Archive for March, 2016


Why One U.S. Region Is Heading for a Big Uptick in Home Sales

Justin Horrocks/iStock ByClare Trapasso 1:30 pm ETMarch 28, 2016March 28, 2016 Where will the most homes be sold this spring? In the Midwest, the latest numbers show. All across the U.S., buyers were snapping up homes, pushing the number of residences under contract for sale in February 29% higher than January, the National Association of […]

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Realtors plan fair housing program

PERU — April is Fair Housing Month, and the Illini Valley Association of Realtors will join Americans across the country as they honor Fair Housing Month “Realtors build communities and believe everyone has the right to live wherever they can afford to live,” said Alice Green, 2016 president of the Illini Valley Association of Realtors. […]

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Pending home sales up 3.5% in February vs. expected gain of 1%

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast contracts rising 1.2 percent last month. Contracts were up 0.7 percent from a year ago. Regionally, signed contracts climbed 11.4 percent in the Midwest, with more modest gains in the South and West., the Associated Press reported. In the Northeast, the number of contracts dipped 0.2 percent, according to […]

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National real estate group airs ad for Chris Van Hollen

A super PAC tied to the National Association of Realtors is running a television ad in Maryland in support of Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s campaign for Senate — marking the first time an outside group has put money into the race for the Montgomery County Democrat. A spokesman for the Washington-based group, which endorsed Van […]

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Which kind of real estate agent is the right one for you

Your home is probably your most important investment.(Photo: Getty Images) When you’re buying or selling a house, you’ll likely reach out for professional help from a real estate agent. But how to choose? There are Realtors and just plain real estate agents, part-time and full-time agents, family friends who are in the business, maybe even […]

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Housing continues to be supported by a tightening labor market, which is starting to push up wage growth, boosting household formation. But a relative dearth of properties available for sale remains a challenge. “Finding the right property at an affordable price is burdening many potential buyers,” said NAR economist Lawrence Yun. In February, the number […]

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PHH Rumors Set Straight; Trended Credit Data Gains Momentum

Everyone knows Pre-Fund and Post Close QC audits are essential and mandatory. But, with the ever changing agency requirements, many lenders find it challenging to keep up with best practices and are unaware of the proactive steps available to reduce their exposure. MetaSource has published two new whitepapers on Pre-Fund and Post Close QC to assist companies in navigating these […]

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Why Were Fewer Existing Homes Sold in February?

IPGGutenbergUKLtd/iStock ByClare Trapasso 1:30 pm ETMarch 21, 2016March 21, 2016 Fewer homes were sold last month as the lack of properties bearing those familiar “For Sale” signs continued to keep prices high. Sales dropped 7.1% from January to a total seasonally adjusted 5.08 million, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors®. […]

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National Association of Professional Women Inducts Nancy L. Avelar, Realtor / Property Manager at Santa Clara Realty …

Nancy L. Avelar selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) March 22, 2016 The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Nancy L. Avelar as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in real estate. […]

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National Association of Professional Women Inducts Nancy L. Avelar, Realtor / Property Manager at Santa Clara Realty … – Virtual

Nancy L. Avelar selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) March 22, 2016 The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Nancy L. Avelar as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in real estate. […]

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