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Latest Savings Opportunity from Lowe’s for REALTORS®

NAR PULSE—September is REALTOR® Safety Month, but there are plenty of ways to stay safe all year around. Now through October 22, members can send clients a personalized 10% off eCoupon to use on home safety products at Lowe’s.  With this exclusive ...


Student Loan Debt Curbs Housing Market by $83 Billion, Study Says

(MCT)—There’s been lots of debate lately in housing circles about the impact of student debt on homeownership. ...


Focusing on the Meaningful Role of Agents, RE/MAX Renews Its Vision for the Future

In business, as in life, it takes vision to imagine possibilities and hard work to make them a reality. It’s a simple, straightforward philosophy—and the foundation the RE/MAX network was built upon. ...


Now Is the Time to Book Cheap Holiday Flights

(MCT)—People planning to fly during the Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday should book their flights soon or face paying steeper prices or losing out on seats, according to travel experts. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands Florida Presence with Addition of Celebration Real Estate Group

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has announced the addition of Celebration Real Estate Group, an independent real estate brokerage based in Central Florida, to its franchise network. The newly minted Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Fine Living will continue under the leadership of its co-owners Dane Bradley andDana ...


zipLogix and the Houston Association of REALTORS® Release zipFormMLS-Connect®

More than 27,000 Houston real estate professionals that currently subscribe to the Houston Association of REALTORS® MLS, will have the option to purchase zipFormMLS-Connect® now for $19.95 within zipForm® Plus. After purchasing, HAR MLS subscribers will have easy access to MLS information within zipForm® Plus simplifying the contract creation ...


RealtyTrac® Ranks U.S. County Housing Markets Based on prevalence of Man-Made Environmental Hazards

RealtyTrac® recently released its first-ever report ranking all U.S. counties based on the prevalence of man-made environmental hazards. ...


August Existing-Home Sales Lose Steam

As cash investors pull away from the housing market, August's existing home sales also slipped, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. This decline follows four consecutive months of impressive gains. Sales increases in the Northeast and Midwest were outweighed by declines in the South and West. ...


Supporting Clients’ Goals: How RPR®’s Data and Analytics Tools Are Vital to Real Estate Success

Specializing in commercial properties, Cathy Coneway—a broker associate with Stanberry & Associates REALTORS® in Austin, Texas—understands just how important location is when it comes to helping both her clients and their business succeed. From identifying areas with high concentrations of the customers her clients are looking for, to locating sites ...


John L. Scott Real Estate Set to Acquire Reid Real Estate

John L. Scott Real Estate recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the Kitsap County offices of Reid Real Estate, a well-regarded real estate brokerage firm that services Kitsap and Mason counties. Reid Real Estate has over 45 brokers in Kitsap County with offices in Silverdale, ...


Real Estate Industry Veteran to Lead WAV Group Communications

Real estate industry communications and marketing veteran Kevin Hawkins has been named President of WAV Group Communications, the newest division of the real estate industry’s leading consulting firm, WAV Group. ...


CEO Exchange Exclusive: 2015, the Year of Regulatory Enforcement—and What It Means for Brokers

In a real estate environment that’s often restrained by the legislative and regulatory climate in Washington, many brokers are finding it difficult to fully regain their footing post-downturn. ...


Cooling Housing Market Highlights Best Markets for Buyers, Sellers

U.S. home values rose more slowly in August than they have in a year, and the cooling market offered a clear view of local markets that favor either buyers or sellers. ...


Mortgage Applications Increase Nearly 8 Percent

Mortgage applications increased 7.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 12, 2014.  The previous week’s results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday. ...


Jim Ramsay Joins Engel & Völkers North America as Chief Operating Officer

Engel & Völkers North America has announced that Jim Ramsay, former Senior Vice President of Sales, Operations and Field Services for both Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and CENTURY 21 Real Estate, has joined the international luxury real estate brand as Chief Operating Officer. ...


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