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Long & Foster Joins Forces with Urban Pace

The Long & Foster Companies, parent company of Long & Foster Real Estate has invested in Urban Pace, a new construction sales and marketing firm based in Washington, D.C., the company has announced. Going forward, Urban Pace will continue to operate under its same brand and team at the current ...


Mortgage Lending Constricted by Regulatory Burden

Eighty-six percent of the typical bank’s mortgage loans made last year were “qualified mortgages,” according to the American Bankers Association’s 23rd annual Real Estate Lending Survey. Despite an increase in non-QM lending, the survey results revealed that 72 percent of respondents expect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s mortgage lending rules ...


Mary Frances Burleson: Don’t Mess with Reputation

When much beloved Dallas real estate icon Ebby Halliday passed away in September at the age of 104, it was a sad day for many. Still, her spirit lives on with all those who continue to make Ebby Halliday Real Estate one of ...


Mortgage Madness: Applications Jump 10 percent

Mortgage applications increased 10 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 8, 2016. ...


These Neighborhood Amenities Can Kill Your Property Value

In real estate, the phrase “cash is king” is oft overused. However, if you're struggling to sell a house in a bad 'hood, then you already know that in reality, location is king. Purchasing a home in a great area, or an area that is up-and-coming, can help maximize the value of ...


ERA Real Estate Names ERA Reardon Realty Company of the Year

ERA Real Estate has named ERA Reardon Realty of Jackson, Michigan, as its national company of the year. The Gene Francis Memorial Award, given annually by ERA Real Estate to its top all-around company, was presented to ERA Reardon Realty at the ERA® 2016 International Business Conference, held March 30 ...


Leadership Changes Announced for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

HomeServices of America recently announced that Mary Lee Blaylock, senior vice president and general manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHS California Properties), has been promoted to president and chief executive officer. David Cabot, former president and CEO, has been named chairman. These changes are effective immediately. ...


Boomerang Business: Build a Brand That Keeps ‘Em Coming Back

Consumers and agents have more options than ever. Stop “moment” marketing! Cut through to their core needs with a brand that speaks to them now and in the future. Join RISMedia and sponsor Imprev for the next installment of the Broker Best Practices Webinar Series, “Boomerang ...


Housing Spend on the Rise: A Breakdown of Cost-Burdened Households

According to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, 11.8 million U.S. renter households spend half or more than half of their income on rent, and that number is projected to increase 11 percent by 2025. If national rents continue to rise and wages ...


Wheel Estate: Bike Paths Lift Home Values

Bicycle-friendly amenities are contributing to a surge in property values in communities across the globe, marshaled by developments in urban centers and suburban outposts that accommodate “active” transportation. ...


Mortgage Rates Reach New Low

Mortgage rates declined slightly from the previous week to reach a new low for the year, according to results from Freddie Mac's recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). ...


ERA Real Estate Recognizes Newest Hall of Fame Inductees

ERA Real Estate recently inducted four individuals and two ERA® companies into the brand’s Hall of Fame. Established in 2013, the ERA Hall of Fame honors member companies and individuals who have consistently earned high levels of recognition and have made contributions with lasting impacts on the culture and history ...


Homesmart International Reaches Growth Milestone

HomeSmart International recently announced the franchising company has exceeded the 10,000 agent mark in its United States-based franchises. The milestone comes off of several consecutive years of positive growth trends since the company first began franchising in 2009. Additionally, 77 percent of the franchises under the HomeSmart brand posted net ...


In Real Estate, It’s Easy Being Green

When we think of the word “green” in relation to the real estate world, it can mean different things to different people. While not every buyer or seller is necessarily thinking about big-picture green topics, the concepts of utility costs, comfort and ...


Housing Limits Impact Social Mobility for Children of Low-Income Families

U.S. metros that historically have offered the best chance of success for children from low-income families have become among the least affordable cities in the country, according to a new Zillow analysis of mortgage and rental affordability. This relatively new phenomenon limits opportunities ...


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