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Former Investment Banker Turned Activist to Lead Latina Brunch at NAHREP Convention

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®) has announced Julissa Acre, former Goldman Sachs star and current public affairs director at Define American, will keynote the Latina Brunch session at its 2015 National Convention & Latin Music Festival. This year’s Latina Brunch will also serve as a forum ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in South Bay Region of Los Angeles

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its first South Bay shop in Los Angeles, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of the region. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Releases Latest Magazine

Luxury Portfolio International® has published the latest edition of its homes and lifestyle magazine. At 160 pages, the magazine is the largest issue in the publication’s history and is currently available online, releasing soon on newsstands in more than 60 countries. This issue also features a newly-enhanced design, with high-gloss soft-touch ...


High-Level Information and Networking Help Brokers Shape Success

Critical issues that stand to change the way successful real estate firms operate will be closely examined at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange next month. The now sold-out, invitation-only Real Estate CEO Exchange, “Building Sustainable Success,” will take a realistic look at ...


Home Improvement Hot Spots: Who’s Rebuilding?

(TNS)--After doing just enough to maintain their homes in the wake of the Great Recession, Americans are starting to ramp up spending on backyard decks, spa-like bathrooms and other vanity improvements. ...


Applications for New Home Purchases Show 4 Percent Dip

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for July 2015 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased by 4 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


4 Ways to Improve your Finances in One Day

(TNS)--Starting on the path to financial health can be overwhelming. But as you start paying attention to your money management techniques, you’ll notice it’s not the big things as much as it is your small, daily decisions that truly ...


Home Prices Rise in Nearly All Metro Areas in Second Quarter

A promising climb in home sales throughout the country amidst insufficient supply caused home prices to steadily rise in most metro areas during the second quarter, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


New Rules to Cut Water Used in Dishwasher

(TNS)--How many of you rinse off dishes first before putting them in the dishwasher? ...


Gap between Appraiser and Homeowner Perceptions Doubled in July

Appraiser opinions of home values were 2.33 percent lower than homeowner estimates in July, according to the latest Quicken Loans national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The gap between homeowner estimates and appraiser opinions of value in July was nearly double the gap ...


Mortgage Applications Fall Flat

Mortgage applications increased 0.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 7, 2015. ...


The Aging Housing Stock

The American housing stock continues to age, especially as residential construction continues its modest rebound after the Great Recession. According to the latest 2013 American Housing Survey (AHS), published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the median age of owner-occupied ...


How to Save on Products and Services You Already Use

NAR PULSE--In just one year, over 700,000 REALTORS® saved a combined $57 Million on every day products and services by taking advantage of the REALTOR Benefits® Program. Learn how you can save this year with industry leading companies including FCA ...


Better to Own Near Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods?

Two of our most basic needs as humans are food and shelter, and a recently released RealtyTrac report takes an enlightening look at an analysis combining these two elements. For this analysis, RealtyTrac looked at home values, appreciation and property taxes in U.S. zip codes with a Whole Foods or ...


Consumers Expect Slower Growth in Spending

The July 2015 Survey of Consumer Expectations results suggest relatively stable expectations about the economy. The median one-year and three-year-ahead expected rates of inflation remained unchanged at 3.0 percent. While earnings and household income growth expectations were largely unchanged, median household spending growth expectations retreated substantially to their lowest level ...


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