Louisiana REALTORS® Preserve Rights to Choose Closing Partners

Home buyers and sellers will maintain their right to choose their preferred closing representatives, thanks to the Central Louisiana REALTORS® Association. The Louisiana legislature had proposed Senate Bill 426, which would have required real estate se …

October 31, 2015

REALTORS® for Commuter Rail to Southeast Massachusetts

Commuter rail lines are essential to reducing traffic and connecting outlying areas to job opportunities. Because it makes more housing and employment opportunities available, rail service helps increase property values. But while the Greater Boston ar …

October 31, 2015

Delaware REALTORS® Help Inform First-Time Buyers

The Delaware Association of REALTORS® has teamed up with the Delaware State Housing Authority to inform first-time home buyers about the programs available to help them. First-time home buyers in Delaware have various down-payment assistance and closin …

October 31, 2015

Massachusetts REALTORS® Provide Affordable Housing Resources

Finding affordable housing is a major challenge in Massachusetts, but the North Shore Association of REALTORS® is actively working to help lower-income buyers discover housing options. Massachusetts is home to some of the country’s largest and most exp …

October 31, 2015

Pending Home Sales Lose Further Steam in September

Pending home sales cooled in September for the second straight month and to their second lowest index reading in 2015.

October 29, 2015

Realtors Help To Make New Orleans A Safer Place For Homeowners

The New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (NOMAR) recently secured $15,000 to support an innovative public-private program that makes neighborhoods safer in New Orleans with privately funded surveillance cameras.

October 26, 2015

Existing-home Sales Rebounded Strongly in September

Existing-home sales have rebounded following August’s decline and have now increased year-over-year for 12 consecutive months.

October 22, 2015

Brevard County Realtors Help Lead The Way To An Economic Recovery

Florida’s Brevard County REALTORS are determined to see their community thrive despite multiple economic challenges. When the area first began to show signs of struggle during the 2009 economic downturn, county commissioners instituted an impact fee mo …

October 21, 2015

New Vacation Rental Ordinance Could Damage The Florida Rental Market

In the city of Anna Maria, 60% of the property is dedicated to vacation rentals. Florida property owners are concerned following the adoption of a Vacation Rental Ordinance within the city of Anna Maria, FL. Effective January 1, tighter restrictions wi …

October 17, 2015

Infographic: Technology in Real Estate: Then and Now

This infographic shows how technology is affecting the home buying process for different generations of buyers.

October 15, 2015

Americans Think Homeownership is a Sound Investment

Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, according to a new survey from the National Association of Realtors®. The 2015 National Housing Pulse Survey also found that a preponderance of Americans think that now is a good time …

October 14, 2015

Infographic: Americans Think Homeownership is a Sound Investment

A vast majority of Americans believe that buying a home is a solid financial decision, and most believe they could sell their home for at least its initial purchase price, according to a new survey from the National Association of REALTORS.

October 14, 2015

Infographic: Millennials and the Housing Market

Millennials comprise 68% of first-time home buyers.

October 12, 2015

Illinois Residents Empowered By Property Tax Knowledge

Brookfield, IL homeowners Lindsey and Adam Burghgraef were not pleased when they noticed their new tax bill had increased considerably. They weren’t sure what had caused the increase until a friend mentioned that they should start by looking at their m …

October 6, 2015

“Placemaking” – One Way REALTORS Help Make Your Community a Better Place To Live

Across our nation, homeowners are coming together, taking ownership of their communities in order to make things better for everyone.

October 5, 2015

Prop 1 Gives Texas Residents An Opportunity To Lower Property Taxes

While the phrase, “Everything is bigger in Texas” might be a bit overused, it certainly holds true when it comes to property taxes. The consumer loan website Wallethub.com recently conducted a Census-based property tax study that claims Texas has the f …

October 5, 2015

Stamford Board of REALTORS Awards Young Community Leaders With College Scholarships

The Stamford, Connecticut Board of REALTORS® was proud to have recently honored eight promising high school seniors with Community Service Scholarships at their downtown association headquarters. John Pellegrino, Stamford Board of REALTORS® President e …

October 1, 2015

Homeowners Are Getting A Say In Chicago’s Rogers Park Neighborhood

Homeowners in the Roger’s Park neighborhood of Chicago are thrilled with the installation of a new spray water pool at their local Pottawattomie Park. The water feature is one of many improvements the neighborhood has seen since Alderman Joe Moore laun …

October 1, 2015