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Miami Real Estate Double-Digit Price Appreciation Continues

Regional Spotlight—October marked the 23rd consecutive month where Miami’s home prices appreciated compared to year-ago figures, according to a new report from the 30,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. The median sales price for a Miami home in October was $220,000, a significant ...


Real estate Q&A: Can My Condo Board Enforce Speed Limit?

(MCT)—QUESTION: My homeowner’s association recently announced that our private security guards are going to start giving traffic tickets within the community. The board will sit in judgment over the $50-$100 fines. Is this legal and enforceable? ...


NewPoint Media Group Partners with Follr, Inc.

NewPoint Media Group has announced a marketing partnership with Follr, Inc. a New York-based software company. The deal provides Digital Identity Websites to clients of The Real Estate Book. Following successful test roll-outs in Florida and North Carolina, the offer will soon be extended nationally. ...


Industry Veteran Eric M. Koenig Named President of Hubzu

Eric M. Koenig has been named President of Hubzu®, an innovative online real estate marketplace that empowers home buyers, sellers and their agents to achieve greater value, the company has announed. Koenig has driven growth initiatives for technology brands across several sectors. Prior to joining Hubzu, Koenig was most recently ...


Getting Back into Homeownership

“More than 92 percent of buyers go to the Internet before they contact an agent,” says Kathryn Bovard, Corporate Broker with Realty ONE Group Henderson, Nev. “Having a presence on social media goes a long way toward being perceived as a successful ...


Remembering Marsh Fisher: Co-Founder of Century 21 Passes Away at 88

Marsh Fisher, co-founder of CENTURY 21 Real Estate, died from natural causes on Friday, November 22 in Pomona, California. He was 88. An influential and iconic entrepreneur, Fisher is credited with transforming the real estate industry and the practice of franchising existing real estate companies under a singular brand. ...


2014: The Emerging Purchase Market

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for November showing that the major shift for the coming year will be a transition from a refinance-dominated mortgage market to the first purchase-dominated market the industry has seen since 2000. ...


Fifty-two Percent of Largest Markets Have Recovered Half of Lost Equity

A majority of the nation’s largest markets, 52 percent, have now recovered more than half of the equity they lost during the Great Recession, according to the latest Rebound Report from Homes.com. ...


Is Guilt Causing Call Reluctance?

Busy agents collect the names and contact information for hundreds of past and prospective customers over the years. When we ask these agents what percentage of the people on their “list” have been contacted in the past 24 months – we frequently get a slightly embarrassed answer that it’s less ...


Report Shows: Higher Property Values, Increased Transactions and Leveling of Foreclosures

Thomson Reuters and the National Association of Counties (NACo) recently released the results of their Annual Local Property Markets Survey. ...


Electronic Signature: The Evolution of the Agreement Process

What is a contract? In real estate, it is a large pile of documents that require multiple signatures from multiple parties. Housing contracts are a pretty narrow view of contracts, though. According to Wikipedia and the New Oxford American Dictionary, a contract ...


Home Builders Seek Legislative Fix for Soaring Flood Insurance Premium Rates

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called on Congress recently to take steps to resolve unintended consequences of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act that are resulting in huge premium spikes for many home owners and impacting the sale, construction and remodeling of homes across the nation. ...


For REALTORS®, for Americans NAR President-Elect Steve Brown Serves a Larger Cause

A 38-year real estate veteran, Steve Brown has seen every angle of this business, from the sales associate’s perspective to the broker/owner’s. Now, he’s ready for his biggest role yet. The co-owner of Dayton, Ohio’s Irongate Inc., REALTORS®, a full ...


Ohio Housing on Track for Second Highest Year

Regional Spotlight—Central Ohio home sales are on track to be the second highest year ever, despite the decrease in inventory according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing System (MLS). ...


Your Place: Options on a Fireplace Sleeve

(MCT)—Q: Our house was built in 1898. I am told we cannot use our fireplace unless we install a sleeve that would cost $3,000 to $6,000. ...


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