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Remodeling Activity Reaches Record Levels

As the weather started to cool and kids went back to school, remodeling activity continued to soar in 2011. Recently, BuildFax unveiled its BuildFax Remodeling Index (BFRI) for September 2011, which shows that remodeling activity reached a record high during the month. BuildFax also released data stating the most popular ...


From Renter to Homeowner: HSA Home Warranty provides peace of mind to R.E.N.T. participants

Realty Embracing New Technology, or R.E.N.T. (myrentus.com), is leading the way to homeownership by providing a turn-key solution for success in the evolving real estate market via an efficient and proven rental process. Brian Herron and Meghan Ferguson, two of the principals responsible for establishing R.E.N.T., believe that in the ...


America’s Future Homeowners: How Immigrants Will Integrate by 2030

The Center for American Progress recently released a first-of-its-kind study that projects today’s immigrants’ integration patterns through the year 2030. The report, “Assimilation Tomorrow: How America’s Immigrants Will Integrate by 2030,” is authored by Dowell Myers, professor in the School ...


CoreLogic Provides New Services to Assist Lenders with HARP 2.0

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, recently announced a new set of services designed specifically to address the anticipated increase in refinance activity expected from revisions to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP). The redefined program, recently announced by the Federal Housing Finance Agency ...


Find the Right Home: HomesDatabase.com Unveils ‘Lifestyle Search’

MRIS, the Mid-Atlantic region’s multiple listing service (MLS) marketplace that facilitates $36 billion in yearly sales, has launched a new “Lifestyle Search” feature as a major upgrade and enhancement to its consumer website HomesDatabase.com, the organization has announced. ...


Working for the Greater Good: Moe Veissi Fights the Good Fight for REALTORS® and Their Consumers

Moe Veissi does not mince words. And in today’s climate of overall consumer concern and market hesitation, his approach is not only refreshing…it’s exactly what’s needed. Stepping in as the 2012 President of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, Veissi boasts ...


First Annual Real Estate Leadership Award Presented to Ron Croushore

Ron Croushore, owner of Pittsburgh-based Prudential Preferred Realty, was named the first-ever recipient of RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Award, sponsored by Citi. Croushore accepted the award at RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Dinner on November 11, part of RISMedia’s “Power ...


Stewart Title Improves Real Estate Transaction Experience for REALTORS with Convenient Anywhere, Anytime Access

Stewart Title is changing the real estate transaction experience for REALTORS®, lenders, homebuyers and sellers across the United States with innovative technology and services that streamline the closing process and elevate customer service, according to the company. ...


More Than 100,000 Real Estate Professionals Now Using Market Leader to Grow Their Business

Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR) , an innovator in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals, has surpassed 100,000 users of its award-winning real estate marketing software, less than six months after hitting the 50,000 user milestone, the company has announced. ...


Lead Generation: Try It, Track It, Ramp It!

There are so many different ways of generating leads today that brokers and agents struggle to determine where they should spend their limited marketing dollars. ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: zipLogix celebrating 20 years of innovation; free direct marketing tools from Lowe’s; and the ability to customize any of 11 brochures. ...


‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award Presented to David Knox during Power Broker Weekend

RE/MAX LLC and RISMedia honored long-time industry coach and educator, David Knox, with the fifth annual “On the Shoulders of Giants” award during “Power Broker Weekend,” at RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Dinner held in Anaheim, California last week. The award was created to recognize those individuals whose efforts, works, ...


Housing Must Be a National Priority

The struggling housing market needs to be a priority on the nation's public policy agenda, because housing and homeownership issues affect all Americans. That was the message from speakers at the Legislative and Political Forum at the 2011 REALTORS® Conference ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 10.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 4, 2011. ...


Changing the Real Estate Transaction One Signature at a Time

As real estate transactions continue to become increasingly paper-laden, Krisstina and Garry Wise of The GoodLife Team in Austin, Texas, are working to take the paper out of the transaction entirely. “Paper slows everything down,” says Garry. “DocuSign removes the hassles of paper to help our team close more deals ...


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