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Carrington Mortgage Services Expands Offering to Include FHA 203k Full Loans

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC recently announced that beginning April 2015, it will offer the FHA 203k Full loan program through its local retail branch offices and regional sales centers. Carrington’s new 203k Full renovation loan program is a program through which borrowers can take out a single loan to finance ...


Cover Story: The World of Real Estate—Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Is Local and Global

At a time when a lot of people talk about being “global,” Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® truly lives it—having built a powerful international presence long before being global was in fashion. At Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), it’s not just about having it in ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Agents List Largest Waterfront Estate in Aventura

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty sales professionals Denise Rubin and Lori Prepszent from The Denise Rubin Group recently listed the largest waterfront estate for sale in Aventura for $6,900,000. ...


HomeSmart International Opens New Franchises across Five States

HomeSmart International recently announced the opening of seven new franchises across five states including offices in California, Georgia, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington. All seven brokerage companies joined the HomeSmart International system in the fourth quarter of 2014 and bring increased agent counts and production to the fast-growing franchise company. ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Marches Forward

In yet another bundle of positive news for the housing market, mortgage credit availability increased in March, according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from Ellie Mae's ...


Service and Integrity in Today’s Luxury Market

Every niche market runs by a different set of rules, and the luxury market is no different. In the following interview, Paul Benson, a License Partner with Engel & Völkers Park City in Park City, Utah, gives us some insight into the luxury market. ...


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Named Finalist for the Cartus Broker Network Masters Cup

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston was recently named one of five finalists in the Cartus Broker Network Masters Cup for its 2014 relocation services and performance results, the company has announced. The company also received a Cartus Broker Network Platinum Award, the highest level of Excellence Awards presented by ...


CRS Data Grows Client Base in Southeast

CRS Data has recently been chosen by the High Country Association of REALTORS® as their select public records vendor. CRS Data’s MLS Suite has been developed to service a wide range of tax data, including customizable maps, neighborhood information, comparables, mortgage information and more, made available through intuitive, in-depth search options. ...


Solid Real Estate Growth Predicted through 2017

The real estate industry is expected to remain on a sustainable course of solid growth for 2015 through 2017, according to a new three-year forecast from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Center for Capital Markets and Real Estate. The outlook – the ...


Revolutionizing Real Estate with a Fresh Approach

From returning calls to showing houses and hustling paperwork, there’s no denying that the life of a real estate agent or broker is a busy one. At Equity Real Estate, agents and brokers are able to access all of their tools in one quick, easy-to-access location. ...


Mortgage Rates Fall Hard, Freddie Mac Says

(TNS)—Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week on news of weakness in the labor markets, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.66 percent, down from last week’s 3.7 percent. ...


Century 21 New Millennium Showcases Homes during Annual Open House Weekend

CENTURY 21 New Millennium real estate professionals will be featuring homes for sale across the metro region during the weekend of April 18 and 19, 2015.  This coordinated event will showcase pre-selected homes throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.  With 17 offices covering the Greater Washington area, the company is in ...


Realogy Subsidary NRT Enters New Strategic Markets with Acquisition of Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®

NRT LLC, subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently acquired Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS® in Texas, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Coldwell Banker United has 60 offices and 2,000 affiliated sales associates, and will continue to operate under the Coldwell Banker brand as Coldwell Banker United, REALTORS®. ...


House Payments More Affordable than Rent in 76 Percent of Markets

In 76 percent of the U.S. counties, the monthly house payment on a median-priced home is more affordable than the monthly fair market rent on a three-bedroom property, according to a recent RealtyTrac® analysis. ...


Improving Accuracy and Access

A company's success is often bolstered by its partnerships. In the following interview, Phyllis Brookshire, President of Allen Tate REALTORS®, talks about her company's vital partnership with realtor.com®. ...


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