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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas Expands in the Fort Worth Market

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Texas recently announced it is opening a new office in Tarrant County, Fort Worth, continuing its goal to expand its presence in the Dallas-Fort Worth marketplace. ...


How U.S. Monetary Policy Influences Mortgage Rates

“Mortgage rates are at near-historic lows.” “Lock now before the Fed raises interest rates.” When your clients are in the market for a mortgage, they may be hearing these messages often with little or no idea how ...


Trending: More Favorable to Buy than Rent

The latest national housing market index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty indicates the country as a whole is moving deeper into buy territory, as owning a home is expected to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. ...


Lenders Report Mortgage Credit Standards Are Easing

More lenders report easing of mortgage lending standards across all loan types, according to Fannie Mae’s third quarter 2015 Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey™. Conducted in August 2015, the survey asked senior mortgage executives whether their lending organization’s credit standards have eased, tightened, or remained essentially unchanged for GSE eligible, non-GSE ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces Annual Award Winners at ‘Generation Blue Experience’

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced the winners of the brand’s most prestigious awards during the company’s annual international conference, the 2015 Generation Blue Experience. The Chandler Barton Spirit, Preserving the Trust and Coldwell Banker Hero of the Year awards recognize the sales associate, manager, and broker/owner affiliated with ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Establishes Strong Growth for 2015

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Mid-Atlantic has established a strong growth pattern for 2015 with 40.2 percent growth in homes sold, 39.7 percent in sales volume growth and 16 percent in new agent growth since it joined the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services network in December of 2014. In the greater ...


REcolorado Joins Homes.com’s® MLS Partnership Program

Homes.com® has announced the addition of REcolorado to its MLS Partnership Program. The new partnership will offer REcolorado’s 18,000 real estate professionals free exposure for their 9,500 active listings by gaining access to Homes.com’s audience of more than 13 million monthly transaction-ready consumers. ...


Finally: Foreclosure Activity Decreases 6 Percent Following Five Consecutive Months of Increases

Data from the recently released August 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ shows a total of 109,561 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — in August, down 12 percent from the previous month and down 6 percent from a ...


Webinar: Spark Sales Success…Online!

Ignite new leads and close more sides the same way top producers do: online! ...


Mortgage Rates Calm Ahead of Federal Reserve Decision

Average fixed mortgage rates remain largely unchanged ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's vote on an interest-rate increase for the first time in more than nine years. ...


Positive Consumer Spending, Growth to Offset Recent Market Volatility

Continued positive consumer spending and other solid domestic fundamentals are expected to offset recent market volatility and support modest improvement in U.S. economic growth in the second half of the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) ...


Progress Made in Development of New Infrastructure for Securing Single-Family Mortgages

Progress has been made in the development of a new infrastructure for the securitization of single-family mortgages by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to the FHFA's recently released Update on the Common Securitization Platform. ...


Smart Strategies for Growth: From Recruiting to Acquisitions

Editor's note: The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Watch for this column each month. ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Hosts Company Meeting and Top Real Estate Marketing Professionals, Launches Company Mantra

CENTURY 21 New Millennium reaffirmed its commitment to its agents, staff, core service providers, clients and community at its company meeting held recently at the Hilton in Springfield, Virginia, the company announced. Approximately 400 gathered to learn successful business building activities and marketing techniques that will positively impact agents’ business plans and ...


Why Are 150 Top Brokers Gathering in New York Today?

Given the demands of running a leading real estate firm in today’s market, brokers need a very compelling reason to take time away from the office to attend an industry event. RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange—kicking off today at Manhattan’s Yale ...


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