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From Campus to Closing Costs: A College Grad’s Guide to Home Buying

You’ve packed up your dorm room, thrown your Frisbee into storage, and have bid adieu to those cumbersome textbooks. College has culminated, so what now? This exciting time in a young person’s life is ruled by one question: what’s next? For many, that answer takes ...


Savvy Storage for the Smaller Home

Many homebuyers may hesitate to consider a smaller home that lacks sufficient storage space. While this often means getting rid of—or acquiring fewer—belongings, there is still a need for accessible, efficient storage throughout the home. Short of adding or constructing areas specifically for storage, there are ways to coax more ...


On the House: First-Time Homebuyers Can’t Afford to Do It Alone

(TNS)—From the glass-half-full department of residential real estate, here is a summary of the things the experts believe are blocking a full housing recovery nationwide. ...


BHHS Florida Network Realty Names New Creative Services Marketing Manager, Operations Manager

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently announced the promotions of Marisa Mariano to Creative Services Marketing Manager and Andrea Nichols to Operations Manager. ...


RE/MAX Launches Mobile Friendly Online Tools

RE/MAX recently released new online tools to affiliates that will provide an enhanced customer experience.  All U.S. agents and brokers will have access to a version of new responsive single page websites and a mobile-friendly lead management system is available in the company owned regions, all at no cost. ...


From Capitol Hill: Update on NAR’s 2015 Political Advocacy Efforts

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) works diligently on a legislative and regulatory agenda that encourages a sound and robust U.S. real estate market and protects the business interests of consumers as well as REALTORS®. In 2015, significant accomplishments have included: ...


18 Countries Launch Unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to Combat Climate Change

This past week, 18 countries, and over 60 organizations launched an unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction to speed up and scale up the sector’s huge potential to reduce its emissions and literally build greater climate resilience into future ...


Raising Appraisal Limits Could Hurt Consumers

More than 80 percent of bank appraisers think reducing the number of loans requiring an appraisal could increase risk to borrowers, according to a survey of its professionals released this week by the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Introduces Marketing Game Changers

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently introduced Florida Network Realty Marketing Concierge powered by Imprev, a provider of automated marketing technology. The new platform provides the company’s REALTORS® customized automated marketing collateral materials for promoting their listings. ...


Intermountain MLS Partners with CRS Data

CRS Data has partnered with Intermountain MLS to provide a wide range of extensive property tax data services across Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon. CRS Data is a leading provider of public record information for real estate, banker and financial professionals in the U.S. The public records company will begin servicing the MLS’s ...


2016 Housing Forecast: New Construction to Drive Highest Home Sales since 2006

New home construction and moderate gains in the existing home market will deliver the necessary one-two punch to push total home sales to the highest levels since 2006, according to the 2016 housing forecast issued this ...


35 Percent of U.S. Markets at New All-Time Home Price Peak

Among 94 major metro areas analyzed for the report, 33 markets (35 percent) have now reached new all-time home price peaks in 2015, according to RealtyTrac's recently released October 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report. ...


Relocation: Millennials Make Moves, Gen Xers Stay Put

Whether it’s a job relocation to the United States, the United Kingdom, or China, employees embarking on an international assignment likely have several things in common: namely, long wait times to obtain work visas, problems with payroll, and issues with housing, according to ...


Quicken Loans to Join Hendrick Motorsports, Kasey Kahne in 2016

Detroit-based Quicken Loans recently announced it will partner with Hendrick Motorsports in 2016, serving as a three-race primary sponsor of the No. 5 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS driven by Kasey Kahne in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The company will be an associate sponsor for all remaining races. ...


Home Prices Soar in Western Markets

Among the nation’s top 300 markets, a total of 170 or 57 percent have now achieved full price recovery, according to Homes.com®'s September 2015 Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion ...


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