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Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty Completes Renovations of New City Sales Office

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty recently announced the completion of the renovations that have been made to their flagship Rockland County office at 268 South Main Street in New City. ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Dip to New 20-Month Low

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages is currently 3.56 percent, down two basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 3.53 and 3.77 percent for most of the week, dropping to 3.46 percent on Friday before returning to the current rate. ...


New Study Finds Price Premium for Solar Homes

A study conducted by a team of researchers,  led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Berkeley Laboratory, found that homebuyers are willing to pay more for homes that have installed solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems. The research (Selling into the Sun: ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Named Triple Platinum Award Winner by Cartus Broker Network

CENTURY 21 New Millennium has again been named a Triple Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network.   This is the 6th year in a row that the full service real estate company has earned the coveted Platinum ranking and an unprecedented 4th consecutive year that the organization has earned ...


87 Percent of U.S. Homes Qualify for Down Payment Help

RealtyTrac recently released a Down Payment Resource (DPR) on the availability of down payment programs across the country. Out of more than 78 million U.S. single family homes and condos, more than 68 million (87 percent) would qualify ...


Introducing RPR Mobile™

NAR PULSE—Equipped with RPR Mobile™, REALTORS® can use their phone’s location to instantly view any property around them, and get listing, sales, valuation, assessment, deed, foreclosure, school, photos, maps, and market trend information. REALTORS® can create, customize, view, save, and send RPR’s ...


3 Characteristics of Great Listing Agents

If you ask a room full of agents whether they work with more buyers or more sellers, most of the time you’ll see the majority of hands raise for the buyer side of the question. ...


Banks Ease Mortgage Standards

(TNS)—Getting a home loan or auto loan might be getting a little easier. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes Inks Exclusive Agreement with Gale Communities, Inc.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes (BHGRE Kansas City Homes) recently announced an exclusive agreement with renowned Jackson County real estate developer Dave Gale, president of Gale Communities, Inc. As part of the agreement, Gale Communities’ current new home properties, including New Longview and the five neighborhoods ...


Ranked: Best U.S. Markets for Buying Residential Rental Property

RealtyTrac® recently released its Q1 2015 Residential Property Rental Report, which ranks the best markets for buying residential rental properties in the first quarter of 2015. The report also looks at which markets are seeing the biggest increases in rental rates in 2015 ...


New Tool Enhances Consumer Real Estate Search Experience

One of the most important factors home buyers consider as they begin the process of searching for their dream home is the distance to work, school, shopping, place of worship and other important destinations, and how long it takes to drive that distance. That is why the Houston Association of ...


RESPA/TILA Changes Right around the Corner

While August 1 may still be six months away, now is the time to start thinking about the RESPA/TILA changes that will go into effect on that date. There will no longer be Good Faith Estimates (GFEs) or Truth in Lending disclosures. Those two forms have been combined into a ...


Rick Calanni Joins Cartus as Director of Business Development for the Mid-Atlantic Region

Rick Calanni, a real estate and relocation industry executive for the past 10 years, has joined Cartus Corporationas director, Business Development for the Mid-Atlantic region. Cartus is a leading provider of global relocation services. ...


Healthy Demand Expected for First-Time and Move-Up Buyers

Fifteen years into the new millennium, we are finally seeing real potential that the market can support full buyer momentum, according to the recently released Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report from Clear Capital, with data through January ...


CFPB Proposes Changes to Mortgage Rules in Rural Areas

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently proposed several changes to its mortgage rules to facilitate responsible lending by small creditors, particularly in rural and underserved areas. If finalized, the proposal would increase the number of financial institutions able to offer certain types ...


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