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Anchorage Market Leader Joins Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Prudential Jack White/Vista Real Estate, the market leading real estate firm in Alaska, has announced that it is now an independent firm, effective November 1. The company will operate as Jack White Real Estate and is affiliating with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the world's largest network ...


Top CENTURY 21® Firm Makes Changes in Organizational Management Structure

NM Management, Inc. has announced that five members of the company’s leadership team have been given positions of increased responsibility within the growing real estate company. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the organization’s core services company provides a complete range of real estate sales and service support to clients in Virginia, ...


Are Dated Appraisals Holding Back the Recovery?

Some of the most beaten down real estate markets are finally experiencing that long-awaited bounce back from the crash. Cash offers are yielding more sales. Pent-up demand is driving prices higher. But something’s missing. ...


Real Estate Q3 Outlook Survey: Men and Women View Homeownership through Different Lenses

Prudential Real Estate recently released results of its third quarter Consumer Outlook Survey indicating men and women don’t necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to homeownership and the responsibilities related to home-buying and selling. ...


NAHB Chairman Commends Bipartisan Efforts on Flood Insurance Legislation

Rick Judson, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Charlotte, N.C., recently issued the following statement on the introduction of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act in the House and the Senate: ...


Long & Foster’s McLean, Va., Office Surpasses $1B in Sales

Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., one of the largest independent residential real estate companies in the United States, has announced that its McLean, Va., office surpassed $1 billion in real estate sales for 2013, as of Oct. 23. This is the first time the office has sold more than ...


Survey Reveals Appetite for Out-of-Market Moves Driven by Finances, Lifestyle

ERA Real Estate, an international real estate franchisor, and HGTV.com, the leading home and garden website, recently tapped HGTV enthusiasts for their attitudes toward relocation and found 1 in 3 Americans would consider moving to another state in the next one to two years. The main motivators for such a ...


One Voice, One Message: How an Integrated Marketing Strategy Is Giving realtor.com® New Legs

Personal. Engaging. Informative. Accurate. ...


Homes.com Teams up with Barbara Corcoran

Homes.com® has teamed up with celebrity real estate personality Barbara Corcoran to share invaluable information and insights with consumers across the country. Addressing “5 Questions to Ask Before You Purchase a Home,” Corcoran and Homes.com collaborate to share expert tips, insights and ...


September Bay State Foreclosure Activity Remains Slow

Regional Spotlight—Foreclosure activity statewide in Massachusetts declined in September, marking the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year completed foreclosure declines, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


Rates on New Home Loans Still Rising

In September, interest rates on conventional mortgages used to purchase newly built homes increased for the fourth month in a row, according to data released today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). ...


REALTORS® Advocate Housing Finance System Overhaul That Protects Taxpayers and Access to Credit

As lawmakers debate how best to reform the secondary mortgage finance market, they must ensure that any new system retains access to safe, secure and affordable sources of mortgage capital for creditworthy consumers in all market conditions or risk a major disruption ...


CFPB Files Suit under RESPA for Alleged Kickbacks to Affiliated Businesses

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it filed suit against a Kentucky law firm, Borders & Borders, PLC, and its principals, alleging that the defendants violated Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by creating a network of Affiliated Business Arrangements (ABAs) to pay ...


RE/MAX Officer Honored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® for Charitable Leadership

Mike Reagan, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Business Alliances, has been awarded the 2013 Corporate Person of the Year by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals), the company has announced. This award honors individuals who embody the passion and dedication it takes to support the needs of sick and injured children. ...


Then and Now: A Decade of Technology in Real Estate

More buyers than ever are taking advantage of the latest technology and online tools to search for a place to call home. As a result, REALTORS® are leveraging new technologies to better assist their more tech savvy clients. A 10-year history of ...


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