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The Dirty Little Secret of Lead Generation for Real Estate

If you do a Google search for “lead generation for real estate,” guess how many results you’ll find? Over one million. You don’t have to be an industry expert to know that lead generation is a big deal. And some real estate agents ...


Space Filling Fast for 2015 NAR Broker Summits

NAR PULSE—Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, and Katie Johnson, NAR general counsel, have joined the 2015 Broker Summit program lineup. Other sessions during the Broker Summits include panels from Google and RISMedia. The REALTOR® Broker Summits are designed exclusively for designated broker and broker owner members to come together and ...


Hassle-Free Home Improvement

Savvy real estate professionals are always looking for that one thing that will set them apart from the growing competition in the ever-evolving real estate industry. And having the right people by your side is a surefire way to differentiate yourself from the sea of competition. For those looking to ...


Freddie Mac Names New Vice President, Chief Economist

Freddie Mac recently announced that Sean Becketti, an executive with broad experience in the private sector, government and academia, is joining the company as vice president and chief economist. ...


Five Reasons Why Most American Homes Will Go Solar

Solar power is finally entering the residential real estate mainstream in America after years in the wilderness. The heady growth conjures up images of solar rooftop panels sprouting up as a common sight from West Coast to East Coast and points ...


Zillow Group: Where We Fit In

The real estate industry revolves around something deeply personal that we can all understand: A place to call home. Whether the goal is to help people rent, buy, sell or improve a home, every company and function within our industry ultimately serves this basic human need. At Zillow Group, we ...


Americans’ Housing Optimism Gains More Momentum

Consumer attitudes about the housing market showed marked improvement last month, strengthening the case for a lift in housing activity this year, according to results from Fannie Mae's May 2015 National Housing Survey™. In line with the positive May jobs report—which showed an ...


How the May Job Report Is Good for Housing

Recent news regarding employment rates has housing professionals breathing a sigh of relief. Friday's May Jobs Report reported that employers added a plush 280,000 jobs last month, which hints that there will be no slowdown in job growth anytime soon. ...


Mortgage Rates Remain High

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its  Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates remaining near their highest level of the year. ...


Fed Survey: Renters More Bullish on Prices than Owners

Renters are slightly more optimistic than owners regarding price increases, both in the coming year and thereafter, according to the new consumer survey conducted by the New York Federal Reserve Bank in February. In fact, renters respond to the annual survey were more bullish for the second year in a ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Opens up in May

Mortgage credit availability increased in May, according to the recently Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's AllRegs® Market Clarity® business information tool. ...


New Disclosure Forms May Alter Contracts

Major changes are coming to real estate transactions. Starting on August 1, any transaction involving a mortgage will use the new disclosure forms created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). NAR has compiled a lot of information on this topic at www.realtor.org/respa, ...


NEW REALTOR® Store Provides Cutting-Edge Online Shopping

Now, searching for and purchasing valuable real estate publications and products that can help you and your agents gain a competitive edge is faster and easier! Thanks to the dynamic features of the all-new and improved REALTOR® Store from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), you can get in, get ...


Real Estate Community Reacts to CFPB TRID ‘Sensitivity’ Announcement

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) made an announcement regarding 'sensitivity' to those companies making a good-faith effort to comply with the 1,888 pages of TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) regulation. The announcement stirred up quite a response from the mortgage-lending community, both ...


Broker Public Portal Elects Executive Committee

The Broker Public Portal recently announced that the Board of Managers has selected the first Executive Committee. ...


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