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Realogy Issues First Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently unveiled its first annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. Underscoring an internal company culture rooted in strong business ethics, the 2015 Realogy CSR Report also spotlights the company's voice on housing issues in Washington, D.C., and showcases its initiatives involving environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, ...


Residential Lending: Size Really Does Matter

In the April 2015 iteration of the Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS), the Federal Reserve Board included a special question on residential real estate lending. That special question asked banks about how they had responded to new guidelines issued by ...


RE/MAX Appoints New President

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The Long-Term Impact of Moving Families Away from High-Poverty Neighborhoods

In 1994, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) embarked on a 10-year demonstration and research project called Moving to Opportunity (MTO).This experimental program was designed to measure the long-term effects of moving families away from neighborhoods with deeply concentrated poverty to ...


The REALTOR® Community Fits Together at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Remember dumping a puzzle box on the floor as a kid, only to have hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces to sort through, and finding the correct pieces that fit together? Each piece of that puzzle had an important role: They unite together to create the bigger picture. That is ...


MLSLI: A State of the Art Service

Real estate agents can never be over-informed on their industry's trends and hot topics. Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc. (MLSLI), a leading Multiple Listing Service in Long Island, N.Y., is a computerized network of 2,280 real estate offices located in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn that aims to ...


REALTOR® Volunteering Works Program Announces 2015 Grants and Mentoring Recipients

REALTOR®Magazine and the Good Neighbor Society have announced the recipients of the seventh annual Volunteering Works, a program that matches Realtors® who work on small-scale charitable efforts with grant money and mentors to help expand the reach of their charities. ...


Study Finds Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S.

Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and racially integrated neighborhoods, according to a new Cornell University analysis ...


Q1 Moves: Mortgage Delinquencies and Foreclosures Slide

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.54 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the first quarter of 2015. This was the lowest level since the second quarter of 2007. The delinquency rate decreased 14 basis points ...


Simplifying the Tenant Screening Process in the Digital Age

The rush of renters flooding markets from coast to coast has real estate professionals scrambling to keep their buyers, sellers, managers and renters happy. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Announces National Philanthropic Partnership

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced at its international brand conference, Fusion, a national philanthropic partnership with Rebuilding Together. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the exclusive residential real estate brand partner for Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit organization that provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades ...


Mortgage Rates Rise, Freddie Mac Says

(TNS)--Interest rates for fixed-rate mortgages rose this week, with the average on a 30-year loan reaching 3.80 percent, up from 3.68 percent a week earlier, Freddie Mac said Thursday. ...


How Much Should Millennials Invest?

(TNS)--Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000, aka Gen Y) drown in advice about investing for retirement and growing wealth to achieve financial goals. How much to scrape out of each paycheck to grow yourself a sufficient nest egg? Hard to pinpoint, but you ...


Homesnap Announces Agreements With ARMLS®, NorthstarMLS®

ARMLS®, which supports 32,000 subscribers in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and NorthstarMLS®, which supports 15,000 REALTORS® in Minneapolis and Western Wisconsin, have both signed up with Homesnap Pro. The pair of MLS servers join many multiple listing services (MLSs) across the country, including 8 of the top 20, who have partnered ...


Know the Risks of Adding Additional Insureds to Your E&O Insurance Plan

Do you want to share your E&O insurance coverage with a bank or even the government? Most real estate professionals would agree that this does not sound like a good idea. ...


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