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Ask the Expert: What Are Some Common Myths of Working with International Sellers?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Cindy Fauth, Global Marketing Manager with the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Your Place: To Prepare for Winter, Put Pipes First

(MCT)—Someone suggested that I write the annual getting-ready-for-winter column early this year because the last time I did, we had a mild one. ...


Consumers See Opportunities in Housing before Year-End

Prudential Real Estate, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, released this week the results of its third quarter Consumer Outlook Survey indicating that consumer optimism may lead to a stronger close for real estate in 2014. ...


Finance Executives Say Corporate Real Estate Has Emerged as a Key Strategic Component of Expected Growth

More than a third of finance executives in a recent survey, conducted by CFO Research (a division of CFO Publishing LLC) and IBM and released this week at the CoreNet Global North American Summit in Washington, D.C., say that their companies are planning growth that will result in more facilities ...


Former U.S. Secretary of HUD Hails New Book ‘An Invaluable Guide to Help Prospective Buyers through the Maze’

Adrian De Silva Ruiz has a long history connecting buyers with their dream homes at the right price, saving clients up to $100,000 on their purchase. He has spent 25 years bucking the trend in an industry fraught with agent-motivated interests, exploitation of uneducated buyers and sales strategies designed for ...


Jennifer Marchetti Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate (BHGRE®) announced today that Jennifer Marchetti has been promoted to the brand’s chief marketing officer. Marchetti has been at the helm of the real estate brand’s marketing efforts for more than four years, building out critical ...


‘Zombie’ Foreclosures Down 23 Percent from Last Year, but Increase in 16 States

RealtyTrac® today released its Q3 2014 “Zombie” Foreclosure Report, which found that 117,298 homes actively in the foreclosure process had been vacated by the homeowners prior to a completed foreclosure, representing 18 percent of all active foreclosures. ...


Prudential California Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, has announced that Prudential California Realty has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. ...


Uncovering Top Financial Worries

Scary costumes and haunted houses can be fun one night of the year, but dealing with real-life financial fears on a daily basis is no treat. However, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® Financial Literacy Survey revealed that 71 percent of respondents ...


Pandra Richie Addresses International Real Estate Symposium in Croatia

Pandra Richie, SCRP, SGMS-T, president of corporate real estate services for The Long & Foster Companies, recently addressed attendees at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) and Luxury Portfolio International International Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The event, which was held from Oct. 16 to 18, attracted accomplished ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Attends CFO Conference

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer, along with Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick and Chief Financial Officer Chris Cardinale, recently attended the 2014 CFO Financial Conference, “The CFO as Business Partner to the CEO,” in Ojai, Calif. ...


Home Prices Rise in August

Home prices rose slightly at 0.2% in August, slower than the 0.6% rise in July, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite index released Tuesday. However, data through August 2014, released this week in the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, continue to show a deceleration ...


Get Ready to Celebrate Designation Awareness Month

NAR PULSE—NAR celebrates Designation awareness month by encouraging you to go the extra mile and set yourself apart by earning a designation and/or certification. In the month of November, REALTOR® University is offering a 20 percent discount on all online designation and ...


Short Sales and Foreclosure Sales Account for Lowest Sale Levels Since 2011

RealtyTrac® recently released its September and Q3 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of ...


Don’t Spook Buyers with a House That Looks Haunted

In the fall market, home selling is right up there with pumpkin carving, hay rides and trick-or-treating. The change of season ushers in a number of well-intentioned buyers (and fewer Looky-Lous) seeking the services of a real estate professional. Sellers, Halloween is your holiday! ...


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