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Earn $25 Restaurant Gift Card with the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program

NAR PULSE—Sign Up and MVP Register for the 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo and earn a John Besh gift card, plus a chance to win $250 American Express gift card with MVP! Your Premier Access pass includes entrance to John Besh’s ...


Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Continue Decline

Delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans continued to decline in the second quarter of 2014, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report. ...


Move Over Millennials: Home-buying Dreams of Gen Z Teens Revealed

Today’s teens will likely never wait for transportation for more than two minutes, can buy nearly anything with the click of a button and have it delivered in 24 hours, and can instantly consult a cast of 1,000 of their closest friends ...


The Howard Morrel Team Joins Engel & Völkers NYC

European-based global real estate firm Engel & Völkers announced recently that the Howard Morrel Team has joined its New York City brokerage office. Led by Howard Morrel and Leslie Hirsch, the Morrel Team joins the firm having previously been one of the top-performing teams at Brown Harris Stevens. Consistently ranked ...


Zillow Now Powers U.S. Real Estate Listings for Leading Chinese Real Estate Platform

Zillow, Inc. is now powering the U.S. real estate search for Leju Holdings Limited (“Leju”), an affiliate of E-House (China) Holdings Limited, a leading real estate services company in China. Leju operates several leading real estate and home furnishing websites of SINA Corporation, Baidu Inc., and its main website, ...


Competing in the Online World of Real Estate

Today’s homebuyers are hungry for information—and they expect to get that information with a few quick taps on their smartphones, tablets or laptops. Reaching potential buyers where they are is critical—and buyers are online. So how can real estate agents ...


A Rise in International Homebuyers: Are You Ready?

International buyers are entering the U.S. housing market at a rapid pace, according to a recent NAR report, the 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. In fact, international buyers accounted for 7 percent of all residential purchases in the U.S. in ...


MRIS and Federal Title Launch Comprehensive Closing Costs Calculator

MRIS, the industry-leading Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and Federal Title & Escrow Co. has announced it has launched MRIS Close It!, a desktop and mobile app that provides quick and concise closing cost estimates. ...


First American Title Launches comprehensive Multilingual Website and in-language Video Library

First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), has announced the launch of a new multilingual website and online video library, www.FirstAmMulticultural.com, to help multicultural consumers pursue home ownership and navigate the ...


Eye on the Economy: Existing Home Sales Improving

Existing home sales increased 2.4 percent in July, tallying the fourth consecutive month of increase. While the pace of existing home sales remains 4.3 percent below the July 2013 rate, the steady improvement for resales is positive news for the ...


Big Data and the Real Estate Media Titans: Crafting Your Big Data Marketing Strategy

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series on Big Data analysis as relevant to the real estate industry. ...


CEO Exchange Kicks off Tomorrow in New York

An elite gathering of the real estate industry’s top brokers begins tomorrow, Sept. 9, when RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange kicks off at the Yale Club in New York City. The overall theme of the day-and-a-half-long event, which runs through Sept. 10, ...


Finding the Right Mortgage Takes Time, Effort

(MCT)—Most home buyers who need a mortgage place themselves in the hands of a loan officer or mortgage broker referred to them by their real estate agent, or by a friend, relative or business associate. This is the easy way, and I ...


New Real Estate Marketing Guidebook Makes Waves

Best-selling author and digital marketing expert Jay Baer has partnered with For Rent Media Solutions™ and Homes.com® to release Youtility for Real Estate—a practical marketing guide for real estate professionals. Now available for preorder on Kindle, Nook and Google Play, the eSpecial delves into marketing for real estate professionals and ...


RE/MAX Named a Leading Low-Cost Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

RE/MAX, LLC has been named among the leading low-cost U.S. franchises for 2014 by Entrepreneur magazine. The global real estate leader ranked the highest among real estate brokerage franchises, and 11th overall on this year’s list, which included 95 franchises “that can be started for less than $50,000.” The list ...


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