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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. ...


Extended Warranties Gain Momentum as Home Prices Increase

As home prices begin to rebound – as much as 9.7 percent this year by some estimates – more home sellers are purchasing extended home warranties (also called service contracts) to give themselves a competitive edge. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Infuses Latest Technology to its Online Agent Support Hub

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC recently announced the launch of MyFUELCenter, its mobile online resource for agents on the go. Designed to save agents time, increase their productivity and promote business growth through 24/7 access to information, training, support and business tools, MyFUELCenter is enhanced with robust functionality and features ...


Paid Leads vs. Prospecting – It’s Not ‘One Size Fits All’

There has been lively debate on the merits of prospecting for leads versus using a paid lead program. At realtor.com® and Top Producer® we provide both solutions—and what we offer is segmented by where your agents are in their careers. ...


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. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services REfueling Real Estate Careers

Standing out in the real estate market can be tough. In an industry that bears—fair or not—a reputation for being overcrowded and somewhat cookie cutter in nature, achieving a sustainable level of success requires tangible differentiation, a certain amount of boldness, ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers Seeks to Hire Heroes through ‘Veterans to Rep’ Program

The men and women of the United States Armed Forces are some of the most courageous, selfless and honorable individuals in the world. From leadership capabilities and teamwork to multitasking and problem solving, U.S. service members possess unique, carefully honed skills and capabilities that will serve them well outside of ...


Realtor.com® to Provide Comprehensive Commercial Listings

Realtor.com®, operated by Move, Inc., and Xceligent, Inc., recently announced a strategic agreement to launch enhanced commercial search functionality on realtor.com® the official website of the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands Network into Idaho

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the addition of the Boise, Idaho-based brokerage 43° North Real Estate to its franchise network. Founded by broker and owner Jeff Martel, the company will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North and will continue servicing the ...


Home Prices, Sales Increase: Inventory Improves

Low inventory has characterized the housing recovery for several months, but may be finally showing signs of improvement. The number of homes for sale in April inched 1.6 percent higher than the number seen in March, the first monthly increase since June 2010. At the same time, Closed Transactions and ...


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