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A Good Time to Buy!

According to CNN Money, mortgage rates dropped to their 2014 low this August. The average 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, which is the lowest it’s been since June of 2013, when the average hit 3.39%. The low rates are being attributed to a steady mortgage market, but experts also warn that The Fed’s plan to end its Treasury bond and mortgage-backed securities purchasing plan this October may cause rates to rise again come fall. If you’re planning to take out a mortgage on your next home, now is the time to take advantage of these rates!

 
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RE/MAX of Kentucky – August 2014 Market Trend Report

September 15, 2014 (Alpharetta, GA) – While 2014 sales have not been rising as rapidly as sales in 2013, this year remains well above the sales of the same period in 2012. July home prices were 7.9% higher than prices last July. Nashville, TN had a 10% increase over median sales prices in August 2013. The inventory of homes for sale is moving in the right direction. Three of the last four months have seen month-over month increases in inventory. At the rate of home sales in July, the Months Supply of inventory increased to 4.3, where a supply of 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

 

According to CEO of RE/MAX, LLC, Margaret Kelly, “After a slow start to the year, 2014 home sales have been improving. Sales are following the expected seasonal pattern and are approaching the levels we saw last year. As inventory continues to build the recovery continues at a more stable and sustainable rate.”

 

For more information about your market check out the full Market Trend reports based on local MLS data:

 

Every market is local! Contact a local RE/MAX of Kentucky real estate agent for details on your neighborhood.

 

The National Housing Report by RE/MAX, LLC reports on 52 major markets and generalizes the nation’s housing industry.

 
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RE/MAX of Tennessee – August 2014 Market Trend Report

September 15, 2014 (Alpharetta, GA) – While 2014 sales have not been rising as rapidly as sales in 2013, this year remains well above the sales of the same period in 2012. July home prices were 7.9% higher than prices last July. Nashville, TN had a 10% increase over median sales prices in August 2013. The inventory of homes for sale is moving in the right direction. Three of the last four months have seen month-over month increases in inventory. At the rate of home sales in July, the Months Supply of inventory increased to 4.3, where a supply of 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

 

According to CEO of RE/MAX, LLC, Margaret Kelly, “After a slow start to the year, 2014 home sales have been improving. Sales are following the expected seasonal pattern and are approaching the levels we saw last year. As inventory continues to build the recovery continues at a more stable and sustainable rate.”

 

For more information about your market check out the full Market Trend reports based on local MLS data:

 

 

Every market is local! Contact a local RE/MAX of Tennessee real estate agent for details on your neighborhood.

 

The National Housing Report by RE/MAX, LLC reports on 52 major markets and generalizes the nation’s housing industry.

 
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RE/MAX of Southern Ohio – August 2014 Market Trend Report

September 15, 2014 (Alpharetta, GA) – While 2014 sales have not been rising as rapidly as sales in 2013, this year remains well above the sales of the same period in 2012. July home prices were 7.9% higher than prices last July. Nashville, TN had a 10% increase over median sales prices in August 2013. The inventory of homes for sale is moving in the right direction. Three of the last four months have seen month-over month increases in inventory. At the rate of home sales in July, the Months Supply of inventory increased to 4.3, where a supply of 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

 

According to CEO of RE/MAX, LLC, Margaret Kelly, “After a slow start to the year, 2014 home sales have been improving. Sales are following the expected seasonal pattern and are approaching the levels we saw last year. As inventory continues to build the recovery continues at a more stable and sustainable rate.”

 

For more information about your market check out the full Market Trend reports based on local MLS data:

 

 

Every market is local! Contact a local RE/MAX of Southern Ohio real estate agent for details on your neighborhood.

 

The National Housing Report by RE/MAX, LLC reports on 52 major markets and generalizes the nation’s housing industry.

