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Home Warranties a Necessity in Today’s Real Estate Market

Julie Stav, a financial coach and educator, has made it her mission to empower financially underserved communities by providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to make the best financial decisions. Whether it involves personal banking, credit, retirement, investing or even making major life purchases and running a ...


Cartus Expands Strategic Alliance with Learnship, a Leading Global Online Language Training Firm

Cartus Corporation recently announced that it has expanded its strategic alliance with Learnship, an innovative provider of online language training based in Germany with clients worldwide. ...


RJ Smith Realty Joins Rand Commercial Services and Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty has announced that RJ Smith Realty of Pine Bush is merging with the Rand Group of Pine Bush, a move that strengthens its ability to work with home buyers and sellers in Pine Bush and Goshen. ...


Teachers Can Afford More Homes in L.A. Than in Salt Lake City

Teachers budgeting the historical norm for housing will have an easier time finding a home in some parts of California than in Salt Lake City or Portland, Ore., according to new Zillow research. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Hosts International Real Estate Symposium

Real estate professionals from 17 countries are meeting from October 11-13 in Berlin, Germany for the 2015 International Symposium of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. Speaking at the event are a dozen of real estate’s leaders, including RISMedia's own president and CEO, John E. Featherston. ...


Howard Hanna Collaborates with Kertes Enterprises, LLC

Howard Hanna has announced its partnership with Kertes Enterprises, LLC at The Lakes of Orange, located in Orange Village, Ohio. Kertes Enterprises, LLC is one of the finest builders in Cleveland, responsible for the Lakes of Orange development. The Lakes of Orange is the first Green Certified Residential Community in ...


Realtor.com® Launches New iOS9 “Express” Home Search App

Searching for a home just got simpler, as realtor.com® recently announced the launch of the realtor.com® Express Home Search app for iOS9. The express version of the realtor.com® Real Estate app offers six key features, including school search and 3D maps, as well as a streamlined interface. ...


New Study on Web Scraping of Real Estate Websites Shows Serious Cause for Concern

A new report has been released by Distil Networks, Inc. and Clareity Consulting with a focus on web scraping, a term many real estate agents might not yet be familiar with. ...


Build Your Own Haunted House with Realtor.com®

Halloween is the best holiday ever! (This is a fact right?) (#SorryNotSorry, Christmas.) And who doesn't love a little fall-inspired fun? ...


Teaneck Broker becomes City’s First Certified International Property Specialist

Jorge Ledesma, Broker-Manager of RE/MAX Quality Homes is the first REALTOR® in Teaneck to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing him among 2,000 elite real estate professionals worldwide. Ledesma is now one of 26 REALTORS® in New Jersey to hold this elite designation. The CIPS was awarded ...


Realogy Launches $1.15 Billion Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced its intention to raise $1.15 billion of senior secured credit facilities. Realogy is seeking to amend and increase its existing revolving credit facility to $750 million and to fund a new Term Loan A facility of $400 million, both with five-year maturities. The terms of ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Supports Pink up the Pace

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently stepped up to support the Pink Up the Pace 5K run/walk in downtown St. Augustine. The annual event raises awareness and funds to support breast cancer patients, survivors and their families. ...


Housing Indicator Approaches Peak Level

Consumer confidence in the home-buying and -selling market bounced back from a recent dip, suggesting continued gradual improvement in housing activity. Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index™ (HPSI) increased to 83.8 in September, and The HPSI Good Time to Sell component ...


NAR Forms Strong Cooperative Relationship with CFPB on ‘Know Before You Owe’ Mortgage Initiative

With the long-anticipated overhaul of mortgage disclosures and closing procedures recently in effect, consumers are looking to real estate professionals to help shepherd them through the transition. Recognizing this, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) asked the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to ...


‘Zombie’ Foreclosures Down 43 Percent

In Q3, 20,050 U.S. residential properties in the foreclosure process—but not yet repossessed by the foreclosing lender—were vacant “zombie” homes as of the end of the third quarter of 2015, down 27 percent from the previous quarter and down 43 percent from a ...


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