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Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Honors Nation’s Veterans

For the third year in a row, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is raising money in support of “Wreaths Across America,” a national campaign designed to remember and honor fallen veterans. ...


Move, Inc. Hires Jonathan Smoke as Realtor.com®’s First Chief Economist

Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), the leader in providing consumers the most accurate U.S. residential listings online*, has selected housing trends expert Jonathan P. Smoke as the first chief economist for realtor.com®, the official site of the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Recent Housing Growth a Sign of Long-Term Stability

According to Clear Capital’s most recent (HDI) Market Report and recent housing forecasts, it seems national home prices will be moderating over the next six months—only 0.9 percent growth forecasted. When all is said and done, Clear Capital expects to see 2014 ...


Pending Home Sales Surge in May

Pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four regions of the country saw increases in pending sales, with the Northeast and West experiencing the ...


Broker Training Series, ‘One Byte at a Time,’ Puts Focus on RISMedia Content

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a four-part series highlighting video training sessions and creative-use ideas, created by San Diego-based Century 21 Award for their agents in using RISMedia’s Content Solutions and specifically, RISMedia’s RREIN platform. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties Pulls Top Rank

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties, formerly Prudential Select Properties, was one of 50 top companies honored from within the Prudential Real Estate network to attend the Gibraltar Conference June 8-10in Punta Mia, Mexico. Select Properties was selected to participate in the conference after achieving a network ranking of 26 based ...


Real Living Lifestyles and Jenn Blake Real Estate Group Partner to Support the Scripps Ranch Community

Real Living Lifestyles is partnering with Jenn Blake Real Estate Group to sponsor the 37th Annual Old Pro's 4th of July Run & Ride event in Scripps Ranch. Since 1997 the 10K race has been dedicated to the memory of Ron McElliott (who just so happens to be Jenn Blake's ...


Contract Rate on New Home Loans Dips Under 4 Percent

On average, mortgage interest rates declined in May, according to data released recently by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). On conventional mortgages used to purchase newly-built homes, the average contract interest rate dropped by more than 30 basis points, from 4.19 ...


5 Things a Real Estate Lawyer Can Do

If you're looking to buy or sell a home or other property, you're probably already talking to a real estate broker and a mortgage lender. But what about a real estate lawyer? ...


REALTOR® University’s Master of Real Estate Program Raises the Standards of Industry Excellence, Announces First Graduates

Experienced REALTORS® are among the real estate industry’s most-valued professional assets, particularly because of their ongoing commitment to continued learning. Since the nature of the real estate industry is always changing, professionals can benefit by expanding their knowledge base in a number of specialty areas within real estate. In addition ...


Your Place: Though Home Sales Lag, Multiple Offers Are Common

(MCT)—I was talking with real estate agent Jane Wellbrock a few weeks back about the increasing number of multiple bids for what are, in most of the Philadelphia region, too few houses for sale. ...


Engel & Völkers Expands in Georgia with Launch of Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta

Engel & Völkers, the global luxury real estate firm, has announced that About Sales, Inc., led by Shirley Gary, is the newest addition to its North American network and the second in the Georgia market this year. The new brokerage will provide the firm’s global standard of premium service in ...


Century 21 Real Estate Launches C21 University

Century 21 Real Estate LLC has launched a new learning platform called CENTURY 21 UniversitySM. Spearheaded by the company’s new vice president of learning, David Birnbaum, CENTURY 21 University is designed to help the brand’s affiliated independent brokers and agents cultivate the skills necessary to grow ...


Realty ONE Group Gets Visual with Videolicious App: Firm Offering It Free to All Agents

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a video is worth a million. That’s why Realty ONE Group is announcing that staring now, all agents will receive the instant, professional video-creation app Videolicious at the Enterprise tier for free, allowing them to beautifully and professionally showcase all of their ...


New Survey Shows REALTORS® Continue to Invest in Mobile Technologies

Over the years, REALTORS®have spent countless time and millions of dollars advancing real estate technologies and keeping up with the latest high-tech tools. The 2013-2014 Realtor® TechnologySurvey, conducted by NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Technology, found that REALTORS® continued to invest in new ...


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