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RentalRoost Featured on Network World’s Must-See List of Products at Annual Tech Show

A contextual home search feature from RentalRoost, the lifestyle-based home and rental search engine, was highlighted online this week by Network World, a leading provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Attendees REvolutionized Sales Convention 2015

HSF Affiliates LLC hosted its annual Sales Convention March 22-24 in Las Vegas. More than 3,500 network professionals and guests attended the three-day event to gain insight from motivational speakers, hear market observations, attend panel discussions, preview the network’s latest tools and resources, and catch State of Rhythm at the ...


Existing-Home Sales Spike in March

Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year ...


Quicken Loans Sues Justice Department and HUD

Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage lender, filed suit Friday in Federal District Court against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The company was left with no alternative but to ...


New Marketing Campaign Taps into Home-seller Emotions

When it comes to buying or selling a home, the process is often accompanied by a wide range of emotions. ...


Share of Seriously Underwater Homes Increases in First Quarter for First Time Since 2012

RealtyTrac® recently released its U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report for the first quarter of 2015, which shows that at the end of the first quarter of 2015 there were 7,341,922 U.S. residential properties seriously ...


ERA American Real Estate Receives 2014 Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award

ERA Real Estate has named ERA American Real Estate of Shalimar, Fla., winner of the 2014 Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award in honor of the company’s consistent commitment to both community service and business. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Extends Outreach to Asian Market

Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury marketing program of Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldR®, continues to expand its strategic outreach to Asian consumers worldwide through a series of events aimed at reaching this increasingly influential market segment. ...


Second Century Ventures Announces 2015 REach® Accelerator Class

The National Association of REALTORS®’ strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures, has unveiled the seven organizations chosen for the 2015 class of REach®, a growth technology accelerator program. The 2015 class officially kicks off this week. ...


Canadian Snowbirds Flock to Florida

Moneycorp saw demand for west Florida property soar over the past year as more Canadian retirees swap the chills of Canada for the Sunshine State. ...


Mark Your Calendar! Claim Your .REALTOR Domain for Your Brokerage on May 7

NAR PULSE—It’s time to stake your claim and get a .REALTOR domain web address for your brokerage. The more .REALTOR web addresses there are, the stronger the REALTOR® brand becomes. Click here for information about business rules, pricing and more. ...


Meet Lead Gen’s New Best Friend: Offer Gen

For all of us that invest heavily in lead generation, online or otherwise, we want to make sure that we get as much bang for our buck as possible. After all, not only does lead gen’s return on investment (ROI) affect profitability, it dictates how much reinvestment is possible to ...


New Tool Ranks Livability of Cities and Neighborhoods Nationwide

Recently, AARP announced the launch of a new web-based tool, AARP Livability Index. This tool, which has been over a year in the making, was designed to be a resource to rank how livable a city or neighborhood is across the nation. ...


How to Design Change and Keep It Positive

(TNS)—Q: My job is fine, my personal life is fine, but I know that I have a tendency to get bored and restless. What can I do to be out in front of that so that I don’t start making bad choices to ...


Forecast for Full-Year Economic Growth Stalls at 2.8 Percent

Economic activity was suppressed in the first-quarter due largely to the West Coast port disruptions and difficult weather patterns across the Northeast, but the economy is expected to gain momentum throughout the spring and reach previously anticipated levels by year-end, according to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) ...


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