Archive for January, 2017


Greenwich Association Of Realtors Selects Ward For Top Honor

GREENWICH, Conn. — Julianne Ward of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties was named the Realtor of the Year by the Greenwich Association of Realtors. Ward served as a member of the Professional Standards Committee of the Greenwich Association of Realtors and the Greenwich Multiple Listing Service from 2014-2016, and as a member of the Risk Reduction […]

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High Country Association of Realtors: 2016 Real Estate Sales Highest in Almost a Decade

Buyers could not get enough of the High Country real estate market in 2016. Sales were up tremendously, surpassing totals recorded each of the last nine years. The trend seemed to accelerate each month, as year-to-year activity increased through the final months of the year. Low interest rates attracted a lot of buyers. Inventory barely […]

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Pending Home Sales Bounce Back in December

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pending home sales picked up in December as solid increases in the South and West offset weakening activity in the Northeast and Midwest, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, increased 1.6 percent to 109.0 in December […]

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REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Nominations for 2017 Good Neighbor Awards

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Do you know a Realtor® who not only helps people buy and sell houses but also serves the community through volunteer work? The National Association of Realtors® is currently accepting applications for REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards from Realtors® who have made an impact on the world through community service.  […]

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Medford Realtor earns Angie’s List Super Service Award

Jill McTague, a Realtor with Re/Max Andrew Realty Services of Medford and Stoneham, recently earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of customer service to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.“Companies that can meet higher demands without missing a beat in their […]

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Northland housing market hotter in 2016

Here’s a look at the latest numbers from DAAR, the Minnesota Association of Realtors and the Wisconsin Realtors Association. Prices Median prices rose in many communities across the region last year, dipping only in Hermantown and Carlton and staying flat in Two Harbors compared to 2015 sales. “While people often ask if it’s a ‘seller’s’ […]

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Trump Adm. Moves to Reduce Chances for Real Estate Meltdown

“What a terrible thing to do to American homeowners,” Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in reaction to the Trump administration’s reversal of a last-minute action by outgoing Obama administration on the FHA home mortgage insurance rate. “In one of his first acts as president, President Trump made it harder for Americans to afford a mortgage […]

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What You Should Know About Buying in a Homeowners Association

During your search for a new home, you may come across property located in a homeowners association, commonly referred to as an HOA. Before you make an offer, think about the pros and cons of living in a regulated community. The purpose of an HOA While some HOAs have voluntary membership, many are mandatory for […]

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Home Supply Hits Its Lowest Level In History – The Mortgage Reports

Home Buyers Not Fazed By Rising Rates Home sales again posted strong numbers in December, on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Rates are rising, but that hasn’t stopped buyers from moving forward with their home buying goals. The December Existing Home Sales Report fully takes into account skyrocketing mortgage rates following the […]

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Lubbock Associationof Realtors award winners

Each year at our Installation and Awards Banquet, the association recognizes Realtor members that have given exemplary service to the Realtor Association. At the January 13, 2017 Installation and Awards Banquet at The Legacy Event Center, we recognized three Realtor members for their dedication to the association and the Realtor profession. The association’s yearly award, […]

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