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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Announces Executive Staff Promotions

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has promoted two key executives, the company has announced. ...


HSF Affiliates LLC Appoints BBDO Proximity Minneapolis as Advertising Agency for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

HSF Affiliates LLC has named BBDO Proximity Minneapolis as the advertising agency for the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage network, which will begin affiliation later in 2013, the company has announced. ...


HUD and VA Team up: Provide Homes to 9,000 Homeless Vets

Approximately 9,000 homeless veterans living on the streets and in the nation’s shelter system will soon find a permanent place to call home. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced recently that HUD will provide $60 ...


Home Sales Soar, Consumer Confidence Returns—Multiple Offers and Demand for Advice Powers REALTORS’® Value

The more than 100 major real estate brokers who attended RISMedia’s Mid-Year Power Broker Forum earlier this month virtually all reported first quarter gains in transactions and dollar volume from 2012. Consumer confidence combined with near historic low mortgage interest rates ...


HUD and Census Bureau Reports New Residential Sales in April

Sales of new single-family houses in April 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 454,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ...


REALTORS® Report Positive Trends in Commercial Market with Increases in Income, Transactions

REALTORS® who practice commercial real estate have reported an increase in annual gross income for the third year in a row, signaling the market is on the road to recovery. According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2013 Commercial Member Profile, transactions and sales volume have also increased ...


Most Popular Vehicle: Jeep Grand Cherokee

NAR PULSE—The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is now in the lineup of vehicles available for the $500 cash allowance offered by Chrysler Group LLC in partnership with NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. The cash allowance can be added to most other savings incentives. Before you visit your local dealer, view current ...


Technology Use Sees Steady Growth among Real Estate Professionals

As any real estate professional will tell you, keeping up with and utilizing technology can be an overwhelming proposition. However, Beth Young, vice president of the realty segment at PropertyInfo Corporation—a Stewart company—knows firsthand just how important it is to have ...


Prudential Georgia Realty Introduces New Program to Help Veteran’s Build a Successful Career In Real Estate

Prudential Georgia Realty recently announced a new Veteran’s Real Estate Career program. The program is designed to help the men and women who have served in military forces or their immediate family members become productive and successful REALTORS®. ...


The Mortgage Professor: Escrow Can Raise Costs, but Add Simplicity

(MCT)—Why did Jones pay more for his mortgage than Smith? One possible reason is that they borrowed at different times, when market conditions were different. Right now, the market is very favorable, but mortgages priced at 3.5 percent today were priced at 17 percent in 1980. There is nothing borrowers ...


Ask The Expert: Making Moves in Mexico

Q: NAR Global recently announced a “Spotlight on Mexico” project, identifying Mexico as a market that offers the most business opportunities to agents from both Mexico and the U.S. Why Mexico, and what opportunities are available for agents to build their business? ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Selects VoicePad® as Preferred Provider

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has selected VoicePad® as a preferred provider through its Solutions Group program, which presents choice business tools to its international network of more than 500 leading real estate firms, the company has announced. ...


Enhancements Needed to the Community Reinvestment Act

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977, has become the most powerful engine of capital formation for developing affordable housing in the United States, according to research conducted by CohnReznick LLP, the nation’s 11th largest accounting, tax, and advisory firm. ...


HUNT Real Estate Corporation Welcomes James C. Heron

Buffalo-based HUNT Real Estate Corporation has announced that James C. Heron has joined its corporate leadership team as Chief Financial Officer for the organization. Heron brings a strong financial background to HREC, with over 30 years of experience in the areas of accounting, finance and mergers and acquisitions. ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: What’s Up Next? Predictions from Silicon Valley

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


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