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Forum Brings Together Lawmakers and Industry Experts on Top Housing Issues

On Sept. 17, 2013, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sponsoring Building a Better Future: America’s Housing at a Crossroads, a series of in-depth discussions at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. ...


Webinar Alert: Want a Fun, Effective Way to Keep in Touch? Don’t Miss RISMedia’s “Pop-a-Note” Webinar This Thursday at Noon EDT

If you have 30 minutes to learn how to ramp up your client communications this Thursday, grab some lunch and listen in on RISMedia’s free webinar on “Pop-a-Note,” RISMedia’s easy e-marketing system that helps you build relationships and stay in touch with ...


Mortgage Rates Rise, Freddie Mac Says, but Jumbo Loans Are Cheap

(MCT)—With interest rates rising, it’s getting harder to find a great deal on a home loan these days — unless you’re rich enough to be looking for a jumbo mortgage. ...


Record High 291 Housing Markets Listed as Improving In September

A total of 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for September, released today. This reflects a gain of 44 markets from August ...


Coldwell Banker Franchise Growth in First Half of 2013 Highlighted by New Affiliates

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced that six brokerage companies joined the Coldwell Banker® system in the United States and Canada, and the Company executed a new master franchise agreement for Switzerland during the first half of 2013. The new firms combined for more than $1.3 billion in 2012 sales ...


Realty ONE Group Announces Office Expansion and Growth in Technology

Realty ONE Group is following up its recent honor of a fifth consecutive spot on the prestigious INC. Magazine list of fastest-growing companies with a host of announcements concerning leadership, offices and technology, which are destined to further increase its ascension in the real estate industry. ...


Coldwell Banker Burnet Acquires Prudential Pladson Realty in St. Cloud, Minnesota

Coldwell Banker Burnet recently announced it has acquired the assets of Prudential Pladson Realty Inc. The firm’s two offices in St. Cloud and Sartell, Minn., will now operate as Coldwell Banker Burnet. ...


Another 8.3 Million Underwater Homeowners on Track to Resurface Before 2015

While 10.7 million residential homeowners nationwide owe at least 25 percent or more on their mortgages than their properties are worth, another 8.3 million homeowners are either slightly underwater or slightly above water, putting them on track to have enough equity ...


New Single-Family Home Size Rises

The size of a typical new single-family home rose in second quarter of 2013 continuing a post-recession trend. The recent increase in size is likely due to an atypical mix of buyers. ...


Divorce and Home Values: Till Equity Do Us Part

(MCT)—Forget the whole “till death do us part” thing. ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 1.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 30, 2013. ...


Great Customer Service: Techniques that Make You Unforgettable

As part of its ongoing Beta Brokerage project, Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate invites you to join its next Beta Broker Hangout on Google+. ...


MetroList Services and i-Tech MLS First to Leverage Move’s FINDSM Application to Share Listing Detail Record from Source MLS

MetroList Services, Inc. (MetroList®) and i-Tech MLS – a joint venture of the Glendale Association of Realtors and the Pasadena-Foothills Association of Realtors – have announced an industry-first agreement providing reciprocal deep linking to multiple listing service (MLS) content via the FINDSM application, a service of Move, Inc. ...


HUD Announces Additional Measures to Manage Risk in FHA’s Reverse Mortgage Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is publishing new guidance to manage risk associated with the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) reverse mortgage or Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program. This is part of the Department’s continuing effort to reform, strengthen and protect FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) ...


July Home Prices Soar by over 12 Percent Year-Over-Year

The housing market continues its march forward, as home prices nationwide increased by 12.4 percent year-over-year in July when compared to a year prior, according to the July CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) report. ...


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