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BHHS Announces Winner of its $50,000 Sweepstakes

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced the winner of its $50,000 Sweepstakes held during the spring in conjunction with HGTV and its popular show “Fixer Upper.” Barbara Wakefield, a Lawrenceburg, Ky. housewife and grandmother, was drawn for the ...


Dotsignal Platform Integrates with Market Leader Product Suite

Dotsignal recently announced a technology integration with Market Leader®. The integration, which launched last week, enables all Dotsignal brokerage and agent clients using the Market Leader lead management system to funnel mobile leads from the Dotsignal platform into the agent’s individual Market Leader account. Market Leader is owned and operated ...


Arkansas Woman Takes Plea Deal in Carter Murder Case

Crystal Lowery, the Arkansas woman charged with kidnapping and killing real estate agent Beverly Carter last September, recently pleaded guilty to reduced charges in exchange for testifying against her husband, also charged in the murder. ...


DocuSign Offer Extended

NAR PULSE--There is still time to save 15 percent on DocuSign for REALTORS® PLUS annual prepaid plans! DocuSign offers quick and secure transaction management services and is the National Association of REALTORS® official and exclusive provider of eSignature services under the REALTOR ...


New Technology Built Specifically for TRID Helps Smooth the Way

With the CFPB’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule nearing its implementation deadline of Oct. 3, 2015, the residential mortgage industry has been hard at work to get new or updated processes into place and tested to help ensure a ...


Survey Shows Home Buying Swagger Starts with Understanding Credit

Summer means warmer weather and increased home sales, but many homebuyers dread the process. The majority of homebuyers (95 percent) know that credit is important when purchasing a home, and those who know their credit scores feel significantly more prepared to buy according ...


Weichert’s 15th Annual Golf Outing Scheduled for August 20

Weichert, REALTORS® will host its 15th Annual Charity Golf Outing on Thursday, Aug. 20, at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J. The event will raise funds for the American Cancer Society to benefit breast cancer research. ...


Long & Foster’s Yardley Office Hosts Community Service Day Event

Thousands of real estate agents and employees with Long & Foster Real Estate, including those at the Yardley Office in Yardley, Pa., rolled up their sleeves and took part in the company’s 18th annual Community Service Day on June 3, 2015. Long & Foster’s Community Service Day takes place at its ...


For Builders, Labor/Subcontractor Shortage Intensifies

A survey of single-family builders conducted by NAHB in June 2015 shows that shortages of labor and subcontractors—already quite widespread in mid-2014—have become even more widespread during the past year. ...


Creating a Legacy…in Print

Although just a few well-crafted words have the ability to go viral in today’s digital environment, nothing trumps the value of book-author status. Whether a moving memoir or an insightful business guide, a book instantly denotes leadership and wisdom. That’s why book ...


Mortgage Rates Reach New 2015 Highs

Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey® recently reported average fixed mortgage rates reaching new 2015 highs, ahead of the June jobs report. ...


Living Smart: What Landscaping Can You Get for $50, $500 or $5,000

(TNS)--How much does landscaping cost? Top-rated companies explain how far your dollar stretches when it comes to enhancing your home’s curb appeal. ...


FHA Proposes New Deadline for Lenders Filing Claims

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently proposed establishing a maximum time period for lenders to file insurance claims and to revise its policy on reimbursement of eligible expenses and debenture interest when foreclosure and claim filing deadlines are missed. ...


RE/MAX Gateway Unifies as MacDonald Acquires Sole Ownership

Scott MacDonald, broker/owner of RE/MAX Gateway has formally announced that he has acquired full ownership of all RE/MAX Gateway offices. ...


It’s Crunch-Time for CFPB Compliance

While the new October 3 effective date has given brokers and agents a little more breathing room, there is still a lot to be done in order to prepare for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms, ...


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