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Existing-Home Sales Rise 6.5% in July, Double Digits Remain on Median Home Prices

U.S. existing-home sales rose strongly in July, jumping to their highest level in almost four years—with the median price maintaining double-digit year-over-year increases, according to data released yesterday morning by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Economy Picks Up Steam; Housing Recovery, Consumer Spending, and Manufacturing Pave the Way

Economic growth continues to gain momentum in the second half of the year, as expected, despite the slow start at the beginning of 2013. Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group’s full-year forecast for both the economy and housing market remains ...


Privately Owned Housing Starts Up 21 Percent from Last Year, Sizeable Gains in Multifamily Housing


Data released recently by the U.S. Census Bureau in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Urban Development indicates that privately-owned housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 in July, 6 percent above the upwardly revised June ...


Ask the Expert: What Are the Benefits of Selling Online?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Eric Eckardt, Vice President, Direct to Broker for Hubzu. ...


New Home Communities Now Featured on realtor.com®

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc. has announced the release of a deeper consumer experience, which now includes new home plans and communities on the realtor.com® website and mobile web offerings, using content sourced from Move, Inc.’s joint venture partner ...


The Business of Real Estate: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed

While reports of an improving economy and rebounding housing market continue to make national headlines, the broker's in-the-trenches perspective paints a more nuanced picture. Regional real estate leader Helen Hanna Casey, president of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, will deliver a ...


Housing Starts Rise 5.9 Percent in July

Nationwide housing starts rose 5.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 896,000 units in July as multifamily construction rebounded from a dip in the previous month, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, ...


Mortgage Delinquencies Fall Signaling Improving Housing Market

The percentage of homeowners behind on mortgage payments or in the process of foreclosure is at a five-year low for the second quarter, according to a recent survey. Dom Frommeyer, CRMS, the president of NAMB, The Association of Mortgage Professionals, weighs ...


Integrating Technology into Your Business Development Process

Mobile, social, and other technological advances over the past decade have altered the way consumers search for homes, providing real estate brokerages with the opportunity to leverage this shift in consumer behavior. ...


New Construction: Solving the Move-up Buyer Dilemma

While Helen Hanna Casey “literally grew up around the new-homes business,” she is quite clear that today’s new-home market is not like the one her father was a part of in the 1950s when he was executive director of the Builders ...


Weekly Video Tip: How to Color Correct Footage

Today I'm going to help you get the most out of your footage by color correcting with "Fast Color Corrector." ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®/Trident Group

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced yesterday the acquisition of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®, The Trident Group, which is comprised of financial services companies including Trident Mortgage Company, Trident Insurance and Trident Land Transfer Company. Terms were ...


Rising Home Values Impact Affordability in Second Quarter

Nationwide housing affordability slipped several notches as recovering markets witnessed significant firming of home prices in the second quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released recently. In all, 69.3 percent of new and ...


Confidence in Homeownership is Up, Millennials Especially Enthusiastic

The second quarter Consumer Outlook Survey just released by Prudential Real Estate, an HSF Affiliates LLC company, portrayed a particularly positive viewpoint of the housing market, with millennials at the forefront of the sanguine stats. A solid 80 percent ...


The Inventory Shortage: How Bad is it…and How to Cope

While the real estate recovery continues to move forward, many brokers and agents are running into a somewhat unexpected roadblock: not enough inventory. The current status of the inventory shortage along with strategies for dealing with a listing-poor marketplace will be ...


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