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Real Living Lifestyles Agent Craig Levitt Is The New Director of Volunteers for the San Diego Film Festival

Craig Levitt., REALTOR® with Real Living Lifestyles in San Diego, has been chosen the new Director of Volunteers for the San Diego Film Festival, the company has announed. Levitt will be joining the team with Chairman Dale Strack, Kevin Leap, Tonya Mantooth, and Patti Judd. This dynamic group of people ...


RE/MAX Files for $100 Million IPO

RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $100 million through an initial public offering of Class A common stock. The company intends to trade on the New York Stock ...


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, ...


Home Builder Sentiment Hits 8-Year High

Home builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for the fourth consecutive month, reaching an eight-year high, the National Association of Home Builders reported recently ...


What Your Style of Home Says About Your Personality

Home design is an important deciding factor when buying a home. This is because, like fashion and career choices, style of home is a form of self-expression. ...


Growing Pains as the Economic Recovery Turns Four

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for August, showing that despite the lackluster jobs recovery four years into the economic recovery, housing will continue to provide an increasingly positive boost to GDP in the second half of 2013. ...


Housing Report: Inventory Improves – Sales, Prices Rise Higher

For the 18th month in a row, both home sales and prices are higher than the same month in the previous year, says the recently released RE/MAX Housing Report. According to the national report, July home sales were 17.0 percent higher than last July and the median price, $189,950 was ...


The Mortgage Professor: Should Government Support HECMs?

(MCT)—The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program is a government-supported reverse mortgage program for elderly homeowners. The program allows seniors to take a mortgage on their home under which they can draw funds in a variety of ways — upfront, monthly ...


Travel and Tourism Workers Struggle to Cover Housing Costs in Many Metros

In the midst of a housing and economic recovery, many workers key to Americans’ summer vacation plans struggle to afford housing in metro areas across the country. In the latest edition of Paycheck to Paycheck, Center for Housing Policy (CHP) researchers draw on the latest data from the first quarter ...


Prudential Network Realty Top Producers Invited to Attend Exclusive Summer Conference

More than 35 real estate professionals at Prudential Network Realty have been invited to attend the Prudential Real Estate Summit Conference at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. ...


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 ...


Realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report Shows Dramatic National Year-Over-Year Inventory Declines are Easing

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., today released the realtor.com® National Housing Trend Report for the month of July 2013. July's real estate market data shows the nation experienced a 5.24 percent decline in housing inventory, which is the second month ...


Broker Strategies: Diversifying for Success

“I have always believed that great leaders develop great leaders,” says Ed Krafchow, chairman of the board, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate. In the following interview, Krafchow expounds upon how his company is growing for success. ...


Living Smart: Roof Cleaning

(MCT)—You may have the most attractive landscaping, beautiful windows and charming mailbox, but black streaks running down your roof can ruin your home’s curb appeal. ...


The Single-Office Entrepreneur

Realtor.com® designs programs to help brokers manage their listings and to provide branding and lead generation for all of their agents and properties on the site. These programs are not only available for large brokers; realtor.com also has a dedicated team ...


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