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Real Estate Agents Facing New Challenges

The role of a real estate agent is changing as the Internet, new laws and the recovering housing market exert their influence on the industry. Competition is picking up, making it more important than ever for real estate firms to identify challenges ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Report of Real Estate Firms

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. ...


The Latest News on Real Estate Domain Extensions

Have you heard about the new .REALTOR domain? Maybe you were even one of the many agents who signed up for priority registration to secure this branded domain that will show consumers they are working with a certified REALTOR®. ...


Zillow Launches Mortgage Pre-Approval Tool for Home Shoppers

Zillow, Inc. recently announced the launch of Mortgage Pre-Approval on Zillow®, a new tool that enables home shoppers on Zillow to get pre-approved for a mortgage quickly and easily. Zillow is the first and only home shopping resource where consumers can find a reputable lender, who has been rated and ...


Marie Jo Atkins Announced as Top Producing Team for 2013 at Real Living Lifestyles Real Estate

Marie Jo Atkins listed her very first home in Rancho Bernardo – twenty years later she is still based in the same city and has had a remarkable close to her second decade in real estate. Once again, Marie Jo and her team are number 1 in gross commission income ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Named Platinum Award Winner by Cartus Broker Network

CENTURY 21 New Millennium has been named a Platinum Award winner by the Cartus Broker Network at its annual Broker Network International Conference held February 25-28 in Florida at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort and Spa, Ft. Lauderdale. Cartus is a worldwide leader in employee relocation solutions. ...


HUD Awards $1.8 Billion to Improve, Preserve Public Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently awarded nearly $1.8 billion to public housing authorities in all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to make major large-scale improvements to the nation’s 1.1 million public housing ...


Living Smart: Spring Housecleaning Tips and Tricks

(MCT)—How do your cleaning skills compare to those of pros who’ve earned homeowners’ shining reviews? ...


Century 21 Real Estate, Google and Videolicious Launch Marketing Suite

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced the launch of C21 Social XchangeSM, in conjunction with agreements with Google and Videolicious. Through an industry-first licensing agreement with Google, a co-marketing agreement with Google Adwords, and a comprehensive licensing agreement with Videolicious, the C21 Social Xchange combines a comprehensive ...


How Will the Winding Down of Fannie and Freddie Affect Homebuyers?

A bipartisan proposal seeks to wind down mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and completely overhaul the nation’s mortgage system. According to Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The Association of Mortgage Professionals), “A change in the mortgage system will be ...


6 Questions to Ask before a Refinance

(MCT)—A home mortgage refinance may sound like a good idea in theory, but it’s not always possible or desirable. ...


Lifestyle-based House and Apartment Finder Featured on CNNMoney

San Francisco start-up RentalRoost was recently featured in a CNNMoney article that took an in-depth look into the mission behind the lifestyle-based house and apartment finder, providing a glimpse into how the company is aiming to take the big data approach to a whole, new level. ...


Housing Starts Hold Steady in February

Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in February, inching down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000 units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau. ...


HUD Provides Over $100 Million to Oklahomans Hit by Tornadoes

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced additional $109 million in disaster recovery aid to the City of Moore, Oklahoma and to the State of Oklahoma to help local communities recover from a devastating spate of storms, including a powerful tornado that struck Moore last May. ...


Zillow Names Curt Beardsley Vice President, Industry Development

Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate and home-related marketplace, has announced Curt Beardsley has joined the company as vice president, industry development responsible for building and strengthening Zillow's relationships with multiple listing services (MLSs) and other industry partners. ...


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