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U.S. Foreclosure Activity Edges Up with First Increase in Three Years

According to RealtyTrac®'s recently released U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for September and the third quarter of 2014, foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 317,171 U.S. properties in the third quarter, down 16 percent from a year ago but up 0.42 percent from ...


The Mortgage Professor: Introducing the Kosher HECM Reverse Mortgage

(MCT)—The kosher stamp on a food means that it has been certified as fit for human consumption. We need a comparable certification process for financial instruments sold to consumers, with the need most pronounced for the more complex instruments. ...


Solutionstar Announces the Appointment of Two Industry Veterans to New Leadership Positions

Solutionstar, a subsidiary of leading residential mortgage services company Nationstar Mortgage LLC, recently announced it has hired Mark R. Johnson as EVP, Valuations and Matt Slonaker as Senior Vice President of Business Development. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Aligns with realtor.com® to Market Listings Nationally

Move, Inc. has announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, a HomeServices of America affiliate and a leading real estate company in Connecticut and Rhode Island, is expanding the online marketing of its properties to reach a national audience of home buyers and sellers on realtor.com®. ...


Homes.com® Partners with New Home Feed, Boosting Inventory

Homes.com®, a leading online real estate resource and top provider of real estate marketing solutions, has announced its newest partnership in listing data. New Home Feed, a leading marketing tool for home builders to distribute and manage new home listings, will add its high-quality new home listings to Homes.com. This ...


Builders Adjust Sentiment

Builder sentiment as measured by the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell five points in October to a level of 54. Any value above 50 means more builders see the market favorably over those who see unfavorable conditions. The drop was from a ...


HSA Home Warranty: Keeping Agents and Their Clients Happy

The real estate industry is predictably unpredictable. From shifting markets to rising rates and everything in between, it can be hard to traverse the forever undulating terrain. One thing that should remain consistent, however, is your commitment to your clients and agents. ...


Zeroing in on Market Conditions

As the real estate industry continues along the road to recovery, enticing buyers and sellers back into the game, real estate professionals are pulling out all the stops when it comes to keeping their finger on the pulse of the market. For Jen ...


FiveStreet Removes Boundaries for Real Estate Team Expansion

There is a new phenomenon emerging around aggressively growing real estate teams—and FiveStreet, a mobile leads solution, is paving the way, the company states. ...


Webinar: Increasing Security, Reducing Liability

To increase security and reduce liability, tune in on Tuesday October 21 at 3 p.m. EST to a practical session with well-known security speaker Robert Siciliano and Amy Chorew, VP of Platform Development at Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, on the essentials of real estate security. Robert ...


Webinar: Open Season on Open Houses

Move has surveyed 1 million agents, inspected 30 open houses in 30 days, and worked with its engineering team on apps and tools for converting more from open houses. Now, they are sharing their results with the real estate community in an upcoming webinar on Tuesday, October 21, ...


The 3 Major Sins of Sales Management

It’s a simple fact of business: Without sales, no one else downstream can do their jobs, says veteran sales manager and business speaker Jack Daly. Because of how vital sales are to a company, CEOs frequently tend to misuse their best ...


Great Spaces: Steve Martin Slashes Price on St. Barts Paradise Pad

Actor Steve Martin recently slashed the price on his St. Barts hideaway, a sprawling, yet quiet, four-bedroom home sitting high atop the hills of Lurin. ...


Realogy’s Tanya Reu Receives Ernest J. Reyes Founders’ Award from National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, today announced that Tanya Reu has been presented with the inaugural Ernest J. Reyes Founders' Award by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). Reu, senior vice ...


GEPAR MLS Announces Partnership with Homesnap

Greater El Paso Association of REALTORS® (GEPAR), the MLS for real estate listings in the Greater El Paso area, has teamed up with Homesnap to provide its 2,000 REALTOR® members with Homesnap Pro, the agent-only version of Homesnap’s popular consumer mobile app. GEPAR joins other MLSs that have partnered with Homesnap ...


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