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New Prudential Real Estate Poll: Americans Increasingly Optimistic About Homeownership

IRVINE, Calif. – Prudential Real Estate, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company, today released a new national survey showing that Americans are significantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey, a full 60 percent of Americans have favorable views toward the real estate market. That’s up 8 points since last year.

The survey shows that signs of increasing optimism are widespread:

  • With interest rates at historically low levels, 96 percent agree or somewhat agree that now is a good time to buy.
  • A full 70 percent of respondents have some degree of confidence that property values will improve over the next two years; with an 8 point increase in those very confident or confident compared to last year.
  • 63 percent believe that real estate is a good investment despite the recent market volatility; that’s up 11 points from last year.


The survey confirms that despite the recession, homeownership remains a central part of the American Dream. Eight in 10 respondents said homeownership is very important to them; only 15 percent said the economic downturn made homeownership less important.


“Respondents told us what our sales professionals see every day that, despite recent market volatility, homeownership remains integral to the dreams of most Americans and that consumers’ confidence in the housing market is returning,” said Earl Lee, president, Prudential Real Estate. “This is good news for home buyers and sellers, communities and our economy as a whole. As more people look to take advantage of historic interest rates and prices, we believe the foundation for a sustainable recovery is in sight.”

The survey also highlighted strong ties between homeownership and the community: 77 percent agree that homeownership strengthens a sense of community with 87 percent agreeing or somewhat agreeing that neighborhood comprised of homeowners have a stronger sense of community than neighborhoods made up mainly of renters. This is critical in an environment where two in three respondents believe community feelings in America are declining.


Among the generations, 94 percent of respondents believe that finding the right home and community are crucial to helping their family be happy.   Only a small minority of older Americans said the recent housing crisis made homeownership less important to them. Nearly half Gen Y respondents said it made homeownship more important. Gen Y’ers are particularly optimistic about the road ahead with 72%  expressing favorable views about the residential real estate market.


“Characteristically, many of these consumers, particularly Gen Y, share a firm sense of family and community,” Lee said. “It’s not surprising now that they’re embracing homeownership to build on that sense.”


The survey also highlighted consumer caution in a recovering real estate market: 93 percent of respondents said that the housing crisis reminds them that they must be more careful about buying and selling property. More than 90 percent of respondents said a good real estate sales professional can help them make the right choices about homes and communities; and 71 percent believe good agent representation is more important than ever, up 4% from last year’s survey.


Methodology: Interviews with 1,251 Americans who are “in the market” to buy or sell a home were conducted online by Palisades Media Ventures and Penn Schoen Berland, between Feb. 10 and 20, 2012. Respondents are aged 25-64 with a household income of at least $50,000, and either recently bought/sold a home or are considering buying/selling a home. The margin of error is ± 2.8% for all respondents and higher for subgroups.

Prudential Real Estate is a Brookfield Residential Property Services real estate brokerage franchise company. Prudential Real Estate franchises are independently owned and operated. Companies are selected based upon outstanding performance records and high levels of customer service.

Prudential Real Estate provides franchises with business strategies using Operation Reviews as well as numerous benefits, including access to Prudential Real Estate’s Online Seller Advantage® program, designed to provide real-time information to sellers with the touch of a keystroke, and Online Buyer Advantage®, which enables consumers to easily search for property in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Prudential Real Estate is one of the largest real estate brokerage franchise networks in North America, with more than 1,500 franchise offices and 50,000 sales professionals as of December 31, 2011.

Prudential, the Prudential logo and the Rock symbol are service marks of Prudential Financial, Inc. and its related entities and are used under license, with no other affiliation with Prudential.

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Beyond Real Estate Group Joins Prudential Prime Properties

Hudson, MA – Prudential Prime Properties announced today that Beyond Real Estate has merged with Prudential Prime Properties. With the completion of this transaction, Prudential Prime Properties continues to strengthen its presence in the Hudson market area.

“More agents, more sold houses and more ‘We broke Records this month’, We are the #1 Real Estate Company in Hudson!!!,” said Kristin Grey-Lembo, Leader of the Beyond Group.

Prudential Prime Properties has 17 offices in Massachusetts, Southern Maine and Rhode Island and was founded in 1993. Since that time it has earned a host of honors, including the esteemed Gibraltar award, given annually to the top 50 companies in the Prudential Real Estate network.

The Beyond Group joins another recent acquisition also of Hudson, 495 Realty. The combined strengths of these companies increases Prime Properties’ visibility in the local market, and helps to establish the growing real estate company as the ONE Clear Choice for New England Real Estate.

