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What Does It Cost to Pave a Driveway?

(TNS)—Make a great first impression on visitors to your home with an aesthetically pleasing driveway. ...


Real Estate Community Reacts to CFPB TRID ‘Sensitivity’ Announcement

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) made an announcement regarding 'sensitivity' to those companies making a good-faith effort to comply with the 1,888 pages of TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) regulation. The announcement stirred up quite a response from the mortgage-lending community, both ...


Broker Public Portal Elects Executive Committee

The Broker Public Portal recently announced that the Board of Managers has selected the first Executive Committee. ...


Home Buyers Uncertain about How a Credit Score Affects Financing Process

As Americans enter the peak time of year to buy a home, a recent survey from TransUnion reveals a majority of those planning on or considering buying a home in the next 12 to 18 months are unsure about actions that could help improve their credit score. A majority was ...


Pack It Up, Pack It In: Where Is America Growing?

If you’re looking for areas where the U.S. population is rising the most, just look in the South or West. Communities in those two regions dominate recent population growth trends, with a few exceptions. ...


As Economy Improves, So Do Home-Improvement Projects

(TNS)—The nation’s remodelers say that kitchen and bathroom redos remain the most popular, and that homeowners’ top motivation for renovating is to upgrade with newer, better features in their homes. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Supports ‘On the Move’ Luncheon

The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently went ‘on the move’ to support an important community event and one of their own. ...


Boomerang Buyers Are Coming, and Will Require Special Expertise

Over seven million Americans are reported to have lost their homes to foreclosure or short sale from 2007 - 2014, and an estimated 250,000 - 500,000 are beginning to re-enter the market. In all, reports say that half of the 7.3 million will ...


NAR Member Survey Reveals Slight Dip in REALTOR® Business in 2014

After gradually climbing for three consecutive years, the decline in existing-home sales in 2014 resulted in a slight reduction in REALTOR® business activity and income last year, according to the 2015 National Association of Realtors® Member Profile. The survey also found ...


REALTORS® View State Supreme Court Decision a Win for Consumers and Industry: Massachusetts Ruling Affirms Long-Standing Broker-Agent Relationship

The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) announced Wednesday that the Massachusetts State Supreme Court (SJC) decision in Monell vs. Boston Pads LLC is a win for consumers and the entire real estate industry. The ability for real estate agents to choose to affiliate with real estate brokers as independent contractors ...


Average Down Payment Drops to Three-Year Low

RealtyTrac® has released its Q1 2015 U.S. Home Purchase Down Payment Report, which shows the average down payment for single family homes, condos and townhomes purchased in the first quarter was 14.8 percent of ...


HomeActions Named to Preferred Provider for LeadingRE

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has selected HomeActions for its Solutions Group program, a collection of quality business products and services presented to its international network of more than 500 real estate firms. ...


Calcagni Real Estate Partners with Chesire Native

Steven Calcagni, President of Calcagni Real Estate recently announced the company’s partnership with CW Landmark Group, LLC, a real estate investment company, currently based in Cheshire, Conn. “For the past five or six years, new construction has been a very quiet market segment, but it has really begun to heat ...


House Prices Move Up In April

U.S home prices continued their upward climb in April, with CoreLogic reporting a  2.7 percent monthly advance, moving the year-on-year gain up to 6.8 percent. This forward motion represents 38 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices. While spring is typically the ...


Discounts + Rewards = Good Business with FedEx

NAR PULSE—Save big. Earn rewards. It’s a win-win for your business with FedEx, NAR’s exclusive shipping services provider and a REALTOR Benefits® Program participant. Save up to 26 percent on FedEx® services and then earn gift cards and brand-name merchandise through My FedEx ...


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