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New Home Purchases Down by 9 Percent

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for August 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased by 9 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any ...


Vinyl Is the Most Widely Used Siding on New Homes Started

According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), vinyl (including vinyl-covered aluminum) was the most common exterior wall material used in homes started in 2013 (31 percent), followed by brick or brick veneer (24 percent), stucco (22 percent), and ...


Great Spaces: The Most Absurd Features of Leonardo DiCaprio’s NYC Apartment

Leonardo DiCaprio is a baller. Though he may be sans-Oscar (hopefully not for much longer), this “Wolf of Wall Street” can still afford to drop $10 million on a two-bedroom apartment in an eco-friendly New York ...


Your Place: What to Do If You Smell Gas in Your Home

(MCT)—Art is imitating life here. ...


Ed Okenica with RE/MAX Agents Realty Hosts Show on HGTV Lakefront Bargain Hunt

On September 14, HGTV will air the next installment of its new Lakefront Bargain Hunt series, and Ed Okenica with RE/MAX Agents Realty, Lake Oconee’s real estate expert, will be showing three different homes to a young couple looking for their perfect lakefront property. ...


HUD Secretary to Lead U.S Planning for United Nations Housing Conference

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced Secretary Julián Castro will lead a group of government, public sector, non-governmental, academic, and philanthropic leaders to prepare for U.S. involvement in Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development scheduled to take ...


How One Florida Brokerage Pushes Past All Obstacles to Succeed

RE/MAX Anchor Realty has seen it all. From rebuilding after Hurricane Charley, which left the majority of the company’s agents homeless, to surviving the economic downturn in 2005, the Florida-based company has been through its share of tough times and still manages to come out on top. So far on ...


The Great Delay: Student Loan Debt and Homeownership

A record number of Millennials, individuals aged 18 to 34 years, are delaying household formation. This “Great Delay,” instead of the forbearance of impending doom, may actually be a sign of prudent economic decision ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 7.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 5, 2014.  This week’s results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday. ...


Search Trends for Buyers

Google Says, ‘the Place to Reach Homebuyers Is on Mobile’ and What You Should Do about It ...


Prepping for Your Open House

“There is never a bad time to do an open house.” ...


How to Take Advantage of the Housing Market’s Slow Season

The housing market is subject to ebbs and flows on a seasonal basis and one of the slower seasons tends to be fall. While the housing market isn’t expected to make a massive rebound in the next couple of months, ...


Stop Chasing Clients: A Five-Day Plan to Bring Them to Your Doorstep

In theory, if you want a new client, all you need to do is make your case and ask for the business, again and again and again. Does that approach work? Well…sort of. Ask enough people and eventually someone will say “yes.” But in the process, you run yourself ragged. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Executive Vice President Wendy Forsythe to Reveal New Breed of Real Estate

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC (Carrington), recently announced that Wendy Forsythe, executive vice president and head of global operations for the full-service national real estate brokerage, will serve as a special guest on The Power Is Now online radio broadcast scheduled to air on September 15, 2014 from ...


HUD Awards $3 Million to 13 Public Housing Agencies to Support Emergency, Safety and Security Needs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $3 million to 13 public housing authorities to address emergency, safety and security needs at their public housing properties, including measures necessary to fight crime and drug activities. ...


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