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  • Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% in March
    WASHINGTON (April 21, 2017) — Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the West saw a decline in […]
  • Second Century Ventures Announces 2017 REach® Accelerator Class
    CHICAGO (April 20, 2017) – The National Association of Realtors®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, unveiled seven organizations chosen for the 2017 class of REach®, a growth technology accelerator program helping launch companies into the real estate, financial services, banking, home services and insurance industries. The program is focused on providing early-to mid-stage companies […]
  • Personal Safety Company Guard Llama Scores Deal on ABC's "Shark Tank"
    WASHINGTON (April 17, 2017) – With an offer of $100,000 from investor Barbara Corcoran, 2015 REach real estate technology accelerator participant and personal safety device company, Guard Llama, is officially a part of “Shark Tank” television history. Guard Llama offers a mobile personal security system that expedites the 9-1-1 dispatching process when dialing 9-1-1 is […]
  • Affordability, Tight Supply Cause Vacation Home Sales to Plummet in 2016; Investment Sales Climb 4.5%
    WASHINGTON (April 11, 2017) — Last year’s strongest pace of home sales in a decade included a sizeable drop in activity from vacation buyers and a jump from individual investors, according to an annual second-home survey released today by the National Association of Realtors®. The survey additionally found that vacation and investment buyers in 2016 […]
  • Majority of Realtors® Say Clients Interested in Sustainability
    WASHINGTON (April 6, 2017) — Growing consumer interest and demand for greener, more sustainable properties is driving a dialogue between Realtors® and homebuyers and sellers. Over half of Realtors® find that consumers have interest in real estate sustainability issues and practices, according to the National Association of Realtors®’ recent REALTORS® and Sustainability report. The report, stemming […]

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  • Will mortgage rates below 4% spur market? April 24, 2017
    How long will 4% rates last? It could lead skittish buyers to act sooner rather than later – or shop for slightly a bigger home than they could afford in Jan.
  • When will mortgage rates rise? What happens when they do? April 24, 2017
    At some point, mortgage rates will rise again. An economic analysis of earlier 100-basis-point mortgage-rate increases found that median home prices often take a hit because buyers can't afford their now-higher monthly payments.
  • Ins. agents: Citizens will be insuring more Fla. homes April 24, 2017
    Fla.'s insurers meet next week in Orlando, and a hot topic will be the growth of Fla.-owned Citizens because insurers stopped writing policies in some areas.
  • Do investors need landlord insurance? April 24, 2017
    Landlord insurance coverage varies based on location; but, in general, it will protect the house, apartment or condo being rented out against "covered perils."
  • Hispanics a growing buying force April 24, 2017
    While the national homeownership rate decreases, the ownership rate among Hispanics is defying the trend and steadily increasing.
  • Hispanics a growing buying force April 24, 2017
    While the national homeownership rate decreases, the ownership rate among Hispanics is defying the trend and steadily increasing.
  • Borrowers lost homes to Ocwen, lawsuits say April 21, 2017
    The CFPB, Fla. and 20 other states are suing Fla.-based Ocwen Financial and halting certain operations for "numerous violations of Federal consumer financial laws."
  • Fla. home sales up 9.3% year-to-year in March April 21, 2017
    "March's strong sales likely were influenced by buyers ready to take action before interest rates could move higher," says 2017 Florida Realtors President Maria Wells. The single-family average price, $231,900, was up 10.4% year-to-year.
  • U.S. home sales jump 4.4% – hit 10-year high April 21, 2017
    March's sales pace is 5.9% higher year-to-year and 4.4% month-to-month (seasonally adjusted). Single-family home prices rose 6.8% year-to-year.
  • Prepare for 2025 buyer's market if boomers shed homes April 21, 2017
    Baby boomers aren't so much "aging in place" as they are "stuck in place." One expert believes a lot of their homes will enter the market over the next decade.
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