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Fifty-Four Percent of Metros on Pace to Reach Eight-Year High in Home Sales

Things are looking good for the future of housing—single family home and condo sales through August were on pace for an eight-year high nationwide. This data comes from a recently released RealtyTrac® August 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows a ...


CFPB Finalizes Rule to Facilitate Access to Credit in Rural and Underserved Areas

Changes are being made to credit access in rural and underserved areas, as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently finalized several changes to its mortgage rules to facilitate responsible lending by small creditors in these locales. The new rule, which ...


Engel & Völkers Launches York Shop with Grand Opening Event

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its shop in King City, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers in the region. Jorg Hermanns is the owner of the new Engel & Völkers York, and Julie Thompson is the managing broker. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Recognized by Adopt-a-Pet.com for Commitment to Finding Homes for 20,000 Adoptable Dogs

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has been awarded the first-ever Companion Animal Champion Award by Adopt-a-Pet.com for helping find homes for more than 20,000 dogs in 2015. ...


REcolorado Joins Homes.com’s® MLS Partnership Program

Homes.com® recently announced the addition of REcolorado to its MLS Partnership Program. The new partnership will offer REcolorado’s 18,000 real estate professionals free exposure for their 9,500 active listings by gaining access to Homes.com’s audience of more than 13 million monthly transaction-ready consumers. ...


Leadership from the Outside, In

“Don’t study the great realty companies, study the great companies,” said Paul Charron. “The great companies will have something for you to take away.” As chairman of the board for the Campbell’s Soup Company with a rich career of leading many diverse firms ...


Join the REach® Insight Panel, Earn with MVP

NAR PULSE—Join the REach® Insight Panel and complete at least one demo of a REach® Class of 2015 company to earn rewards with the Member Value Plus (MVP) Program. Register by Sept. 30 to receive free products and discounts from 2015 REach® ...


Hispanic Women Taking Charge among Fastest-Growing Homebuying Demographic

The Hispanic population has become a catalyst for the U.S. housing market, and new data released recently by Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP) shows that Hispanic women, in particular, are essential to ...


Broker Portal Announces Progress on Branding, Vendor Selection, and MLS Agreement

Broker Public Portal LLC Chairman Merle Whitehead recently released this update following the September 9th meeting of the Board of Managers: ...


Growing Beyond Hostas: Planting Ideas to Enliven Your Shade Garden

(TNS)—Hostas are the workhorses of the shade garden. Once they’re established, they’re pretty much low-maintenance plants. They tolerate periods of drought, and they are reliably hardy in areas that freeze during winter. They often sport big beefy leaves with interesting textures and colors ...


Report: More than a Quarter of U.S. Homes Lost Value in the Last Year

Nationally, homes appreciated 3.3 percent from a year ago, rising to a Zillow Home Value Indexof $180,800. The national growth rate has leveled off over the past five months, suggesting the housing recovery ...


Century 21 Real Estate Names New Global Chief Marketing Officer

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that Cara Whitley, a 20-year veteran of loyalty marketing, business development, strategy and change management, is the company’s new global chief marketing officer. Whitley, who will lead the marketing, advertising and digital media efforts through the C21® System’s next phase of continued global expansion ...


For 69 Percent of Renters, Location Is a Decision-Maker

It may surprise some housing professionals to know that when it comes to renting, location—not price or size—seems to be the major decision-maker. This news comes from For Rent Media Solutions' recently released white paper, Engaging Today’s Consumer: The Modern Apartment ...


Wells Fargo Announces $125 Billion Lending Goal to Support NAHREP’s Hispanic Wealth Project

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage recently announced its support of the goals of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals’ Hispanic Wealth Project, which seeks to triple Hispanic household wealth over the next decade. Wells Fargo’s goals over the next 10 years include a projected $125 billion in mortgage ...


Engel & Völkers Celebrates Grand Opening of Denver Front Range

Engel & Völkers recently celebrated the grand opening of its first Denver shop with an exclusive ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. The event was hosted at the newly designed Denver Front Range storefront, located at 19751 East Main Street, Suite 9 in Parker, Colo., and was attended by over ...


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