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NAR Broker Tip of the Month: Going to D.C. Next Month? Don’t Miss the Idea Exchange Council for Brokers on Tuesday, May 12

If you’re planning on attending the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. next month, don’t miss the 2015 Idea Exchange Council for Brokers. Broker owners from companies of all sizes are invited to attend the Idea Exchange, held from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon on Tuesday, May 12 at ...


House Prices Make Minimal Rise in February

U.S. house prices rose in February, up 0.7 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous month, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) monthly House Price Index (HPI). The previously reported 0.3 percent change in January remains unchanged. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Sponsors $50,000 Sweepstakes in Conjunction with HGTV Show Fixer Upper

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is sponsoring HGTV’s popular show Fixer Upper featuring remodeling and design pros Chip and Joanna Gaines, and has recently launched the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices $50,000 Sweepstakes in conjunction with the show. From March 30 through mid-June, viewers simply register at www.50kFixUp.com for a chance to ...


Howard Hanna Launches New First Time Homebuyer Program

At the cornerstone of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services’ company culture is the belief that the American Dream of home ownership is accessible to everyone. Recently, Howard Hanna launches a program geared towards helping those who are new to purchasing a home. ...


Appraisal Foundation Approves New University

The Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation has recently announced that graduates who hold a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University’s Agricultural Economics with Finance and Real Estate Option degree program may be able to receive education credit toward the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. ...


Don’t Forget the Googleyness

We are all beneficiaries of Google’s innovation. Aside from making the Internet user-friendly, and the devices they have created to make information ever-present, Google has taught us the importance of setting big goals, and the importance of culture in achieving them. Earlier this ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Pending Sales Rise 3.1 Percent, Inventory Remains a Concern

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 Real Estate Advisor. ...


Radian Boosts Secure Homeownership with Job Loss Protection Insurance

Radian Guaranty Inc. recently announced the launch of a job loss insurance program called Radian MortgageAssureSM that is designed to provide homeowners peace of mind after an involuntary job loss.  This program reduces the risk of job loss-related late or missed mortgage payments, while offering lenders further protection against default. ...


Mortgage Applications on the Move

Mortgage applications increased 2.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 17, 2015. ...


Fair Housing: The March Continues

Each and every day, REALTORS® work to respect and safeguard fair housing rights for buyers and sellers across the country. And during Fair Housing Month—observed each April—the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and its one million members pause to reflect on the significance of this event and to reconfirm our ...


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Falls Office Named Number One in Southern Region

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston (CBHPW) recently announced that its flagship Falls Office has been named the top office in the Coldwell Banker Southern region in closed adjusted gross commission income for Coldwell Banker offices with more than 100 sales associates and representatives. The Coldwell Banker system’s Southern region ...


New Study Examines Increasing Demand for Eco-Friendly Homes in D.C. Market

A new study, produced by the first ever public-private partnership on real estate and green homes, revealed that real estate listings which highlight eco-friendly, high-performance home (HPH) features perform above average in the Washington, D.C. market. ...


Realogy Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Realogy Holdings Corp. was recently featured in a new Business Roundtable report released today that highlights the commitment of America’s CEOs to incorporate sustainability into their business practices—all in an effort to lead the way toward a more sustainable future. ...


Florida Reels in Brazilian Property Investors

Moneycorp, the international payments specialist, saw a notable increase in the number of Brazilians choosing to invest in Florida property this March. ...


RentalRoost Featured on Network World’s Must-See List of Products at Annual Tech Show

A contextual home search feature from RentalRoost, the lifestyle-based home and rental search engine, was highlighted online this week by Network World, a leading provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives. ...


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