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Don’t Forget the Googleyness

We are all beneficiaries of Google’s innovation. Aside from making the Internet user-friendly, and the devices they have created to make information ever-present, Google has taught us the importance of setting big goals, and the importance of culture in achieving them. Earlier this ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Pending Sales Rise 3.1 Percent, Inventory Remains a Concern

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 Estate Advisor. ...


Radian Boosts Secure Homeownership with Job Loss Protection Insurance

Radian Guaranty Inc. recently announced the launch of a job loss insurance program called Radian MortgageAssureSM that is designed to provide homeowners peace of mind after an involuntary job loss.  This program reduces the risk of job loss-related late or missed mortgage payments, while offering lenders further protection against default. ...


Mortgage Applications on the Move

Mortgage applications increased 2.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 17, 2015. ...


Fair Housing: The March Continues

Each and every day, REALTORS® work to respect and safeguard fair housing rights for buyers and sellers across the country. And during Fair Housing Month—observed each April—the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and its one million members pause to reflect on the significance of this event and to reconfirm our ...


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Falls Office Named Number One in Southern Region

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston (CBHPW) recently announced that its flagship Falls Office has been named the top office in the Coldwell Banker Southern region in closed adjusted gross commission income for Coldwell Banker offices with more than 100 sales associates and representatives. The Coldwell Banker system’s Southern region ...


New Study Examines Increasing Demand for Eco-Friendly Homes in D.C. Market

A new study, produced by the first ever public-private partnership on real estate and green homes, revealed that real estate listings which highlight eco-friendly, high-performance home (HPH) features perform above average in the Washington, D.C. market. ...


Realogy Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Realogy Holdings Corp. was recently featured in a new Business Roundtable report released today that highlights the commitment of America’s CEOs to incorporate sustainability into their business practices—all in an effort to lead the way toward a more sustainable future. ...


Florida Reels in Brazilian Property Investors

Moneycorp, the international payments specialist, saw a notable increase in the number of Brazilians choosing to invest in Florida property this March. ...


RentalRoost Featured on Network World’s Must-See List of Products at Annual Tech Show

A contextual home search feature from RentalRoost, the lifestyle-based home and rental search engine, was highlighted online this week by Network World, a leading provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Attendees REvolutionized Sales Convention 2015

HSF Affiliates LLC hosted its annual Sales Convention March 22-24 in Las Vegas. More than 3,500 network professionals and guests attended the three-day event to gain insight from motivational speakers, hear market observations, attend panel discussions, preview the network’s latest tools and resources, and catch State of Rhythm at the ...


Existing-Home Sales Spike in March

Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year ...


Quicken Loans Sues Justice Department and HUD

Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage lender, filed suit Friday in Federal District Court against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The company was left with no alternative but to ...


New Marketing Campaign Taps into Home-seller Emotions

When it comes to buying or selling a home, the process is often accompanied by a wide range of emotions. ...


Share of Seriously Underwater Homes Increases in First Quarter for First Time Since 2012

RealtyTrac® recently released its U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2015, which shows that at the end of the first quarter of 2015 there were 7,341,922 U.S. residential properties seriously ...


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