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NAR Pulse: There’s Still Time to Earn Current MVP Reward

NAR PULSE—Don’t miss your opportunity to benefit from the current MVP offer. Complete a short member survey, and be rewarded with a free updated 2012 NAR Member Profile eProduct. This offer ends July 31, so act now at www.REALTOR.org/MVP. ...


Hot Markets Boil and Bubble

June existing home sales might be down 5.4 percent nationwide, but hot weather is heating up hot markets to boiling, pushing sales to levels unseen in years and raising the specter of price bubbles. ...


ERA King Staff: ‘Call Me Maybe’ Music Video

Everyone loves a viral video! ERA King Real Estate agents and staff felt inspired by the Harvard Baseball Team to shoot their very own video of their rendition of “Call Me Maybe,” the highly infectious Carly Rae Jepsen hit. ...


Five Factors Driving U.S. Industrial Real Estate Market’s Resurgence

The recent entry to the North American logistics and industrial property market by Australian commercial real estate investor and developer, Goodman Group, is the latest news to underscore the resiliency and opportunities in U.S. industrial property market, according to the Industrial and Logistics group at Jones Lang LaSalle. ...


Home Foreclosures in L.A. County, State Drop Nearly 50 Percent from Year Ago

(MCT)—Foreclosures in California plunged 48.5 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier as the residential real estate market continued recovering from its historic collapse, a market tracker said Monday. ...


REALTORS® Testify Broad Qualified Mortgage Is Critical to Bringing Certainty to Housing Finance System

The National Association of REALTORS® recently urged Congress and the Administration to develop a broadly defined Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulation. ...


Poll: Homeownership is the American Dream

Owning a home remains a vital component of the American Dream, according to a recent Home Buyer poll conducted by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. ...


Mid-Atlantic Housing Market: New Distressed Properties Report Examines Strength and Trends

With the potential for a new ripple of foreclosures and short sales in markets across the country, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) announced the availability of the first in a new series of data reports focused on "distressed" home sales, ...


Consumers Are Using Online Recommendations to Pick Agents

Realtor.com Business Beat—Its’ coming, and you need to be prepared: Consumers are beginning to choose agents based on published reviews and recommendations – and REALTOR.com® is giving every REALTOR® a free tool to help them gather recommendations and post them. ...


DocuSign Raises $47.5 Million to Accelerate Growth

DocuSign, a global leader in electronic signature, announced recently that the company has secured $47.5 million in funding from premier investors, public funds, and strategic tech-industry leaders. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the funding. ...


Prices Rose 2.68 Percent in June

National median list prices have been on the rise since the beginning of the year and now stand at $195,000, up 2.68 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the June REALTOR.com® Trend Data released recently. Of 146 markets covered by REALTOR.com®, while list prices increased in 101 markets, held ...


Rick Trevino Locates Houses to Renovate on ‘Flipped Off’ A&E Reality Show

Rick Trevino is the manager of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene’s Wallisville office, and his ambitions are bigger than four walls can contain. ...


Tight Inventories almost Bypass Luxury Market

It’s still a buyer’s market for properties selling for more than half a million. Tight inventories driven by negative equity and slow foreclosure processing and rising prices are having much less impact on luxury homes than on less expensive homes. ...


HARP Refinances Continue Surge One in Five Refinancings Made through HARP

Refinance volume is continuing to rise with more underwater borrowers refinancing through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) than ever before. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) latest Refinance Report, HARP loans represented 20 percent of total refinance volume in May, the largest increase since the program was ...


HUD Accepting Applications for Entities to Purchase Troubled Mortgages

Qualified entities interested in purchasing pools of severely distressed loans formerly insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) can now submit applications for the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program, an expansion of an FHA disposition program that sells pools of defaulted mortgages headed for foreclosure and provides the opportunity for the ...


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