending home sales slowed in August, with tight inventory conditions, higher interest rates, rising home prices and continuing restrictive mortgage credit impacting the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage at Nine Week Low

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates fell following the Federal Reserve announcement that it will maintain its bond buying stimulus helping to keep homebuyer affordability elevated. The average rate ...


Maximize the iPad to Optimize Your Real Estate Business

“A master salesperson never tells someone anything they can show them.” ...


Looking to Increase Your Lead Volume This Fall?

Leads are the fuel for tomorrow’s transactions. In quiet months, use your time to prospect, follow-up and build a pipeline for future sales. But in the midst of the prime closing months, is that the best use of your time? Prospecting ...


Enhancing Client Relationships

As a real estate professional, you are your brand, and your clients are your business. So establishing and maintaining relationships with past, present and future clients is key to your long-term success. And while it may be easier to keep an ...


Real Estate Industry Cites Recruiting Young Agents as No. 1 Concern

The real estate industry is facing a number of stops and starts, particularly as certain sectors in the market rebound quickly - such as the residential market - while other areas remain stagnant. Although market forces, business operations, errors and omissions ...


Life in Mobile: Google Sides with Mobile Users

There is no better place to be than at the top of Google’s search rankings; for marketers, it’s the Holy Grail. The key component in reaching that milestone is SEO (Search Engine Optimization), a process by which your site and content ...


Prices Rising to a Possible Peak? A Closer Look at the Numbers

In July, U.S home prices continued to increase, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. On a year-over-year basis, home prices grew by 12.4 percent in July, the fastest annual pace since February 2006, at the height of the housing ...


Coldwell Banker Previews International Survey Shows More Young Money Entering the Luxury Real Estate Market

A new survey by Coldwell Banker Previews International® and the Luxury Institute finds that wealthy younger buyers are driving the luxury real estate market, and they are willing to pay more than similar wealthy buyers age 55 ...


All Top 100 Markets Gained in Homes.com July Data

Utilizing home pricing data for the period ending July 2013, the Homes.com Price Index showed gains for single-family properties in all 100 markets, up from 87 in the previous reporting period. ...


Webinar: Rejuvenate Your Pipeline with RISMedia’s Pop-a-Note! Join Us This Thursday, Sept. 26 at Noon EDT

If you have 30 minutes to learn how to ramp up your client communications this Thursday, Sept. 26, grab some lunch and listen in on RISMedia’s free webinar on “Pop-a-Note,” RISMedia’s easy e-marketing system that helps you build relationships and stay in ...


OwnAmerica Identifies Top 25 U.S. Housing Investment Markets

OwnAmerica CEO Gregory Rand has identified the top 25 residential real estate investment markets using the firm's proprietary methodology, based on time-tested metrics and local expertise on the ground in each community. Selection of winning investment markets is driven by a ...


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