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  • Housing Starts Explode to New Heights
    After a slugging winter, housing starts have jumped a whopping 20.2 percent in April, restoring themselves to what some are calling “recovery highs,” levels similar to November 2007. Housing start landed at a 1.14

News – May 19, 2015

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  • Gap Closing Between Home Sales and Market Capacity
    On Thursday, May 21, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will be releasing its freshest batch of existing-home sales numbers. According to the data, market capacity for existing-home sales increased 1.3 percent

News – May 16, 2015

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  • Breaking News: Project Upstream Revealed
    For a few years now, industry leaders have been working together to address data problems, producing almost two years ago a solution concept called “Upstream.” Not long after that, the WAV Group was asked to

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  • Residential Lending: Size Really Does Matter
    In the April 2015 iteration of the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS), the Federal Reserve Board included a special question on residential real estate lending. That special question asked banks about how they

News – May 9, 2015

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  • Team Accountability: Harsh or Helpful?
    Every turn of the calendar, people make New Year’s resolutions. Every election, politicians say that government leaders need to be held accountable. And every year organizations tell their leaders, “We need to hold our people

News – May 7, 2015

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  • Home Prices Rise 5.9 Percent Year-Over-Year
    Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 5.9 percent in March 2015 compared with March 2014 according to a recently released CoreLogic® Home Price Index (HPI®). This change represents 37 months of consecutive

News – May 5, 2015

  • 4 Tips for Smart Negotiations
    Negotiation is about settling differences to reach an agreement, and every part of the home-buying process is about doing precisely this. Your agents practice this skill when they convert prospects into clients, help buyers prioritize

News – May 4, 2015

  • When It Comes to Housing, Hope Springs Eternal
    Housing numbers are looking hopeful for the spring season, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through April 2015. “While spring brings renewed confidence and

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  • February Home Prices Continue to Rise
    Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, according to a recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showing data for February 2015. Both the 10-City and 20-City Composites saw

News – April 28, 2015

  • Housing Recovery Set to Pick Up Pace Next Year
    Solid employment gains, attractive mortgage rates, a growing economy and pent-up demand will help keep the housing market moving forward throughout 2015 and into next year, according to economists who participated

News – April 27, 2015

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  • 4 Tips for Working with Multigenerational Buyers
    Working in real estate can be a challenge in itself, but when you’re working with multigenerational buyers—a household of more than two generations—things can get even more complicated as you work to meet

News – April 18, 2015

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  • 3 Ways to Prepare for Google’s “Mobilegeddon”
    On April 21, Google will begin making major changes to its mobile search algorithm. Known (un)affectionately as “Mobilegeddon,” the search community has seen this change coming for a while. With websites, news articles

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  • Mortgage Credit Availability Marches Forward
    In yet another bundle of positive news for the housing market, mortgage credit availability increased in March, according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes

News – April 11, 2015

  • Solid Real Estate Growth Predicted through 2017
    The real estate industry is expected to remain on a sustainable course of solid growth for 2015 through 2017, according to a new three-year forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for

News – April 10, 2015

  • Beyond Facebook: Building Business with Social Media
    Social media is a dominating force in business today. It seems that almost every tech-savvy mobile user can be found Liking, Retweeting, and Sharing their way through the many different social media websites

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  • Defining Your Niche
    “When you define your value, it helps you give your best ‘yes’s and your clear ‘no’s.” This sound piece of philosophy comes from Debra Trappen, chief of sass, moxie and experience at d11 Consulting, who was the

News – April 2, 2015

  • Vacation Home Sales Soar above 2006 Peak
    Vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006, while investment purchases fell for the fourth straight year, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released

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  • February New-Home Sales Highest in Seven Years
    Builders signed contracts on more homes in February 2015 than any time since early 2008 according to the Census Bureau and HUD. February seasonally-adjusted annual new home sales topped out at 539,000, up

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  • U.S. Foreclosure Activity at Lowest Level Since July 2006
    RealtyTrac® recently released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for February 2015, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 101,938 U.S. properties in February, a decrease of

News – March 19, 2015

  • The Secrets to Selling a Second Home
    For real estate professionals serving vacation areas, marketing a property is a lot like telling a story: the story of the home, the story of the surroundings, the story of the community. Successfully

News – March 18, 2015

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  • Renters Feeling Heat from Heightened Housing Costs
    The gap between rental costs and household income is widening to unsustainable levels in many parts of the country, and the situation could worsen unless new home construction meaningfully rises, according to new

News – March 16, 2015

  • Will Bitcoin Buyers Break into the Housing Market?
    Digital currencies continue to take hold in real estate—this time, across the Atlantic. RE/MAX London recently announced a trial program with payment platform GoCoin that will support digital currency payments on property

News – March 14, 2015

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  • Reaching the Right Consumers at the Right Time
    In the real estate industry, timing is critical. According to NAR, an average buyer spends 10 weeks searching for a new home, two weeks shorter than the previous year. Because of this,

News – March 12, 2015

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  • Consumers Increasingly Optimistic about Economy, Housing
    Amid continued strengthening in employment, consumer optimism toward the economy is growing and appears to be contributing to further improvement in overall housing sentiment, according to results from Fannie Mae’s February 2015 National Housing

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  • FSBO Listings Can Be a Goldmine
    To be successful as a REALTOR®, an agent needs to devote at least one hour of his or her day to prospecting. That’s the philosophy of best-selling author, Jim Remley, founder of, who

News – March 5, 2015

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  • For Real Estate Success, Always Bring the Value
    Today’s real estate agents have countless ways to get their faces and names in front of prospective buyers or sellers, from paid advertising to social media to community involvement and much, much

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  • Housing Confidence Up, More Americans Renovating
    This past week, both Home Depot, Inc., and Lowe’s reported high fourth quarter gains, with profits beating their own revenue projections as well as analysts’ estimates, according to a recent Bloomberg Business article. With

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  • New Study Finds Surprising Home Formation Results
    A new study from the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate concludes that new household formation, a key driver of housing demand, has recovered after the job losses that accompanied

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  • Mortgage Rates Move Higher on Strong Jobs Report
    Average fixed mortgage rates are moving higher amid a strong employment report, according to the results of Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). Regardless, fixed-rate mortgage rates still remain

News – February 16, 2015

  • Factors for Improving Home Sales
    Nearly every factor generally associated with home sales has been turning for the better. We have more jobs, a growing population, rising rents, additional inventory choices, record-high household net worth, and exceptionally low mortgage rates.

News – February 14, 2015

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  • 5 Ways to Avoid Facebook Jail
    Considering the amount of time and resources that go into creating and growing a Facebook page, being suddenly caught without it could create a serious problem for your business. In fact, according to ActiveRain

News – February 12, 2015

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  • Falling in Love Again (with your Career)
    Do you bristle when you hear wildly successful people say things like, “Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life”? Unless you eat a bowl of inspirational quotes

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  • Pending Home Sales Stall in December
    Despite interest rates being at their lowest level of 2014, pending home sales cooled in December but remained above year-over-year levels for the fourth consecutive month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All

News – January 30, 2015

  • NAR Video Spotlight: 2015 Housing Market Forecast
    Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this

News – January 29, 2015

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  • Price Recovery Resumed in November: Report® has released its November Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for defined areas ranked 101300. Among the nation’s

News – January 27, 2015