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Mortgage Returns Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, recently announced it is celebrating its 10th anniversary as of July 2014. ...


The Economic Impact of the Affordable Housing Credit

In addition to ensuring the supply of affordable rental housing, the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) supports jobs and provides benefits to the economy, reports the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Using the NAHB economic impact model of home building, revised ...


Florida Agent Wins Gas Card Giveaway

Last month, we rolled out with a RIS Reader Rewards contest for a tank of gas, on us. The contest, which ran from June 2 to June 27, offered all entries the chance to score a $50 gas card. Entry rules were simple: Tell us what one word describes your ...


Social Media: Simplified! Does Social Media Need to Be Time-Consuming to Be Effective? Lumentus Says No

To say that real estate professionals are time-crunched may be one of the greatest understatements pertaining to the industry. For agents and brokers who are on call around the clock, 24/7, there’s no question that their time is both precious and limited. ...


Delivering Tangible Results

To reach your future clientele, it's important to go above and beyond. In the following interview, David Caveness, President of Carpenter REALTORS® in Indianapolis, Ind., takes us inside the world of top notch real estate marketing. ...


Global Real Estate Network Adds 34 Firms Worldwide

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has expanded its global membership with the addition of 34 firms with 85 offices and over 2,000 sales associates year-to-date in 2014. The invitation-only network is comprised of more than 500 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms, with 3,500 offices ...


FHFA Makes Controversial Proposal for Private Mortgage Insurance Companies

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking input on draft requirements that would apply to private mortgage insurance companies that insure mortgage loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. If put into affect, these requirements would apply only to private mortgage insurers that are currently approved ...


Zillow Tech Connect Now Has 25 Technology Partners

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced that Zillow® Tech Connect has surpassed 25 partners. Zillow Tech Connect allows technology companies to connect their systems with Zillow, creating a more seamless experience for the brokers and agents who use Zillow as a key component of ...


Who Moved My Real Estate Market? Trends in the New-homes Arena Offer Great Opportunities

After years of record-low housing production, builders across the nation are gearing up and bringing homebuilding back to life. Building on an inventory of lots purchased during the recession, new-home construction is helping to offset low housing inventory, increasing buyer interest in ...


Back to School with REALTOR® University

NAR PULSE--Back-to-school season is almost upon us. Are you or your agents looking for world-class education opportunities to enhance your career? Consider earning your master’s in real estate with REALTOR® University. Register for the next open house on July ...


Best to Watch Long-Term Trends in Real-Estate Market

(MCT)—When I started writing about real estate full time, the experts cautioned me not to chase month-to-month data, and to focus instead on quarterly and yearly figures. ...


Home History: A Pink and Yellow Cabin

[caption id="attachment_90151" align="alignleft" width="176"] A 1974 photo of the pink and yellow cabin on Turtle Lake, Wisc.[/caption] ...


CRS Data Extends Contract with Georgia MLS

CRS Data, a leading provider of public record information for real estate, banker and financial professionals in the U.S., has extended its agreement with the Georgia Multiple Listing Service (Georgia MLS) to provide statewide coverage of its reliable property tax data. The MLS’s 26,000-plus members will now have access to ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Power Team Closes on $16 Million Deal

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty sales professionals Sheryl Hodor and partner/ son Troy Hotchkiss recently sold 1 Isla Bahia in Fort Lauderdale for $16 million. 1 Isla Bahia is a tropical, custom built estate with expansive water views, 303 feet of waterfront ...


National Association of REALTORS® Announces Major National Advertising Campaign

As a new generation of homebuyers enters into recovering real estate markets across the country, the National Association of REALTORS® today announced the launch of a major national advertising campaign in conjunction with realtor.com®, as well as a comprehensive public relations effort, ...


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