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RE/MAX Gateway Offers Free REALTOR® Safety Workshop

In light of the recent attacks on real estate agents in the news and Realtor® Safety month, RE/MAX Gateway has put together a Safety Workshop on Thursday, October, 23, 2014 from 10am to 12pm in Centreville, Virginia.  This training event is open to all Real Estate Agents, regardless of brokerage affiliation. ...


Housing Starts Speed up in September, Led by New Apartments

(MCT)—Housing construction picked up in September, buoyed by a surge in apartment-building. ...


Existing-Home Sales Rise 2.4% in September

After a modest decline last month, existing-home sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced gains in September. ...


September Home Sales Higher Than 2013

For the first time in 2014, home sales reached a level higher than one year ago. Following an expected seasonal trend, September home sales were 10.4 percent lower than sales in August.  However, sales pushed past the mark set in September ...


Eight Things My Family Learned by Giving Up Processed Foods

(MCT)—A few years ago I had the wakeup call of my life when I realized many of the foods I thought were healthy (by Food Industry standards) were actually highly processed. So in an effort ...


Safety Tips Every Real Estate Agent Needs to Know

While 90 percent of home buyers search online during their home buying process*, nothing replaces the experience of an open house or a showing. Selling the home is the ultimate goal, but your own safety should be your primary focus when meeting with these potential buyers. Below are six ...


Real Living Lifestyles Assistant Broker Appointed to San Diego County Board

Ron Brownell is a veteran real estate agent who has been with Real Living Lifestyles brokerage for the past 10 years. Brownell is the Assistant Head Broker and Director of Compliance at the brokerage, and his knowledge and experience is a huge asset to the agents there. ...


U.S Regulators Ready for Relaxed Mortgage Rules

Later this week, after several years of back-and-forth debate, U.S. regulators are finally set to finalize a more relaxed set of mortgage standards. This new set of rules will be a win for the real estate industry, with the projected agreement much more ...


Where in the World Isn’t Rick Davidson? CENTURY 21 Leader Travels the Road to Success

Think you’re a road warrior? Chances are, your travel schedule pales in comparison to Rick Davidson’s. The CENTURY 21 CEO is resolute in his belief that interacting with the firm’s worldwide network is essential to the collective success of all. From Tokyo, Japan ...


How Foreign Exchange Specialists Can Make It Easier for Your Clients to Buy

If you have overseas customers, they'll need to make a U.S. dollar/foreign currency exchange.  By partnering with a foreign exchange specialist you could save these customers thousands and increase their budgets, giving them more to spend on the home ...


U.S. Foreclosure Activity Edges Up with First Increase in Three Years

According to RealtyTrac®'s recently released U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for September and the third quarter of 2014, foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 317,171 U.S. properties in the third quarter, down 16 percent from a year ago but up 0.42 percent from ...


The Mortgage Professor: Introducing the Kosher HECM Reverse Mortgage

(MCT)—The kosher stamp on a food means that it has been certified as fit for human consumption. We need a comparable certification process for financial instruments sold to consumers, with the need most pronounced for the more complex instruments. ...


Solutionstar Announces the Appointment of Two Industry Veterans to New Leadership Positions

Solutionstar, a subsidiary of leading residential mortgage services company Nationstar Mortgage LLC, recently announced it has hired Mark R. Johnson as EVP, Valuations and Matt Slonaker as Senior Vice President of Business Development. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Aligns with realtor.com® to Market Listings Nationally

Move, Inc. has announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, a HomeServices of America affiliate and a leading real estate company in Connecticut and Rhode Island, is expanding the online marketing of its properties to reach a national audience of home buyers and sellers on realtor.com®. ...


Homes.com® Partners with New Home Feed, Boosting Inventory

Homes.com®, a leading online real estate resource and top provider of real estate marketing solutions, has announced its newest partnership in listing data. New Home Feed, a leading marketing tool for home builders to distribute and manage new home listings, will add its high-quality new home listings to Homes.com. This ...


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