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HUD Secretary Tells REALTORS® FHA Is Exploring Alternative Credit Scoring Models to Expand Mortgage Access

A diverse group of housing industry stakeholders participated in a credit access symposium recently to discuss how alternative credit scoring models could expand access to mortgage credit for responsible borrowers who may have thin credit histories or extenuating ...


Mortgage Rates Remain Calm

According to the recently released Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), average fixed mortgage rates remain largely calm amid mixed economic and housing data. ...


NRT’s Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas/Fort Worth Expands Presence through Acquisition

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Dallas/Fort Worth announced recently that it has acquired the assets of New Century Solutions LLC in Denton, Texas, which did business as Coldwell Banker Real Estate Solutions.  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage welcomes the company’s affiliated sales associates to its Flower Mound branch office. ...


BHHS Florida Realty Nationally Recognized as No. 5 in the Network and No. 2 SSK Fundraiser

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty was recognized last week as No. 5 in the Network for Gross Commission Income (GCI) at the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention in Las Vegas. During the convention, the company was also recognized as the No. 2 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids nationwide. In 2014, ...


Vacation Home Sales Soar above 2006 Peak

Vacation home sales boomed in 2014 to above their most recent peak level in 2006, while investment purchases fell for the fourth straight year, according to an annual survey of residential homebuyers released Wednesday by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Company Spotlight: Bridging the Gap between Agent and Consumer

For Homes.com, one of the nation’s top online real estate destinations, the goal has always been about creating a better consumer experience. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Exec Is New NAHREP President

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties recently announced that Teresa Palacios Smith, current Vice President of Business Development for the company, was installed tonight as the new President of The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP).  The gala event was held ...


Annual Gains for Residential Construction Spending Continue

NAHB analysis of Census construction spending data finds that over the last year, the pace of private single-family construction spending increased 9.7 percent and multifamily construction spending increased 31.5 percent. ...


Keys to Improving Team Spirit at Work

(TNS)—Q: I’m trying to build more camaraderie among my team at work. We’ve got people of all ages and backgrounds and, while people seem well intentioned, the group isn’t jelling as quickly as I’d like. What can I do to help us come ...


Denver, Miami and Dallas Lead Price Parade

January home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months, although   monthly data reveal slowing increases and seasonal weakness, according to the latest S&P/ Case Shiller Home Price Indices. ...


Carrington Mortgage Services Launches MyLoanDetail(TM)

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (Carrington) recently announced the availability of MyLoanDetail™, the company’s proprietary online loan review resource designed to provide borrowers with a thorough understanding of their obligations under their mortgage application and contract. Advocates of improving borrower education, Carrington developed this patent pending initiative to help enhance consumer ...


CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold Joins Cartus Broker Network

CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold announced that it has joined the Cartus Broker Network, providing real estate consumers relocating to and from Philadelphia and the surrounding areas a trusted partner dedicated to making the transition seamless. ...


The Carrington Companies Continue to Support Custom Home Builds for Wounded Veterans

The Carrington Companies (Carrington) announced that through its collaboration with the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) and its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), the organization continues to directly support the custom Smart Home building initiative for severely wounded Heroes of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with 11 homes planned ...


Move Settles Contempt Motion with Zillow, Declares ‘Full Steam Ahead’ in Prosecution

New developments in Move, Inc.’s breach of contract suit against Zillow emerged Friday when Move, Inc. announced that it had settled a contempt motion that had been part of the lawsuit. ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: NAR RESPA/TILA March Webinar Posted Online

On Thursday March 19, 2015, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) held a webinar to highlight changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) and the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. ...


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