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Professional Broker Websites Now Free to REALTORS®

NAR PULSE— Placester and NAR have come together through the REALTOR Benefits® Program to offer beautiful, mobile-ready real estate websites FREE to all REALTORS®. NAR Edition sites for brokers include all the benefits of basic agent websites, plus agent index and bio pages, natural language listing search, map search functionality, customizable IDX pages and more. […]

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The Right Choice for Change

Organized real estate is constantly being challenged. This is not new news—it’s been happening for decades. However, the current crop of challengers to our industry are more powerful than ever before, carving inroads with technologies and efficiencies that resonate with today’s increasingly savvy consumers. Today’s “disruptors”—as many in the industry commonly describe them—have spent an […]

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Home Prices Linger at All-Time High

Home prices lingered at the all-time high in the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, up 5.6 percent year-over-year in May, a gain identical to April. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index’s 10-City Composite rose 4.9 percent year-over-year, down from 5.0 percent in April, while its 20-City Composite rose 5.7 percent, down […]

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Existing-Home Sales Backtrack in June

Existing-homes sales backtracked in June, posting higher than one year prior but lower than in May, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.52 million, a 1.8 percent decrease from May but a 0.7 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory decreased 0.5 percent to 1.96 million, 7.1 percent below one year […]

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Gaining an Edge in NYC

NAR Brings Broker Event to the Big Apple In its latest broker-targeted educational event, the National Association of REALTORS® hosted the Broker’s Edge in Midtown Manhattan last week. The one-day event on July 18 featured high-level keynote speakers covering a range of issues from cyber security to economic predictionfs, and panel discussions focused on strategies […]

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Iconic Willis Mills Connecticut Home for Sale

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: 4 Steps to Take After Your Home Has Been Burglarized Trendy Home Decorations to Consider This Year What Your Family Needs to Know About Asbestos and Mesothelioma This stunning, iconic Willis Mills property, designed in 1955 and built in […]

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Homes Have Never Been More Valuable Than They Are Now

The national median home value has careened to over $200,000 for the first time, with a 7.4 percent annual gain rocketing it to a new high of $200,400, according to the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) in the June Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Values in 10 of the 35 major metropolitan areas assessed by […]

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Real Estate Outlook: Signs of Recovery
If you've been waiting for rock-solid statistical evidence that the housing market -- and the national economy -- are well along into recovery mode, you definitely got it last week.
30-yr Fixed Mortgages Available at 4.875%, Rates Stable
FreeRateUpdate.com research of wholesale lenders' rate sheets shows conventional 30-yr fixed mortgages available today at 4.875% to well-qualified consumers paying a standard origination fee of .07 to 1 point.
EPA Signs Sustainability Agreement With Major New Jersey Company
Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc., New Jersey's largest real estate development company, has signed an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut energy and water use and to take other steps to reduce the environmental impacts of its retail and commercial properties across the state. Buildings are responsible for close to half of the nation's greenhouse gas pollution. Under the agreement, signed on March 11, Hartz will take steps to promote sustainability in its operations.
Elect the Select
Homeowner associations are designed to be representative democracies governed by a board of directors elected by the members. Electing directors to the board that can thoughtfully govern is extremely important. To accomplish this, elections must be carefully planned, not hatched at the last minute. Here are important components of a successful election process:
Common Buyer Fears
Whether you are a first time home buyer or someone who is looking to move up or down, getting into the market can be a fearful time.
Keeping Seniors Safe from Falls
It happens to all of us -- as we get older, our eyesight and hearing aren't as good as they once were, and our balance and reflexes start to let us down. We start taking medications to treat what ails us, but that may cause dizziness or lightheadedness. That can often lead to a fall, especially if there are tripping hazards in the home.
Undisclosed Short Sale Payments May Lead to Trouble
A recent memorandum from the legal department of the California Association of Realtors® (CAR) warns CAR members as follows: "Undisclosed payments in short sale transactions, especially those paid outside of escrow, may violate the law, including RESPA, laws against loan fraud, and licensing laws."

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3 Major League Baseball wives hit ‘home runs’ using realtor.com
These three major league baseball wives have lived in a whopping 33 homes in cities across the U.S., and they've used realtor.com to make the home search process easier ...
Want 38K people to view your listing? Make it a music video
You can essentially blame strangers at an open house in Nashville, Tennessee, for Johnny Grant's musical listing videos. The team leader has created two parodies of popular songs ("Body Like A Back Road" by Sam Hunt and "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars) to help sell real estate listings -- and one house went under contract the day after the video went live, so something is working for him ...
Direct mail isn’t dead – Learn the why and how to help your brokerage
Everything seems to be moving online these days. More and more people are getting information and offers from mobile devices. Does this mean direct mail is dead? If you said yes, think again! ...
Realtor finds backyard shed covered with agents’ headshots
We can all agree -- real estate agents deserve more appreciation than they currently receive, but one Abilene, Texas man appears to have taken his "appreciation" too far, putting the real estate community on guard ...
‘First’ marketing service will now set up appointments with likely sellers
Having a sense of which of your contacts might want to list their homes soon is one thing; clinching appointments with these prospective sellers is another ...
Quicken slapped with $11M fine in class-action appraisal lawsuit
On one side, you have 2,770 consumers who claim that their lender suggested property values to appraisers (who are supposed to be utterly objective) when securing their loans. And on the other side, you have a lender claiming that the two law firms heading up the class-action lawsuit are "predatory." ...
Case-Shiller: Home prices boom — but it’s not déjà vu
"Home prices continue to climb and outpace both inflation and wages," said David M. Blitzer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, in a statement ...

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