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Go Realty Joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Franchise Network

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the addition of Go Realty, one of North Carolina’s prominent independent real estate brokerages, to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Go Realty will continue under the leadership of co-owners Jim Garman and Kevin Woody, serving ...


John L. Scott Real Estate Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

John L. Scott Real Estate, one of the largest regional real estate companies in the country, has announced that Chief Financial Officer, Phil McBride, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. ...


Great Spaces: Florida Oceanfront Masterpiece

Talk about indulgent living—this colossal Florida parcel stretches across a stunning 2.4+-acre paradise that includes a glittering beachfront mansion, separate guesthouse, and multi-boat dockage, perfect for those of us with more than one boat floating around. ...


What Is Culture? And How Much Does It Matter?

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of columns on the importance of Corporate Culture from Speaker and Coach Vince Leisey, president of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate. ...


Existing Home Sales Rise, Foreclosures Trickle Down

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released the July edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among key indicators, including rebound in the sale of existing homes and the continuing downward trend of foreclosure ...


Why the School District Should Impact Your Home Search

Buying a home in a good school district can result in resale advantages, offer protection from market fluctuation and provide a great education. Real estate experts in markets across the country share what you should know about a school district’s impact on ...


Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August, released this week. This third consecutive monthly gain brings the index to its highest level since January. ...


Affordability Approaches Pre-2004 Norm as Prices Firm

Housing affordability dipped slightly in the second quarter of 2014 as several markets saw a firming of home prices, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI).  Nationwide, the second quarter HOI was 62.6—i.e., 62.6 percent of new and existing ...


Big Mistakes, Bigger Benefits: Brokers Share what Not to Do

While we often hear about the greatest successes of top brokers, we rarely hear about their worst decisions…and the invaluable business lessons they learned as a result. ...


On the Rise: Applications for New Home Purchases

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for July 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 2 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


Mortgage Rates Tick Downward

(MCT)--A week of few economic reports helped nudge down mortgage interest rates last week. ...


BHHS Florida Network Realty Makes Moves for Charity

The real estate professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty collected a record 571 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in Northeast Florida during its 15th Annual Backpack Challenge. ...


Setting the Gold Standard in Foreign Exchange

As the world continues to shrink from a global perspective, buyers and sellers alike are setting their sights overseas, making it more crucial than ever before to have a dedicated team by their side to help successfully navigate the home-buying or -selling process. To keep up with this growing trend—and ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Releases Latest Edition of Magazine

Luxury Portfolio International® has published a new edition of its magazine, which is currently available online and will soon be on newsstands in 60+ countries worldwide. The magazine is produced biannually by the luxury real estate network Luxury Portfolio International® and highlights extraordinary homes from around the world and the ...


Gary Sinise Foundation Partners with Carrington to Build Smart Homes for Wounded Veterans

The Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) recently announced that it has formed a partnership with The Carrington Companies (Carrington) to provide donations and operational support for GSF’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence & Supporting Empowerment) program. As part of the program, GSF is building Smart Homes for America’s most severely wounded service members ...


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