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Existing-Home Sales Drop in January While Prices Continue to Grow

Existing-home sales fell in January to the lowest level in a year-and-a-half, but ongoing inventory shortages continue to lift prices in much of the U.S., according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Meeting Buyer Demands in a Seller’s Market: Top Trends for 2014

(BPT)—With many real estate industry watchers predicting 2014 will be a seller's market, you may think you won't need to do much to sell your home this spring. Not so fast—while more buyers are likely to be competing for homes, that doesn't ...


Housing Affordability Holds Steady in Fourth Quarter

Slightly lower median home prices along with a small uptick in mortgage rates contributed to housing affordability holding steady in the fourth quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). In all, 64.7 percent of new and ...


New Survey: Consumers Believe Mortgages are Easy to Get

Just in time for the 2014 home-buying season, attitudes towards access to mortgage credit are improving and most Americans now believe it would be easy for them to get a mortgage, according to Fannie Mae’s January National Housing Survey. ...


Last Chance to Be Part of Top Broker Ranking

RISMedia has announced a final deadline extension for completing its 26th Annual Power Broker Survey. The survey deadline is now Friday, Feb. 28. If you have not completed the survey yet, please click here. Hundreds of brokers across the country—from large, ...


Housing Gains Predicted for the Year

More modest gains are likely this year, according to the most recent Kiplinger Letter forecast. The national average of appreciation in home values is up 4 percent-4.5 percent, compared with a gain over 11 percent in 2013. ...


Coming to America: More People Moved to U.S. from International Locations in 2013

The United States experienced an influx of people from international locations in 2013, with more household goods moves made to the U.S in 2013 than moves from the U.S., according to the International Migration Study recently released by UniGroup Relocation. ...


Spring Set Up to Be Buyers’ Market

National home values rose just 0.2 percent in January from December to a Zillow® Home Value Index of $169,600, the smallest monthly increase since May 2012, as more inventory of for-sale homes helped slow previously high rates of appreciation, according to the ...


Feeling Competitive?

In conjunction with the NAR’s MVP action and rewards program, realtor.com®  is offering a way for you to get a Marketing Self-Assessment to see how your marketing efforts score—in just 5 minutes—by answering a few, key questions. This ...


3 Tactics for Overcoming Facebook’s New Algorithm

One of the greatest tools in a real estate pro’s marketing arsenal these days is their Facebook page, whether they rely on their personal account or a creative business page. ...


Will Housing Take Gold?

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for February showing that despite the Federal Reserve's taper activity, long-term rates have eased over the past month, providing a chance for some borrowers who are holding older mortgages an opportunity ...


New-Homes Market Continues to Play Leading Role in Real Estate Today, and Long into the Future

Scott MacDonald, real estate investor, real estate broker and owner of RE/MAX Gateway has received numerous accolades, including a nomination for REALTOR® of the Year and induction into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame and Lifetime Achievement. With more than 25 years of ...


E&O Premiums are Rising, Still Poorly Understood

Many of the top real estate defense lawyers have reported a trend of the professionals that they represent failing to understand their E&O policies or not purchasing coverage at all. News reports have stated that there are too many stories of brokers ...


FNC Index: Home Prices of Normal Sales Up 0.3% in December, Outperforming Overall Market

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continue to rise. As of December, the RPI indicates the fastest year-over-year growth since the recovery began in early 2012. The index, constructed to gauge price movement among normal home sales ...


New Home Purchases Up Sharply in January 2014

MBA estimates that sales of new single-family homes were running at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 543,000 units in January 2014, based on data from MBA’s Builder Applications Survey. ...