“We are excited to have Beyond Real Estate join the growing Prudential Prime Properties family, as we share an ongoing commitment to ultimate customer service through high tech, high touch, and innovative tools and services.” said Nancy L. Quinn, President & CEO of Prudential Prime Properties.

Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services was recently purchased by Brookfield, with the franchises being independently owned and operated. Companies are selected based upon outstanding performance records, high levels of customer service and shared business values with those of Prudential Real Estate.

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EASTWOOD GROUP REAL ESTATE MERGES WITH PRUDENTIAL PRIME PROPERTIES

Whitinsville, MA – Prudential Prime Properties announced today that Eastwood Group Real Estate has merged with Prudential Prime Properties. With the completion of this transaction, Prudential Prime Properties strengthens its presence in the Northbridge market area.

“By joining Prudential Prime Properties, we now have access to greater resources, a state-of the-art technology platform, plus expanded reach through a national referral system, enabling us to serve buyers and sellers even better,” said Edward Renaud, President of Eastwood Group Real Estate.

Prudential Prime Properties has 17 offices in Massachusetts, Southern Maine and Rhode Island and was founded in 1993. Since that time it has earned a host of honors, including the esteemed Gibraltar award, given annually to the top 50 companies in the Prudential Real Estate network.

The combined office is under the leadership of Randall DeVries, Vice President of Prudential Prime Properties. Randall is the 2011 President for the Worcester Board of Realtors and has 28 years real estate experience in the Northbridge area. The office is located at 971 Providence Road, Whitinsville.

“We are pleased to have Eastwood Group Real Estate join Prudential Prime Properties, as we share their philosophy of service to the community along with our ongoing commitment to ultimate customer service through high touch and innovation.” said Randall DeVries.

Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services was recently purchased by Brookfield, with the franchises being independently owned and operated. Companies are selected based upon outstanding performance records, high levels of customer service and shared business values with those of Prudential Real Estate.

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Exciting News! Prudential Real Estate & Relocation Acquisition by Brookfield RPS Creates Industry Powerhouse!

From the Desk of Nancy L. Quinn, President & CEO of Prudential Prime Properties:

Late yesterday afternoon we learned that Prudential Real Estate & Relocation was acquired by Brookfield Residential Property Services, a global real estate and relocation company. Brookfield is a premier organization with real estate in its DNA and over $150 billion in assets. Businesses include residential brokerage, global employee relocation and data analytics. This transaction creates a global real estate and relocation services company in the US, Canada, Mexico, Portugal, China, Brazil, India, France, Australia & Singapore. Our relocation company DOUBLES in size as a result of the sale.

While this certainly will bring exciting changes and opportunities, we will continue to operate as Prudential Prime Properties, provide the same exceptional level of service to our clients, and will continue to use the great tools and systems that have benefitted our staff, agents and clients. Likely, we will gain access to other great tools that Brookfield already has in place.

Earl Lee, the former president of Prudential Real Estate & Relocation Services is taking an expanded role in the combined companies, and his enthusiasm and excitement are contagious. In his own words from twitter yesterday, “1+1=3 Brookfield Residential Property Services & Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Svcs: 2 fine companies now form an even better one.

This historic day positions two industry leading companies across the globe, and helps us become part of the 3rd largest residential real estate brokerage in North America, and the world’s second largest relocation services provider.

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” - William Somerset Maugham

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at nledgard@neppi.com or (978) 897-2781 x15″

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8th Annual Sunshine Kids Charity Golf Tournament & Auction


Our 8th Annual Sunshine Kids Charity Golf Tournament is just around the corner! We have been busy planning this event for months now, and are very excited. This year will be over the top!

Lots of great items keep coming in and we are psyched to announce that we have just received 4 Tickets to the New England Revolution 2012 Season Home Opener, 4 Tickets to the Portland Sea Dogs, a Worcester Sharks Basket including an Official 5th Anniversary Game Puck autographed by Alex Stalock, Jonathan Cheechoo Autographed Player Card, “This is Sharks Territory” sign and 4 tickets to any Worcester Sharks home game through December, 2011, and a TON of other great items including an Autographed Print of Zdeno Chara battling it out against Evgeny Artyukhin of the Tampa Bay Lighting during a game on March 31, 2009 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, and an Autographed Wes Welker Away Jersey.

With help from our participants, sponsors, volunteers, donors and staff, we are pleased to announce that we have raised over $270,000 for the Sunshine Kids foundation over the past 7 years. We hope you will join in our fundraising efforts for this worthwhile cause. To register for golf, dinner, sponsorship opportunities or for more information about this and our other fundraising efforts, please visit pppPresents.com

Interested in donating an item or bidding in our online auction? Click here to view our Online Auction Site!

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