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Warren Buffett’s 5 Reasons to Never Retire

(TNS)—Many people dream of the day when they can finally quit working and enjoy retirement. But to Warren Buffett, retirement “is not my idea of living,” he has says. ...


Long & Foster Leading in D.C. Luxury

Long & Foster Real Estate ended 2015 on a high note, finalizing the sale of Fessenden House in late December. The 20,000-square-foot estate in Washington, D.C., sold for $18 million after just about six months on the market. Fessenden House is the highest recorded sale of a single-family residence in ...


One Big Step for Mortgages, One Giant Leap for Homeownership: Quicken Loans Launches Rocket Mortgage

Another Sunday afternoon, another open house. As you set out the guest book and pull the cookies out of the oven, you wonder (once again), if this is a waste of your valuable time. Is it really worth spending the next several hours ...


Commercial and Multifamily Lenders Expect Strong 2016

Commercial and multifamily mortgage lending is expected to increase in 2016, as lenders' and borrowers' appetites for new loans remain strong, according to a new Mortgage Bankers Association survey of the top commercial and multifamily mortgage origination firms. ...


HUD and VA Award $5.9 Million to 26 Tribes to Provide Permanent Homes for Native American Veterans

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently awarded $5.9 million in grants to 26 Tribes to offer a permanent home and supportive services to Native American Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing ...


NRT Names Merit McIntyre President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England

NRT LLC recently announced that Merit McIntyre has been promoted to the role of president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England. In this position, McIntyre will oversee the daily operations of the company's 80 real estate offices and more than 4,000 affiliated sales associates and employees throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New ...


New Jersey Powerhouse Team Affiliates with Century 21 as Century 21 Thomson & Co.

Real estate agents Gary Thomson and River Giberson announced recently that they are now a franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. The company is opening its doors as CENTURY 21 Thomson & Co, providing real estate consumers with residential resale and first-time home buying services throughout New Jersey. ...


Mortgage Rates Ring in New Year Below Four Percent

Mortgage rates mixed with the 30-year fixed-rate fell back below four percent to start the year, according to Freddie Mac's most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey. ...


Bringing on the Best: Finding, Hiring and Keeping Your Next Superstars

New generation, new expectations. Learn how to stay a step ahead of tomorrow’s agent in RISMedia’s upcoming Broker Best Practices webinar, “Bringing on the Best: Finding, Hiring and Keeping Your Next Superstars,” sponsored by DocuSign. ...


Moving Motivations: What Would Make Americans Consider Uprooting?

A recent Harris Poll found Florida, California and Hawaii to be the states where Americans would most like to live (excluding where they live now), followed by Colorado and New York. But ...


2016 Industry Trends: More First Timers and Boomers Buying

First time buyers seem to be making a comeback, according to ERA Real Estate's recently conducted broker's survey report, which gathered information around what trends industry professionals are seeing in their current housing market. ...


What Makes a Company Grow? In Home Inspection, It’s Reputation

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, one of the largest home inspection companies in North America, with headquarter offices in both Tampa and Toronto, has added 75 franchisees in 2015…and expects a similar rate of growth in 2016. ...


The Impact of Revisions to Remodeling Spending

The most recent release of Census’ Construction Spending report included significant revisions to the residential improvements spending category. Residential improvements spending is calculated as the amount of total private residential spending on owner-occupied units after accounting for single-family and multifamily ...


Get the Best ROI with Your Next Home Improvement Project

Home is where the heart is, but sometimes it’s also where a homeowner’s savings plan comes into account. Homeowners may have a long wish list of home renovations and projects, and sometimes the work is never done. While return on investment (ROI) may not be the biggest consideration in a ...


Century 21 Real Estate Expands Domestic Presence

Century 21 Real Estate has announced that it is expanding its U.S. presence with the affiliation of Blue Marlin Realty Group, a prominent luxury brokerage in the Northwest Florida Panhandle. Led by co-owners Johnathan Hughes and Jerry Sullivan, Blue Marlin Realty Group will now operate as CENTURY 21 Blue Marlin ...


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