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Foreclosure Activity Increases 7 Percent in July, Bank Repossessions Reach 30-Month-High

RealtyTrac® recently released its July 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows a total of 124,910 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—in July, up 7 percent from the previous month and up 14 percent from a ...


Finding Success through Referrals

Diane DuBos, a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty has always gone to extreme lengths for good referrals. And thanks to Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®)—an information hub and technology platform that connects over 634 MLSs, with no consumer or public access—by her side, DuBos has taken her referral game to ...


July Brings New Residential Construction Activity

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for July 2015. ...


Top 250 Latino Agents to Gather at NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival

With a closing average of 83 units and $16 million in transaction volume in 2015, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Association’s® (NAHREP) Top 250 Latino Agents have been invited to receive special recognition at NAHREP’s 2015 National Convention & Latin Music Festival to be held ...


Engel & Völkers Naples Bonita–Estero Acquires Florida Platinum Realty Naples, Fla.

Engel & Völkers recently announced the acquisition of Florida Platinum Realty, located at 26381 South Tamiami Trail No. 108, across from Bonita Bay and Pelican Landing in Bonita Springs, Fla. The office is being remodeled and renamed Engel & Völkers Naples Bonita-Estero. It is the second office in the area ...


California July Home Sales at Highest Level in Three Years

Regional Spotlight—Sustained job and income growth gave home buyers the confidence in July to jump into the California housing market, pushing home sales to their highest level in nearly three years, according to the California Association of REALTORS®.Home sales have risen year over year for six straight months. ...


DIY Ninja: Nintendo Fan Creates Own Super Mario Themed Nursery

Reddit user troymcklure is a Nintendo fan, but that may be the understatement of the century. He's a huge Nintendo fan! Being a Mario fan myself, his recent DIY project really brings out the geek in me: take a peek at his custom-made Mario Kart-themed ...


NRT LLC Completes Roll-Out of New Coldwell Banker-Branded Consumer Website

NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp., recently announced the completion of the roll-out of ColdwellBankerHomes.com, a new consumer website featuring all available MLS property listings in the regions the company serves with its company-owned Coldwell Banker brokerage operations. ...


Realogy Executives Again Named to Annual ‘Women Worth Watching’ List by Profiles in Diversity Journal

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced that Debbie Higgins, senior vice president of human resources for Title Resource Group, and Jennifer Marchetti, chief marketing officer for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, have been recognized among the 14th annual Women Worth Watching® list by Profiles in Diversity Journal. ...


The Top 5 Things to Know about TRID Now

With TRID’s (TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule) effective date of October 3, 2015 approaching, lenders, real estate agents and settlement agents need to be taking stock of their preparedness and communicating among themselves and with consumers about what to expect. ...


Committed to Constant Reinvention

In order to grow, you have to be willing to change. In the following interview, Mike Zagaris, President and CEO PMZ Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® in Modesto, Calif., offers insight into driving business, staying flexible and more. ...


Former Investment Banker Turned Activist to Lead Latina Brunch at NAHREP Convention

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®) has announced Julissa Acre, former Goldman Sachs star and current public affairs director at Define American, will keynote the Latina Brunch session at its 2015 National Convention & Latin Music Festival. This year’s Latina Brunch will also serve as a forum ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in South Bay Region of Los Angeles

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its first South Bay shop in Los Angeles, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the region. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Releases Latest Magazine

Luxury Portfolio International® has published the latest edition of its homes and lifestyle magazine. At 160 pages, the magazine is the largest issue in the publication’s history and is currently available online, releasing soon on newsstands in more than 60 countries. This issue also features a newly-enhanced design, with high-gloss soft-touch ...


High-Level Information and Networking Help Brokers Shape Success

Critical issues that stand to change the way successful real estate firms operate will be closely examined at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange next month. The now sold-out, invitation-only Real Estate CEO Exchange, “Building Sustainable Success,” will take a realistic look at ...


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