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Environmental Data Resources Announces New Historical City Directory Super Library

Environmental Data Resources Inc. (EDR), a national provider of property-specific environmental information and risk management solutions, has announced a $3.2 million investment to enhance and expand its historical resources collections over the next three years. The first use of these funds is part of a project called EDR's City Directory ...


How to Build Your Business by Referral

To the majority of real estate agents, referrals are the lifeblood of a thriving business. Referrals can also be some of the best clients to find. ...


Taking Service to the Stratosphere: 12 Keys to Creating Uplifting Service in Today’s Marketplace

You step off the plane, weary from a long flight. As you walk through the terminal, you can’t believe your eyes. The airport is immaculate with walkways as wide as roadways and not a speck of litter anywhere. As you move deeper into the terminal, you see a butterfly garden, ...


House-Obsessed Homeowners Get Inspired by Social Media

The Internet makes it easier than ever before to find home improvement inspiration. Social networking sites have taken the place of word of mouth between neighbors, and popular sites like Houzz and Pinterest let users share ideas and opinions on ...


National Homeownership Month in June Highlights Opportunities to Support Homeownership

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) wants current and future home owners to know about the many opportunities they have to show their support for the American dream of homeownership during National Homeownership Month in June. For anyone looking to buy their first home, or to move up to ...


Improving Foreclosure Prices Drive Recovery

Significant price increases in bank-owned foreclosures are driving gains at the national, regional and local levels, helping home prices turn the corner with small quarterly and yearly gains. ...


Support the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act

“The Consumer Mortgage Choice Act” (H.R. 4323), introduced by Representatives William Huizenga (R-MI), Ed Royce (R-CA), Lacy Clay (D-MO), and David Scott (D-GA), is bipartisan legislation that makes corrections to the calculation of fees and points under the Home Ownership ...


New MVP Offer Rewards You with Social Media for REALTORS® Series VIP 4 Pack

NAR PULSE—Earning a free Social Media for REALTORS® Series VIP 4 Pack is simple and educational, thanks to NAR’s MVP program. By signing up for the e-PRO® program, a road map to help you build your business and serve today’s hyper-connected consumers, you earn four easy-to-follow social media e-products. The ...


From the Field: Relocation Directors Support Corporate Clients’ Strategic Policy Needs

Do you know how many of your corporate clients currently relocate employees without formalized or updated mobility guidelines in place? ...


Must-Know Tips for Navigating the Housing Market

June is National Homeownership Month, an annual event that focuses on the long-standing tradition of homeownership serving as a symbol of prosperity and success in the U.S. ...


Industry Insight: Tips for Selling in Today’s Luxury Real Estate Market

There are many encouraging signs that point to a luxury real estate market that is making steady strides toward recovery. Nationwide, we are seeing a trend where inventories are lowering, listings are turning over quicker and more buyers are opting to pay cash. These positive signs make the luxury market ...


Connecticut Scores in April: Home, Condo Sales Rise 25 Percent

Regional Spotlight—Single-family home sales in Connecticut increased more than 25 percent in April compared to the same month a year ago. Median home prices statewide, however, dropped in April, according to The Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. ...


Low Mortgage Rates Attracting More Short-term Borrowers

(MCT)—As mortgage rates sink deeper into record territory, homeowners are refinancing into 15-year loans at a pace not seen in a decade, aiming to pay off their debt in time for retirement. ...


E&O War Stories: Loyalty and Honesty Go Hand-in-Hand

Victor O. Schinnerer's "War Stories" are actual claims from company files with the names and some details changed for confidentiality. Here, read about a foreign buyer who sued his agent after his legal residency status resulted in his mortgage company canceling his contract. ...


Niche Marketing for Real Estate Agents: Finding Your Target Audience

Angel is a barber. He works with three other barbers in a local shop. They’re all very good at their job, but folks line up for Angel. He’s got a cadre of dedicated fans who wait longer, passing up the other trio of highly competent barbers just so they can ...


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