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Realtor.com® Launches New iOS9 “Express” Home Search App

Searching for a home just got simpler, as realtor.com® recently announced the launch of the realtor.com® Express Home Search app for iOS9. The express version of the realtor.com® Real Estate app offers six key features, including school search and 3D maps, as well as a streamlined interface. ...


New Study on Web Scraping of Real Estate Websites Shows Serious Cause for Concern

A new report has been released by Distil Networks, Inc. and Clareity Consulting with a focus on web scraping, a term many real estate agents might not yet be familiar with. ...


Build Your Own Haunted House with Realtor.com®

Halloween is the best holiday ever! (This is a fact right?) (#SorryNotSorry, Christmas.) And who doesn't love a little fall-inspired fun? ...


Teaneck Broker becomes City’s First Certified International Property Specialist

Jorge Ledesma, Broker-Manager of RE/MAX Quality Homes is the first REALTOR® in Teaneck to earn the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing him among 2,000 elite real estate professionals worldwide. Ledesma is now one of 26 REALTORS® in New Jersey to hold this elite designation. The CIPS was awarded ...


Realogy Launches $1.15 Billion Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced its intention to raise $1.15 billion of senior secured credit facilities. Realogy is seeking to amend and increase its existing revolving credit facility to $750 million and to fund a new Term Loan A facility of $400 million, both with five-year maturities. The terms of ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Supports Pink up the Pace

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently stepped up to support the Pink Up the Pace 5K run/walk in downtown St. Augustine. The annual event raises awareness and funds to support breast cancer patients, survivors and their families. ...


Housing Indicator Approaches Peak Level

Consumer confidence in the home-buying and -selling market bounced back from a recent dip, suggesting continued gradual improvement in housing activity. Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index™ (HPSI) increased to 83.8 in September, and The HPSI Good Time to Sell component ...


NAR Forms Strong Cooperative Relationship with CFPB on ‘Know Before You Owe’ Mortgage Initiative

With the long-anticipated overhaul of mortgage disclosures and closing procedures recently in effect, consumers are looking to real estate professionals to help shepherd them through the transition. Recognizing this, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) asked the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to ...


‘Zombie’ Foreclosures Down 43 Percent

In Q3, 20,050 U.S. residential properties in the foreclosure process—but not yet repossessed by the foreclosing lender—were vacant “zombie” homes as of the end of the third quarter of 2015, down 27 percent from the previous quarter and down 43 percent from a ...


RISMedia Gearing Up for 20th Annual Power Broker Events

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum and Power Broker Reception & Dinner will once again be held in conjunction with the annual REALTORS® Conference and Expo, taking place this year in San Diego. ...


Invaluable Protection for Everyone Involved

Throughout the course of a real estate transaction, there may be some inevitable bumps along the way. During the listing, a major appliance could break down, resulting in unexpected expenses for the seller. An inspection may bring to light an issue that needs to be resolved before the transaction can ...


More Urban Homeowners Are Buzzing Over Beekeeping

According to a United Nations report, of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the world's food, over 70 are pollinated by bees. That means without a ready crop of beekeepers to protect and sustain hives, the entire ...


RE/MAX Regional Services Launches Partnership with SocialSurvey

RE/MAX Regional Services (RRS), serving Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Southern Ohio, recently announced its partnership with SocialSurvey, a new tool that captures customer experiences in a simple way to help increase overall customer satisfaction and help companies manage their online reputation. ...


Stewart Launches Refined Brand to Support the Company’s Strategic Growth Initiatives

Recently, Stewart® announced the launch of a refined brand to support the company’s strategic growth plans and efforts to communicate its focus on operating in the true spirit of partnership. ...


Realtor.com® Digital Video Series Featuring Actress Elizabeth Banks Wins Five Prominent Awards

Realtor.com®'s original five-episode, digital video series, featuring actress Elizabeth Banks, providing practical, humorous advice to first-time home buyers, has won five digital advertising awards. ...


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