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FHA Buyer Share of Home Sales at Two-Year High

RealtyTrac® recently released its June and Midyear 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows distressed sales, cash sales and institutional investor sales in June were all down from a year ago to multi-year lows even as sales to first-time homebuyers and other ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® Members Named Winners in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

HGTV has announced the winners of its Ultimate House Hunt, a month-long online contest held on HGTV.com. The contest highlighted exceptional homes from across the globe in ten distinct categories, attracting over 82 million page views with nearly 900,000 votes cast. ...


RentalRoost Releases Experian Credit Report Sharing Tool

RentalRoost Inc. has launched a secure credit report sharing tool that will make it easier for tenants to share their Experian credit report and score directly with landlords. The credit report is free for landlords and only has a minimal cost for the tenants. Best of all this credit pull ...


Howard Hanna, William E. Wood Further Unify Branding

A year since their merger, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and William E. Wood and Associates are becoming one in their branding. Residents in Virginia and North Carolina who are used to the familiar red William E. Wood signs in front of homes will, as of July 15, now see a new ...


Budget Offers Big Savings on Car Rentals

NAR PULSE—Have you saved on your car rentals with Budget, a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner? Right now, you can save even more—$25 off your next weekly car rental! See offer for details and the necessary coupon code. Offer ends July 31, ...


Cementing Your Place in the Market

Finding success in real estate means constantly looking to the future. In the following interview, Timothy J. Greene, President & CEO of John Greene REALTOR® offers insights into everything from running productive meetings, to simplifying your workloads. ...


FHFA Releases First Strategic Plan for the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released a strategic plan for its Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) that reflects the agency's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.  The strategic plan covers fiscal years 2016-2018 and describes how OMWI will support the diversity and inclusion mandates included in ...


Homes.com and RE/MAX, LLC Expand Technology Agreement

Homes.com and RE/MAX, LLC are renewing and expanding their long-standing technology and advertising agreement. RE/MAX has selected Homes.com to power the remax.com website and the RE/MAX suite of mobile applications through 2017, extending the relationship that began in 2005. ...


Diane Thurber Wamsley Receives EBCBOR Good Neighbor Award

Diane Thurber-Wamsley was recently honored at the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTOR Mid-Year Legislative Meeting at the Glen Pointe Marriott in Teaneck as the recipient of the 2015 EBCBOR Good Neighbor Award. EBCBOR established the Good Neighbor Award to annually recognize a member who demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate CMO Sean Blankenship Presents What Consumers Want in Smart Home

Recently, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC Chief Marketing Officer Sean Blankenship presented on the main stage of the inaugural Internet of Things (IoT) Influencers Summit at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. ...


Reader Rewards: Sit Back, Relax and Enter for Your Chance to Win

Between a parade of listing appointments, showings, negotiations and home inspections, carving out time to rest is easier said than done. As real estate’s busiest time of year marches on, we want to know: How are you unwinding this summer? ...


Deep Dive into Compliance, Leadership and Safety at CEO Exchange

Critical issues that stand to change the way successful real estate firms operate will be closely examined at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange this September. During the invitation-only event being held at Manhattan’s Yale Club, special experts will give keynote presentations on ...


A Look at the Rising Cost of Land in the U.S. in the Past 40 Years

Have you ever wondered how much it would cost to buy an average piece of land in your state 40 years ago? Have a look at this new animated map from howmuch.net to find out. ...


Down Payments Motivate Buyers More than Interest Rates

Changes in down payments have much greater impact on homebuyers’ willingness to buy a home than changes in mortgage rates and lower down payment increase renters, according to a new study published recently by economists at the New York Federal Reserve. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Teams Up with Adopt-a-Pet.com for Homes for Dogs National Pet Adoption Weekend

Between six million and eight million homeless pets enter shelters every year. That's why Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original real estate startup founded in 1906, is teaming up with Adopt-a-Pet.com to organize the Homes for Dogs National Pet Adoption Weekend. ...


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