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To Go Solar or Not? That Is the Question!

I spend a lot of time monitoring the home solar industry and passing new information on whenever it develops. As more companies emerge to help homeowners with solar energy projects, and the price of related equipment continues to drop, more and more ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Selects Teldon as Solutions Group Partner

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced recently that Teldon has been selected as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, which offers select business tools to its global network of more than 500 real estate firms. ...


6 Months of Qualified Mortgages

Six months ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) began its implementation of the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). The short-term results were largely predictable with most lenders availing themselves ...


Three-Quarters of American Homeowners Have Used a REALTOR®

According to the results of a housing survey released recently by BMO Harris Bank, three-quarters (77 percent) of homeowners have used a real estate agent. However, nearly half (47 percent) of Americans are confident they could sell a home without the help ...


Impressing Real Estate Buyers while On-the-Go

Imagine you interviewed a new buyer. You’ve asked all the right questions: What is your price range? How many bedrooms do you want? Are you looking for a particular neighborhood? Do you want a pool? You know - that list of questions ...


For Property Managers: 5 Tips for Screening Your Tenant

For busy landlords and property management companies alike, screening prospective tenants can feel like a full-time job. That's where online tenant screening programs can provide assistance, making your job easier, and allowing you to feel more confident with your tenant selections. ...


New Home Prices Released by Metro Area and State

In response to frequent requests from its members, NAHB Economics recently released its estimates of new single-family home prices by state and metro area. The most expensive new single family homes are built and sold in three Northeastern states: Connecticut, Massachusetts and ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Surge, Then Settle

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.03 percent, up five basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily increased last week, spiking to 4.26 percent on Friday before declining to the current ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘First-Time Homebuyers: Where Do They Stand in Today’s Market?’

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms. ...


Sunny Isles’ International Sales Team of America, Inc. Affiliates with Century 21

Independent real estate company International Sales Team of America, Inc., based in Sunny Isles, Fla., announced today that it is now a real estate brokerage franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. The company will operate as CENTURY 21 1st Class Realty, specializing in residential real estate in the ...


Cartus Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operations

Opened in 1979, Cartus’ UK office has grown from its initial beginning as a firm dedicated to employee relocation within the UK to one of the EMEA region’s leading global relocation companies. ...


International Homebuyers Continue to Invest in Profitable U.S. Market

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments. ...


Earn $35 Amazon Gift Card With MVP

NAR PULSE--When you or your agents register for the SRES® Online course by July 15, you can earn a $35 Amazon Gift Card through MVP. The SRES® designation focuses on the 50+ age group, one of the largest consumer markets in ...


Americans Share Positive Housing Attitude

Consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward significantly during the recovery but continues to be less than needed to return to "normal" housing levels, according to results from Fannie Mae’s June 2014 National Housing Survey. On average, consumers' 12-month home ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Further Expands its Coverage with New Office in Vacaville, California

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC (Carrington), a corporately owned and operated national brokerage, recently announced that it has once again expanded its coverage, adding an office in Vacaville, Calif., under the direction of Local Office Leaders Ken and Melody Kramer. Drawing from their extensive industry experience and local market knowledge, ...


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