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Wells Fargo Funding Embraces DocuSign for Mortgage Documents

DocuSign, Inc. recently applauds Wells Fargo Funding on its significant expansion in its acceptance of electronic signature on mortgage-related documents. Following on the FHA’s announcement in January that it would accept lender-generated loan documents electronically, the move by one of the nation’s leading mortgage investors demonstrates continued momentum ...


Housing Starts Rise 2.8 Percent in March

Led by a 6 percent rise in single-family starts, nationwide housing production rose 2.8 percent above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March, according to newly released figures from HUD and ...


Global Real Estate Network Names New Advisory Council Members

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named its new Advisory Council, adding five members and appointing a new chairperson and vice chairperson. The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Advisory Council is comprised of top business development and relocation professionals from firms affiliated with the network ...


Builders Continue to See Market Improvements

The March NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose one point from a one-point downwardly revised February to 47. This is the third consecutive month with the index below 50, the point where more builders see the market improving rather than getting poorer. ...


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Coldwell Banker Advantage Launches DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS

Coldwell Banker Advantage announced recently that it will be launching the new DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS program for their 300+ sales associates in North Carolina’s Triangle region. DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS combines the power of eSignatures and DocuSign Transaction Rooms to keep transactions fully digital and organized in ...


For Rent Media Solutions Unveils New Logo to Wrap Up Successful First Quarter

For Rent Media Solutions™, a top multifamily marketing resource, has recently reported an impressive first quarter with many highlights, including the introduction of a new logo. ...


Register for REALTOR® Trade Expo & Earn with MVP

NAR PULSE—By registering for the REALTOR® Trade Expo, held May 14-15 in Washington, DC., you can earn a free download of Just Sold! The Real Estate Professional’s Guide to Selling More in Less Time ($19.95 value), plus a chance to win a $250 gift card. With the Just ...


Pending Home Sales Up 26 Percent

The RE/MAX of New England March Monthly Housing Report shows pending home sales are up on average 26.5 percent over March 2013. Inventory in every state except Vermont shows a decrease year-over-year. Overall home sales show an increase of 31.5 percent month-over-month, an expected trend as the busy spring market ...


Mortgage Returns Releases Q4 TRUE CRM Statistics

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced results of a Q4 report detailing their users’ success in using the company’s TRUE CRM system, which harnesses one-to-one marketing to strengthen users’ relationships with customers, prospects and referral partners. ...


Unresolved Foreclosure Issues a Problem for Many New Yorkers

Regional Spotlight—New York ranks third in the nation in the number of homeowners delinquent on their mortgages or in foreclosure, the Mortgage Bankers Association recently reported. In 2013, the number of foreclosures reached a three-year high in the state. Experts speculate that the number of high foreclosures is partially due ...


Leading Apartment Search Resource Introduces New Mobile Application

ForRent.com®, one of the nation’s leading apartment search resources, has announced the release of its Apartment Search mobile app, available to consumers nationwide on iOS and Android devices. The app aims to enhance the mobile user experience for apartment shoppers and provides a powerful mobile marketing platform for property managers ...


Billings Association of REALTORS® Announces Point2 MLS and Consumer Portal

Recently, the Billings Association of REALTORS® (BAR) launched Billings.org, a consumer real estate search portal powered by Point2. The new website uses data from the BAR Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to provide consumers and real estate professionals with the most accurate real estate listing information in Billings, Mont. ...


Who Pays America’s Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes?

The second biggest cost of homeownership—following the mortgage—is usually property taxes. In 2012, U.S. homeowners paid an average of about $2,800 in property taxes, according to a recent Zillow study. And if you live in New York, New Jersey, or Colorado your ...


Buyers Bloom in the Springtime

Daffodils, April showers, robins and a new crop of For Sale signs seem to be working their seasonal magic on home buyers. The latest Fannie Mae survey, conducted in March, reports that the gloominess that shrouded buyers during the bitter winter months ...


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