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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and The Trident Group Recognized as Platinum Recycler

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and The Trident Group has been recognized by Keystone Technology Management as a Platinum Recycler for their excellence in corporate environmental stewardship, recycling and green business initiatives. The company’s recycled computers and other electronics, which totaled 21, 381 pounds in 2014, helped to ...


Engel & Völkers Opens New Shop in Ludlow, Vermont

Engel & Völkers recently announced its newest brokerage in Ludlow, Vermont, the popular ski resort vacation destination and second home market. Gail Graves, owner and broker of Engel & Völkers Woodstock expands her operations as the owner and broker for the new Engel & Völkers Okemo. ...


The Real Estate A-List: 27th Annual Power Broker Survey Ranks Nation’s Top-Producing Firms

The industry’s most widely read and long-standing ranking of the country’s top real estate brokerage firms, RISMedia’s Power Broker Survey is now available for qualified brokers to complete. Now in its 27th year, the Power Broker Survey ranks firms by closed transactions ...


Maintaining a True Competitive Edge with HSA Home Warranty

Having been exposed to various home warranty companies over the years, Frank Wehrstein, president of Dickerson & Nieman REALTORS® in Rockford, Ill., explains that choosing to work with HSA Home Warranty was a no brainer. “After gathering feedback from our agents regarding their experience with different companies, HSA’s name kept ...


Solving the Move-Up Home Financing Dilemma

(TNS)—When you own a home and want to sell it to buy a place that’s nicer, you are likely to confront two obstacles: ...


HomeServices of America Announces Leadership Changes for RealtySouth

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced that effective immediately, Richard Grimes has assumed the role of chief executive officer of RealtySouth; Jim Dye has been promoted to senior vice president and general sales manager; and Ty Dodge, former president and CEO of RealtySouth, has been named Chairman ...


HomeSmart International Ranked as Top Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

HomeSmart International has announced it has been named to the 2014 Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500® list for the first time in company history. The Phoenix-based real estate franchise company comes in at No. 376 on the North American listing of the top 500 franchises across all industries. ...


Loan Delinquencies Reach Record Low

Delinquencies continued to decline in last year’s third quarter, falling in seven out of 11 categories as the economy improved and consumers responsibly managed their finances, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. ...


FHA to Reduce Mortgage Insurance Fees

(TNS)—The Federal Housing Administration plans to lower its annual mortgage insurance fees by 0.5 of a percentage point—a move that it says will allow more buyers to jump into the real estate market. ...


Obama Plan Makes It Easier for Younger, First-Time Homebuyers

(TNS)—President Barack Obama moved Wednesday to make it cheaper for first-time and younger buyers to take out a mortgage. Obama lowered the mortgage-insurance premium for borrowers who have a down payment of just 3.5 percent of the home’s purchase price and finance the ...


Real Estate Roundtable Praises Bipartisan House Vote to Extend Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA)

The recent bipartisan House vote of 416-5 to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for six years is a major step forward in bolstering economic security, maintaining positive momentum in commercial real estate markets and reducing policy uncertainty with a multi-year reauthorization, ...


Tulare County Association of REALTORS® Selects Point2 to Create Consumer Real Estate Search Portal

The Tulare County Association of REALTORS® (TCAOR) launched TulareCountyREALTORS.com last month, the organization announced. The consumer-facing real estate search website uses Point2 technology to surface the most accurate information about homes, land and commercial properties for sale in Tulare County, Calif. TCAOR is one of several real estate ...


Mortgage Applications Down 9.1 Percent

Mortgage applications took a hit recently, decreasing 9.1 percent from two weeks earlier, according to recently released data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 2, 2015. The most recent week’s results include an adjustment to account for the New Year’s Day ...


3 Reasons Housing is Looking Up in 2015

As 2015 rolls forward, there are several economic indicators that the housing market may have a break-out year. Let's review the top three. ...


Unveiled: Sarasota Lifestyle Website and Real Estate Town Documentary

TownAdvisor.com, which produces nuanced and richly detailed community-based information on its local websites and celebrated Real Estate Town Docu-Mentaries pertaining to the quality of life found in various towns, cities and neighborhoods across North America (geared towards prospective residents), recently added Sarasota to its first wave of privileged sites. ...


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