Archive for December, 2014


Dale Stinton, NAR CEO, assesses top 2015 trends

The last year has been absolutely transformational for real estate. We entered 2014 hoping and praying for a continued recovery and ended up getting a lot more than that. I’m talking about the proposed combination of Zillow and Trulia and the Move.com acquisition, which took us all by surprise. Back in 2013, my wife and partner, Julie, and […]

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Pending Home Sales Up In November For Third Straight Month, Says NAR

The number of contracts signed to buy previously-owned homes ticked up in November to hit a higher level than the previous year for the third straight month, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which tracks contract signings (as opposed to closed sales), rose 0.8% in November to 104.8, the trade group said Wednesday. (An index […]

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What to Watch for the rest of the week

(The Day Ahead is an email and PDF publication that includes the day’s major stories and events, analyses and other features. To receive The Day Ahead, Eikon users can register at . Thomson One users can register at RT/DAY/US. All times in ET/GMT) Wednesday, Dec. 31 National Association of Realtors monthly index of pending home […]

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PrimeLending's Pat Nagler Named Affiliate of the Year by MetroTex Association of REALTORS®

DALLAS, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — National residential mortgage lender PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company and subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH), announced today that Pat Nagler, senior loan originator for PrimeLending’s Dallas Central branch, was named Affiliate of the Year by the MetroTex Association of REALTORS®. MetroTex, an association that represents more than 14,000 North Texas […]

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Infrastructure Developments Corp Featured by US National Association of Realtors

SALT LAKE CITY, UT / ACCESSWIRE / December 30, 2014 / Infrastructure Developments Corp. (OTC: “IDVC”) announced today that that its “Wing House”, a mobile, versatile container-based structure system, has been featured in a National Association of Realtors (NAR) white paper, generating an unprecedented surge of interest in the product. The paper, titled “Alternative Housing: […]

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AP PHOTOS: A look at $1 million homes in the US

Click photo to enlarge Sales of $1 million homes are booming, even as overall sales have sputtered this year. It’s further evidence of how the nearly six-year economic recovery has favored the wealthy. Those with epic stock portfolios, superb credit and cash to spare are snapping up estates, pied-a-terres and beachside cottages. Some of this […]

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Ron Travis Awarded National Association of Realtors Emeritus Status

Bradenton, FL, December 30, 2014 –(PR.com)– Ron Travis, Broker/Co-Owner of RE/MAX Alliance Group, has been awarded Realtor Emeritus status, which is presented to those who have held membership in the National Association of Realtors (NAR) as a Realtor, Realtor-Associate or both for a cumulative period of 40 years. A lifelong Manatee County resident and third […]

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Housing takes a breather: Why that’s a good thing

Home sales also fell in November, according to several sources, not necessarily due to a lack of buyers, but because of a dearth of homes for sale. There were nearly 28 percent fewer listings in October than there were in September, according to Redfin, a real estate brokerage. While a seasonal decline is typical, the […]

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The Best Time to Buy a Vacation Home

Sun dresses and beach towels are on sale at the mall. So are vacation homes on the market. Turns out, September and October are great months to go vacation home hunting in New England because prices are dropping. It makes sense — sellers want to get properties off their hands because they don’t want to […]

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Buying House Still Better Deal Than Renting, Except for Millennials

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