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First American: Homesellers playing ‘musical chairs’
First American: Homesellers playing ‘musical chairs’

Homesellers continued to sell homes to each other in September, making the market resemble a game of ‘housing musical chairs,’ according to First American chief economist Mark Fleming.

New unemployment claims spike, though continuing claims fall
New unemployment claims spike, though continuing claims fall

Economic recovery slumps as initial jobless claims unexpectedly jump.

Homeowners in blue counties headed to red, swing counties
Homeowners in blue counties headed to red, swing counties

Redfin looked at the number of prospective homebuyers searching in the second quarter who wanted to change counties. Home search data revealed that 6.5% fewer people were looking for homes in blue (Democratic) counties than in swing or red (Republican) counties.

Commercial-to-apartment conversions on the rise
Commercial-to-apartment conversions on the rise

The 2010 decade grew the amount of overall building conversions from about 2,000 units converted in the 1950s to roughly 97,000 over the last decade.

NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding
NAR helps secure federal funds for transportation, flooding

It was a hard-fought effort to procure federal funds in the middle of a recession, but NAR announced that the president is poised to sign a bill that provides money for road projects and flooding.

@properties rolls out national franchise program
@properties rolls out national franchise program

The Chicago-based brokerage is taking it to the next level by going national.

Who’s doing better in home sales, liberals or conservatives?
Who’s doing better in home sales, liberals or conservatives?

A new report by Redfin shows counties of both political stripes are benefiting from a booming real estate market. See how the numbers break down.

Civil rights group sues to halt CDC eviction moratorium
Civil rights group sues to halt CDC eviction moratorium

The lawsuit also argues that the feds are commandeering state courts and officers to implement an unconstitutional federal law.

Coldwell Banker announces national partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Coldwell Banker announces national partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Highlighting the value of home, Coldwell Banker recently launched a new program to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its programs.

NAR to White House: What about the landlords?
NAR to White House: What about the landlords?

National Association of Realtors President Vince Malta met with White House officials yesterday to press for emergency rental assistance to go directly to landlords whose tenants cannot pay their rent.

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