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30-Year-Fixed Mortgage Rates Slide for Second Week in a Row

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgages dropped eight percentage points from this time last week, landing at 3.97 percent. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered between 3.96 and 4.08 percent for the majority of the week, before settling at the current rate on Tuesday. ...


Power Broker Strategies for Increasing Productivity and Profit

When it comes to running a productive real estate firm, no detail is too small. From office renovations to training programs, today’s top brokers understand that there is a wide variety of factors that lead to profitability. ...


zipLogix Technology Fuels Top Performing Brokerages in 2014

RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker Report report shows strong indicators for overall market improvement and bolsters the strength of the industry’s technology leader, zipLogix. The annual report compiles survey results from brokerages in categories ranked by performance. ...


Tony Hanggie Achieves Top Producer Status at Real Living Lifestyles in 2013

Real Living Lifestyles, based Southern California, has announced that agent Tony Hanggie ranked No. 3 in most transactions closed and #6 in gross commission income for individuals at the company in 2013. Hanggie is a real estate agent and also an associate manager and mentor at the La Costa/Encinitas location. ...


June Existing-Home Sales Reach Recent Highs

During the month of June, existing-home sales reached an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013, according to data recently released by the National Association of REALTORS®. In addition to the heightened existing-home sales, rising inventory ...


Sweepstakes Winners Reflect on a Year Full of Continued Success

As the real estate industry continues down the road to recovery—one paved with limited inventory and rising home prices—it’s more important than ever for real estate agents to establish themselves as the authority in their local market in order to truly stand out from the competition. “Real estate is area-specific,” ...


zipLogix and BackAgent Partner to Offer Product Integration

ZipLogix and BackAgent have agreed to offer a seamless integration to their customers that enhance the value of both companies' products. BackAgent offers a variety of innovative brokerage solutions that streamlines the back office workflow. Brokers easily monitor and manage agent transactions while providing structure and guidance for their entire ...


REALTORS® President Joins Housing Experts at White House for FHA’s 80th Anniversary Celebration

The Federal Housing Administration celebrated its 80th anniversary at the White House with two panel discussions highlighting the past, present, and future of the agency and its impact on homeownership. National Association of REALTORS® President Steve Brown joined distinguished speakers on the second panel to emphasize the significance of FHA-backed ...


HomeFinder.com Releases First Open Home Pro Android™ App for Tablets

HomeFinder.com, a leading real estate search site, announces the official release of its Open Home Pro for Android™. The free tablet app joins the top ranked iPad app, which replaces a paper and pen sign-in sheet at open houses. The Open Home Pro for Android™ app ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Expands Coverage in Five Countries

Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, has welcomed seven new member firms in five countries, expanding its global coverage to encompass over 200 firms in 30 countries. ...


Is an Agent Team Right for You? 9 Signs That Point to ‘Yes!’

For many real estate professionals, the mere thought of bringing a new team member—or two—on board is all it takes to talk themselves out of even entertaining the idea. However, creating a successful agent team will not only benefit your company (hello ...


Summer Starts with Home Sales Heating Up

For the 4th month in a row, June home sales rose higher than sales in the previous month, according to the June RE/MAX National Housing Report released this week. Closed Transactions in June were 4.5 percent higher than May transactions, and 1.95 ...


How to Live Green as a Preservationist

Despite the environment being a hot-button topic in global conversation, eco-consciousness has found its way into our everyday lives. More and more individuals are realizing that they, too, can have a positive impact on their surroundings.


For Rent Media Solutions™ and Homes.com® Offer Insights into Social Media Success at National Conference

For Rent Media Solutions™ (FRMS) and Homes.com®, leading real estate marketing resources, will be represented by Erica Campbell Byrum, FRMS and Homes.com director of social media, at this year’s Social Fresh EAST Conference. With previous conferences from Charlotte, North Carolina to San Diego, California to Cancun, Mexico, this year’s conference, ...


Homesnap Pro Now Free to All MLSs for 12 Months

Homesnap, the real estate app that enables users to “snap any home to find out all about it,” has announced that its agent-only version, Homesnap Pro,is now free to all multiple listing services (MLSs) for the first 12 months. ...


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