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CRS Data Expands Into Pacific Northwest U.S.

CRS Data has expanded its tax data services into the Northwest U.S., through a new 3-year agreement with the Central Oregon Association of REALTORS®. The association will provide its 1,500-plus members with access to the CRS Data MLS Tax Suite, a newly designed online-accessible product that makes property data available ...


Webinar Recap: What’s Your Unfair Competitive Advantage?

Coined by Verl Workman, moderator of RISMedia’s recent webinar “Yes, You Can List 100 Homes a Year!” and founder and CEO of Workman Success Systems,  the “unfair competitive advantage” describes the one asset that ...


Big Data’s Big Applications for Real Estate

Consumers are hungry for information, and the Internet gives them unprecedented access to all kinds of it with a few clicks. When it comes to searching for a new home, buyers want as much data as possible to help them make ...


Millennials Think Happy Housing Thoughts, Study Shows

Realtor.com® recently revealed that millennials have become more positive when it comes to taking the plunge into homeownership and are primed to gain market share in the second half of the year, based on the results of its consumer ...


Spotlight: A Masterful Time-saving Resource for REALTORS

In today’s real estate landscape, agents and brokers have an abundance of tools at their disposal to help them stay competitive in their marketplace. From smartphone apps and devices, to Internet news services and local MLSs, the influx of information directed toward agents nowadays can be overwhelming to say the ...


Court Works to Fight Housing Discrimination

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court made big moves for fair housing, ruling that the 1968 Fair Housing Act encompasses claims of unintentional discrimination through disparate impact, making the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs liable for how it allocated low-income housing tax credits. ...


National Ranking Identifies Best Latino Agents

RE/MAX agents dominated the fourth annual National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP) Top 250 Latino Agent report with 62 agents on the list—twice as many as the next highest ranked franchise and nearly 25 percent of the total. RE/MAX agent representation in the Top 250 grew nearly 94 percent over ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty Expands to Oahu’s North Shore

Fresh on the heels of joining the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate franchise network, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty has announced its expansion to Oahu’s North Shore. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty North Shore will operate with a new office headed by Principal ...


Best and Worst Markets for Low Down Payment Buyer Affordability, Accessibility

RealtyTrac® has released a joint analysis with Down Payment Resource that examined affordability, median income, median home price and homeownership program availability in 370 U.S. counties with a population of at least 100,000 and where sufficient data was available. The report then ranked each ...


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: June 2015

REALTORS® working in rural settings face a variety of unique safety hazards. NAR and the REALTORS® Land Institute outline some of the potential dangers REALTORS® face working in rural areas and what they can do to stay safe on the job. For instance, when on a farm or in a ...


New Home Sales Rise to Highest Point Since 2008

The rate of new home sales increased in May to an annual level of 546,000, the highest since February 2008 as the housing market of the mid-2000s started to deflate. The May figure is 2.2 percent above April and puts the first two ...


Realtor.com® and Airbnb Team Up to Give Home Buyers Opportunity to Live Like a Local Before Purchasing

Realtor.com® and Airbnb have recently announced that they have teamed up to allow potential home buyers to “live like a local” by experiencing a specific neighborhood before purchasing. Visitors to realtor.com® will be able to book accommodations nationwide on Airbnb ranging from single-family homes to condos, lofts and other properties located ...


Avenue Named Winner at 2015 Realogy FWD Innovation Summit

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced Avenue as the grand prize winner of the 2015 Realogy FWD Innovation Summit held at the Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California, San Francisco. ...


Quicken Loans Named No. 1 Best Place to Work in Technology for 3rd Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Detroit-based Quicken Loans has earned the No. 1 ranking on Computerworld’s ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’ list among large organizations. The award marks the sixth time in 11 years the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender and largest FHA loan originator has been named No. 1 in ...


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Celebrates the Grand Reopening of Chapel Hill Office

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston (CBHPW) recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce to announce the grand reopening of its newly-renovated Chapel Hill office located at 1600 E. Franklin St. The state-of-the-art real estate office now features more than 12,000 square feet of contemporary ...


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