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RESPA Enforcement Back in the Spotlight

In the April column, we warned that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was going to be aggressive on RESPA, as it has more resources and power than HUD ever had. Two cases were worthy of CFPB press releases, but numerous others are waiting in the wings. Of the two ...


HotPads Unveils Redesigned Site and App to Make Searching for a Rental Faster and More Intuitive

HotPads™, the leading map-based home and apartment rental search engine and a Zillow® (NASDAQ: Z) company, has announced it has redesigned its popular website and mobile apps to make the experience of searching for a rental faster and easier. With intuitive new features and tools, the HotPads app and search ...


Corcoran Consulting & Coaching Teams up with Equator

Corcoran Consulting and Coaching, whose real estate clients are ranked in the top one of one percent of the nearly one million realtors nationwide, recently announced that it has teamed up with Equator, the national leader in default servicing technologies. ...


July Data Shows the Healthiest End to Spring Home Buying Season in Three Years

For the first time in three years, July data shows the price appreciation and inventory increases established during peak buying season (from April to July) continue their upward trend, untouched by external economic factors, according to ...


Watch: Why Should You Claim a .REALTOR Domain?

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real ...


RE/MAX Sees Opportunity in Recovering Market

Over 1,000 RE/MAX brokers and their industry vendors are gathered in San Francisco this week for the company’s annual Broker Owner Conference. They’re celebrating recent successes and preparing for new opportunities in a recovering real estate market. Since the second quarter of 2013, more than 4,200 new agents and 208 ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Named Top Company

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty was recently recognized with the Gibraltar Circle Award as one of the Top 50 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. The company was also named to the Gibraltar Circle Pinnacle Group as one of the network’s Top 30 companies. ...


Housing Starts Soar in July

(MCT)—New home construction surged to an eight-month high in July, providing a lift to the broader economy. Housing starts jumped 15.7 percent from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,093,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Economists had expected a rate ...


What Will Your .REALTOR Domain Name Be?

NAR PULSE—On Oct. 23, you and your agents can finally claim your .REALTOR domain! Get ready by visiting www.about.REALTOR to access FAQs, videos, naming guidelines and other great resources. The first 500,000 members who register will receive a FREE ...


Go Realty Joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise Network

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the addition of Go Realty, one of North Carolina’s prominent independent real estate brokerages, to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty will continue under the leadership of co-owners Jim Garman and Kevin Woody, serving ...


John L. Scott Real Estate Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

John L. Scott Real Estate, one of the largest regional real estate companies in the country, has announced that Chief Financial Officer, Phil McBride, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. ...


Great Spaces: Florida Oceanfront Masterpiece

Talk about indulgent living—this colossal Florida parcel stretches across a stunning 2.4+-acre paradise that includes a glittering beachfront mansion, separate guesthouse, and multi-boat dockage, perfect for those of us with more than one boat floating around. ...


What Is Culture? And How Much Does It Matter?

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of columns on the importance of Corporate Culture from Speaker and Coach Vince Leisey, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate. ...


Existing Home Sales Rise, Foreclosures Trickle Down

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released the July edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among key indicators, including rebound in the sale of existing homes and the continuing downward trend of foreclosure ...


Why the School District Should Impact Your Home Search

Buying a home in a good school district can result in resale advantages, offer protection from market fluctuation and provide a great education. Real estate experts in markets across the country share what you should know about a school district’s impact on ...


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