Archive for January, 2016


Robert McVey Jr. installed as DAR president

Robert F. McVey Jr., a broker-owner at Mann Sons Inc. in Rehoboth Beach, was installed recently as president of the 3,700-member Delaware Association of Realtors for 2016. The event took place at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville and included the installation of the 2016 DAR Board of Directors. McVey’s term officially began Jan. 1. As […]

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NAR Tech Edge Ensures REALTORS® Stay Informed of the Latest Tech Tools

WASHINGTON – January 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Technology has reinvented the way Realtors® conduct real estate transactions and connect with clients, and staying up-to-date on new and emerging technologies is an essential part of the real estate profession. To help Realtors® stay abreast of latest mobile and online technologies, the National Association of Realtors® […]

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Homebuilder DR Horton’s Bet on Entry-Level Houses Paying Off Big

Top executives at the nation’s largest homebuilder aren’t afraid to admit it: Cheap works. Its recent launch into the entry-level market is paying off big, and could be even bigger in the year ahead. “We were first movers, and we were aggressive first movers,” Texas-based DR Horton‘s CEO David Auld said on the company’s quarterly […]

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reAltitude Founded by Four Large Boards of REALTORS® Company to Supply Associations with ‘Centers of Excellence’

Four leading boards of REALTORS®, representing more than 80,000 members, including the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS®, the Miami Association of REALTORS®, San Antonio Board of REALTORS® and Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® have entered into a definitive agreement to form a new company, reAltitude, Inc., the company announced. The company will leverage its collective […]

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National Association of Realtors survey: Desire to buy strong despite economic concerns

Although only half of surveyed households believe the economy is currently improving, nearly all young renters eventually want to buy a home, and a convincing majority still view homeownership as part of their American Dream, according to a new quarterly consumer survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®. Additionally, a newly-introduced index tracking […]

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Kangles realty award goes to Kathy Tucker

The new year began with a night of celebration for the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors, as the group welcomed a fresh leadership team and recognized one deserving local Realtor with the association’s prized George Kangles Community Citizenship Award. Established in 2011, the award honors a member of the realty community who demonstrates a proven […]

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Home Sizes Expand, Along With Prices

The size of new homes rose last year, suggesting Americans’ love of space remains strong but making new homes less affordable for a bigger swath of buyers. The average size climbed to about 2,720 square feet in 2015 from about 2,660 square feet the previous…

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Local home construction, sales stall as the oil cloud looms

TOM GILBERT Aerial An aerial of homes under construction near east 106th street north in Owasso on Nov 10, 2015. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World 2016-01-24 bz-homesg1 MikeWykeTulsaWorld home construction MW A row of home in various stages of construction in the Seven Lakes addition, near 125th St. south and Sheridan in Bixby, OK, Oct. 20, 2015. […]

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Existing U.S. Home Sales Rise to Close Out Best Year Since 2006

Purchases of previously owned U.S. homes rose more than projected in December, helped in part by warmer weather and wrapping up the best year since 2006. Contract closings jumped 14.7 percent, the most on record, to a 5.46 million annualized rate, figures from the National Association of Realtors showed Friday. The median forecast in a […]

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Homes still selling but 2016 expected to be slower

Tribune staff TAMPA — Residential real estate is still selling here and statewide, but not at the break-neck pace it has been over the past few months. Real estate trends for 2016 will struggle to keep up with the 7 percent increase in sales experienced nationally in 2015, one economist predicts. Single family home sales […]

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