Archive for April, 2016


Rental surge: Why more people are opting out of homeownership

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NAR Video Spotlight: Window to the Law—New Effort to Combat Money Laundering

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) recent Window to the Law video highlights the Treasury Department’s Financial […]

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First-time buyers struggle as demand for housing chafes against dwindling supply

Munger Place in Dallas, Texas (credit: Activerain) Homebuyers, take heed — buying a home these days can be as hostile as an arms race. Though the economy is thriving with low unemployment and mortgage rates at record-breaking lows, the housing market supply hasn’t kept pace. All this as affordability continues to outpace wage growth in […]

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NAR: Home Sales Surging, Spring Housing Market Strong

Pending Home Sales Index Hits 10-Month Best The 2015 housing market was exceptional one. 2016 may finish even better. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the March 2016 Pending Home Sales Index posted above its year-ago levels; and the index continues to read above its benchmark value of 100. A home sale is “pending” once it’s under contract […]

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Zenergyst Selected for National Association of REALTORS REach Accelerator for 2016 – Virtual

ATLANTA, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Real Estate Sales Process software company Zenergyst was chosen to participate in the eight-month REach program, run by Second Century Ventures, the technology fund and strategic arm of the National Association of Realtors.   REach was created to identify and support new companies that NAR believes will benefit both […]

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RTO+P creates real estate emojis for California Association of Realtors

To try and make the home-buying process a little more fun, RTO+P has created real estate-themed emojis for the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.). The CARmojis app, which is available for iPhones and is coming soon to Android, was designed to help realtors market themselves and connect with their customers in a more personal way. […]

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Number of contracts to buy homes at highest level in year – Sarasota Herald

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March as the spring home buying season got underway. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending-home-sales index rose 1.4 percent to 110.5, the highest level since May 2015. Pending sales rose 3.2 percent last month in the Northeast and 3 percent in […]

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Get More for Your Vacation-Home Dollar

Chris Poore rented in Southampton, N.Y., every summer for six years, but was frustrated by the area’s sky-high purchase prices. After widening his search, he and his fiancé ended up with a white-shingled Colonial in Bellport, a town about 30 miles west—and considerably less expensive. At $1.5 million, the 1.2-acre property cost about half as […]

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HomeSelfe Selected In Exclusive 2016 REach® Accelerator Class By Second Century Ventures And The National …

HomeSelfe is a product of Energy Datametrics, the leading energy efficiency platform for over 150 utilities reaching more than 9 million consumers. HomeSelfe’s industry leading DIY energy efficiency/saving apps enable agents and brokers to engage more prospects and close more deals by helping their clients reduce their utility bills, provide valuable rebate information and increase […]

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Number of contracts to buy homes at highest level since May

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March as the spring home buying season got underway. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 1.4 percent to 110.5, the highest level since May 2015. Pending sales rose 3.2 percent last month in the Northeast and 3 […]

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