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Mortgage Credit Availability Increases Slightly in July

Mortgage credit availability increased in July according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ...


A $1,000 Increase in Home Prices Keeps More than 200,000 Households Out of the Market

Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Hosts Immersion Conference in Shanghai

Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, hosted an elite group of luxury real estate professionals at the Luxury Portfolio Immersion Conference July 20-22 in Shanghai, China. Participants included top real estate brokers and sales associates from members of Luxury Portfolio International®,the ...


What to Expect when Looking at Las Vegas Real Estate

Regional Spotlight—Home ownership is a dream that’s made even sweeter for some people by the thought of having a brand new home built. When it comes to buying homes in Las Vegas, there’s something available that will fit every budget, lifestyle and taste imaginable. Here are a few things you ...


Is Your Revenue at Risk? CEO Exchange Panel Discusses the Future of ABAs for Brokers

The prominence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has raised concerns surrounding compliance and regulations, impacting everything from the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the new Qualified Mortgage Rule to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. The implications for Affiliated Business ...


REALTORS® Environmental Summit Evaluates Potential Risks to Real Estate

REALTOR® leaders are hearing from the nation’s foremost experts on environmental risk management during the National Association of REALTORS® first environmental summit. The slate of distinguished speakers includes Dan Glickman, who served as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Clinton, and Tom ...


Mortgage Rates Hold Steady; 30-Year Averaging 4.12 Percent

(MCT)—Mortgage rates are moving fast in one direction this summer — sideways. ...


3 Legal Tips If Your Business Is Flooded

If your business is flooded, you need to get on top of your legal to-dos, or you'll be financially underwater. ...


McColly Celebrates Its Annual Agent Awards Recognition Luncheon

McColly Real Estate Agents, staff and ancillary companies of Community Title and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage celebrated the top producers of 2013 on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville, Ind. ...


Leading Short-Term Housing Resource Reinvented with Responsive Design

An increasing number of business travelers, military personnel, vacationers, relocating families and employers are searching for short-term housing. Likewise, more and more property owners are hoping to market their space to these travelers. In response, For Rent Media Solutions™ launched a fully redesigned CorporateHousing.com®, a website dedicated to the short-term ...


3 Proven Management Techniques That Work in Any Business

In business, the only thing that matters is what works, says Peder Johnsen, a third-generation specialist in senior living communities. ...


Living Smart: House Cleaning Means the Exterior, Too

(MCT)—House cleaning isn’t just an inside job. Your siding, driveway and garage floor get dirty, too. And just as a freshly cleaned car seems to drive better, a spic-and-span exterior feels great to come home to. ...


Updater and zipLogix Partner to Simplify the Moving Process

Updater and zipLogix, both investments of the National Association of Realtors®, announced a partnership to help real estate professionals streamline the moving process for their clients from within zipForm®. The technology collaboration will enable zipLogix users to seamlessly offer their clients Updater’s personalized and guided experience for completing moving-related tasks. ...


Vme TV and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Offer Hispanic Americans Solutions to Home Buying

Vme TV, the only national Spanish-language television network affiliated with public television stations, has joined forces with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate to bring viewers “Vme Hogar,” informative video segments providing tips to help Hispanic Americans make the most out of their homeownership experience. These 15 ...


Down Payments Go Up for First-time Buyers

Fewer first-time homebuyers are finding a way to buy a house with a relatively low down payment as their options shrink and lenders’ down payment requirements rise. ...


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