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RE/MAX Realty Franchise Chooses EarthLink Hosted Voice and MPLS Solution in Consultation with Converged Network Services Group

EarthLink, Inc., a leading IT services and communications provider, and Converged Network Services Group (CNSG) recently teamed to deliver RE/MAX Allegiance, the number-one-selling RE/MAX company in the world, an 18-site hosted voice and MPLS network to serve its offices in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, the company has ...


Realogy Completes Refinancing of Senior Secured Credit Facility

Realogy Holdings Corp. a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, recently announced the completion of the previously announced refinancing of the senior secured credit facility for Realogy Group LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary. ...


HomeFinder.com’s New iPhone App Transports Buyer from the Sidewalk through the Front Door

HomeFinder.com, a leading online real estate marketplace and provider of digital marketing solutions for real estate agents, has announced the release of its HomeFinder.com Real Estate Search iPhone app. According to the company, HomeFinder.com’s new iPhone app joins its previously released HomeFinder.com Real Estate Android® app, to give consumers increased ...


HUNT Real Estate ERA Named Finalist for Cartus Broker Network Masters Cup

HUNT Real Estate ERA, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Masters Cup from the Cartus Broker Network. The nomination was announced at the Cartus Broker Network International Conference being held February 27-March 2 at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. There are more than 811 brokers in the ...


NAR Increases Member Engagement with MVP

As The Voice for Real Estate®, the National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1 million members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. With its core purpose to help its members become more ...


Social Media and Beyond: Building Your Digital Footprint

Social media has forever altered the marketing landscape, emerging as a digital gateway into social sectors previously untapped by traditional marketing methods. ...


Great Spaces: Freddy Kruger, Jennifer Love Hewitt and More

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Wins ‘Best in Category’ Franchisee Satisfaction Award

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced it won Franchise Business Review’s Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the sixth year in a row. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene’s Cy-Fair Office Announces New Career Development Manager

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene has announced the appointment of Cathy Hamlin as career development manager in the Cy-Fair office. Hamlin, recipient of the 2012 Realtor of the Year Award -Women's Council of Realtors Greater West Houston Chapter, will be training and mentoring new agents. She will ...


ASF Outlines Fannie, Freddie Mortgage Securities Merger

The American Securitization Forum has detailed possible ways regulators could merge mortgage-backed securities offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in order to close the pricing gap between the two. ...


Freddie Mac Prices New $3.5 Billion Three-Year Reference Notes® Security

Freddie Mac announced recently that it priced its new .50 percent three-year USD Reference Notes® security due on May 13, 2016. The issue, CUSIP number 3137EADQ9, was priced at 99.994 to yield .502 percent, or 13 basis points more than three-year U.S. Treasury Notes. The issue will settle on Thursday, ...


Two Executive Appointments Announced by Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate

Keith Robinson has been appointed chief operating officer and Rich Casto has been appointed chief strategy officer of Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate, according to Ed Krafchow, CEO and chairman of the board. ...


Home Prices Expected to Rise at least 3.3 Percent Annually through 2017

The housing recovery is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 0.6 percent through the third quarter of this year, then gain momentum and prices are projected to grow 3.7 percent between the third quarters of 2013 and 2014 until ...


February’s U.S. Home Prices Signal Solid Start to Spring Buying Season

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index(TM) (HDI) Market Report with data through February 2013. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the most granular home data and analysis earlier than nearly any other index provider in the industry. ...


Price, Proximity to Work and Design Are Key Concerns for Home Buyers

Price and proximity to work are key concerns for first-time home buyers, while trade-up buyers tend to be most focused on the design of the home and the neighborhood, according to “Characteristics of Home Buyers,” an analysis of the recently released 2011 American Housing Survey (AHS) by the National Association ...


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