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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Remains Firmly Below 4 Percent

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgages is currently 3.75 percent, down one basis point from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage hovered around 3.80 percent last week, peaking at 3.88 percent on Monday before returning to the current rate. ...


Constrained Inventory and Hot Markets: New York City Real Estate In 2015

Regional Spotlight—While constrained inventory and high demand in Manhattan will carry over from 2014, StreetEasy predicts Manhattan condo sales prices will increase at a considerably slower pace and the outer boroughs will offer the most inventory options for New York City buyers in 2015. For renters, however, Brooklyn will become ...


RE/MAX Holdings Announces CEO Transition, Replaces Margaret Kelly with Board Chairman Dave Liniger

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. today announced that Margaret Kelly has decided to retire from her position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and resign from the Board of Directors. The RE/MAX Board of Directors elected Dave Liniger, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder, to the position of CEO.  The changes are effective ...


Identified: Top Metro Areas Poised for Uptick in Baby Boomer Home Sales

Metro areas with a lower cost of living and sunnier weather are poised to see an increased number of baby boomers moving in and buying a home as some delay retirement and remain participants in the labor market, according to ...


How Company Events Help Create Positive Culture

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of columns on the importance of corporate culture from Speaker and Coach Vince Leisey, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate. ...


Passing the Gavel: A New Year of Industry Issues

Editor’s Note: The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Introduces Friendliest Search in Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has revolutionized real estate search by delivering the most comprehensive lifestyle and community data-based search and sort experience fully integrated within the property search of a national website. Additionally, it has transformed the way its network will be able to compete on the Internet ...


Zillow CEO, Chief Economist to Publish First Book, ‘Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate’

The first book by Zillow® CEO Spencer Rascoff and Chief Economist Stan Humphries, “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate” will be published Jan. 27, 2015 by Grand Central Publishing, the company has announced. ...


Realogy Appoints Sherry M. Smith to Its Board of Directors

Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, has announced the appointment of Sherry M. Smithto its Board of Directors and a member of its Audit Committee. The Board also designated Smith as an "audit committee ...


Patterson-Schwartz Named Top Workplace in 2014

For the 6th year in a row, Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate was named one of Delaware’s top workplaces based on the latest workplace survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics LLC. ...


Research Shows Many U.S. Renters Still Dream of Homeownership

The majority of U.S. renters are struggling financially and plan to remain renters for the next three years, according to recent Freddie Mac survey data. However, the recent financial crisis did not tarnish renters' dreams of homeownership with 91 percent of them viewing homeownership as something of which to be ...


REach® Technology Accelerator Program Accepting 2015 Applications

NAR PULSE—Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment fund of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, is accepting applications for the 2015 REach® Accelerator program through Jan. 30, 2015. The nine-month program provides a unique opportunity for technology companies to get intense exposure into the real estate industry. ...


Auctions: Love Them or Hate Them

Remember that kid in high school that none of your friends liked, so you weren’t supposed to like them either? Instead of getting to know them and making your own assessment, you just went along with the crowd in condemning that kid as an unlikable person. Auctions are like that. ...


Work Smarter: Integrate Your Marketing Efforts

The age-old adage of “work smarter, not harder” has never been more relevant. With technology that helps optimize essentially every facet of business, we’re inundated with programs, systems and opportunities to squeeze more productivity out of every waking—and even sleeping—moment. ...


SharperAgent Founder Hired as Vice President of Business Development for Buffini & Company

Buffini & Company, a leading real estate training and coaching company, has announced it has hired Brian Wildermuth to serve as Vice President of Business Development. In his role, Wildermuth will be responsible for developing new business for the company’s agent training programs and suite of marketing and technology products ...


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