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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. ...


Asking the Big Questions about the Future of Ethics in Real Estate

The International Ethics Standards (IES) Coalition, a fast-growing group of 60 global professional bodies which includes FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, and which spans land, real estate, construction and infrastructure, recently launched a global ethics competition. ...


Reliable Data On-the-Go: Solutions Found in CRS Data’s New MLS Tax Suite

In an industry inundated with numbers—from sales, mortgage histories and comps to demographics and property analyses—it’s easy to see how critically important big data is to real estate. With so much at stake for every transaction, it’s vital for brokers, board members and ...


Cybercriminals Targeting Real Estate Transactions

Small real estate businesses, agents and their clients are fast becoming the targets of sophisticated cyber scammers. That’s according to panelists at the Risk Management and License Law Forum last week at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, who discussed potential threats and offered tips for agents to protect themselves ...


New Report from Cartus Offers Specific Tips on Relocating to Key African Countries There

Consisting of more than 50 individual countries with well over 1,000 native languages, Africa demands anything but a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to multinational firms relocating employees, according to a new report from Cartus Corporation, a leading provider of global relocation services. ...


Growth Is Good

The antagonist in a famous 1980s movie is known for popularizing the phrase, “greed is good.” I don’t know about that, but what I do know is that in business, ‘growth is good.’ ...


Company Spotlight: Raising the Bar in an Ultra-Competitive Market

Julianna Giordano, a REALTOR® with Keller Williams Realty Partners SW in Pembroke Pines, Fla., uses Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®) for a wide variety of tasks—from staying on top of her pricing strategy to building referrals. She also shares her passion with other real estate professionals by teaching them how to ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hawai’i Realty Opens House in Kailua

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hawai‘i Realty this week opened its doors in Kailua. The brokerage pairs real estate’s fastest-growing brand with a company offering complete real estate services and experienced local professionals. ...


HUD Reports Homelessness Continues to Decline Nationally

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro this week announced HUD’s latest national one-night estimate of homelessness, highlighting a continuing decline across the nation. The results are based on HUD’s ‘point-in-time’ estimates, which seek to measure the scope of homelessness on a single night in January each year. ...


New Largest-Ever Apartment Rental Survey Highlights Amenities Consumers Want

The rise of apartment living is changing communities, driving new development and raising the expectations for the amenities and services offered to the 38 million people in the U.S. who call an apartment home. From walkable neighborhoods to on-site fitness classes, package pick-up solutions to online rent payments and more, ...


Housing Starts Fall 11% in October, Building Permits Up

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for October 2015: ...


Realogy Hosts ’53 Million & One’ Pre-Event in Partnership with NAHREP

Realogy recently underscored its partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), hosting a 53 Million & One Pre-Event that brought local practitioners, business neighbors, customers and community representatives to Realogy's Madison, New Jersey headquarters. ...


FNC Index: Home Prices Up 1.7% in the Third Quarter

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices in September gained another 0.2% amid a surprise pickup in homes sales during the month. On a quarterly basis, average home prices rose 1.7% during the third quarter, down from 3.5% in the second quarter reflecting a seasonal pullback. ...


J.D. Power Survey Ranks Quicken Loans #1 for Client Satisfaction in Mortgage Origination for 6th Consecutive Year

Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender and largest FHA lender, today announced that for the 6th consecutive year it ranked highest in client satisfaction by J.D. Power among all major home loan lenders in America for primary mortgage origination. ...


ERA Real Estate Enters New Markets in Montana, North Dakota with New Franchise Affiliate

ERA Real Estate recently announced the affiliation of American Property Brokers, based in Billings, Montana, and Watford City, North Dakota, marking entry into two new markets for the brand. The firm’s two offices will now do business as ERA American Real Estate. ...


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