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Does Your Leadership Measure Up? Business Expert Identifies Benefits, Pitfalls of 3 Leadership Styles

The top five leaders most admired by the world’s business executives are Winston Churchill, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Jack Welch – in that order, according to the 2013 Global CEO Survey conducted by PwC. ...


Freddie Mac Announces 10th Multifamily Securities Offering of the Year, K-028

Freddie Mac recently announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1.6 billion in K Certificates ("K-028 Certificates"), which are expected to price on or about June 14, and settle on or about June 27, 2013. This ...


Prudential Florida Realty Launches Campaign to Benefit Children with Cancer

The brokers, sales professionals, real estate services team members, and employees of Prudential Florida Realty have adopted The Sunshine Kids, a national non-profit organization that provides positive group activities and emotional support for children with cancer. ...


Real Living Lifestyles Gives Back

Real Living Lifestyles was a sponsor of Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Spring Fling Gala earlier this week. It was the 25th Anniversary of the Spring Fling Gala, and the festivities took place in the beautiful Fairbanks Ranch Plaza, home to Real Living Lifestyles Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Office. ...


For Rent Media Solutions™ Launches Easyology Campaign to Support New Philosophy

For Rent Media Solutions™, a division of Dominion Enterprises, recently introduced Easyology, a philosophy of providing innovative marketing solutions for the multifamily industry that are easy to use, easy to understand, and easy to measure. ...


RELO Direct® President Portale Participates in GMS-T Pilot

RELO Direct®, Inc. President/CEO Bob Portale, SCRP, SGMS-T, has completed the first-ever offering of Worldwide ERC®’s GMS-T: Strategic Talent Mobility course. Portale was only one of eight mobility leaders invited to take the course as part of a pilot program during Worldwide ERC®’s National Relocation Conference in May. ...


May Housing Scorecard Released

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury have released the May edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a—comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data continue to show important progress across many key indicators—as the annual home price increase is the ...


Home Prices Rise by More Than 12 Percent; Where Are the Hot Markets?

Following its predicted forecast, the housing recovery continues to push forward as we move from spring to summer. CoreLogic recently released its April CoreLogic HPI report showing an increase in home prices nationwide of 12.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in ...


Lead Generation Ideas to Boost Your Listings

I got the listing! I love to hear those words. Now comes the hard part. Keeping your listing in front of new consumers in order to use it to actively produce new leads over the course of the sale. ...


Building for Today

In a conversation with a real estate professional at a recent national convention, I was told an interesting story. This agent was working a builder’s model home one afternoon when a couple in their late 50’s stopped by and spent some time touring the home. ...


Chicago Real Estate: $1 Million-Plus Home Sales Outpace Broader Market

RE/MAX reports that the luxury segment of the Chicago real estate market, consisting of homes that cost $1 million or more, showed impressive strength through the first four months of 2013. The number of residential sales in that segment increased 32 percent during the period when compared to the same ...


78 Percent of Key Ethnic Groups Consider Homeownership Biggest Indicator of Status

Just-Released Survey Confirms Diversity Critical to Future Real Estate Success ...


New! A Marketplace for Health Insurance

NAR PULSE—NAR is excited to introduce the REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace, a one-stop shop for health and wellness insurance needs. Multiple insurance options are now available to members, including a major medical health insurance exchange. Also, this offering provides professional consultative assistance, to help you find the best ...


Rent Recovery Solutions Integrates with Yardi for Superior Technology Services

Rent Recovery Solutions, LLC (RRS), a specialized collections agency focused solely on the unique needs of the multi-family property industry, recently announced that it is fully integrated with Yardi Voyager software. ...


Fidelity National Officially Acquires LPS in $2.9 Billion Deal

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which FNF will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of LPS for $33.25 per common share, for a total equity value of approximately $2.9 billion. ...