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ERA Real Estate Announces Affiliation of Shorewood REALTORS in Los Angeles County

ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, recently announced that LBH National Corp., owned by Roger Herman, has acquired Shorewood REALTORS®, a market leader in Los Angeles County’s South Bay region. The firm will continue to serve Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Palos Verdes, El Segundo and Redondo Beach. Herman is ...


Housing Recovery Expected to Press

Americans’ outlook on housing and the economy has fluctuated somewhat during the past few months, but the trend for most indicators remains positive overall, according to Fannie Mae’s February 2014 National Housing Survey results. ...


Realogy Charitable Foundation Celebrates $22.5 Million in Total Funds Raised and Donated

Realogy Holdings Corp. is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Realogy Charitable Foundation this month. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised and donated a total of $22.5 million to more than 1,800 charities. In 2013, the Realogy Charitable Foundation raised and donated $2.4 million to 619 charities, a 28 ...


Enhanced Listings, Maximum Exposure: Broker Preferred Listings Package Provides Increased Visibility

Tony Stephens, chief information officer at Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage, has been in the real estate business since 2001. Prior to entering the industry, Stephens worked as a marketing professional, leading the IT Department and heading up Membership & Marketing for the Georgia MLS. So when he sees a ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Reverse Course

In recent housing news, Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down following weaker than expected economic and housing news. ...


HUD Releases Proposed 2015 Budget

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan recently unveiled HUD’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. This year The President’s Budget provides a roadmap for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans, and ensuring fiscal responsibility. The Budget adheres to the 2015 spending levels agreed to in the ...


Adding Value to Client Interactions: Reports Enable Real Estate Pros to Stay on Top of Clients’ Needs

A few years ago, when the local real estate picture in Northern Wisconsin wasn’t so rosy, Ron Zahrt, president of First Weber Group in Wausau, Wis., saw the need to invest in—and teach his team about—progressive, new technology. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Celebrates Company’s Top Producers

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently honored the company’s top producers during an exclusive party at the famed TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. The evening featured dinner, fun photo ops and dancing to one of Northeast Florida’s top bands, The Honey Badgers. ...


Mortgage Returns Ranks 6th on ITEN’s Leading Tech Startup List

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced that it was ranked 6th on ITEN’s Leading Tech Startup List for 2013. Last year, Mortgage Returns was ranked 10th on the list. ...


Zillow Announces Multifamily Rental Advisory Board

Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate and home-related marketplace, has announced the formation of a Multifamily Rental Advisory Board to provide advice and counsel to Zillow on services for the multifamily rental industry, including ideas for future products and strategy. Zillow is the largest rental site on the Web, with ...


Set Yourself Apart with American Home Shield

When it comes to succeeding in the real estate industry, one of the most critical things you can do for your business is set yourself apart, says Richard Mazor, a REALTOR® associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Monmouth County, N.J. ...


New DocuSign Security Appliance Enhances Security and Compliance

DocuSign, Inc. recently announced the general availability of the new DocuSign Security Appliance. The unique solution provides DocuSign Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform customers the option of encryption key management and auditing for their DocuSign documents behind their firewall. This allows customers to realize the benefits of cloud-based DTM while ...


Real Estate with a Humanitarian Twist: New Company Bridges Home Sales with Building Homes for Those in Need

REALTORS® have been giving back to their communities for decades. However, a new company is working with agents to provide a different kind of service: building homes for those in need. ...


NAR Chrysler Offer Extended, Fiat and Cherokee Added

NAR PULSE—NAR, through the REALTOR Benefits® Program, has renewed its agreement with Chrysler Group LLC, extending Chrysler’s distinction as the “Official Automobile Manufacturer of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.” Members and association staff (and immediate family residing in the same household as ...


Buyers Ready to Make a Move This Spring

The National Association of REALTORS®’ Consumer Advertising Campaign TV commercial, “Make Your Move,” debuted recently in more than 20,000 national spots, and is expected to generate 3.9 billion impressions in 2014. This year’s campaign theme is market momentum, and the latest ad ...


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