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HomeFinder.com Reinvigorates Real Estate Industry with Unique Makeover Program

As a real estate agent, you might find yourself in a branding, marketing or social media rut. Creating a Facebook plan, updating your logo or learning new technology can surely wait until next quarter, right? The real estate agents of the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes learned that waiting to the ...


NAR Talks Directly to America’s Property Owners

As “The Voice for Real Estate” for more than 100 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has turned up the volume on its consumer-facing communications, and consumers are listening. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Policymakers are considering sweeping changes to federal government programs and incentives that could dramatically change ...


Mortgage Rates Hit All-time Record Lows for Second Consecutive Week

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling to new all-time record lows for the second consecutive week on mortgage securities purchases by the Federal Reserve and indicators of a weakening economy. The Federal Reserve's purchase of long-term fixed ...


Atlantic | Pacific Receives Awards for Property Management and Development Subsidiaries

On September 28, Atlantic | Pacific Development (A|P Development) received the Residential Developer of the Year award at the Latin Builders Association® (LBA) Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Miami. The awards luncheon celebrated the efforts of the LBA’s members and directors within the association and their industry. The ...


Top 4 Ways to Boost Visibility of Your Personal Brand

As a real estate professional, creating a strong personal brand will allow you to stand out among the competition. However, gaining a voice in an often oversaturated market can be easier said than done. ...


Obama Administration Releases September Housing Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the September edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data continue to show signs that the housing market is strengthening – home equity ...


Understanding RPR: How to Leverage Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) to Create Market Advantage

Over the past two years, I have been leading the Broker Outreach Initiative at Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®). During that time, I have spoken with hundreds of real estate professionals in order to present RPR’s value proposition to REALTORS®, as well as the specific benefits to brokers and managers. As ...


Basel, QM and QRM: Could New Rules Derail the Housing Recovery?

The pending rulemakings for the Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Federal Reserve’s recently proposed Basel III international capital standards have the potential to severely restrict already tight credit and ...


Milwaukee Area Residents Rally to Support Homeownership

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—With the Nov. 6 elections just one month out, local residents participated in a Rally for Homeownership in Milwaukee to tell the candidates that homeownership is important to America’s families, communities and economy and must remain a national priority. ...


Metrolist Partners with RISMedia in Offering “Pop-a-Note” Conversational Marketing System to Its Membership

Metrolist, the largest MLS in Colorado, announces that it has partnered with RISMedia, the real estate industry’s leading source for industry news and information, in supporting and offering the media company’s widely popular, lead-generating “Pop-a-Note” conversational marketing platform to its membership via Metrolist Marketplace. ...


States That Lost the Most Are Gaining the Most

States that suffered the greatest number of foreclosures, until recently largely hotbeds for discounted foreclosures and short sales, are leading the nation in price gains. ...


Calcagni Associates Real Estate Named a “Top Workplace” for Second Year in a Row

Calcagni Associates, one of New Haven County’s leading independent real estate companies, announced recently that it was named as a Top Workplace in Connecticut for the second year in a row. Each year Workplace Dynamics, a Pennsylvania-based human resources company that consults with leading newspapers around the nation, seeks nominations ...


Stop Being a Fraud: Embracing Your Individuality Leads to Greater Success

I wrote an article last week titled, “Family First?” that got a lot of response from many of you on my facebook page, because it hit a nerve with a lot of you and your commitment to your personal lives and ...


MVP: Earn Apple Gift Card and eBrochures

NAR PULSE—Thanks to the MVP Program, register for NAR’s Green Designation Three-Course Bundle at REALTOR® University by October 15, and earn two great rewards. While supplies last, registrants will receive a $35 Apple Gift Card, and all registrants will receive the Seller's Brochure Bundle Download which features 2 eProducts--the Getting ...


Housing Recovery Is in Congress’ Hands

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through September 2012 which showed far more markets improving than declining. The HDI Market Report uses a broad array of public and proprietary data sources providing the ...


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