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Pending Home Sales Give a Drastic Push Forward

Pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four regions of the country saw increases in pending sales, with the Northeast and West experiencing the ...


8 Ways Homebuyers Annoy Sellers

(MCT)---Selling a home is stressful. And poorly behaved buyers add to the strain. A little give-and-take is normal, but some buyers push the envelope, as well as the sellers' buttons. Here are eight ways that homebuyers annoy sellers. ...


Broker Training Series, ‘One Byte at a Time,’ Puts Focus on RISMedia Content

Editor’s Note: This is part four of a four-part series highlighting video training sessions and creative-use ideas, created by San Diego-based Century 21 Award for their agents in using RISMedia’s Content Solutions and specifically RISMedia’s RREIN platform. ...


Pillar To Post Home Inspectors Named List of 50 Top Franchises for Veterans

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, North America’s largest home inspection franchise, was recently named on World Franchising Network’s list of the 50 top franchises for veterans. The list was featured in USA Today on June 20. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors was chosen for its number of veterans serving as ...


Engel & Völkers North America Opens its Newest Brokerage in Beverly Hills, California

Engel & Völkers North America recently announced the opening of its newest shop in Beverly Hills, expanding its presence in Southern California and in North America. The new brokerage will be led by Raphael Barragán, partner and CEO, and Robert Cipolloni, regional director. The addition of Engel & Völkers Beverly ...


Talk Shop with a Real Estate Legend at RISMedia’s CEO Exchange

In 1973, globally-recognized real estate franchise RE/MAX, LLC was founded by Dave and Gail Liniger. In that same decade, audiences stood up and cheered when boxing epic Rocky hit theaters. Even though real estate “ain’t all sunshine and rainbows,” the story behind RE/MAX ...


The Dying Dining Room

The dining room isn’t what it used to be. ...


Mortgage Applications Inch Lower

Mortgage applications decreased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 27, 2014. ...


The Legal Ins and Outs of Buying a House with Someone

Many people consider buying a house together for many different reasons. Whether it is your first-time home or an investment property, buying a house together does have its perks. If done with care, this arrangement can be very beneficial in getting you a house that you may not have otherwise ...


Tips for Surviving When Kids Come Home after College

(MCT)—Do you have advice for parents of “boomerang” kids who have moved home after college graduation? ...


RE/MAX Gateway offers The NEW Agent Training Program

RE/MAX Gateway recently announced the offering of The NEW Agent, a fully inclusive instructional course created specifically for RE/MAX Gateway beginning on July 7, 2014. Supporting real estate agents throughout Northern Virginia, course participation is open to all agents, regardless of brokerage affiliation. Developed by industry expert Scott MacDonald and ...


EBCBOR and MBOR Merge to Form Third Largest REALTOR® Association in N.J.

The Meadowlands Board of REALTORS® (MBOR) formerly based in Rutherford will join forces with the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR) paving the way for the creation of the third-largest REALTOR® association in N.J. The combined association, under the name Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® Inc., will have ...


Today’s Teenagers Will Rock Real Estate

Sea changes are in store for residential real estate ten years from now. Millions of new households will lift rental and starter home markets, half of the new families will be minorities and their ability to access mortgage finance will determine whether ...


Revealed: Most Popular Cities for Renters on the Go

Providing insight into the patterns of today's renters, realtor.com® recently named the 10 most searched cities on the realtor.com® rentals mobile application for iOS and Android since the launch of the application. ...


Log Homes Council Members Celebrate National Log Home Open House Month in July

Members of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Log Homes Council (LHC) are celebrating National Log Home Open House Month in July by hosting home tours, log raising demonstrations, factory tours, seminars and much more. This marks the third anniversary of the national event for the LHC members. ...


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