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HUD Reports Residential Sales Up from Last December

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 414,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 7.0 percent (±17.5 percent) below the revised November rate of 445,000, but ...


New Jersey’s Year-End Report: 2013 Was a Great Year for Housing

Regional Spotlight—The December 2013 housing market report from the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® shows that over the course of the year, the housing market proved to be strong. In fact, closed sales were at the highest levels since 2005, to 94,671 units, up 18.1 percent. There are still fewer ...


Loving an Old House that Doesn’t Love You Back

(MCT)—My dad warned me long ago about unrequited love. ...


Great Spaces: Drew Barrymore Unloads Her Santa Barbara Home

Listed in May 2013 for $7.5 million, former child star turned “Charlie’s Angel” sold her Montecito, Calif., home for a respectable $6.35 million. ...


New Home Sales by Financing: Falling FHA Share

The share of new single-family home sales purchased using conventional mortgage financing is rising, as the share of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backed mortgages fell during 2013. ...


Realty ONE Group Celebrates a Year of Unprecedented Growth and Astounding Results

Realty ONE Group has announced that they have once again reported incredible record-breaking success 2013 – and a solid plan to further accelerate in 2014. ...


The Biggest Little City in the World Welcomes Intero Real Estate Services

Intero Franchise Services Inc., a company affiliated with Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., is excited to announce the opening of its Reno, Nevada office. This will be the second franchise office to open in Nevada for the real estate company. ...


2013 New-Home Sales Climb Surprisingly High

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 414,000 units in December, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite the monthly ...


Battlefield Lessons Learned from the Survival War Room

Feeling squeezed between online real estate giants and the latest generation of hungry independent agents who are pounding the streets to take a piece of your market? ...


A Singular Solution for Success

Are you looking to grow your lead generation? According to Michael P. LaRocque, broker/owner of LaRocque & Co., REALTORS® in Cocoa, Fla., the secret to success is consolidating your lead generation sources. Read the following interview for more ways you can capitalize and succeed in today's industry. ...


Remodeling Spending to Grow by Double Digits in First Half

The home remodeling market should see strong growth in 2014, according to Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The double-digit gains in annual home improvement spending projected ...


Home Protection Plans Help Homeowners Worry Less

American Home Shield goes above and beyond for buyers, sellers and real estate professionals alike ...


Spending Smart: What Light Bulb Technology Should You Use?

(MCT)—Would a savvy consumer rather pay 40 cents for a light bulb, or $1.75 or $10? ...


Zillow Adds 9 New Partners to Zillow Tech Connect Program

Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate and home-related information marketplace, has announced the addition of nine new partners to Zillow® Tech Connect, where leading technology companies can directly integrate and connect with Zillow to help brokers and agents be more productive and successful. New program participants are contact relationship management ...


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