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The Risk of Aiding Credit-Challenged Clients

When a legal issue or tax problem arises during a real estate transaction, REALTORS® are required to point their clients in the direction of a lawyer or competent CPA. But what’s to be done with credit-challenged clients? ...


Webinar This Friday: Focus on Relationship Building

Tune in to the upcoming November 21 webinar for a real-time walkthrough of the Top Producer® CRM ecosystem capabilities in generating and nurturing leads and contacts, tracking interaction, and interpreting customer data and more! ...


Nine-Month Program Launches Select Startups into $1 Trillion Marketplace

Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment fund of the National Association of REALTORS® , announced recently that it is accepting applications for its 2015 REach® Accelerator program, now through January 30th, 2015. The nine-month program provides a unique opportunity for technology companies to get intense exposure into  real ...


FHA Issues Annual Financial Status Report to Congress

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its annual report to Congress Monday on the financial condition of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund. The independent actuarial report shows that FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) has improved going from a negative ...


The Face of Urban Luxury: Halstead Property Showcases New York City Luxury at Its Finest

Perched atop one of the most prime Lincoln Center condominium buildings, this stunning penthouse offers a glimpse of what luxury truly means in New York City. Featuring unparalleled 360-degree views of Manhattan, this one-of-a-kind “townhouse in the sky” boasts three stories with separate ...


Chris Polychron: Advocating for Brokers in 2015

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


A Texas First: Engel & Völkers Expands into the Lone Star State

Engel & Volkers, the global luxury real estate firm, recently announced that Roxann Taylor & Associates, REALTORS® is the newest addition to its North American network and the first in Texas. The new brokerage will provide the firm’s global standard of premium service in the market as Engel & Volkers ...


Purchase Market Predicted to Continue Climbing in 2015

The recently release November U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook put out by Freddie Mac shows that the home purchase market is expected to continue strengthening along with the broader economy during 2015. ...


McColly Real Estate Offices Are Official Toys for Tots Donation Locations

The McColly Foundation and McColly companies have joined to support Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots® Program, the company announces.  From now until December 10, 2014, new, unwrapped toys can be dropped at any of the company’s 18 McColly Real Estate locations in ...


A Better Crystal Ball: Building Your Competitive Advantage with Big Data

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a series on Big Data analysis as relevant to the real estate industry. ...


Howard Hanna Invests in Technology, Acquires One Cavo

Denver-based One Cavo has been acquired by Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Midwest President Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV announced today at the company’s annual Managers Advance meeting being held in Pittsburgh, November 11-13. ...


Webinar: From Unknown Agent to Mega Producer with David Brenton

RISMedia invites our readers to join us for the next "This Way to the Top!" webinar series, "From Unknown Agent to Mega Producer with David Brenton." Hosted by Verl Workman, Founder and CEO of Workman Success Systems, learn how David Brenton's team utilizes farms and unique content to generate 300 sides ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Slightly Down, Hover Near 2014 Lows

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates little changed from the previous week with the 30-year mortgage still hovering around 4 percent. ...


Engel & Völkers Announces New, North American Private Office Advisors

International luxury real estate firm, Engel & Völkers recently announced its most recent inductees to the firm’s highly exclusive networking group, Private Office. They are: ...


Technology’s Impact on the Real Estate Industry

Top executives from many of the world’s leading real estate firms joined a panel discussion recently about the impact of new technology on commercial and residential real estate markets. The session, “Strategic Technology Solutions and REach® Driving Innovation ...


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