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Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Funds Five New Scholarships for Military

The REALTORS® Land Institute announced recently that Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Bill Eshenbaugh will fund five Eshenbaugh Land Company Military Course Scholarships for the Institute’s Military Transition Program (MTP). The scholarships, valued at $445 each, will be awarded to the first MTP participants who request the scholarship. ...


Industry Insight: View from the Top

With an increase in home sales and consumer confidence, 2013 has been a strong year for the real estate industry as a whole. As 2013 comes to an end, we interviewed three leading brokers from around the country to discuss the year that was and the year that’s yet to ...


Leadership Lessons from the Front Line

I’ve spent a good amount of this year traveling, visiting with ERA® brokers across the country. Of course, we talk about their companies, current market conditions, business drivers and emerging trends. But what also invariably comes up in conversation is the topic of leadership. It’s a critical component, not only ...


New Home Sales Surge in October

(MCT)—New home sales shot up in October, evidence that buyers nationwide may be absorbing higher mortgage interest rates. ...


With Aging Population, Elevators More Popular in New Homes

(MCT)—Developers are luring downsizing baby boomers with elevators, a luxury feature that offers convenience now and the promise of easier movement as they age. ...


Construction Spending: Slight Decline in October Release

Total private residential construction spending decreased slightly from the revised August and newly released September figures to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $326.9 billion in October 2013 according to Census estimates. The current reading is a 0.6 percent decrease from the prior month and 17.8 percent higher than a ...


Leading Apartment Search Site First to Partner with Online Review Platform Provider

When it comes to searching for their next apartment, over 75 percent of consumers surveyed say they base their rental decisions on ratings and reviews (Next Generation of Renters). In fact, properties with reviews on ForRent.com® receive 20 percent more leads on average than those without. Now, RentAdvisor reviews will ...


Real Living Lifestyles Agent Sandi Hadley Received The 2013 Realtor Award Of Excellence

Sandi Hadley of Real Living Lifestyles, Carlsbad location has received the 2013 REALTOR Award Of Excellence from North San Diego County Association of REALTORS, the company has announced. An Installation Dinner Dance was held at the Hillton Garden Inn, in Carlsbad Beach, Calif. on Saturday. This award is given every ...


zipLogix Partners with Terminus Sistema Global of Mexico

zipLogix, creator of zipForm®, one of the real estate industry’s leading contract software, announces the partnership with Terminus Sistema Global of Mexico. The partnership brings industry leading tools to real estate professionals in Mexico for the first time. The tools that are being made available are zipForm® Plus, zipVault® Document ...


RE/MAX Honored as Top Corporate Trainer

For the third consecutive year, RE/MAX University (RU) has been recognized as one of the best among corporate-sponsored training programs, capturing a place on Training magazine’s Top 125 list. The 14th annual survey ranked excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs tied to corporate strategic goals and measurable results. ...


CFBP Rules: A Detailed Look at the Replacement of Consumer Disclosure Forms

On November 20, 2013, the final rules on the replacement of the current consumer disclosure forms required under RESPA and the Truth-in-Lending Act were released. The new, integrated Loan Estimate Form and Closing Disclosure Form, called “Know Before You Owe,” will go ...


New Multi Merchant Prepaid Card

NAR PULSE—Created with closing and thank you gifts in mind, this unique card gives recipients not just one, but over 150 popular places to shop, dine and have fun. Cards may be personalized and sent directly to the client or purchaser for ...


Trulia’s Evolution from Business School Idea to the Real Estate Industry’s Technology Partner

From what began as a traditional offline business, real estate began moving online in the late 1990s and has increasingly become not only an online business, but a mobile one. Real estate will always have a fundamental human element, but homebuyers in ...


ERA Identifies Four ‘Under the Radar’ Markets Benefitting from Out-Of-State Buyers

ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, and the members of its U.S. broker network have identified four “under the radar” housing markets that are benefitting from home buyers relocating from out of state. The growth in these markets is supported ...


Great Spaces: Emilio Estevez Lists His Malibu Micro-Vineyard

Actor-turned-director Emilio Estevez has quietly listed his Malibu, Calif., estate for a cool $7.8 million. The 3,731-square-foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms, which by Hollywood standards may seem modest; however, it sits on a nice piece of land—1.1 acres. ...


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