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Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Long Beach New York

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, announced recently the opening of its first Long Beach New York shop, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the area. ...


The International Valuation Standards Council and The Appraisal Foundation Collaborate to Bring Greater Consistency to Appraisal Standards

The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the global standard setter for valuation practice and the valuation profession, and The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), the United States’ foremost authority on the valuation profession, are strengthening their collaboration. ...


May Home Sales and Prices Continue Rising

Home sales in May were greater than in any other May since the RE/MAX National Housing Report began in 2008. This spring has now experienced a four-month trend in which sales were higher than both the previous ...


Carrington Charitable Foundation Announces Proceeds from Partnership with Bank of America to House Wounded Military Veterans

Carrington Charitable Foundation (CCF) has, over the past year and a half, teamed up with Bank of America in a national partnership through which the bank donated vacant properties for renovation or reconstruction to benefit our severely wounded veterans and their families. ...


MRIS Launches Mobile App Platform to Edit Real Estate Listings On-the-Go

MRIS recently announced its official release of the first MLS developed mobile app with the ability to edit real estate listings anywhere and anytime. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®’ Training Sweepstakes a Huge Success

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® (BHHS Fox & Roach) launched a custom Unlock the ARC Vault sweepstakes and instant win promotion to educate their sales associates and encourage them to use the Agent Resource Center (ARC). ARC is a real estate CRM tool offered exclusively to BHHS Fox ...


CFPB Announces Two-Month Pushback of TRID Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced this week a proposal to push back the effective date of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule, which combines two mortgage disclosure regimes into one. The new date is set for October 1. The rule, originally set to go ...


More Upscale Buyers Enter Market, International Sales Dollar Volume Spikes

While total unit sales from international home buyers decreased from last year, total sales dollar volume increased 13 percent, according to the National Association of REATLORS® 2015 Profile of Home Buying Activity of International Clients. ...


Industry’s Top Leaders Will Provide Key Insights on ‘Building Sustainable Success’ at CEO Exchange

For most brokers across the country, business is better—for some, a lot better. But how long will this bullish environment last? Are you riding the market’s current rising tide only to be left stranded when it inevitably recedes? ...


Vets, Military Personnel & Spouses Offered Training & Licensing to Launch Careers in Real Estate

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty announced today its six-month anniversary since offering leading industry funding to active duty military personnel who are transitioning to civilian careers, veterans and spouses to acquire training and real estate licenses for careers as professional real-estate agents. ...


RE/MAX CEO Pens Op-Ed: Reasonable Lending Opens Door to Homeownership

Friday’s edition of Investor’s Business Daily carried an Op-Ed by RE/MAX CEO Dave Liniger supporting recent government policies that mark a return to more reasonable mortgage standards. ...


Increased Bank Reposessions Kickstart Slight Increase in Foreclosure Activity

RealtyTrac® recently released its May 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 126,868 U.S. properties in May 2015, up 1 percent from the previous month and up 16 percent from a year ago to a 19-month high. The U.S. foreclosure rate ...


Consumer Credit Default Rates Reach New Lows

Data through May 2015, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, continued its downward trend in default rates. Historical lows are reported for four of the five national indices. The composite index posted its second consecutive historical low of 0.88 percent ...


May Housing Starts Highlight Strong Demand

Recently reported May housing starts showed an 11.1 percent drop in new home construction nationally, falling to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.036 million units. The drop from elevated April results was broad, with a 5.4 ...


Have a Trip Planned for the 4th of July Weekend? Choose Budget

NAR PULSE—Be sure to rent your car through Budget, a proud REALTOR Benefits® Program partner. Now through July 31, you can save $25 on your next weekly car rental! Let Budget help you make planning your next trip easy. Click ...


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