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Posted by Bruce Perlman |
What U.S. Relocation Experts Need to Know:  Tax and Legal Update

Back in December, Pam Uhl and I conducted an eLearning covering what’s new—and not so new—in the relocation legal arena. For those of you who couldn’t attend, we are happy to release our latest edition of Mobility Insights, which provides more detail on the topics covered in the eLearning. We’ve categorized these updates into issues worth revisiting, even though they’ve been around for a few years; and new trends and regulations that we are seeing. In this tax and legal update, you will find:

New Takes on Old News

•  The One-year Rule: We detail the intricacies of this IRS regulation, which determines whether a household goods shipment and final family move are taxable or non-taxable to the employee.
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UK Relocation: 2015 Housing Market

Posted by Trudy Andrews |
UK Relocation: 2015 Housing Market

The latest edition of our Cartus UK MarketWatch provides those involved in the UK relocation process with an up-to-date view on the current residential sales and rental markets. As we start the New Year, January’s MarketWatch looks at what the UK property experts forecast for the months ahead:

What the experts say: the UK rental market

• Property consultants CBRE anticipate ‘significant’ rental growth this year, compared with 2014. Buy-to-let landlords are expected to begin investing in properties outside of London, in areas of the south east that are commuting distance to the Capital.
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Cartus Wins P&G External Business Partner Excellence Award

Posted by David Pascoe |
Cartus Wins P&G External Business Partner Excellence Award

Cartus was honoured and delighted to receive a prestigious External Business Partner Excellence Award from our client P&G at their recent Partner of the Year Awards on 8 January 2015.

Why Cartus Won the Award

The award celebrated our consistently high performance throughout 2014 in managing P&G’s global relocation programme. The entire team working for P&G at Cartus was praised for exceptional partnership, including outstanding service results, continuous improvement through self-set high standards, proactivity on the account, and the quality of our staff.
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Realogy and Cartus Make the Swanepoel Power 200 List!

Posted by Shelley Northrop |
Realogy and Cartus Make the Swanepoel Power 200 List!

The Swanepoel Power 200 list—naming the most powerful people in U.S. residential real estate—is out, and Realogy’s Richard Smith is #1, with Cartus’ Kevin Kelleher #36. A total of 33 Realogy executives and independent franchisees affiliated with Realogy’s brands were recognized on the list, which includes selected leaders who are “showing the way” by empowering their teams, changing the rules, and creating new opportunities.
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60 Years of Excellence: Cartus Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

Posted by Kevin Kelleher |
60 Years of Excellence: Cartus Celebrates a Milestone Birthday

As Cartus marks our 60th year in the relocation business, it’s impossible for me to look at our company now—2,900 employees, offices worldwide, and more than 171,000 customers assisted last year—and not think back to our beginnings. When the company began in 1955 as Associated Homefinders (later Homerica, then Homequity) relocation hadn’t even been “born” as an industry. A handful of employees, working out of a small office in Wilton, CT, were pioneering a vision: to help ease the moving and settling in process for transferring employees by offering a single service—home-finding assistance—within the United States.
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