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HGTV Partners with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®

HGTV has joined forces with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® as the exclusive real estate partners for its annual Doory Awards. Billed as “The Ultimate House Hunt,” the Doory Awards present extraordinary homes for sale to HGTV’s extensive audience, allowing consumers to vote for ...


Eye on the Economy: Mixed Signals as Spring Data Bloom

With the unseasonably cold winter now finally over, the spring home building and selling season has begun. Economic data thus far presents mixed news. For example, new home sales disappointed for the month of March. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department ...


Low Cash-Out Share, Shorter Terms Point to Equity Build-Up

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its first quarter 2014 quarterly refinance analysis, showing that borrowers will save on net more than $1 billion in interest payments over the coming year as they continue to shorten their payment terms and build ...


Mortgage Applications Slide in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 5.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending April 25, 2014. ...


CENTURY 21 Gentry, Realtors® Joins Leading Residential Franchise Sales Organization

Gentry Realtors, based in Little Ferry, N.J., has announced that it is now a real estate brokerage franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. The company will operate as CENTURY 21 Gentry, Realtors®, specializing in residential and commercial real estate in the northern New Jersey area. ...


REALTOR® Party Convention and Trade Expo Takes on Washington

Nearly 8,500 REALTORS® and guests will gather together in Washington, D.C., May 12-17 for the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo, where they’ll advocate policies that protect and advance investment in residential and commercial property. ...


Trending: Crowd Funding and Commercial Real Estate

A recent report by data analysts Crowdnetic regarding activity since the SEC enacted general solicitation last fall showed some interesting developments: far and away, real estate investing and development has benefitted most from the rule change, receiving the highest amount ...


In Most of U.S., Buying Beats Renting after Only Two Years

In half of U.S. metros, buying a home is a better financial decision than renting for home buyers who plan to stay in their home for at least two years, according to the first quarter Zillow® breakeven horizon analysis. ...


HUD Secretary Announces Disaster Assistance for Arkansas Storm Victims

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Arkansas and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. ...


RE/MAX Continues Worldwide Growth

Two leading real estate entrepreneurs are the new owners of the RE/MAX master franchise in South Korea, as the country becomes the newest addition to the RE/MAX global network. ...


Real Living Lifestyles Agents Earn National Award for Customer Service

Real Living Lifestyles announced recently that Bob Griswold, Deborah Simon, Debra Sorensen, Dolores Beddow, Elena Yu, Jeff Weber, Jenn Blake, Joe Howard, Ken Maculan, Larry Wight, Laura Mitchell, Linda Campbell, Pat Haeckel, Sara Driscoll, Steven Webber, Susan Taylor, and Tony Hanggie have received the Premier Service® Diamond national award for ...


Home Prices Up 12.9% from Last Year: Case-Shiller

In recent housing news, the latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index tracked a 0.8 percent rise in February based on a seasonally adjusted basis. This is slightly better than the predictions of national economists; A Reuters poll of economists had forecast ...


Attend the Idea Exchange Council for Brokers May 13 in Washington, D.C.

NAR PULSE—Broker/owners from companies of all sizes are invited to join the “Think Tank” discussion at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 during NAR’s REALTOR® Party Convention in Washington D.C. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in an honest exchange of ideas, ...


Mortgage Returns Enhances TRUE CRM Features to Maximize ROI for Mortgage Lenders

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced the launch of new features to their TRUE CRM system, providing companies with new marketing materials, content control and advanced reporting capabilities. ...


Century 21 Affiliated Agent Inducted into Hall of Fame

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, has announced that affiliated agent Sue DeChambeau with CENTURY 21 Alliance has been inducted into the brand’s coveted CENTURY 21 Dick Loughlin International Hall of Fame. DeChambeau was selected because of ...


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