Archive for August, 2014


Realtor(R) Award Finalists Selected for Their Dedication to Community Service

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Aug 27, 2014) –  The National Association of Realtors® has recognized 10 Realtors® as finalists for REALTOR® Magazine’s 2014 Good Neighbor Awards. This award honors Realtors® who help build communities, often supporting causes that enrich and improve neighborhoods and volunteering their time to better the lives and homes of community members. This […]

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High Country Association of Realtors July Report: July Sales ‘Bounce Back …

Aug. 27, 2014. After a soft June, local realtors were kept busy in July with sales hitting their best mark in nine months. At the same time the number of homes for sale hit a high for the year, while mortgage rates hit a low. There were 125 homes sold worth $30.54 million last month, […]

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Improving Economy Slowly Brightens Outlook for Commercial Real Estate

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Aug 26, 2014) – The strong rebound in economic growth during the second quarter and ongoing job creation are gradually improving the outlook for all of the major commercial real estate sectors, according to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, says after many […]

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NAR President Steve Brown and HUD Secretary Julian Castro Share Real Insights

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Aug 26, 2014) –  Buying a home is one of the most significant personal and financial commitments most Americans ever make. To give today’s home buyers and sellers the information they need to succeed, the National Association of Realtors® has launched Real Insights. Today’s inaugural event featured a conversation between Julián Castro, […]

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Ahead of the Bell: US new-home sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in July. The report will be released Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. SALES RISE: Economists forecast that sales of new homes rose 5.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 430,000, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. […]

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National Association of Professional Women Announces Carolyn Cantin, Associate Broker at Floridian Realty Services …

I don’t measure my success by sales but by the relationships I build along the way. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 NAPW honors Carolyn Cantin of Floridian Realty Services, LLC as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in real estate services with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized networking […]

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Woodlands real estate company names new CEO

Cindy Hamann was named the new CEO and team leader for Keller Williams Realty The Woodlands. Hamann comes to Keller Williams from Coldwell Banker United Realtors and will be the chairwoman of the Houston Association of Realtors in 2017. Paul Takahashi Reporter- Houston Business Journal Email  |  Twitter Keller Williams Realty The Woodlands and Magnolia […]

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NAR report: US existing home sales up 2.4 percent in July

Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Sales of existing homes in the U.S. in July accelerated to their fastest rate in nearly a year amid a strengthening housing market, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) report released Thursday. Sales of existing homes, which account for the biggest part of the market, climbed 2.4 […]

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NEW FICO FORMULA PROBABLY WON’T HELP

  Reddit ✉ –Comments You may have noticed the big media splash recently when Fair Isaac, developer of the iconic FICO credit score, announced the debut of a new score version that no longer would penalize consumers who have medical debt-collection issues in their credit files. Steve Brown, president of the National Association of […]

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US existing home sales rise for 4th straight month – Omaha World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year. The National Association of Realtors says home sales rose 2.4 percent to a […]

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