Come join in the 2014 Regional AE Conference in Savannah, Georgia

Starting this Sunday, July 27, the 2014 Regional AE Conference is set to kick off in historic Savannah, Georgia, with a wide range of events and educational opportunities on the schedule.
Starting this Sunday, July 27, the 2014 Regional AE Conference is set to kick off in historic Savannah, Georgia, with a wide range of events and educational opportunities on the schedule. [More]


Home sales climb in June, while price gains moderate

The U.S. housing market has been on a rollercoaster ride for much of the past several years. While homeowners, potential buyers and professionals have all had to weather the ups and downs, recent data indicates that conditions are improving. For example, a recent report by the National Association of Realtors found that existing-home sales - including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops - ticked up in June. [More]


International buyers, builders show confidence in housing market

While the U.S. housing market has experienced its fair share of ups and downs, recent trends indicate that confidence is returning, both for homebuyers and builders. This is great news for industry professionals, as an increase in buyers and construction could lead to a stronger business and an improved bottom line. This shift is also relief following the Great Recession and the fluctuating sector witnessed over the past several years. [More]


Foreclosure starts continue year-over-year downward trend

The past several years have been volatile for the housing market. As a result, the professionals taking part in this sector - agents, appraisers, investors and others - have seen fluctuating conditions, tough client demands and up-and-down profits. However, recent history has been more positive, and the climate continues to improve.
The past several years have been volatile for the housing market. As a result, the professionals taking part in this sector - agents, appraisers, investors and others - have seen fluctuating conditions, tough client demands and up-and-down profits. However, recent history has been more positive, and the climate continues to improve. [More]


Mobile technology is critical to Realtor success

Real estate professionals have a wide range of tools and resources available to them on a daily basis. Thanks to new technology and emerging trends, there are increasingly exciting ways to help clients buy and sell properties. In today's market, more real estate agents are turning to one specific segment of technology: mobile devices.
Real estate professionals have a wide range of tools and resources available to them on a daily basis. Thanks to new technology and emerging trends, there are increasingly exciting ways to help clients buy and sell properties. In today's market, more real estate agents are turning to one specific segment of technology: mobile devices. [More]


Residential sales, values surge across US

The past few months may not have been exceptionally enjoyable for real estate agents across the country. Conditions during the winter were tough, with few buyers entering the market and little interest among existing homeowners to sell. However, these conditions have started to reverse, and recent statistics are positive.
The past few months may not have been exceptionally enjoyable for real estate agents across the country. Conditions during the winter were tough, with few buyers entering the market and little interest among existing homeowners to sell. However, these conditions have started to reverse, and recent statistics are positive. [More]


Existing-home sales, prices surge in May

This year hasn't been great for homebuyers and sellers - and, by extension, the real estate professionals tasked with helping them. However, conditions have slowly begun to improve across the country, and this past month has been no exception. According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales experienced a sharp uptick in May, helped along by rising inventory and other related factors. [More]


Housing starts, mortgage applications decrease in May

The first half of this year has been one full of ups and downs, especially regarding the U.S. housing market. Today's homebuyers and sellers can expect a wide range of conditions from one coast to the other, and the real estate agents tasked with helping them have to keep a close eye on the sector.
The first half of this year has been one full of ups and downs, especially regarding the U.S. housing market. Today's homebuyers and sellers can expect a wide range of conditions from one coast to the other, and the real estate agents tasked with helping them have to keep a close eye on the sector. [More]


While foreclosures are down, home flipping remains profitable

Across the country, real estate investors often turn to foreclosed houses and similar distressed properties as an avenue to find affordable deals. For some, it may seem that turning a profit may be harder as this type of home starts to dry up, but according to an industry report, home flipping is still a smart decision in parts of the country.
Across the country, real estate investors often turn to foreclosed houses and similar distressed properties as an avenue to find affordable deals. For some, it may seem that turning a profit may be harder as this type of home starts to dry up, but according to an industry report, home flipping is still a smart decision in parts of the country. [More]


Pending home sales, prices start to rise in April

The housing market this year has been defined by tight conditions and limited buyer activity. However, many of those negative trends have started to reverse, and more positive signs have begun to emerge for potential homebuyers and real estate professionals.
The housing market this year has been defined by tight conditions and limited buyer activity. However, many of those negative trends have started to reverse, and more positive signs have begun to emerge for potential homebuyers and real estate professionals. [More]