 
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RE/MAX of Georgia – August 2014 Market Trend Report

September 15, 2014 (Alpharetta, GA) – While 2014 sales have not been rising as rapidly as sales in 2013, this year remains well above the sales of the same period in 2012. July home prices were 7.9% higher than prices last July. Nashville, TN had a 10% increase over median sales prices in August 2013. The inventory of homes for sale is moving in the right direction. Three of the last four months have seen month-over month increases in inventory. At the rate of home sales in July, the Months Supply of inventory increased to 4.3, where a supply of 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

 

According to CEO of RE/MAX, LLC, Margaret Kelly, “After a slow start to the year, 2014 home sales have been improving. Sales are following the expected seasonal pattern and are approaching the levels we saw last year. As inventory continues to build the recovery continues at a more stable and sustainable rate.”

 

For more information about your market check out the full Market Trend reports based on local MLS data:

 

Every market is local! Contact a local RE/MAX of Georgia real estate agent for details on your neighborhood.

 

The National Housing Report by RE/MAX, LLC reports on 52 major markets and generalizes the nation’s housing industry.

 
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RE/MAX Agents Receive 14 Million Leads

Since 2006 Online Lead Generator Provides Referral-Fee Free Leads

 

RE/MAX online lead generator LeadStreet® has surpassed 14 million leads supplied to RE/MAX brokers and agents since its launch in 2006. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, does not collect fees for LeadStreet leads, which are equitably distributed to its U.S. agents.

 

“In today’s marketplace, quality leads are extremely important to real estate professionals, so the RE/MAX LeadStreet platform is a tremendous resource,” said Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX, LLC CEO. “Reaching the milestone of 14 million leads is certainly a momentous achievement. No-cost leads are just one of the many resources RE/MAX is pleased to provide to our agents.”

 

LeadStreet is a proprietary online lead generation and management platform that collects contact information from prospective homebuyers and sellers visiting the company’s many websites including: remax.com, theremaxcollection.com, remaxcommercial.com, global.remax.com. LeadStreet delivers thousands of leads daily, in near real-time, via email or text to agents’ computers, cell phones or tablets.

 

“When I joined RE/MAX, LeadStreet quickly became a tool that I relied upon. In fact, my very first transaction resulted from LeadStreet,” said Michael Schopf of RE/MAX Associate Brokers in Stanwood, Wash.

 

A redesigned remax.com launched in December 2012 and remains one of the most visited real estate franchise websites. The popular website offers a user friendly interface, along with an ability to create personal preferences. Homebuyers and sellers have easy access to what matters most: millions of home listings with numerous photos and valuable neighborhood information.

 

RE/MAX provides a consistent web experience across desktops, tablets and smart phones. Users can tap and swipe through oversized listing photos with easy-to-use controls.

 

RE/MAX, LLC along with Homes.com, unveiled an updated version of its consumer mobile app earlier this year. With the RE/MAX Real Estate Search mobile app 2.0, users are able to take advantage of syncing capabilities by logging in to their My RE/MAX accounts on all compatible devices to access saved listings and searches. The app was created to efficiently connect the user with a specific real estate professional. To complete the client/agent relationship, the mobile app provides innovative tools and technologies from Homes.com. Agents are able to brand the app and distribute it to their clients, creating a personalized user experience.

 
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Ed Okenica with RE/MAX Agents Realty Hosts Show on HGTV Lakefront Bargain Hunt Series

Ed OkenicaATLANTA, September 11, 2014 – On September 14, HGTV will air the next installment of its new “Lakefront Bargain Hunt” series, and Ed Okenica with RE/MAX Agents Realty, Lake Oconee’s real estate expert, will be showing three different homes to a young couple looking for their perfect lakefront property.

 

Full-time Realtors® Ed and his wife Pat have been “Lake Dwellers” for 25 years, living and loving life on Lake Oconee, home of renowned golf course communities, Reynolds Plantation, The Landing, Cuscowilla, Harbor Club & The Ritz Carlton Lodge. They share their knowledge and first-hand experience of the lake’s growth and current property values with buyers and sellers interested in Georgia’s beautiful Lake Oconee area and beyond.

 

HGTV producers called Ed earlier this summer to see if he’d be interested in appearing on this new Lakefront Bargain Hunt show. He ‘auditioned’ via Skype, and decided to go in front of the cameras “…on a lark.”

