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Cooling Housing Market Highlights Best Markets for Buyers, Sellers

U.S. home values rose more slowly in August than they have in a year, and the cooling market offered a clear view of local markets that favor either buyers or sellers. ...


Mortgage Applications Increase Nearly 8 Percent

Mortgage applications increased 7.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 12, 2014.  The previous week’s results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday. ...


Jim Ramsay Joins Engel & Völkers North America as Chief Operating Officer

Engel & Völkers North America has announced that Jim Ramsay, former Senior Vice President of Sales, Operations and Field Services for both Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and CENTURY 21 Real Estate, has joined the international luxury real estate brand as Chief Operating Officer. ...


Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Florida Network Realty Launches Property Management Division

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has launched Florida Network Property Management, a new division specializing in the management of single-family homes and condominiums. REALTOR® Shelby Heinemann has rejoined the company to lead the new property management division as its Asset Manager. ...


Agent Teams: A Winning Model (or Not)

Real estate agent teams started over a decade ago, and they are stronger than ever. When done right, they can be a win-win-win for all parties. Clients are provided with immediate information, accessibility and service. Brokers see high-quality business growth. Agents are ...


Realtor.com® Enhances Consumer Experience by Optimizing Real Estate App for iOS 8

Realtor.com® recently announced the launch of its Real Estate App, optimized for iOS 8, which arms home buyers and renters using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a more intuitive and efficient tool to stay on top of the latest properties to hit the market. ...


45 Percent of Buyers Use Open Houses as Key Part of Home Search

According to the 2013 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 45 percent of buyers used open houses as a key part of their home search. Facts from the NAR surveys to home buyers say almost half of all home ...


Your Open House Checklist

“Everybody else can be doing their open houses at 10, but guess what, we’re going to be taking our open houses to 11.” – Karlton Utter, director of learning for Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate (oh, and Spinal Tap!) ...


A Family of Services

Sometimes, real estate is a family affair. In the following interview we talk to Rei Mesa, President and CEO, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, and Keith Bass, CEO, of WCI Communities, as they discuss the benefits of having a parent company, and how it impacts business opportunities, strategy, and ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Recognized as One of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties was recognized as one of Atlanta's Best Places to Work at an exclusive event hosted by the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Friday, September 12th, the company announced. The company was the only large real estate brokerage to receive this prestigious honor. ...


WAV Group Launches New Communications Division for Real Estate Industry

The real estate industry’s leading consulting firm, WAV Group, is expanding the breadth and depth of communications services the firm provides to leading multiple listing services (MLS), associations, top real estate brokerages and real estate technology firms by launching a new division: ...


CEO Exchange Exclusive: Zillow CRO and Trulia COO Discuss Trulia Acquisition

The future of Zillow and the acquisition of Trulia was a hot topic at RISMedia’s 2014 CEO Exchange last week, and attendees had a special opportunity to hear from executives from both companies during back-to-back events. ...


Home-Builder Confidence Hits Highest Mark since 2005

Builders’ sentiment jumped four points to 59, the highest level since November 2005, according to the September NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. Many of the builders commented on the renewed interest by potential home buyers and higher traffic in their models and through ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Spike 14 Basis Points, Largest

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgages is currently 4.19 percent, up 14 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose steadily ...


The Thrifty Traveler: Dealing with Connectivity Quirks on the Road

(MCT)—It’s no secret to full-time road warriors that connectivity can be inconsistent at best. Large sections of rural America have limited cell phone reception, and airport Wi-Fi speeds are spotty to say the least. When the way you make your living requires ...


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