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Failure to Launch Syndrome Can Hurt Household Budgets

Budget-conscious Americans say they are feeling the pinch from the responsibility of providing financial support for adult children, according to a new survey by American Consumer Credit Counseling. Half of those polled during the month of September by ACCC says they are ...


Long & Foster Expands Business on the Carolina Coastline

Long & Foster Real Estate is growing its business along the East Coast, the company has announced. The brokerage will serve clients on the coast in North and South Carolina, from Wilmington, N.C., to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and its focus is currently on Brunswick County, N.C., which is one of ...


Stewart Title and zipLogix Announce Strategic Partnership

Stewart Title® and zipLogix, the industry’s leading forms software provider and partner to the National Association of REALTORS®, have announced a strategic partnership to offer REALTORS® a point of sale for title and escrow services from within zipForm®. ...


REALTORS® Focused on Maintaining Market Momentum, Advancing Industry Goals

Housing prices have roared back and confidence in the marketplace has followed; at the same time, job growth is allowing more buyers to enter the market and rising home equity is giving homeowners the confidence to sell. With this optimism, real estate markets may have finally transitioned from recovery to ...


Home Prices Sustain Steady Growth in Most Metro Areas in Third Quarter

The encouraging lift-off in existing-home sales amidst ongoing inventory shortages kept home prices rising in most of the country during the third quarter, but overall price appreciation slowed to a healthier pace, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Allie Beth Allman & Associates

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has announced the acquisition of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, a recognized leader within the Dallas luxury real estate market. Terms were not disclosed. ...


HUD Announces Change to FHA Condo Policies at Realtors® Conference

Federal Housing Administration Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed Golding joined National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron on stage Thursday before a packed ballroom of Realtors® and industry experts to announce changes to FHA condominium policies. ...


Industry Greats Awarded at RISMedia Power Broker Event

Over the past several years, RISMedia has honored many industry icons for their important contributions to the real estate industry during its annual Power Broker Dinner. This past Friday, RISMedia and its award sponsors inducted six more executive leaders into its elite group of honorees during the 20th anniversary of ...


Introducing 2015 NAR President-Elect Tom Salomone

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Jim Imhoff, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Engel & Völkers, a European-based premium real estate brand, recently announced the opening of its first Falmouth, Massachusetts shop, bringing the firm’s comprehensive global services to real estate buyers and sellers of Cape Cod. ...


DocuSign Empowers Agents and Brokers to Manage Deals From Listing to Close 100% Digitally

With 2.7 million real estate transactions closed annually, DocuSign, Inc. extended its leadership in transaction management and eSignatures with enhancements to its Broker Edition product. New functionality includes a task dashboard, mobile tools, extended zipLogix forms integration, and back-office integration via a new partnership with Lone Wolf—all to simplify transactions and ...


With Housing Markets Mostly Back, Realtors(R) Focus on Future of Real Estate

As the country heads into an election year, Realtors® are gathering this week for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, here through November 16, where their focus will be on shaping the industry’s future and solving the issues holding back a full restoration of real estate markets. ...


Don’t Miss RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum Friday during NAR Convention

Attendees at this year’s Annual NAR Conference and Expo will have a ...


BHGRE Spotlight: Amy Lippincott – Deep in the Heart of Real Estate

Texas may be known for its excessive heat, but the weather isn’t the only thing that’s sizzling! The real estate market in the Lone Star state may be the hottest in the country with a whopping 10,000 people moving there a day. ...


Property Tax Primer: First, Learn the Terms

For most folks who love their home and have no plans to sell or move, one of your most costly recurring expenses is probably some sort of property tax, or a combination of them. ...


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