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Vets, Military Personnel & Spouses Offered Training & Licensing to Launch Careers in Real Estate

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty announced today its six-month anniversary since offering leading industry funding to active duty military personnel who are transitioning to civilian careers, veterans and spouses to acquire training and real estate licenses for careers as professional real-estate agents. ...


RE/MAX CEO Pens Op-Ed: Reasonable Lending Opens Door to Homeownership

Friday’s edition of Investor’s Business Daily carried an Op-Ed by RE/MAX CEO Dave Liniger supporting recent government policies that mark a return to more reasonable mortgage standards. ...


Increased Bank Reposessions Kickstart Slight Increase in Foreclosure Activity

RealtyTrac® recently released its May 2015 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 126,868 U.S. properties in May 2015, up 1 percent from the previous month and up 16 percent from a year ago to a 19-month high. The U.S. foreclosure rate ...


Consumer Credit Default Rates Reach New Lows

Data through May 2015, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, continued its downward trend in default rates. Historical lows are reported for four of the five national indices. The composite index posted its second consecutive historical low of 0.88 percent ...


May Housing Starts Highlight Strong Demand

Recently reported May housing starts showed an 11.1 percent drop in new home construction nationally, falling to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.036 million units. The drop from elevated April results was broad, with a 5.4 ...


Have a Trip Planned for the 4th of July Weekend? Choose Budget

NAR PULSE—Be sure to rent your car through Budget, a proud REALTOR Benefits® Program partner. Now through July 31, you can save $25 on your next weekly car rental! Let Budget help you make planning your next trip easy. Click ...


Ask the Expert: How Can Homeowners Encourage Pool Safety?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Charles Furlough, Vice President of Field Operations with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. www.pillartopost.com ...


Expect Better with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Providing an exceptional overall customer experience is important in any industry. It is the sum of all touch points a customer has with the company, including initial awareness, interaction with the brand—whether it is online or in-person—and ultimately, the use of the product or service. In the real estate industry, ...


Century 21 Real Estate Names New Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Industry Relations

CENTURY 21® Real Estate recently announced that Carter Murdoch has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth and Industry Relations. Murdoch brings more than 20 years of operational management experience in the mortgage and banking industries, and will report directly to Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer. ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in St. George, Utah

Engel & Völkers announced recently the opening of its first St. George, Utah shop, extending the firm’s comprehensive global network and premier level of service to residents of the stunning area. The shop opened with 10 agents at Engel & Völkers St. George, further solidifying the firm’s presence in the ...


Mortgage Debt Continues Growth in Commercial/Multifamily Sectors

The level of commercial/multifamily mortgage debt outstanding increased by $40.4 billion in the first quarter of 2015, as all four major investor groups increased their holdings. That is a 1.5 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2014. ...


REALTORS® Report Heightened Commercial Success

Commercial real estate markets are improving with REALTORS® specializing in commercial real estate reporting an increase in annual gross income, the number of sales transactions and sales volume, according to the 2015 National Association of ...


Grit and Perseverance: A Winning Recipe for Success

“People want to work with agents they know they can trust,” says David Stark of Stark Company REALTORS® in Madison, Wis. Read on for more of Stark's sage words of wisdom. ...


Spotlight: A Trusted Partnership with an Underlying Commitment to Service

HSA Home Warranty has been providing first-class service and quality home warranty products to homeowners and real estate partners for more than 30 years. ...


Builders’ Sentiment Improves

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for June increased to 59, a five point rise from May and tied for the highest since September 2014. The increase in builder confidence aligns with other recent positive housing news. April starts and permits were up significantly from a depressed March. Single-family starts rose ...


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