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Celebrities Come to the NAR Real Estate Conference November 8/9

Headed to the 2014 NAR real estate conference on November 8 and 9? Don’t miss your chance to meet & greet baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. in NAR’s Booth #1019 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Saturday! Get your photo taken with Ripken and ...


Use a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home?

(MCT)—Over the years, celebrities such as Robert Wagner, Alex Trebek and Fred Thompson have touted reverse mortgages as a way to supplement a senior’s fixed income by tapping equity that has accrued in their home. But here’s another, less common ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 6.6 percent from the week prior, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 24, 2014. ...


Three Top Locations Where Multinational Companies Send Employees

The United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore rank as the top three most popular destination countries where multinational companies are relocating employees to this year, according to international transferee data from Jan. 1 - June 30 of this year released by Cartus Corporation. ...


Two New Apps Make Renting Even Easier

ForRent.com®, a leading online apartment search destination, inspires renters to discover their next apartment, condo, loft or townhouse through innovative search filters that allow for quick and easy narrowing down of choices. The most recently released two new apps. Sift Rentals™ for iOS allows prospective renters to take ...


Ask the Expert: What Are Some Common Myths of Working with International Sellers?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Cindy Fauth, Global Marketing Manager with the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Your Place: To Prepare for Winter, Put Pipes First

(MCT)—Someone suggested that I write the annual getting-ready-for-winter column early this year because the last time I did, we had a mild one. ...


Consumers See Opportunities in Housing before Year-End

Prudential Real Estate, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, released this week the results of its third quarter Consumer Outlook Survey indicating that consumer optimism may lead to a stronger close for real estate in 2014. ...


Finance Executives Say Corporate Real Estate Has Emerged as a Key Strategic Component of Expected Growth

More than a third of finance executives in a recent survey, conducted by CFO Research (a division of CFO Publishing LLC) and IBM and released this week at the CoreNet Global North American Summit in Washington, D.C., say that their companies are planning growth that will result in more facilities ...


Former U.S. Secretary of HUD Hails New Book ‘An Invaluable Guide to Help Prospective Buyers through the Maze’

Adrian De Silva Ruiz has a long history connecting buyers with their dream homes at the right price, saving clients up to $100,000 on their purchase. He has spent 25 years bucking the trend in an industry fraught with agent-motivated interests, exploitation of uneducated buyers and sales strategies designed for ...


Jennifer Marchetti Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate (BHGRE®) announced today that Jennifer Marchetti has been promoted to the brand’s chief marketing officer. Marchetti has been at the helm of the real estate brand’s marketing efforts for more than four years, building out critical ...


‘Zombie’ Foreclosures Down 23 Percent from Last Year, but Increase in 16 States

RealtyTrac® today released its Q3 2014 “Zombie” Foreclosure Report, which found that 117,298 homes actively in the foreclosure process had been vacated by the homeowners prior to a completed foreclosure, representing 18 percent of all active foreclosures. ...


Prudential California Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, has announced that Prudential California Realty has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. ...


Uncovering Top Financial Worries

Scary costumes and haunted houses can be fun one night of the year, but dealing with real-life financial fears on a daily basis is no treat. However, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® Financial Literacy Survey revealed that 71 percent of respondents ...


Pandra Richie Addresses International Real Estate Symposium in Croatia

Pandra Richie, SCRP, SGMS-T, president of corporate real estate services for The Long & Foster Companies, recently addressed attendees at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) and Luxury Portfolio International International Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The event, which was held from Oct. 16 to 18, attracted accomplished ...


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