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Loan Modification is Stressful; Know Your Options

When the Obama administration rolled out the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) in 2009, officials estimated 3 to 4 million borrowers would seek relief from their mortgages through the program amidst the worst recession and housing market collapse in decades. ...


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

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Free Holiday Safety Webinar 12/13, Succeed in Commercial Real Estate, and NAR Awards Affordable Housing Grants. ...


DocuSign Ink Surpasses 100,000 New DocuSigners in First Two Weeks

DocuSign announced recently that DocuSign Ink, the world’s first personal electronic signature, has surpassed more than 100,000 downloads in its first two weeks, accumulating favorable reviews across social and traditional media and accelerating the growth of the DocuSign Global Network. With the viral nature of DocuSign’s eSignature solutions, the company’s ...


Rand on Real Estate: American Housing as an Investment

As foreign investors look for opportunities to invest in American housing, they need help from professionals who can explain American housing as an investment. Wall Street Multimedia, one of the largest broadcasting companies in China and Hong Kong, is debuting a new show in February hosted by Greg Rand (...


Survey Shows Baby Boomers’ Potential Impact on the Next Generation of Home Buyers

A national survey commissioned by Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has found that baby boomers are part of a growing trend in which they are helping their children or grandchildren become home owners. According to the survey, one in ...


Top 5 Spotlights: Winning in the Condo Market

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Monday Morning Mobile: They’re Getting Closer

The closer we get to our mobile devices – the closer they get to us. Who you ask? Everyone and anyone who wants to sell us something, generate mind share, or impact our buying decisions. In technologies past, such as the traditional Internet, that would have been a bad thing; ...


Investor Sales Surge

Low home prices and strong demand for rental properties are causing a surge in investor buying, driving up the market share of homes purchased by investors. ...


Your Buyer Group Is Growing – Are You Prepared?

If I told you that a buyer base representing $4-$5 billion in agent commissions in the last 12 months alone was up for grabs, would you be interested? ...


RISMedia Presents First Annual ‘New Product of the Year’ Award

Denver-based firm EquityLock Solutions was named the first-ever recipient of RISMedia’s Real Estate Magazine New Product of the Year Award. EquityLock received the award for its creation of Home Price Protection™, a product designed to protect a homeowner’s equity in ...


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

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: new online and mobile NAR member guide; learn about recent changes to Facebook; and NAR installs 2012 officers. ...


Home Builders Applaud Congress for Restoring Higher FHA Loan Limits

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently applauded Congress for reinstating for another two years the higher conforming loan limits for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), noting that this is an important step to help mend the struggling housing market. ...


Taking Action to Improve Economic Stability: HUD Announces Sustainable Communities Awards

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced the recipients of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants, totaling nearly $96 million. Twenty-seven communities and organizations will receive Community Challenge grants and 29 regional areas will receive Regional Planning grants. The goal of HUD’s Sustainable Communities grants is ...


Market Bright Spot: October Existing-Home Sales Rise, Unsold Inventory Continues to Decline

Existing-home sales improved in October while the number of homes on the market continued to decline, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Rand on Real Estate: Why You Should Invest in Austin, Texas & Charlotte, North Carolina

Rand on Real Estate is now on national television. The Fox Business Network is running a new segment titled, "Where to Invest Now," which features Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica, as its housing market analyst making his picks of the best real estate markets in ...


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