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February 2014 Prices Show Largest Drop in Quarterly Growth Since 2010

Recent reports show that home prices have already begun to drop this year. Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through February 2014. ...


Global Real Estate Conference Attracts 2,500 Attendees, Recognizes Industry Leaders

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference Week, held February 23-27 at Wynn Las Vegas, attracted nearly 2,500 attendees from 20 countries, a record attendance for the event, the company announced. Hosted by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) for its affiliates, the event offered targeted conference ...


Builder’s Rebates Baffle Buyer

(MCT)—Question: I purchased a home from builder XYZ for $320,000, and have a $10,666 REALTOR® rebate coming back to me. The builder had me sign a paper that says the rebate can only be used to pay settlement costs. In addition, if ...


NY State MLS Joins Zillow Partnership Platform

Zillow, Inc. recently announced that the NY State Multiple Listing Service has joined the Zillow® Partnership Platform, which sends MLS data directly to Zillow as often as every 15 minutes, ensuring that current, active listings always are up to date, correct and in sync with the MLS data. ...


DocuSign Raises $85 Million to Accelerate Growth as the Global Standard for Digital Transaction Management

DocuSign announced the company has raised an additional $85 million with the vast majority from large institutional public funds and the balance from existing investors. DocuSign will use the funds to fuel continued growth as the global standard for Digital Transaction Management (DTM). The company will further innovate the DocuSign ...


Luxury Sales Warm up a Frigid Winter

Polar vortexes are freezing home sales in much of the nation this winter but the luxury segment is finding the temperature to be just perfect as both sales and price increases warm up million-dollar-plus markets from coast to coast. ...


eSig Provider Releases Broker-centric Transaction Platform for Real Estate

After successfully joining forces with Cartavi last year, DocuSign, the global leader of eSignature platforms, has released its first-ever broker-centric product. The new offering called DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS, Broker Edition allows for a collaborative and mobile cloud-based solution for document ...


U.S. Negative Equity Rate Takes a Dive

The national negative equity rate ended 2013 below 20 percent for the first time in years, dipping to 19.4 percent of all homeowners with a mortgage, according to the fourth quarter Zillow® Negative Equity Report. Nationally, more than 9.8 million homeowners remain underwater, owing more on their mortgage than their ...


The Rise of New Construction: Maximizing the Opportunity

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Look for this column each month, where we address broker concerns, issues, and milestones. ...


Hot Property: Ed Asner Parts with a Character-Filled House in Studio City

(MCT)—If just the mention of the name Ed Asner puts the theme song from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in your head, then the actor’s longtime Studio City house will probably bring to mind his ...


America’s Over-100 Crowd Is Booming

(MCT)—After celebrating his 100th birthday in Sacramento, Calif., with friends and family, Lou Weintraub headed to sea for a 10-day cruise with his wife. ...


Owners Again Borrowing against Homes as Market Recovers

(MCT)—Retired aerospace engineer Owen Klasen was rejected last year when he sought a second mortgage to paint and re-roof his house. ...


Real Estate One Provides Major Contributions to Special Olympics Michigan

In its continued charitable efforts, the Real Estate One Charitable Foundation contributed $105,000 in 2013 to Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI), the company has announced. Real Estate One Charitable Foundation is a Statewide Gold Medal Sponsor of SOMI. ...


The Ownership Generation Is Aging

Seniors are still the age group with the greatest homeownership rate, far exceeding the national rate for all age groups even into their eighties. ...


Understanding Zestimates and Making Them Work for You

Every day I speak to real estate agents and brokers who use Zillow. Every day these agents and brokers tell me they use the Zestimate® home value, and inquiries about it, to create opportunities for further interaction with contacts. ...


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