 

The show’s taping took five days, and Ed has posted a lot of photos of the entire experience on his website: click here.

 

Ed Okenica

“Ed is a star in his own right, and we can’t wait to see him on HGTV!” notes Erin Beidle, Senior Marketing Manager of RE/MAX Regional Services.

 

“I know the Lake Oconee area so well, and do know where the gems are,” smiles Ed. “I am proud to be a RE/MAX agent, and love working with my wife and the other real estate professionals with RE/MAX Agents Realty.

 

“The RE/MAX name recognition is number one in this industry, and the tools that are available to RE/MAX Brokers and Agents such as the new mobile app, as well as the support RE/MAX offers home buyers and sellers, are outstanding.”

 

RE/MAX is the most productive real estate network with its Associates averaging more sales than other real estate agents. Remax.com is one of the most visited real estate franchise websites (Source: Experian Marketing Services Hitwise data, full-year 2013. ‘Real Estate Franchise websites’ identified by RE/MAX.). RE/MAX is in over 90 countries, more than any of its competitors.

 
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Thank You for Supporting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS AssociationThe RE/MAX Regional Services Staff would like to thank each person who participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. As of today, the ALS Association has raised over $111 million.

RRS is happy to announce that we will be donating $500!
Thank you to each office that showed their support and sent their video to the Region:
RE/MAX Preferred Properties (Knoxville, TN)
Rich & Ryan LevensonRE/MAX Creative Realty (Lexington, KY)
Bennett Clark

RE/MAX Checkmate (Johnson City, TN)
Larry McClanahan, Melissa Hicks, Tracy Guy, Karen Leimkuhler, Robin Edens, Cherie Doyle, Cindy Edwards

RE/MAX 1st Realty (Manchester, TN)

 
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RE/MAX Around Atlanta Team Twirls Hula Hoops

Fun Team Building Event for Fast-Growing Atlanta Agency

Hula Hoops

RE/MAX Around Atlanta – Group photo from left to right:
Kneeling: Carissa Caricato, Daniel Dean
First row: Theresa Mooney, Amy Buynoski, Carol Cranford, Lyndsay Stewart, Marla Morris, Jeanette Cruz, Megan Wyatt, Kristen Jones, Lisa Scott, Mike McNeil, Jill McKinney
Last row: Carson Pickens, Chelsea Campbell, Chris Bouchard, Olivia Ott, Kolandra Dupree, Amanda Watson, Julie Caricato, Andy Griffith

ATLANTA, September 3, 2014 – Kristen Jones and Megan Wyatt, Brokers and Co-owners of the RE/MAX Around Atlanta Realty company with offices in Alpharetta, Atlanta and Buckhead, know how to keep their associates moving. At a recent teambuilding meeting, 22 of the successful agency’s real estate professionals accepted the challenge to pick up a hula hoop and learn more about Hoola For Happiness, founded by Carissa Caricato, daughter of Julie Caricato, Managing Broker of RE/MAX Around Atlanta.

 

Hoola For Happiness is a non-profit organization that uses hoop dance all over the world as a bridge to help outreach in conjunction with other service organizations.

 

“This was the perfect way to have some fun as a team. It is hard not to laugh while watching everyone try to do something that we haven’t done since childhood!’” say Kristen Jones. “It also created awareness of this great cause with our team members.” RE/MAX Around Atlanta Realty raised more than $1,500 for Hoola For Happiness.

 

Independently-owned RE/MAX Around Atlanta has over 100 associates in Georgia, part of RE/MAX Regional Services’ four-state region that also includes Kentucky, Tennessee, and Southern Ohio.

RE/MAX Around Atlanta Team was also highlighted in Atlanta City Biz on Sunday, September 7, 2014.

 

 
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August’s New and Returning Agents

We would like to welcome all of our new and returning agents that joined RE/MAX in August – 53 new agents and 6 returning agents!

TN New and Returning Agents 9.2014 GA New and Returning Agents 9.2014 KY New and Returning Agents 9.2014

 
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