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Barbara Corcoran Shares Tips for Becoming a Market Leader

The Shark Tank Investor Who Cut Her Teeth in Real Estate Shares Her Frank, Feisty, and Homespun Formula for Success in Business and Life ...


The Changing Dynamics of Real Estate Investment

In today’s recovering residential real estate market, investors have played an important role, accounting for more than 20 percent of all purchases in recent months. As noted in an article that appeared on RISMedia.com on August 28, titled, “A New Breed of Real Estate Investor; The Value Investor,” there’s been ...


Residential Building Permits Reach 1 Million, a 5-Year High

(MCT)—The number of U.S. residential building permits issued in October surpassed 1 million, the highest level in five years, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. ...


Diane Stafford: Home-Based Work Isn’t for Everyone

(MCT)—It’s a time of year when some workers are giving thanks for their cozy home-based jobs. Others, not so much. ...


People Who Need People: Customer Service Insights

When I meet someone for the first time and am asked what I do for a living it’s always a bit of a tricky question. My quick response is that I work in real estate, which essentially is not true. (If I ...


Howard Hanna Rocks the House at Two-Day Convention

The Cleveland Convention Center was rockin’ as the green and gold poured into town earlier this month for the Howard Hanna convention, the company announced. ...


Listing Portals: What’s the Real End Game?

The ongoing contention regarding the ultimate motives of the major online listing portals recently came to a head during a rousing panel discussion at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange earlier this fall. During the session - “The Data Debate: Is Disintermediation a ...


New Mortgage Disclosure Forms to Roll Out in August 2015

(MCT)—The federal government’s consumer financial watchdog will require lenders to issue shorter, easier-to-understand mortgage disclosure forms to home buyers that more clearly show the costs and terms of the loans. ...


California Pending Sales Higher in October

California pending home sales reversed a two-month decline to post higher in October, but were down from a year earlier, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported recently. ...


Strong Multifamily Sector Pushes Building Permits above 1 Million in October

Issuance of new building permits rose 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.034 million units in October due primarily to a double-digit increase on the multifamily side, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. ...


Top 10 Holiday Travel Legal Tips

Traveling for the holidays? If so, the last thing you'll want to deal with is trouble with the law. ...


October Pending Home Sales Down Again, but Expected to Level Out

Although conditions were mixed across the country, pending home sales continued to move lower in October, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Electronic Signature: The Evolution of the Agreement Process

What is a contract? In real estate, it is a large pile of documents that require multiple signatures from multiple parties. Housing contracts are a pretty narrow view of contracts, though. According to Wikipedia and the New Oxford American Dictionary, a contract ...


For REALTORS®, for Americans NAR President-Elect Steve Brown Serves a Larger Cause

A 38-year real estate veteran, Steve Brown has seen every angle of this business, from the sales associate’s perspective to the broker/owner’s. Now, he’s ready for his biggest role yet. The co-owner of Dayton, Ohio’s Irongate Inc., REALTORS®, a full ...


Chicago Real Estate: $1 Million-Plus Homes Gain Sales Momentum in City and Suburbs

Regional Spotlight—Sales of luxury homes in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued to gather momentum, according to the RE/MAX Luxury Report on Chicago Real Estate, a bi-monthly analysis of home sales at $1 million plus. This is the first time the report, which was initiated earlier this year, ...


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