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Introducing the NEW REALTOR® Brand

NAR PULSE—Join the evolution! The National Association of REALTORS® announced this week that after 45 years, the iconic REALTOR® brand is evolving to better represent the dynamic, multi-faceted, future-focused organization and members. Please visit NAR.realtor/brand to view the new logos, a short animation of...

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Consumer Confidence Retracts

Consumer confidence retracted in March, posting a 127.7 reading in the latest Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. February's reading was 130.

The Expectations reading of the Index, which gauges how consumers feel about their business, employment and income prospects six months out, fell...

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Everyone Wins

In the following interview, Tom Gale, GRI, CRS, leader of Team Gale with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in North Carolina, discusses adapting his model, operations, and more.

Years in Real Estate: 12
Region Served: Wilmington, Hampstead, Leland, Wrightsville, Kure, Topsail Beaches and Surf...

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Case-Shiller: Home Prices Step Up

Home prices stepped up 6.2 percent in January, according to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices.

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index's 10-City Composite, which is an average of 10 metros (Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego,...

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February New-Home Sales Slog

New-home sales again slogged in February, with sales of new, single-family homes down 0.6 percent to 618,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $376,700, while the median was $326,800....

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Mortgage Rates Stay Still

The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate stayed still this week, inching up to 4.45 percent from 4.44 percent the week prior, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 30-year, fixed rate has been rapidly rising since the start of the...

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Existing-Home Sales Rally

Existing-home sales in February rallied, bouncing back from a slog at the start of the year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Sales increased 3 percent to 5.54 million, marking a 1.1 percent increase from one year prior.

Inventory increased, as well, 4.6 percent...

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Housing Starts Soften

February's home-building receded, with housing starts softening 7 percent and totaling 1.24 million, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Notably, single-family starts increased 2.9 percent to 902,000. Multifamily starts (five units...

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Regulatory Relief Bill Passes Senate

Following the financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession, the federal government imposed regulations in the form of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—an effort to ensure financial stability and consumer protection.

Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo introduced bill S....

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February Jobs Impress

Fed Has Green Light

February brought the economy an impressive 313,000 jobs and 4.1 percent unemployment, with average hourly wages up four cents to $26.75. Construction jobs, notably, rose by 61,000.

“ employment numbers strengthen the view that the U.S. economy is still on a strong...

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Confidence in Housing U-Turns

Confidence in housing u-turned in February in the Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), with the HPSI overall posting 85.8, 3.7 percentage points lower than the month prior and 2.5 percentage points lower than the year prior.

The backtrack was caused by converging influences,...

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Consumer Confidence Leaps

Consumer confidence leapt in February, posting a 130.8 reading in the latest Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. The Expectations reading of the Index rose to 109.7, while the Present Situation reading rose to 162.4. January's reading was 124.3.

“Consumer confidence improved to its...

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Step Inside the New C21® Brand

Editor's Note: This is the cover story in the March issue of RISMedia's Real Estate magazine.

Discover the self-starters, go-getters and midnight-oil burners who bring the new mission to life every day: Defy Mediocrity and Deliver Extraordinary Experiences

Since coming to market in 1971 as the...

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Mortgage Rates Move on Uptrend

Mortgage rates again moved up this week, continuing an uptrend, with the average 30-year, fixed rate at 4.43 percent, according to Freddie Mac's recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 30-year, fixed rate was 4.40 percent the week prior. The average 15-year,...

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