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Annual Gains for Residential Construction Spending Continue

NAHB analysis of Census construction spending data finds that over the last year, the pace of private single-family construction spending increased 9.7 percent and multifamily construction spending increased 31.5 percent. ...


Keys to Improving Team Spirit at Work

(TNS)—Q: I’m trying to build more camaraderie among my team at work. We’ve got people of all ages and backgrounds and, while people seem well intentioned, the group isn’t jelling as quickly as I’d like. What can I do to help us come ...


Denver, Miami and Dallas Lead Price Parade

January home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, although   monthly data reveal slowing increases and seasonal weakness, according to the latest S&P/ Case Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


Carrington Mortgage Services Launches MyLoanDetail(TM)

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (Carrington) recently announced the availability of MyLoanDetail™, the company’s proprietary online loan review resource designed to provide borrowers with a thorough understanding of their obligations under their mortgage application and contract. Advocates of improving borrower education, Carrington developed this patent pending initiative to help enhance consumer ...


CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold Joins Cartus Broker Network

CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold announced that it has joined the Cartus Broker Network, providing real estate consumers relocating to and from Philadelphia and the surrounding areas a trusted partner dedicated to making the transition seamless. ...


The Carrington Companies Continue to Support Custom Home Builds for Wounded Veterans

The Carrington Companies (Carrington) announced that through its collaboration with the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) and its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), the organization continues to directly support the custom Smart Home building initiative for severely wounded Heroes of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with 11 homes planned ...


Move Settles Contempt Motion with Zillow, Declares ‘Full Steam Ahead’ in Prosecution

New developments in Move, Inc.’s breach of contract suit against Zillow emerged Friday when Move, Inc. announced that it had settled a contempt motion that had been part of the lawsuit. ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: NAR RESPA/TILA March Webinar Posted Online

On Thursday March 19, 2015, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) held a webinar to highlight changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. ...


HAR.com Goes Live as a Statewide Texas Real Estate Resource

After nearly a year of testing and fine-tuning, the statewide ‘Homes And Rentals’ website, HAR.com, has gone live, serving as a unique gateway between consumers and REALTORS® for thousands of homes and rental properties across Texas, HAR has announced. ...


RE/MAX Gateway Plans Mountain ‘Climb for a Cause’

Scott MacDonald, broker/owner/President of RE/MAX Gateway, recently announced RE/MAX Gateway will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2015 to benefit children’s health and clean drinking water. ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Legal Issues for Teams

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


Ask the Expert: How Can Agents Attract Single Female Clients?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Kathy Cummings, Senior Vice President, Consumer Education and Consulting Executive for Bank of America Home Loans. ...


What I Would Do If I Were Starting a Brokerage in Today’s Market

I know what I would do if I were starting a brokerage today, and there are three areas I wouldn’t ignore as a real estate broker in a consumer-focused market. ...


Finding a Paint to Bust Ghost Shadows on Ceiling

(TNS)—Q: The ceiling in my house is showing shadow or ghost lines that correspond to the longitudinal beams of the roof structure. ...


Coldwell Banker Advantage Names Eddie Speas as new Chief Operating Officer

In a standing room only recent company meeting at the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS facility, Gary Rabon and Wallace Peiffer, owner/partners of Coldwell Banker Advantage announced that their longtime owner/partner, Eddie Speas has been named Chief Operating Officer of the firm effective immediately. Gary Rabon began Coldwell Banker Advantage ...


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