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Global Market Volatility Pushes Mortgage Rates Lower

Freddie Mac  recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling to their lowest levels since May of this year amid substantial and ongoing global volatility out of China. ...


The Look and Feel of Successful Branding

Great branding delivers instant recognition of value, separates you from your competitors, communicates credibility and trust, and builds and strengthens client loyalty. Great branding begins with providing exceptional service, the kind of service clients talk to their friends and family about, which creates word-of-mouth. Great branding is how others will ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Succession Planning: Creating a Legacy for Your Business

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jim Imhoff, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


12 Ways to Keep Your House Sparkling Clean Year-Round

If the idea of spending hours on end deep-cleaning the house doesn’t appeal to you, take the “spring” out of “spring cleaning” and try monthly deep-cleaning instead. When you tackle one room in your house each month throughout the year, the ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Window to the Law—Cyberscams and the Real Estate Professional

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. ...


Pending Home Sales Inch Forward in July

Pending home sales were mostly unchanged in July, but rose modestly for the sixth time in seven months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Dan Forsman Recognized as 2015 Most Admired CEO for Residential Real Estate by Atlanta Business Chronicle

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties has announced that president & CEO, Dan Forsman was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the 2015 Most Admired CEO for Residential Real Estate.  This is the second year in a row that Dan Forsman has been awarded this prestigious honor. ...


Public-Private Partnership to Bring Much-Needed Pricing Stability to Detroit Neighborhoods

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan recently joined representatives from Quicken Loans, The Home Depot and members of the community to announce the “Rehabbed and Ready” program—a public-private campaign to renovate homes, increase occupancy and bring pricing stability to Detroit’s neighborhoods. ...


Home Values Slide after Nearly Four Years of Growth

The housing market is slowing down, with home values seeing the first negative monthly change since the market began its recovery nearly four years ago, according to the Zillow® July Real Estate Market Reports. ...


Share of In-Foreclosure Sales Drops to 15-Year Low in July

RealtyTrac® recently released its July 2015 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows sales of properties in-foreclosure and cash sales were down from a year ago to multi-year lows while year-to-date U.S. home sales in 2015 ...


Ultra Wealthy Buying Homes as ‘Opportunity Gateways’

A growing number of ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals view homes as 'opportunity gateways', driving buying decisions that are based on potential opportunities from owning these luxury residential properties, according to a recent Wealth-X study. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Unveils ‘FUEL Magazine: Refueling Real Estate Careers’

Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC announced recently that the first edition of its highly anticipated FUEL Magazine: Refueling Real Estate Careers Volume 1 is now available in print and online. FUEL Magazine is a quarterly publication for real estate professionals that features content developed with today's market entrepreneurs in mind to maximize earning ...


Homes.com Launches New Advertising Program

Homes.com® recently released Homes.com Local Ads, a new advertising program offering agents, brokers, builders and property managers access to home buyers and sellers as they begin their property search. ...


Another Safety Scare: Iowa REALTOR® Target of Threatening Phone Call

An Iowa REALTOR® was recently the target of a phone call implying harm at an open house, again calling into question a practice that has long been subject for debate in the industry. ...


Home Prices Continue to Accelerate

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released for June 2015 show that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. ...


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