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Long & Foster’s McLean, Va., Office Surpasses $1B in Sales

Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., one of the largest independent residential real estate companies in the United States, has announced that its McLean, Va., office surpassed $1 billion in real estate sales for 2013, as of Oct. 23. This is the first time the office has sold more than ...


Survey Reveals Appetite for Out-of-Market Moves Driven by Finances, Lifestyle

ERA Real Estate, an international real estate franchisor, and HGTV.com, the leading home and garden website, recently tapped HGTV enthusiasts for their attitudes toward relocation and found 1 in 3 Americans would consider moving to another state in the next one to two years. The main motivators for such a ...


One Voice, One Message: How an Integrated Marketing Strategy Is Giving realtor.com® New Legs

Personal. Engaging. Informative. Accurate. ...


Homes.com Teams up with Barbara Corcoran

Homes.com® has teamed up with celebrity real estate personality Barbara Corcoran to share invaluable information and insights with consumers across the country. Addressing “5 Questions to Ask Before You Purchase a Home,” Corcoran and Homes.com collaborate to share expert tips, insights and ...


September Bay State Foreclosure Activity Remains Slow

Regional Spotlight—Foreclosure activity statewide in Massachusetts declined in September, marking the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year completed foreclosure declines, according to The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


Rates on New Home Loans Still Rising

In September, interest rates on conventional mortgages used to purchase newly built homes increased for the fourth month in a row, according to data released today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). ...


REALTORS® Advocate Housing Finance System Overhaul That Protects Taxpayers and Access to Credit

As lawmakers debate how best to reform the secondary mortgage finance market, they must ensure that any new system retains access to safe, secure and affordable sources of mortgage capital for creditworthy consumers in all market conditions or risk a major disruption ...


CFPB Files Suit under RESPA for Alleged Kickbacks to Affiliated Businesses

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it filed suit against a Kentucky law firm, Borders & Borders, PLC, and its principals, alleging that the defendants violated Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by creating a network of Affiliated Business Arrangements (ABAs) to pay ...


RE/MAX Officer Honored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® for Charitable Leadership

Mike Reagan, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Business Alliances, has been awarded the 2013 Corporate Person of the Year by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals), the company has announced. This award honors individuals who embody the passion and dedication it takes to support the needs of sick and injured children. ...


Then and Now: A Decade of Technology in Real Estate

More buyers than ever are taking advantage of the latest technology and online tools to search for a place to call home. As a result, REALTORS® are leveraging new technologies to better assist their more tech savvy clients. A 10-year history of ...


New-Home Construction: Get Ready for the Next Wave in Real Estate

NAR PULSE—The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) is set to launch its newly updated New-Home Construction and Buyer Representation Course in San Francisco on Nov. 7th during the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. The course focuses on the complexities of working ...


Home Warranties Provide an Added Edge

With nearly a quarter century of experience in the real estate industry under his belt, real estate professional Dave Abdallah has gone from being a staunch skeptic of home warranties to one of the nation’s top selling advocates of the diverse protection ...


The Agent Funnel: Recruiting Tomorrow’s Agent with Today’s Technology

When I was a young boy I learned how to fish by baiting a hook and dropping the line in the water, and then patiently wait for the fish to come to me. ...


HUD Announces Additional $5 Billion in Recovery Funds for Those Impacted by Sandy

One year after Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal communities in the Northeast, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated a combined $5 billion through a second round of recovery funds to five states and New York City. Provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, these ...


Pricier Properties Lead the Recovery

More than 11 percent of homes sold over the past 12 months had a sales price over $500,000, sales growth was highest among homes in above-median-priced categories not entry level starter homes according to a new analysis by an economist at the ...


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