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FHA 203k Mortgage Loans Provide Options for Agents and Buyers

Most real estate agents have been there: You have a listing that has great bones or offers a lot of space for the money, but some aspects of its condition are likely to frighten most buyers away. With a unique financing option available ...


It’s Not about Us

Recently, I was a conference panelist speaking on the topic of consumer perceptions of the real estate industry. As millions of homes are sold each year and buyers and sellers are generally happy with their experience, one may conclude that all is right ...


Is It Time to Update Your Landscaping?

(TNS)—Homeowners often update or refresh the interior of their homes by changing paint color or furniture, but the design of your lawn probably doesn’t receive your attention that frequently. ...


Engel & Völkers Opens Market Center in Rome

Engel & Völkers has opened a Market Center (MC) in the heart of Rome, close to world-famous landmarks including the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, the company has announced. The MC concept is aimed at brokering high-end residential property across the whole metropolitan area of Rome. There ...


Stewart Title Announces Leaders to Serve Midwest Division

Stewart Title® recently announced transitions within leadership roles including division president for Illinois, and senior division president for the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. ...


Webinar: Goodbye Peaks and Valleys, Hello Year-Round Success!

The market is unpredictable–your income doesn’t have to be. Workman Success Systems Founder and CEO Verl Workman and RE/MAX Center’s Cleve Gaddis are back for another installment of RISMedia’s popular Agent Webinar Series, where they’ll discuss the secrets to year-round sales success, including: ...


HUD Releases Rule Clarifying Requirements of Housing Choice Voucher Participants

Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released the final rule that clarifies the portability regulations and requirements in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program and helps improve the processing of portability requests. Portability refers to a feature of the HCV program that allows an eligible family with ...


Existing-Home Sales Maintain Steady Incline

Existing-home sales steadily increased for the third consecutive month in July, while stubbornly low inventory levels and rising prices are likely to blame for sales to first-time buyers falling to their lowest share since January, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Following a Clear Action Plan the Foundation to Success

Reaching success often means planning, planning, planning. In the following interview, Pat Kelly of Realty ONE Group in Gilbert, Ariz., talks time management, tech, and more. ...


Understanding the Role of Title Insurance in the Home Buying Process

With more than five million homes sold annually in the United States, purchasing a home remains at the center of the American dream. A large percentage of these buyers will be making this major purchase for the first time, which can be ...


Pillar To Post Home Inspectors Marks Half-Year 2015 Growth, Expands In 18 States And Ontario

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, one of the largest home inspection companies in North America, has announced impressive franchisee growth for the first half of 2015. Adding 44 new Pillar To Post locations throughout North America - 37 in the United States and seven in Canada - the company recognized ...


Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group, REALTORS® Names President

Robert Burns has been named president of Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group, REALTORS® effective September 1, 2015, the company has announced. Burns will lead operations and assume responsibility for sales, marketing, education and relocation functions of the company. ...


Peter Turtzo Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as Senior Vice President of International Operations

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced real estate veteran Peter Turtzo has joined the network as senior vice president of International Operations. Turtzo is responsible for establishing strategy and process for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ growth into international markets, ...


A Place in the Sun: Google’s Project Sunroof Helps Homeowners Embrace Solar

Just Google it. A new tool we never knew we needed has just rolled out from deep within the goat-maintained Googleplex. Project Sunroof, engineered by East Coast Googler Carl Elkin, proves to solar-skeptical homeowners that solar power is attainable, ...


Foreclosure Activity Increases 7 Percent in July, Bank Repossessions Reach 30-Month-High

RealtyTrac® recently released its July 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows a total of 124,910 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—in July, up 7 percent from the previous month and up 14 percent from a ...


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