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Walt Disney’s Birthplace Draws Interest, but No Buyers

(MCT)— Not only do prophets lack honor in their native land, some don’t do much for real estate values — at least to judge by Walt Disney’s childhood home on Chicago’s Northwest Side. ...


Leading Houston Brokerage Joins Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has announced that Gary Greene, REALTORS®, the residential real estate sales leader in Houston, Texas, has joined its growing franchise network. Owned by Mark Woodroof and Marilyn Eiland, the former Prudential Real Estate Services affiliate will now operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real ...


Century 21 Outstanding Homes Joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene announced today that Century 21 Outstanding Homes has merged its operations with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene’s West Lake Houston office. Mark and Rebekah Snipp purchased Outstanding Homes in 2008 and have grown the organization to include more than ...


Where to Find Today’s Huge Opportunities in Real Estate

In the nearly 30 years I’ve been in real estate, I’ve seen the highest highs and lowest lows in the market and everything between. Yet like many who believe homeownership can provide a better life for individuals and families and ...


Social Media’s Impact on How Brands Connect to the Fragmented Consumer

(eM+C)—New communications channels have changed how brands and their customers interact, making it a necessity for businesses to adapt and create stronger digital relationships that extend and strengthen their customer connections. Where and how consumers spend their time online has changed. They're choosing aggregators and social media over individual company ...


Improving Markets Index: Syracuse, NY

NAHB recently unveiled an index that tracks housing markets on the mend, the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). The IMI is intended to draw attention to the fact that housing markets are local and that there are metropolitan areas where economic recovery is underway. The index measures three readily ...


Freddie Mac Prices New $3.5 Billion Five-Year Reference Notes® Security

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) announced recently that it priced its new 1.00 percent five-year USD Reference Notes® security due on July 28, 2017. The issue, CUSIP number 3137EADJ5, was priced at 99.748 to yield 1.051 percent, or 29.5 basis points more than five-year U.S. Treasury Notes. ...


Prudential Network Realty Names Chris Cardinale Chief Financial Officer

Prudential Network Realty announces the promotion of Chris Cardinale to chief financial officer. Cardinale joined Prudential Network Realty in 2006 as director of finance and is responsible for the company’s financial operations and management. ...


When Was the Last Time You Contributed Something?

As a professional trainer and speaker at over 50 conventions and events every year, I continue to appreciate those in the field whom I’ve admired and learned from. My favorite has always been self-help author and motivational speaker, Tony Robbins. Robbins ...


International Sales Continue to Climb in U.S. Market, REALTORS® Report

Due to low prices and the relative weakness of the dollar, international buyers continue to identify the U.S. as a desirable place to own property and make a profitable investment. ...


Renters are Willing to Make Sacrifices for Homeownership: Century 21 Survey

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced the results of its spring home buying survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive. The survey revealed that non-homeowners are more likely to make sacrifices to own their dream home. ...


Two Real Estate Auction Veterans Launch AmeriBid

Larry Latham and Stephen Karbelk, CAI, AARE have announced the creation of AmeriBid LLC (www.AmeriBid.com), a premiere global real estate auction company. Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, AmeriBid will manage the sale of commercial, residential and agricultural properties nationwide for lenders, servicers, estates, private owners and investment companies. ...


Leads Management Myths

Using the Internet to capture real estate leads can be an exciting way to earn new business. It can also be a major undertaking for those without the training, understanding or systems to manage online lead generation. ...


Existing-Home Sales Constrained by Tight Supply in May, Prices Continue to Gain

Limited supplies of housing inventory held back existing-home sales in May, but sales maintained a strong lead over year-ago levels and home prices are on a sustained uptrend in all regions, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


What to Do This Year: Rent or Buy a Home?

Today is a tempting time to buy a home with interest rates and prices at their lowest levels in years. Deciding whether to buy or rent can be complicated, and potential homebuyers have a lot to consider this summer. As ...


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