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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Surge, Then Settle

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.03 percent, up five basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily increased last week, spiking to 4.26 percent on Friday before declining to the current ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: ‘First-Time Homebuyers: Where Do They Stand in Today’s Market?’

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms. ...


Sunny Isles’ International Sales Team of America, Inc. Affiliates with Century 21

Independent real estate company International Sales Team of America, Inc., based in Sunny Isles, Fla., announced today that it is now a real estate brokerage franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. The company will operate as CENTURY 21 1st Class Realty, specializing in residential real estate in the ...


Cartus Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Operations

Opened in 1979, Cartus’ UK office has grown from its initial beginning as a firm dedicated to employee relocation within the UK to one of the EMEA region’s leading global relocation companies. ...


International Homebuyers Continue to Invest in Profitable U.S. Market

Favorable exchange rates, affordable home prices and rising affluence abroad continue to drive international buyers to the U.S. to purchase properties and make real estate investments. ...


Earn $35 Amazon Gift Card With MVP

NAR PULSE--When you or your agents register for the SRES® Online course by July 15, you can earn a $35 Amazon Gift Card through MVP. The SRES® designation focuses on the 50+ age group, one of the largest consumer markets in ...


Americans Share Positive Housing Attitude

Consumer confidence in the housing market has trended upward significantly during the recovery but continues to be less than needed to return to "normal" housing levels, according to results from Fannie Mae’s June 2014 National Housing Survey. On average, consumers' 12-month home ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Further Expands its Coverage with New Office in Vacaville, California

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC (Carrington), a corporately owned and operated national brokerage, recently announced that it has once again expanded its coverage, adding an office in Vacaville, Calif., under the direction of Local Office Leaders Ken and Melody Kramer. Drawing from their extensive industry experience and local market knowledge, ...


Pending Home Sales Give a Drastic Push Forward

Pending home sales rose sharply in May, with lower mortgage rates and increased inventory accelerating the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four regions of the country saw increases in pending sales, with the Northeast and West experiencing the ...


8 Ways Homebuyers Annoy Sellers

(MCT)---Selling a home is stressful. And poorly behaved buyers add to the strain. A little give-and-take is normal, but some buyers push the envelope, as well as the sellers' buttons. Here are eight ways that homebuyers annoy sellers. ...


Broker Training Series, ‘One Byte at a Time,’ Puts Focus on RISMedia Content

Editor’s Note: This is part four of a four-part series highlighting video training sessions and creative-use ideas, created by San Diego-based Century 21 Award for their agents in using RISMedia’s Content Solutions and specifically RISMedia’s RREIN platform. ...


Pillar To Post Home Inspectors Named List of 50 Top Franchises for Veterans

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, North America’s largest home inspection franchise, was recently named on World Franchising Network’s list of the 50 top franchises for veterans. The list was featured in USA Today on June 20. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors was chosen for its number of veterans serving as ...


Engel & Völkers North America Opens its Newest Brokerage in Beverly Hills, California

Engel & Völkers North America recently announced the opening of its newest shop in Beverly Hills, expanding its presence in Southern California and in North America. The new brokerage will be led by Raphael Barragán, partner and CEO, and Robert Cipolloni, regional director. The addition of Engel & Völkers Beverly ...


Talk Shop with a Real Estate Legend at RISMedia’s CEO Exchange

In 1973, globally-recognized real estate franchise RE/MAX, LLC was founded by Dave and Gail Liniger. In that same decade, audiences stood up and cheered when boxing epic Rocky hit theaters. Even though real estate “ain’t all sunshine and rainbows,” the story behind ...


The Dying Dining Room

The dining room isn’t what it used to be. ...


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