Archive for September, 2015


US Home-Price Growth Remained Strong in July, Case-Shiller Says

Home prices grew steadily in July, according to a report released Tuesday, underscoring the housing market’s strong run in the first half of the year even as more recent indicators suggest it is slowing. The SP/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, covering existing single-family homes across the U.S., rose 4.7% in the 12 months ended in July, […]

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U.S. Pending Home Sales Dip in August, Says NAR

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REALTORS® are a potent force in cultivating and protecting homeownership in …

Homeownership has proven throughout history to be a worthwhile dynamic in America, benefiting families as well as communities. Although a drop in homeownership in recent years marks the largest decline since the great depression, homeownership continues to be a fundamental pursuit for most Americans.  It’s possible that the latest decline of homeownership could be made […]

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NAR: Pending home sales have now been rising for a full year

Although pending home sales backslid slightly in August, housing is still in short supply and home prices continue to climb in many markets, according to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) latest Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). According to the PHSI, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, pending home sales have now risen year-over-year […]

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Evidence suggests Millennials interested in buying homes

As first-time home buyers have entered the housing market in 2015, a sizable portion of these new buyers was made up of Millennials. It was something of a surprise since this generation had been pigeon-holed as renters. Having come of age precisely at the time the housing market collapsed, it was thought many young people […]

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Continuing the Conversation about Safety during REALTOR Safety Month

With September comes the end of summer, the beginning of school, and of course, REALTOR® Safety Month. Sadly, this September also marks the one year anniversary of the death of Beverly Carter, a REALTOR® from Arkansas who was murdered last fall. Since her passing, the REALTOR® community has recognized the importance of safety more than […]

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Briefly in business

Spirit delivery service coming to Denton LASH Delivery, a D-FW alcohol delivery service, will begin serving selected areas in Denton County on Thursday. Lewisville, The Colony, Hebron and Frisco residents will be able to enjoy a wide variety of spirits and food items delivered right to their door. Inventory consists of more than 3,000 items, […]

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Itasca County Board of Realtors names new board

Nathan Bergstedt | Herald Review Itasca County Board of Realtors The Itasca County Board of Realtors named its new board on Wednesday. Pictured, back row, from left: Luke Garner, Mona Sjostrand, Sandy Ortman, Terry Schmitz, Greg Anselmo, Alex Bloch, Cathy Beddoe, Clint Corrow, Brett Beckfeld. Front row: Wendy Uzelac, Terry Haapoja, Patty Gould St. Aubin. […]

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Rock Hill agent named SC Realtor of the year

Jay Rinehart of Rock Hill has been named the South Carolina Realtor of the Year. The award was given at the state association’s recent conference in Hilton Head. The Realtor of the Year program honors a member who has contributed most to the advancement of the real estate profession and community within the past year. […]

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Permanent memorial to those displaced by national park is going up in Madison

CONTRIBUTED RENDERING SNP memorial The Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors has received a $2,000 Placemaking micro-grant from the National Association of Realtors to help create a memorial for the 200 families and relatives that were displaced when the Shenandoah National Park was established in the 1930s. Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:05 pm Permanent memorial […]

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