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Statement Alert: MBA Testifies on Mortgage Market Reform

David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) testified recently before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and the Government Sponsored Enterprises at a hearing on "The Private Mortgage Market Investment Act.” ...


4 Tips for Efficient Downsizing

The organizational benefits of downsizing can be very rewarding. You can save time, restore order, relieve stress, free up space and, perhaps most importantly, save money. ...


Stewart Information Services Corporation Appoints New Executive Team

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC) recently announced a new executive team. Newly appointed CEO Matt Morris created the new executive team to capitalize on Stewart’s strengths and further align the organization for smart growth and continued market leadership in the real estate services industry, the company reported. The structure ...


How Can Renters Solve the Housing Crisis?

Residential real estate is not rocket science. We know that this housing crisis is: ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 12.8 percent from one week earlier (which included the Thanksgiving holiday), according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 2, 2011. ...


Today’s Market – An Agent’s Perspective

With all the newspaper articles, television reports and Internet stories discussing how much real estate values have declined over the past several years, buyers in today’s market are unquestionably looking for a great deal. And with the surge in distressed properties, buyers are often looking at either a foreclosure—a property ...


Attention Agents: Differentiate Yourself with ABR®

According to data from the 2010 NAR Member Profile, the median income of REALTORS® with at least one designation was nearly $22,000 more than the income of those with no designation. And in a market where differentiation is key, many agents are earning the prestigious Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation ...


October Price Update; 4 Percent behind Last Year

Home prices have declined over the past three months and now trail last year by 3.9 percent, according to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Index. ...


Survey: Most Stay under One Roof with Family for Holidays

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and a new consumer survey from Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC confirmed that the majority of Americans wouldn’t have it any other way. Approximately four in 10 respondents (39 percent) say their holiday get-togethers include 15 or more family members and friends, ...


Century 21 Real Estate Wins Stevie Award for Best Mobile Marketing

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organizations, recently was honored with the Stevie® Award for Best Mobile Marketing Campaign of the Year, the company announced. The eighth annual Stevie Awards presentation was held in New York City in November. ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 7: Negotiations – Checkmate

Our whole business is nothing but negotiation. Negotiating with sellers, other agents, or even your own staff…This is what REALTORS® do all day long. ...


How Can Fresh Content Work for You? Real Estate Pros Ramping Up Blog Sites with REsource

Real estate professionals around the country have discovered how fresh, daily content offered through REsource Real Estate Content Solutions can invigorate their websites, blogs, vlogs, social media sites and more with today’s most sought-after archive of industry content, now available from RISMedia, the leader in real estate information systems for ...


RE Technology Launches MLS and Association Newsletters

With more than 1.5 million visits per month, RE Technology (www.RETechnology.com) has proven that comprehensive information and training on real estate technology is a must-have for today’s top real estate agents and brokers. ...


Expert Advice: Selling your Home over the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching. Regardless of what denomination you are- the next couple of months are probably going to be more hectic than most as you prepare to conclude 2011 with friends and family. If your home is on ...


Extreme Online Marketing for Realtors – Real Estate Marketing Summit Just 7 Days Away

Real Estate Marketing Summit 2011 (REMS) is in the process of making the final preparations for this year’s event, being held Dec. 14-15 at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. Highly successful in its inaugural year, REMS 2010 was highly successful and this year is anticipated to be even ...


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