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Weichert’s 15th Annual Golf Outing Scheduled for August 20

Weichert, REALTORS® will host its 15th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Thursday, Aug. 20, at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J. The event will raise funds for the American Cancer Society to benefit breast cancer research. ...


Long & Foster’s Yardley Office Hosts Community Service Day Event

Thousands of real estate agents and employees with Long & Foster Real Estate, including those at the Yardley Office in Yardley, Pa., rolled up their sleeves and took part in the company’s 18th annual Community Service Day on June 3, 2015. Long & Foster’s Community Service Day takes place at its ...


For Builders, Labor/Subcontractor Shortage Intensifies

A survey of single-family builders conducted by NAHB in June 2015 shows that shortages of labor and subcontractors—already quite widespread in mid-2014—have become even more widespread during the past year. ...


Creating a Legacy…in Print

Although just a few well-crafted words have the ability to go viral in today’s digital environment, nothing trumps the value of book-author status. Whether a moving memoir or an insightful business guide, a book instantly denotes leadership and wisdom. That’s why book ...


Mortgage Rates Reach New 2015 Highs

Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey® recently reported average fixed mortgage rates reaching new 2015 highs, ahead of the June jobs report. ...


Living Smart: What Landscaping Can You Get for $50, $500 or $5,000

(TNS)--How much does landscaping cost? Top-rated companies explain how far your dollar stretches when it comes to enhancing your home’s curb appeal. ...


FHA Proposes New Deadline for Lenders Filing Claims

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently proposed establishing a maximum time period for lenders to file insurance claims and to revise its policy on reimbursement of eligible expenses and debenture interest when foreclosure and claim filing deadlines are missed. ...


RE/MAX Gateway Unifies as MacDonald Acquires Sole Ownership

Scott MacDonald, broker/owner of RE/MAX Gateway has formally announced that he has acquired full ownership of all RE/MAX Gateway offices. ...


It’s Crunch-Time for CFPB Compliance

While the new October 3 effective date has given brokers and agents a little more breathing room, there is still a lot to be done in order to prepare for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms, ...


Listing a Fixer-Upper: When Clients May Need a General Contractor

When you've listed a property in need of minor cosmetic TLC, you can help potential buyers envision a new coat of paint or additions to the landscape fairly easily. Such inexpensive changes can usually be done by homeowners themselves, but it's a different story when a property needs several repairs ...


Consumers Voice Optimistic Outlook in June Indexes

Consumer sentiment and consumer confidence are two indexes showing consumers’ perceptions of current business, income and employment conditions, as well as their expectations for the future’s economy. ...


Gains Continue to Decline through Summer Buying Season

Data through June confirms projections that 2015 would be a “non-growth” year for housing, according to Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report reporting on data through June 2015. ...


Stewart Title Promotes Goodenough to Group Sales Manager of Direct Operations

Stewart Title® announced the promotion of Mick Goodenough to group sales manager of Stewart Title Direct Operations. ...


Inventory: Where Do We Stand Now?

While an improving job market and continuing low interest rates have sent consumer confidence soaring, and research tells us that pending home sales in all four major regions rose this spring, stubbornly tight inventory continues to stymie the market’s full potential. What can ...


Power Teams: A Team Approach to Listing Success

As the old saying goes, it takes an army, and running a successful real estate business is not immune to this sage idiom. In the following interview, Joe Frazzano with J. Rockcliff REALTORS® offers words of wisdom on profitability, technology and teamwork. ...


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