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RealtyTrac Adds Internet Veteran Michael Sawtell as EVP/GM of Consumer Solutions

RealtyTrac® recently announced that 20+ year industry veteran Michael Sawtell has joined the company as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Solutions.  In this role, Michael is tasked with expanding the company’s suite of consumer products while increasing consumer awareness and demand. ...


Record-Setting Number of Multiple Listing Services Sign Direct Agreements with Zillow Group in Past Week

Zillow Group recently announced that Zillow® and Trulia® have signed a record-setting 32 new agreements with multiple listing services in the past week, including two of the nation’s largest MLSs; Georgia-based First Multiple Listing Service and Washington D.C.-based Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc. ...


NAHB Updates Local Impact of Home Building Numbers

A recent Eye on Housing post reported on NAHB’s 800th customized local impact study. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Honored at BHHS Revolution Sales Convention

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty was recognized as a Top 25 affiliate in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network at the Revolution sales convention in Las Vegas. The Northeast Florida real estate firm ranks No. 23 nationally from among more than 1,100 offices in 47 states. ...


Diane M. Ramirez Elected to Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Diane M. Ramirez, chief executive officer of Halstead Property, has been elected to the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Board of Directors. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) is a global network of 500+ market-leading real estate firms ...


Annual Home Appreciation Slows in 65 Percent of Major Metros

RealtyTrac® recently released a February 2015 Home Price Appreciation Analysis which found that annual home price appreciation in February slowed compared to annual home price appreciation a year ago in 60 of the 92 metros analyzed with a population of 500,000 or more ...


RESPA/TILA Integration Remains a Learning Experience

Over the last several months, NAR has been conducting webinars and educational sessions, as well as participating in several industry forums, to educate real estate professionals on the upcoming RESPA/TILA integration. Through this outreach, it is clear that the RESPA/TILA integration is going ...


Prospecting for Gold

Prospecting for new buyer clients is an important and ongoing process for even the most established firms. Here are some tips to consider if your leads aren’t where they should be: ...


Stewart Appoints Brad Rable as Chief Information Officer

Stewart recently announced the hire of Brad Rable as chief information officer to help guide the company’s information technology transformation. Rable will lead Stewart’s information technology vision, strategy and execution. ...


Marc Seinfeld Joins Engel & Völkers North America as Senior Vice President of Expansion

Engel & Völkers recently announced that Marc Seinfeld has joined the North America headquarters team as Senior Vice President of Expansion. ...


HUD Secretary Tells REALTORS® FHA Is Exploring Alternative Credit Scoring Models to Expand Mortgage Access

A diverse group of housing industry stakeholders participated in a credit access symposium recently to discuss how alternative credit scoring models could expand access to mortgage credit for responsible borrowers who may have thin credit histories or extenuating ...


Mortgage Rates Remain Calm

According to the recently released Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), average fixed mortgage rates remain largely calm amid mixed economic and housing data. ...


NRT’s Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas/Fort Worth Expands Presence through Acquisition

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas/Fort Worth announced recently that it has acquired the assets of New Century Solutions LLC in Denton, Texas, which did business as Coldwell Banker Real Estate Solutions.  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage welcomes the company’s affiliated sales associates to its Flower Mound branch office. ...


BHHS Florida Realty Nationally Recognized as No. 5 in the Network and No. 2 SSK Fundraiser

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty was recognized last week as No. 5 in the Network for Gross Commission Income (GCI) at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention in Las Vegas. During the convention, the company was also recognized as the No. 2 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids nationwide. In 2014, ...


Vacation Home Sales Soar above 2006 Peak

Vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006, while investment purchases fell for the fourth straight year, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released Wednesday by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


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