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How to Organize Your House before the Holidays

(TNS)—’Tis the season for guests, parties, shopping, decorating, wrapping, cooking and entertaining. Keeping your home a peaceful haven during the crush of holiday stress can sometimes seem too big to tackle. Yet taking time to declutter and organize items around the home can ...


Big Boom: Home Prices Continue to Rise

Home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, with yet another increase in September, according to recently released S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


Ask the Experts: How to Collect More Accurate Contact Information from Open House Visitors

In today’s Ask the Expert column, we ask Mark Tepper, SeniorVice President of Sales for Open Home Pro® how agents can collect more accurate contact information from open house visitors. ...


A Model of Certainty in an Uncertain Environment

Keeping current with today’s technology is key for any real estate brokerage to be successful in today’s market. In the following interview, Joseph Pluscht, Jr., president and CEO of Patterston-Schwartz Real Estate in Delaware talks about his company’s approach to technology and the best practices that set his company apart. ...


U.S Credit Report Card: National Credit Score Up, Lending Increasing, Late Payments Down

Key findings recently released from Experian®’s sixth annual State of Credit study,  which provides national insights, ranks top and bottom cities, and introduces a new element, of political preference of ranked cities, show that the national credit score increased by three points over the last year (and by ...


FHA Eases Condominium Project Approval Requirements

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) this week published new guidelines under its condominium approval process intended to increase affordable housing options for first-time and low- to moderate-income homebuyers.  Effective immediately, FHA’s temporary guidance will streamline the agency’s condominium recertification process and expand the eligibility of acceptable ‘owner-occupied’ units to include ...


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NAR PULSE—Now through Nov. 30, sign up for your FREE .REALTOR web address, and earn your copy of "Social Media for REALTORS®: Your Website-Download" from NAR’s MVP Program. ...


Quicken Loans Launches Revolutionary End-to-End Online Product “Rocket Mortgage” Transforming How Consumers Experience the Home Loan Process

In the eight minutes it takes a space shuttle to reach orbit, Americans will now be able to receive a full mortgage approval online with Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans.  More than 500 Detroit-based developers, designers, QA technicians and business analysts from QL Labs - Quicken Loans’ technology ...


Realtor.com® Operator Move, Inc. Names Suhail Ansari Chief Technology Officer

Move, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Suhail Ansari as chief technology officer. In this role, Ansari is responsible for overseeing the company’s technology strategy focused on accelerating innovation to empower people by making all things home simple, efficient and enjoyable. ...


Looking to Build a Sustainable Brokerage Business? Lay the Foundation with a Strong Culture

In an industry that’s constantly changing and evolving, building a sustainable brokerage business that can withstand market fluctuations is not only a challenging proposition, but one that can’t be taken lightly. ...


Content Craze: How Do You Reach Consumers?

To say that we live in a society driven by information is an understatement. Content and its dissemination have truly morphed into the lifeblood of our culture. Everyone is seemingly starved for content that may affect their professions, personal lives, ...


October Existing-Home Sales Fall Behind

With mortgage rates remaining below 4 percent for the third straight month, existing-home sales in October were at a healthy pace but failed to keep up with September’s jump, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major regions saw ...


HUD Rallies for Equality with New Gender Identity Rule

A new rule was announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) titled “Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs Rule (Gender Identity Rule).” The proposed Gender Identity Rule was created after ...


On the List for Winter Preparation: The Furnace

(TNS)—Typically, I write about preparing your house for winter a bit in advance of Dec. 1. ...


Beach Properties of Florida to Join Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, has announced that independent brokerage Beach Properties of Florida will join the network in January operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida. ...


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