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5 Ways Home Loans Are Becoming Easier to Get

(MCT)—The easy credit that crashed the housing market led to lending standards so strict that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke blamed them for hurting the recovery. ...


Prudential Americana Group Gives 30,000 Bottles of Water to Charity

For Las Vegas’ homeless population, extreme heat can be life threatening. Prudential Americana Group recently put its connections to work recently and donated more than 30,000 bottles of water to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Activates ‘Search by School’ Function

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that its consumer website, century21.com, has added a “search by schools” function to further personalize the online task of finding homes for sale. Users can create listing alerts with schools as one of their search criteria and receive email alerts when ...


Realtor.com Integrating RealSatisfied Client Recommendations into Find-a-Realtor Profiles

Realtor.com®, recently announced that REALTORS® can now integrate their RealSatisfied client recommendations into their Find-a-Realtor® profiles using the free HyperSocial™ Tools available on realtor.com®. ...


Jumbo Mortgage Loans Are Back on the Table

(MCT)—It’s a good time to buy an expensive home. ...


Building Material Price Growth Slows

After a period of significant increases, the growth in the prices of building materials has slowed according to June Producer Price data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). ...


Multifamily Dip Drives Housing Starts Lower in June

Nationwide housing starts declined 9.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 836,000 units in June as construction of multifamily buildings slowed following recent months of strong activity in that sector, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the pace of single-family production ...


4 Reasons Why You’re Losing Leads

U.S. businesses spend billions of dollars generating sales leads only to lose more than 70 percent of them simply because they don’t make contact quickly enough, according to one study. ...


Get the Lead You Need: Join realtor.com® for Panel Discussion Webinar July 25

Get the leads you need–plus–learn from agents who close them! Realtor.com® will host a panel discussion on this topic next week on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Welcomes Its First Wave of Affiliate Transitions

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced its initial wave of transitions from the Prudential Real Estate network. This milestone represents a strong launch for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, which will operate in markets across America. ...


Realogy Announces Preliminary Second Quarter 2013 Results

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, this week provided preliminary estimates of certain of its financial and operational results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013: ...


ERA Real Estate Professionals Brave Tough Mudder for a Cause

A team of 18 brokers and staff from ERA Real Estate, recently completed a Tough Mudder event in Jacksonville, Fla., raising more than $7,500 for Wounded Warrior Project. ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Why the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Is Still Relevant at 100

This year marks the centennial of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The first Code was written before license laws and most other regulations governing real estate existed and was seen as a declaration of the founding members’ principles and beliefs. ...


Home Builder Confidence Hits 7-Year High

Newly built, single family homes are on the rise, as builder confidence landed at a 7-year high this month, showcasing the highest sentiments since January of 2006. ...


“Whether It Rolls or Floats, Your Credit Union Can Get You Moving”

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, can get you moving whether by land or by sea. For a limited time you can get a 1 percent rebate up to $200 when you bring an existing RV or boat loan from another lender. ...


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