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New-Home Sales Reverse Course in May

June 25, 2017 1:18 pm

New-home sales reversed course in May, with sales of new, single-family homes up 2.9 percent to 610,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The average new-home sales price was $406,400, while the median was $345,800. New-home listing inventory was 268,000—5.3 months supply. “We are seeing solid […]

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Charlie Bengel, Jr.: A Top-Producing, Community-Centric Culture

June 25, 2017 1:18 pm

With a new president in the White House this year, Charlie Bengel, Jr., CEO of RE/MAX Allegiance, serving the immediate D.C. metro market, admits that there are concerns about decisions that may impact proposed cuts to some federal agencies. “We’re waiting to see what actually comes of some of the proposals, but, as a business […]

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Survey: Mortgage Borrowers Want Best of Both

June 24, 2017 1:15 am

Sixty percent of consumers recently surveyed by the American Bankers Association (ABA) prefer to apply for a mortgage in person, despite the existence of technology that eliminates the need for human interaction. Just 17 percent prefer to apply for a mortgage online. Only 34 percent consider their knowledge of the mortgage process “above average” or […]

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The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is for Sale

June 24, 2017 1:15 am

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: How to Showcase Your Property With a Virtual Open House How to Prepare Your Home Before Going on Vacation The Home Behind Miley Cyrus’ New Single ‘Malibu’ Looking for a home with some serious bragging rights? How […]

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Retirees Turning to Custom Homes to Get the Right Space

June 22, 2017 7:15 pm

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Luxury Homes: How to Tell If You’re Getting a Fair Price $1 Million a Week: Starting With Quality Leads Don’t Let Clogged Gutters Wreak Havoc on Your Home As people reach retirement, their current house may simply […]

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Mortgage Rates Click Down

June 22, 2017 7:15 pm

Mortgage rates on average clicked down this week, continuing steady at low levels, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The 30-year, fixed mortgage rate was 3.90 percent, on average, while the 15-year, fixed rate was 3.17 percent, on average. The 5-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rate was 3.14 percent, on average. […]

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Historic Ridgefield Conn. Estate Sells Before Auction

June 22, 2017 7:15 pm

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: How to Make Your Home Design Pet-Friendly SURVEY: Zillow Instant Offers Creates Industry Firestorm—Take the Survey and Tell Us Where You Stand Building Stronger Client Relationships: 5 Ways to Get Social With It Those looking to drop […]

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Serving Southeast Asia With Expertise and Education

June 22, 2017 7:15 pm

Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Rahim & Co International is in its 41st year of delivering real estate services to local clients and investors from around the world. Despite market challenges, including housing affordability, Director of Research Sulaiman Saheh is capitalizing on Malaysia’s many market opportunities. Find out more about the firm’s success in this interview […]

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come

June 22, 2017 7:15 pm

While Help-U-Sell offers a modern approach to real estate, the company is certainly no newcomer to the business. Founded in 1976, Help-U-Sell leapt out of the gate with its set-fee, full-service business model, breaking the traditional mold from the onset. Now serving more than 100 offices in 26 states (and counting), the company has stepped […]

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Moline Retires From HomeServices of America, Five Regional Presidents Named

June 21, 2017 7:15 pm

HomeServices of America on Wednesday announced the retirement of Robert Moline, president and CEO of its real estate brokerage division, naming five regional presidents who will work to continue the network’s expansion: Candace Adams, president, Northeast Region and president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, Westchester, and New York Properties; Mary Lee Blaylock, […]

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