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NAR Video Spotlight: Legal Issues for Teams

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


Ask the Expert: How Can Agents Attract Single Female Clients?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Kathy Cummings, Senior Vice President, Consumer Education and Consulting Executive for Bank of America Home Loans. ...


What I Would Do If I Were Starting a Brokerage in Today’s Market

I know what I would do if I were starting a brokerage today, and there are three areas I wouldn’t ignore as a real estate broker in a consumer-focused market. ...


Finding a Paint to Bust Ghost Shadows on Ceiling

(TNS)—Q: The ceiling in my house is showing shadow or ghost lines that correspond to the longitudinal beams of the roof structure. ...


Coldwell Banker Advantage Names Eddie Speas as new Chief Operating Officer

In a standing room only recent company meeting at the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS facility, Gary Rabon and Wallace Peiffer, owner/partners of Coldwell Banker Advantage announced that their longtime owner/partner, Eddie Speas has been named Chief Operating Officer of the firm effective immediately. Gary Rabon began Coldwell Banker Advantage ...


Brits Fight the January Blues by Snapping up U.S. Property

Moneycorp noted a spike in the number of Britons making international payments for U.S. property purchases in January this year. As the Christmas vacation receded and the winter weather continued, Brits sought to fight the January blues by investing in a place in the sun. ...


Direct Agreements Bring Zillow and Trulia More For-Sale Listings than Ever Before

Zillow Group recently announced that Zillow® and Trulia® will have a higher number of for-sale-by-agent listings on April 8, after their contracts with ListHub end, than ever before. Additionally, another 16 new MLS partners have signed agreements in the past week to send their listings directly to Zillow and Trulia. ...


REALTOR® University Provides Credible Research When Facts Matter

It is widely known that the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) conducts industry research, but did you know that another resource for independent, practical, and applied research is REALTOR® University’s Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies? The Rosenthal Center for ...


5 Questions for the First-Time Homebuyer

(TNS)—Usually, a first-time homebuyer picks out a house before lining up financing, but experts say it should be the opposite. ...


Mortgage Rates Inch further Down

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down again across the board. Average fixed rates that continue to run below four percent will help keep affordability high for those ...


George Perez Joins Engel & Völkers North America as Vice President of Market Development

Engel & Völkers recently announced that George Perez has joined the North America headquarters team as Vice President of Market Development. ...


Top Zillow Economist Dr. Stan Humphries Featured on Real Estate Radio Boston

Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries appeared on Real Estate Radio Boston on March 7th to discuss his new book, "Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate", which he co-authored with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. Humphries also talked about the continued importance of REALTORS® in the Internet age saying, “I ...


Effective Rate on New Home Loans Drops below 4 Percent

Last month we reported that the contract rate on new home loans dipped below 4 percent in January, based on data released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  In February, the rate continued to decline, from 3.92 to 3.79 percent, as did the average initial fees and charges on the loans, ...


Axciom Selects RealtyTrac as Data Licensing Partner in New Multiyear Agreement

RealtyTrac®, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data recently announced a new multiyear agreement with Acxiom, an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company, to license RealtyTrac’s national tax assessor and recorder files, as well as RealtyTrac’s premier pre-foreclosure information for inclusion in Acxiom’s various data products, including InfoBase® ...


BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group Named No. 3 Brokerage in Nation by Brand

Nancy Nagy, Michael Pierson and Chris Eigel, CEO, President and Chairman Emeritus respectively, attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this week where they accepted the award for the No. 3 brokerage in the nation on behalf of the company and its agents. The firm moved ...


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