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Ramping up Data Privacy and Security

From Social Security numbers to credit card information, as the amount of data a brokerage generates and collects increases, so does the organizational risk of data breaches. ...


Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate Announces Grand Prize Winners of Nationwide Open House Contest

Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate, LLC recently announced the winners of its Open House Contest held October through November to drive business during what is traditionally considered a slow season for real estate. The successful initiative resulted in approximately 2,000 open house events hosted by Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate ...


NAR’s 2012 Political Advocacy Accomplishments Mean Business for REALTORS®

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) actively protects the interests of its more than one million members daily as it advocates for federal policy and state and local regulatory initiatives. During the 112th Congress, the REALTOR® legislative and regulatory agenda focused ...


The Mobile Consumer: Remapping the Pathway to Purchase

The mobile device has created a new breed of consumer: The Mobile Consumer. We have not seen this type of change in human behavior since the advent of the automobile. While the world-wide-web changed consumer behavior, it did not change human behavior the way mobile has. As a society, we ...


CFPB Unveils Ambitious Strategic Plan

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the Bureau) unveiled its strategic plan for 2013-2018 this past fall. CFPB has an ambitious agenda, including finalizing and implementing numerous regulations affecting the housing industries. NAR supports the Bureau’s efforts to educate and protect consumers, particularly with regard to mortgage credit transactions. NAR pioneered ...


Hot Property: Santa Monica Pair Change Script

>Oscar award-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis and his wife, actress Deborah Rennard, have sold their home in Santa Monica for its asking price of $5.25 million.


You’re in Real Estate…Are You Keeping It ‘Real?’

My friend CJ says that until the recent political season, the only people she ever “unfriended” on Facebook were real estate people. And she’s in real estate! ...


Buyers Predict Home Prices Will Increase

Nearly three quarters of potential buyers believe home prices will increase in their neighborhood in the next twelve months, twice as many as in the first quarter. ...


The Real Estate Educator: Lurking in the Shadows

With all the good news in the market, from strong housing demand to rising prices, we can’t ignore shadow inventory. Not only does shadow inventory exist, it will have an impact on all markets for some time to come. In this ...


Getting your Website in Lead Generation Mode

The secret to web marketing success is understanding that it’s a blend of website strategy, offline marketing and your social media. Here are 10 steps to make sure you do just that. ...


Seven Big Trends for Small Businesses in 2013

(BPT) - Today, if you tell someone you'll be in touch, he or she may not only ask when, but how. Modern technology has dramatically changed the way we communicate, providing multiple ways to stay connected at any time. For small and medium-sized businesses, this means big opportunities to stay ...


Freddie Mac Prices $1 Billion Reopening Of 1.250% Seven-Year Reference Notes® Security

Freddie Mac announced recently that it auctioned a $1 billion reopening of its 1.250 percent seven-year USD Reference Notes® security that matures on October 2, 2019. The stop yield for the issue, CUSIP 3137EADM8, was 1.309 percent, priced at 99.617434, or approximately 16 basis points more than seven-year U.S. Treasury ...


Earn a Reward Equal to Your National Dues from Your Credit Union

NAR PULSE—Learn how the Three Rs of Banking can equal $120 for you. From now through February 28, simply start a relationship with REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, use their checking and online banking services and the amount of your 2013 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ...


REALTORS® Teach High School Students about Financial Literacy & Home Ownership

Regional Spotlight—Over 180 students from several Tucson area high schools recently learned about financial literacy and home ownership this fall from members of the Tucson Association of REALTORS® Housing Opportunities Committee as part of their “From High School to Homeownership - The Four Key Financial Steps” Program. ...


RES.NET Platform Now Supports Traditional Real Estate Market

RES.NET, a provider of software applications connecting real estate professionals and consumers, has announced that its platform now supports the traditional real estate market. Originally introduced in 2004 as a technology solution for the default space, RES.NET has evolved its platform to now enhance retail, or traditional real estate transactions. ...


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