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Homes.com Launches New Advertising Program

Homes.com® recently released Homes.com Local Ads, a new advertising program offering agents, brokers, builders and property managers access to home buyers and sellers as they begin their property search. ...


Another Safety Scare: Iowa REALTOR® Target of Threatening Phone Call

An Iowa REALTOR® was recently the target of a phone call implying harm at an open house, again calling into question a practice that has long been subject for debate in the industry. ...


Home Prices Continue to Accelerate

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released for June 2015 show that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. ...


Study Finds Racial Disparity Exists between What Borrowers Pay for Mortgages

Racial disparity in mortgage rates is widespread between black and white borrowers, according to a newly published study which found more financially vulnerable black women suffer the most. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Donates to Dreams Come True

The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty have donated a record $61,438 over the last two years for Dreams Come True, the First Coast’s only locally based nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses, the company announced. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Earns Learning! 100 Award

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced that it has ranked 14thamong The Learning! 100 for excellence in its real estate training and educational platform, specifically the brand’s brokerage manager training that helps its franchisees identify and attract top talent to their brokerages. ...


Increase for Single-Family Built-for-Rent Construction

Single-family homes built-for-rent increased to approximately 8,000 starts for the second quarter of 2015, compared to about 6,000 for the same period of 2014. The share and count of built-for-rent starts are off post-recession highs and will likely approach historical norms as the housing market continues to expand. However, given the relatively small size of this ...


Realty ONE Group Affiliates Celebrate Success across the Nation

Realty ONE Group Affiliates announced recently they are having a banner year on all fronts. Since launching in 2012, the affiliate program has grown from 1 franchise to 41 locations in just over two years. In the past few years, locations have spread from 3 to 14 states resulting in ...


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 ...


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