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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 ...


The Best of Rand on Real Estate: Doesn’t There Have to Be a Recovery to Have a ‘Double Dip’?

In response to the clamor in the media about a double dip in housing, Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica encouraged his audience to build up a resistance to the negativity, or you might miss a great opportunity. ...


Home Warranty of America Is Acquired by Direct Energy

Home Warranty of America (HWA), a leading supplier of whole home protection plans across the United States, has been acquired by Direct Energy, North America’s largest competitive energy and energy-related services company, the company has announced. ...


Broker Sandra Sanders Receives RISMedia’s 2011 National Homeownership Award

Industry veteran Sandra Sanders, broker/owner of RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty & Execs, was honored with RISMedia’s 2011 National Homeownership Award this past Friday, November 11, during RISMedia’s 16th Annual Power Broker Dinner in Anaheim, California. ...


More Young Adults are Living in Their Parents’ Home, Census Bureau Reports

Between 2005 and 2011, the proportion of young adults living in their parents' home increased, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of men age 25 to 34 living in the home of their parents rose from 14 percent ...


The Real Estate Book: Bringing Print to Life with Mobile

In partnership with Mobile Real Estate ID, The Real Estate Book has expanded its advertising packages to include new mobile marketing tools at no additional cost, the company has announced. ...


Prudential California: The Future of Real Estate

This month, Prudential California Realty is revealing its transformation from a traditional brokerage to a revolutionary and innovative real estate company of the future, the company has announced. The company’s re-tooling has been in the works for over three years and is now being revealed with the grand opening of ...


Broker Spotlight: Caring and Persevering in Unique Market Conditions

Dorothy Martwick, the Broker/Owner of Century 21 Action in Minot, North Dakota lets RISMedia in on her secret to staying profitable, the unique market condition in her area, and how her team of agents is staying on top. ...


Where Abundance Abounds

Although we’ve been hearing over and over that distressed property sales are a huge part of today’s real estate market, pursuing short sales as a viable business option has been avoided by over 90% of real estate agents. Less than ...


Third Quarter Results: Metro Area Prices Soften but State Sales Broadly Rise

Metro area median existing-home prices in the third quarter generally were down from a year ago, while sales rose in every state from the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Corelogic HomeStandings Now Available on RE/MAX Mainstreet

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, recently announced the launch of HomeStandings on RE/MAX Mainstreet, a members-only extranet website exclusive to the RE/MAX organization, including RE/MAX Affiliates, RE/MAX Employees and RE/MAX Approved Suppliers. According ...


Chrysler Group LLC Puts REALTORS on the Road to Savings

During the 2011 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Anaheim, the National Association of REALTORS® named Chrysler Group LLC as the "Official Automobile Manufacturer" of NAR and the latest addition to the REALTOR Benefits® Program, the organization has announced. ...


New from NAHB: House Price Estimator Shows Home Value

According to an online house price estimator and economic model just updated by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a third full bathroom is the one feature that can have the greatest impact on the value of a standard ...


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