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Freddie Mac Announces Tenth $1 Billion Multifamily Securities Offering This Year, K-019

Freddie Mac recently announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1.1 billion in K Certificates ("K-019 Certificates"), which are expected to price the week of July 23, 2012, and settle on or about August 14, 2012. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: Supporting Individual Success

In today’s market, it’s important to know what buyers and sellers are looking for in their real estate company. “Buyers and sellers do not need anyone who is focused on the problems. They need a well-trained professional who maneuvers through the challenges to achieve the client’s goals,” says Mark Stark, ...


Local Students to Receive Support from CENTURY 21 New Millennium

This fall children in need in communities across Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland will receive school supplies collected during CENTURY 21 New Millennium’s annual Back to School Supply Drive, the company has announed. Again this year the full service real estate brokerage is leveraging the geographic reach of its now ...


12 Go-To Apps for Real Estate Professionals

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article titled “Enough Already” that received a lot of great feedback from so many of you. My basic premise was that many people are spending so much time trying to learn the seemingly ...


NAR Pulse: There’s Still Time to Earn Current MVP Reward

NAR PULSE—Don’t miss your opportunity to benefit from the current MVP offer. Complete a short member survey, and be rewarded with a free updated 2012 NAR Member Profile eProduct. This offer ends July 31, so act now at www.REALTOR.org/MVP. ...


Hot Markets Boil and Bubble

June existing home sales might be down 5.4 percent nationwide, but hot weather is heating up hot markets to boiling, pushing sales to levels unseen in years and raising the specter of price bubbles. ...


ERA King Staff: ‘Call Me Maybe’ Music Video

Everyone loves a viral video! ERA King Real Estate agents and staff felt inspired by the Harvard Baseball Team to shoot their very own video of their rendition of “Call Me Maybe,” the highly infectious Carly Rae Jepsen hit. ...


Five Factors Driving U.S. Industrial Real Estate Market’s Resurgence

The recent entry to the North American logistics and industrial property market by Australian commercial real estate investor and developer, Goodman Group, is the latest news to underscore the resiliency and opportunities in U.S. industrial property market, according to the Industrial and Logistics group at Jones Lang LaSalle. ...


Home Foreclosures in L.A. County, State Drop Nearly 50 Percent from Year Ago

(MCT)—Foreclosures in California plunged 48.5 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier as the residential real estate market continued recovering from its historic collapse, a market tracker said Monday. ...


REALTORS® Testify Broad Qualified Mortgage Is Critical to Bringing Certainty to Housing Finance System

The National Association of REALTORS® recently urged Congress and the Administration to develop a broadly defined Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulation. ...


Poll: Homeownership is the American Dream

Owning a home remains a vital component of the American Dream, according to a recent Home Buyer poll conducted by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. ...


Mid-Atlantic Housing Market: New Distressed Properties Report Examines Strength and Trends

With the potential for a new ripple of foreclosures and short sales in markets across the country, Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS) announced the availability of the first in a new series of data reports focused on "distressed" home sales, ...


Consumers Are Using Online Recommendations to Pick Agents

Realtor.com Business Beat—Its’ coming, and you need to be prepared: Consumers are beginning to choose agents based on published reviews and recommendations – and REALTOR.com® is giving every REALTOR® a free tool to help them gather recommendations and post them. ...


DocuSign Raises $47.5 Million to Accelerate Growth

DocuSign, a global leader in electronic signature, announced recently that the company has secured $47.5 million in funding from premier investors, public funds, and strategic tech-industry leaders. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the funding. ...


Prices Rose 2.68 Percent in June

National median list prices have been on the rise since the beginning of the year and now stand at $195,000, up 2.68 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the June REALTOR.com® Trend Data released recently. Of 146 markets covered by REALTOR.com®, while list prices increased in 101 markets, held ...


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