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Pending Home Sales Continue Slide in September

Pending home sales declined for the fourth consecutive month in September, as higher mortgage interest rates and higher home prices curbed buying power, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Reverse Mortgage Program Gets a Makeover

(MCT)—Last month, the Federal Housing Administration announced a series of sweeping changes in its reverse mortgage program, most of which have already taken effect. The changes are a response to increasing losses suffered by the FHA in connection with the extensive misuse ...


Hot Property: Jessica Simpson Sells Home In 90210

(MCT)—Jessica Simpson, who earlier this year bought a Hidden Hills estate from Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, has sold her home in a guarded enclave in the 90210 ZIP Code for $6.4 million. ...


Home Style: Energy Tax Credits for Home Improvements

(MCT)—Q: I was thinking of making a couple of home improvements this fall. Is the government still offering home energy improvement tax credits? If they’re available, where’s the easiest place to find information on what items qualify? I don’t want to get ...


RE/MAX Taps Qualtrics for Real-Time Customer Engagements

RE/MAX has selected Qualtrics, an enterprise survey technology provider, to empower its global real estate business with a customer insight solution that allows rapid response to consumer demands. RE/MAX uses Qualtrics Research Suite to collect, analyze and act on voice of the customer data from stakeholders, including its customers, brokers ...


Luxury Portfolio International Selected as Finalist for Overseas Property Professional Awards

Luxury Portfolio International® has been selected as a finalist for the Overseas Property Professionals (OPP) Awards for Excellence in the categories of Best Supporting Service and Best Online Service. ...


How Regional Real Estate Leaders are Capturing Business in the Recovery

Nationally speaking, the real estate recovery has taken a firm hold, to the point of inventory shortages and bidding wars in many locations across the country. However, regional scenarios vary greatly, demonstrating unique market trends that must be tapped in order to ...


4 Tips to Use Mobile Technology to Market to Sellers

The September housing market inventory was up roughly 20% in comparison to numbers from last year at the time. ...


Good Faith Estimate: Common Costs When Closing a Home Sale

Closing on your home is a huge step in the home-buying process. It’s when you officially get the title for your new house. It’s important to keep in mind that there are several costs when closing a home sale. ...


Is Your Social Media Policy Valid?

Costco recently had their social media policy invalidated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). ...


September Demand Was Strong despite Rate Hikes

Despite fears that higher mortgage rates could cripple a recovering housing market, the vital signs for housing remained remarkably good in September, according to the latest Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey. ...


Living Smart: Bathroom Remodeling Trends

(MCT)—Open the door and say, “ah.” Your master bath can be more than just functional; it could be a spa. ...


Housing Demand Remains High in Central Ohio

Regional Spotlight—September home sales were 13.1 percent higher than last year demonstrating that housing demand in the Columbus region continues to remain strong. Sales for residential homes and condos through the third quarter rose 22.4 percent from last year and stand as the second highest on record for the first ...


One Cavo CORE Introduces Drip Marketing Customized to Each Consumer

One Cavo, is now offering Intelligent Drip Marketing for brokers and agents. ...


RE/MAX Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Its Iconic Hot Air Balloon

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon, one of the most recognized real estate logos, is commemorating its 35th anniversary this month with celebratory balloon flights around the world. ...


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