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79 Percent of Refinancing Homeowners Maintain or Reduce Mortgage Debt in First Quarter

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) released the results of its first quarter refinance analysis showing homeowners who refinance continue to strengthen their fiscal house. ...


RISMedia’s Top 5 in Real Estate Network® Reaches New Heights with Strategic Alliance with Pinnacle Quest

On September 3, 2008, John Featherston, president and CEO of RISMedia, gathered several of the real estate industry’s most influential leaders to discuss the future of real estate. Participating in the discussion were Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Chairman Ed Krafchow (then president of Prudential CA/NV/TX Realty); Jim Sherry, president ...


Maximize Your NAR Membership at Midyear

This month at the Midyear Meetings, you and your agents can truly maximize your membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. By centralizing many of NAR’s major member benefits within the REALTOR® Pavilion in the Trade Expo, we’ve made it easier for you to learn about NAR’s education opportunities, REALTOR®-friendly ...


Are Sellers Waking Up?

It’s no secret that this is a good time to buy, but more and more sellers are beginning to agree. ...


Kitchens and Bathrooms Remain Top Remodeling Jobs

A new survey released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows common remodeling projects have increased, compared to a similar survey from 2010. The survey, released in conjunction with National Home Remodeling Month, describes the changes the remodeling ...


Current MVP Offer Ends May 15

There’s still time for you and your agents to access the current offer: customize the NAR Weekly Report and get rewarded with a FREE Seller’s Brochure eProduct Bundle. This offer ends May 15. NAR’s new Member Value Plus (MVP) program rewards you for taking action every two weeks in NAR ...


The Power of a Virtual Tour and 5 Simple Steps to Create One

I recently read a blog post by a real estate agent who was speaking about his experience creating virtual tours for his overseas client. Because the client was unable to walk through potential homes, the virtual tour was instrumental in the eventual sale of a property. Without it, the client ...


REALTOR.com® Upgrades Free Mobile Property Marketing App

Realtor.com Business Beat—A powerful mobile property marketing strategy is now available for every agent, free, with the upgraded REALTOR.com® QR Mobile Marketing App. ...


HUD and Obama Administration Officials Host Georgia White House Forum on Housing

Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hosted a White House Forum on Housing to discuss programs and initiatives promoted by the Obama Administration that help responsible homeowners and struggling communities hit hardest by ...


Get Involved: NAR Outlines Public Policy Priorities Ahead of D.C. Rally This Week

Many REALTORS® are asking the questions - why is NAR having this rally? Are there specific bills or legislation we are trying to pass or defeat? What is the urgency? ...


Helping REALTORS® Help Homeowners

Buying and selling a home these days is more complicated than ever. From pricing it right to securing a mortgage, the challenges confronting real estate consumers in today’s market can understandably be overwhelming. That’s exactly why the Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® is so spot-on for the current housing climate—not only ...


100 Housing Markets on May’s Improving List

The list of housing markets showing measurable and sustained improvement held virtually unchanged in May at 100, down from 101 in April, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). The number of states represented ...


Obama Administration Releases April Housing Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the April edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard— a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data in the April Housing Scorecard show some promising signs of stability, though the overall ...


Monday Morning Mobile: My, How Things Change

In a recent blog post by Joel Burslem, Mobile real estate: old battles and new realities, he begins with a quote from Matthew Lynn who wrote for Bloomberg, “The iPhone is nothing more than a luxury bauble that will appeal to a few gadget freaks. In terms of its impact ...


5 Habits of Highly Productive Real Estate Agents

With so many distractions, it’s a wonder real estate agents are productive at all. Working to become a highly productive real estate agent is an ongoing process. Creating habits that produce consistent results allows you to achieve your maximum potential. ...


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