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Realty ONE Group Expands Presence in Houston Market with Two New Realty ONE Group Lone Star Offices

Realty ONE Group Lone Star, a franchisee of Realty ONE Group, recently announced that it will open its second and third offices in the Houston market.  These satellite offices will be located in Katy and Sugar Land.  Realty ONE Group Lone Star’s first office is located off of Jones Rd., ...


RealBiz Media Group, Inc. Completes Technology Enhancements to Meet Growth Demands

RealBiz Media Group, Inc. has recently announced that RealBiz has hit a milestone for data processing speeds with its enhanced system, which is able to process two million listings in three hours. ...


Remodelers See Market Improving

NAHB’s Remodeling Market Index (RMI) was 60 in the final quarter of 2014, indicating widespread confidence among remodelers that the market was improving compared to the previous quarter. The RMI and each of its components lies on a scale of 0 to 100, ...


E.T. Drone Home: Everything You Need to Know about Drones for Real Estate Marketing

For those old enough to remember E.T.,  or for those introduced to the loveable alien by their parents, there’s a scene where the little Extra Terrestrial muppet lifts his finger and says “home,” as objects ...


RE/MAX Newsroom Adds Valuable Resources

Remax.com recently added an additional resource, an innovative online newsroom designed with various audiences in mind, including consumers, reporters and investors. The newsroom features an expansive library of company history, journalist resources and other industry related information. The newsroom also includes links to newly created social media sites dedicated solely ...


Fort Lee Broker Is 2014 EBCBOR REALTOR® of the Year

The Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors (EBCBOR) has announced that, Alireza “Ali” Memar, Broker of RE/MAX Select Properties in Fort Lee, N.J. was selected as its 2014 REALTOR® of the Year. Memar is being recognized for his outstanding achievement in serving the EBCBOR, the real estate profession and Bergen ...


Mortgage Applications Skyrocket 49 Percent – Largest Weekly Jump Since 2008

Mortgage applications made big moves last week, increasing 49.1 percent from one week earlier and showcasing the largest jump since November 2008, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 9, 2015. ...


Properties with Foreclosure Filings Down 18 Percent – Lowest Level Since 2006

Foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 1,117,426 U.S. properties in 2014. This number is down 18 percent from 2013 and 61 percent from the peak of 2,871,891 properties with foreclosure filings in 2010, according to the recently release RealtyTrac® ...


Small, Exterior Home Improvements to Offer Best ROI in 2015

Homeowners often consider various remodeling and replacement projects as a way to add value to their homes. Some projects add more value and better recoup their costs than others, according to REALTORS® who rated small and exterior projects as the most valuable home improvement projects in the 2015 Remodeling Cost ...


Leading Apartment Resource to Increase Options for Apartment Shoppers

ForRent.com®, leading online apartment search destination assisting apartment hunters nationwide, has redesigned its search experience to not only increase traffic and quality leads, but also to support current and future products on the exciting technological horizon. These additions to the already robust neighborhood count and the first-to-market schools search filter ...


High Court Makes It Easier for Borrowers to Walk Away from Underwater Homes

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that borrowers looking to rescind their mortgages simply need to notify creditors in writing of their intention to rescind within three years under a key fair lending law. This ruling could possibly make it much easier ...


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NAR PULSE—The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ library offers 4,000+ digital books, audiobooks and videos that can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. Topics include sales and marketing, residential and commercial real estate, technology, management and personal growth. Download a free ...


Tips for Home Buying under Obama’s New FHA Policy

President Obama announced last week a new policy that will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) on FHA loans. The National Association of REALTORS® estimates that a reduction in the annual MIP of .50 to .85 percent will enable many first-time borrowers and ...


Simplifying Searchability: Finding the Best Home (and Neighborhood)

With most renters and homeowners starting their searches on the Web, it’s no surprise that making the process of searching for a home online more appealing and accessible has been one of the biggest topics of conversation in the real estate industry recently. Additionally, renters and homeowners want the most ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Strengthens Midwest Presence

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced recently the addition of Wichita, Kansas-based brokerage Realty World Alliance to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Alliance will continue to serve the Wichita Metro area and surrounding communities. The firm remains under the leadership of owners Greg ...


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