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Webinar for Money Makers: Real Estate Technology You Need to Succeed

New real estate technology arrives faster than you can say, “Sold!” How can you separate the tools too good to pass up from the ones too good to be true? In this month’s webinar, “Money Makers: Real Estate Technology You Need to Succeed,” ...


The Ultimate Big, Small Company

Kuba Jewgieniew has created a thriving best-of-both-worlds scenario that has seen unprecedented growth. Starting Realty ONE Group in 2005 to fill a void he experienced as a top-producing REALTOR®, Jewgieniew went from sole proprietor to 60 offices across the nation and 7,000 agents in just 10 years, and ranks nationally ...


The Best Housing Markets for Growth and Stability

Home appreciation is generally considered a good thing. It means more equity for homeowners, and a bigger payout when the time comes to sell. But as we learned during the financial crisis, when home values grow too quickly, a boom can quickly turn into a bust. That can lead to vanishing equity, ...


New Survey Finds Like-Kind Exchanges Promote Job, Economic Growth

Real estate like-kind exchanges are an important vehicle for disposing of and acquiring properties, and support the nation’s financial growth, job creation and economy, according to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces its Own Worldwide 30 Under 30

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently unveiled its first list of top affiliated real estate professionals under the age 30 who have achieved early success in sales, philanthropy and leadership.  The Coldwell Banker® brand’s 30 Under 30 were chosen from the Coldwell Banker network’s 86,000 independent real estate professionals affiliated with approximately ...


White House Makes Solar Power Accessible to Lower-Income Households

In an effort to “scale up” solar, the Obama Administration recently announced an initiative that will result in lower household energy bills and job growth in the clean energy sector. The initiative, unveiled by the White House earlier this week, will ...


Realtor.com® Premieres Exclusive Digital Video Series with Actress Elizabeth Banks Targeting First-Time Homebuyers

Realtor.com® recently announced the launch of a five-episode digital video series created to provide first-time homebuyers with practical and entertainingly delivered advice on the start-to-finish stages of the purchase cycle. The original series is part of a broad marketing campaign realtor.com® launched in May and comes at a time when ...


Potential Buy-to-Rent Returns Down in 59 Percent of U.S. Counties

In the first five months of 2015, potential returns from buy-to-rent purchases of 3-bedroom residential properties decreased from the same time period a year ago in 59 percent of counties analyzed, according to a recently released RealtyTrac® Buy-to-Rent analysis. The analysis, coupled with ...


Business Travel Spending to Rise Nearly 5 Percent this Year

(TNS)--U.S. business travel spending is expected to increase 4.9 percent this year, to $302.7 billion, but concerns about the U.S. economy likely will dampen what could be even more growth, according to the Global Business Travel Association ...


BHHS Announces Winner of its $50,000 Sweepstakes

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced the winner of its $50,000 Sweepstakes held during the spring in conjunction with HGTV and its popular show “Fixer Upper.” Barbara Wakefield, a Lawrenceburg, Ky. housewife and grandmother, was drawn for the ...


Dotsignal Platform Integrates with Market Leader Product Suite

Dotsignal recently announced a technology integration with Market Leader®. The integration, which launched last week, enables all Dotsignal brokerage and agent clients using the Market Leader lead management system to funnel mobile leads from the Dotsignal platform into the agent’s individual Market Leader account. Market Leader is owned and operated ...


Arkansas Woman Takes Plea Deal in Carter Murder Case

Crystal Lowery, the Arkansas woman charged with kidnapping and killing real estate agent Beverly Carter last September, recently pleaded guilty to reduced charges in exchange for testifying against her husband, also charged in the murder. ...


DocuSign Offer Extended

NAR PULSE--There is still time to save 15 percent on DocuSign for REALTORS® PLUS annual prepaid plans! DocuSign offers quick and secure transaction management services and is the National Association of REALTORS® official and exclusive provider of eSignature services under the REALTOR ...


New Technology Built Specifically for TRID Helps Smooth the Way

With the CFPB’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule nearing its implementation deadline of Oct. 3, 2015, the residential mortgage industry has been hard at work to get new or updated processes into place and tested to help ensure a ...


Survey Shows Home Buying Swagger Starts with Understanding Credit

Summer means warmer weather and increased home sales, but many homebuyers dread the process. The majority of homebuyers (95 percent) know that credit is important when purchasing a home, and those who know their credit scores feel significantly more prepared to buy according ...


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