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A Solution to Close Deals on the Go

Cartavi™, a mobile document-management platform for the real estate industry, recently announced the release of an update to its app for the Apple® iPad® that includes integration with DocuSign®, the global standard for eSignature®. ...


Good Change Is Here at the Credit Union

NAR PULSE—Your credit union has branched out—to better serve its members. Credit Union members now have access to 4,600 shared branch service centers nationwide, fee-free business checking and debit cards, mortgage loans, commercial real estate loans and much more. Not a Credit Union member? Join today at www.REALTORSfcu.org! ...


Want Closings before Winter? The Leads You Get Now Will Be the Closings You Attend in the Fall

Realtor.com Business Beat—Summer’s the time most people kick back, relax and slow down a bit. That is, unless you’re a REALTOR®, when summer is the time to set your business up for the fall. ...


Time for Summer Break or Summer School?

It’s summertime, and my hope is that you’re in the middle of a busy selling season. ...


Homeownership Rate Holds Steady during Second Quarter

The Census Bureau reported the seasonally adjusted homeownership rate remained unchanged at 65.6 percent during the second quarter of 2012, hovering at a 15-year low for the 2nd consecutive quarter. The performance across household head age groups was mixed as the under 35 and 55-64 cohorts saw homeownership rates decline ...


FHFA Reports Mortgage Interest Rates for June

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently reported that the National Average Contract Mortgage Rate for the Purchase of Previously Occupied Homes by Combined Lenders, used as an index in some adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) contracts, was 3.67 percent based on loans closed in June. Beginning in March, FHFA is calculating ...


Refinance Applications Reach Highest Level Since 2009

Mortgage applications increased 0.9 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 20, 2012. ...


By Popular Demand, RISMedia Adds Three More Pop-a-Note Webinars This Week

The recent launch of Pop-a-Note, RISMedia's new, conversational marketing system, is generating quite a buzz in the industry! The momentum continued this week with two sold-out webinars and many taking immediate advantage of a 10% special webinar discount on this already incredibly affordable and exciting auto-drip marketing system from RISMedia. ...


Manage a Multiple Offer Market

While we continue to wait on a complete market recovery, positive signs are beginning to materialize. ...


Homeowners Can Receive Mortgage Counseling

Regional Spotlight—Wells Fargo & Company has invited nearly 40,000 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo Financial, and Wells Fargo Home Equity customers facing financial hardships to a New York City Home Preservation Workshop to be held next week in Brooklyn. ...


Single Family Rentals Ignite Management Boom

The explosion of single family rental houses bought by real estate investors and rented to a single tenant is creating a new category of property management companies to serve them. ...


Slowing but still Improved: New-Home Sales Decline in June

Sales of newly built, single-family homes slowed 8.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 350,000 units in June following an upwardly revised, strong pace in the previous month, according to figures released today by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. ...


Pending Home Sales Slip in June, Remain above a Year Ago

Pending home sales declined in June but marked 14 consecutive months of year-over-year gains, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Listingbook Adds 10 Multiple Listing Services to its Client Roster

Continuing its momentum, Listingbook LLC recently announced that 10 multiple listing services (MLSs) have signed agreements and will soon be making available the company’s next generation client servicing platform, Listingbook A.I., to real estate professionals and their thousands of buyers and sellers. ...


Real Estate Legend Jack Conway Dies at 88

Jack Conway, who began his sales career selling ads at the Boston Record American, died on Monday from cancer. ...


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