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Who Says .com is Where It’s At?

NAR PULSE--If you’re looking for the “The Hunger Games” movie website, you’ll have to search for a website that ends in .movie, not .com. Even Lady Gaga’s non-profit uses the .foundation domain in its website URL. The .com domain will become a ...


Top 5 Landscaping Tips to Increase Property Value

Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though ...


Move, Inc. Bolsters Leadership Team

Move, Inc. has bolstered its consumer-facing and strategic capabilities and built out its executive leadership team with the recent appointments of Tapan Bhat as chief product officer, Nate Johnson as chief marketing officer, Bryan Charap as chief financial officer and Hahn Lee as senior vice president, Business Development and Strategy. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Names Craig Hogan Vice President of Luxury

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced Craig Hogan as its vice president of Luxury. Hogan joins the Coldwell Banker® brand with 20 years of real estate sales and marketing experience, most recently as director of the Coldwell Banker Previews International® program for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago and surrounding regions. ...


Engel & Völkers Opens First Shop in Minneapolis

Engel & Völkers recently announced the opening of its first Minnesota shop in Minneapolis, bringing the firm’s global network and exclusive level of service to residents of the evolving area. ...


Housing Market Remains Strong

Whether to buy or sell may not seem as black or white following recent housing indicators, which offered contradictory points of view, but Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at realtor.com® says the residential real estate market continues to show strong signs of health in ...


Latinas Rising: One Brunch at a Time

We’re at a place where more women of color are stepping into leadership roles in the workforce, and it’s no surprise this growth is being felt in real estate. The Women’s Council of REALTORS® claims a women’s division was created in the California ...


Can You Guess the Most Popular Summer Vacation Spot for Agents?

Sizzling temps, rising home sales and up-and-down interest rates have made this summer one for the books. Remarkably, many real estate agents have found time to unwind with a vacation – and according to unofficial findings from our recent Reader Rewards giveaway, the hottest destination for says vacation is, well, ...


Introducing Proxio Luxury Showcase: Digital Marketing & Collaboration Solution for Luxury Agents

Proxio, Inc., provider of the world’s most powerful digital marketing and collaboration solutions for the global real estate industry, today announced the launch of Proxio Luxury Showcase™. Uniquely designed to give luxury agents an exceptional ability to market distinctive properties globally, Proxio Luxury Showcase is the most recent extension of ...


ReferralExchange Mobile App Makes Agent-to-Agent Real Estate Referrals a Snap

ReferralExchange recently announced the launch of a new iPhone app that makes sending and profiting from agent-to-agent referrals as easy as taking a photo of a business card on a smartphone. ...


The Drive for Data: Who Will Gain Control and Who Will Profit?

The red hot topic of data control and management will be addressed head-on in two back-to-back sessions at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange this September. During these important panel discussions, key players in the data drama will candidly discuss the pros and ...


Comparing Cultures: Homes from Around the World

Granite countertops, outdoor kitchens, remodeled bathrooms - we all know there's a certain art to real estate. Just like here in America, a country's culture directly affects the look, feel and styles of homes from all over the world. Even in locations such as Indonesia, Cameroon and the Artic, there ...


Homes.com Kids Playhouse Video Series: Where Buying or Selling a Home Is ‘Childs Play’

The real estate market can be a complicated and stressful proposition for grown-ups. But as far as kids are concerned, it's all child's play! Homes.com presents a different side of that equation with their hilarious Kids Say The Darndest Things-esque video series, titled, "Kids Playhouse." In these video vignettes, kids give their ...


Realogy Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2015

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, including the following highlights: ...


New Home Loans: Rates and House Prices Both Increase

Interest rates on conventional mortgages used to buy newly built homes increased in June, according to data released earlier today by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  The data show the average contract interest rate increasing by 9 ...


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