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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Plunge to Lowest Rate in 16 Months

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgages is currently 3.81 percent, down fifteen basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropped ...


Securing the Future of Homeownership

As director of Strategic Markets for Citibank, Maria Zywiciel is charged with meeting the lender’s community reinvestment goals and ensuring that a suite of affordable lending products is available to would-be homebuyers from all walks of life. In this exclusive interview, Zywiciel discusses why all those involved in the real ...


Hot Property, Athletes Edition: Preseason Adjustment for Kobe Bryant

(MCT)—As the Los Angeles Lakers continue to fine-tune the team this preseason, star player Kobe Bryant has made a tweak of his own, adjusting the price on his Newport Coast home to slightly under $7.6 million. ...


Global Real Estate Network Hosts International Symposium in Dubrovnik

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® are hosting their annual International Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia from October 16-18. The event has attracted top real estate professionals from 13 countries worldwide:  Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Mauritius, Mexico, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States. ...


Two Realogy Leaders Receive 2015 Women Worth Watching Awards

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, today announced that two executives at the company have been named among the "Women Worth Watching for 2015," by Profiles of Diversity Journal.  Kate Rossi, executive vice president for NRT's ...


RE/MAX Magazine Wins 2 Industry Awards

ABOVE, the RE/MAX network magazine, has been recognized by two prominent organizations for its creative custom content and superior writing. The quarterly publication highlights the accomplishments and civic contributions of successful RE/MAX Affiliates. ...


MLSListings Inc. Takes Mobile App Service to a New Level with Homesnap Pro

Homesnap has partnered with MLSListings Inc to provide subscriptions for mobile app Homesnap Pro to all of its subscribers. MLSListings Inc is the premier MLS for real estate listings in northern California, representing more than 16,000 MLS subscribers and facilitating more than $70 billion in annual real estate transactions. ...


6 Ways to Rock Your Real Estate Speaking Event

Whether you're simply speaking at an open house, addressing your entire company or taking over a panel, below are six ways to really rock your public speaking—and don't worry, I'm not going to tell you to picture anyone in their Underoos. First, create a speech map. Instead of (or in ...


Home Warranty Offer for NAR Members

NAR PULSE—American Home Shield is offering $50 off select AHS home warranties for NAR members through the REALTOR Benefits® Program.  American Home Shield founded the home warranty industry and remains an industry leader, serving more than 1.4 million customers across the country. ...


Webinar: Removing Boundaries for Real Estate Team Expansion

There is a new phenomenon emerging around aggressively growing real estate teams. Team leaders who already dominate the surrounding communities once had to make a decision if they wished to expand—either try to squeeze more productivity out of their existing team structure or break loose and start their own offices. ...


Upping the Competition in a Mobile-Driven Market

When Darell Bowen decided to get back into real estate after taking a break from the business in 2001, he knew he needed to find his feet quickly. For Bowen, one of the biggest challenges was settling on the technology infrastructure needed to catapult Darell Bowen Realty back into the ...


3 Tips for Anyone Expecting an Inheritance

The odds are good that you will inherit money or assets in the coming years. And, if you’re like most people, you’ll save only half. ...


What Foundations Are Built across the Nation?

NAHB analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) data shows that nationally, about 30 percent of new single-family homes started in 2013 have a full or partial basement, 54 percent are built on slabs, and 15 percent have a crawl space. The remaining share, including homes built on stilts or ...


Competence. Exclusivity. Passion: Why These Real Estate Innovators Chose Engel & Völkers to Maximize Their Business

While every real estate brand has certain assets that set them apart, Engel & Völkers just might have cornered the market on differentiation. For starters, founded in 1977 in Hamburg, Germany, the premium real estate franchise is still actively led by its namesake, ...


More American Households Doubling Up as Rents Rise

An increasing number of American adults are moving in together to share expenses as rental rates continue to outpace income, according to a new Zillow analysis. ...


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