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Survey Status Gives Brokers Competitive Edge

Leading real estate firms from across the country are quickly completing RISMedia’s 25th Annual Power Broker Survey, securing their opportunity to be ranked among the nation’s Power Brokers. The survey deadline is February 27, 2013. If you have not completed the ...


Home Heating Warning Signs: Video Series Offers Helpful Tips for Homeowners

American Home Shield, a leading provider of home protection plans, is urging homeowners to protect their homes from potential heating system hazards this winter by learning important warning signs. ...


Dell Goes Deep for Real Estate

While implementing the right technology strategy is essential for any business professional, let’s face it…the options and process can be overwhelming. That’s exactly why Dell’s David Rodriguez is placing new emphasis on guiding real estate professionals toward creating the best possible tech solution for their specific needs—whether you’re an individual ...


Great Spaces: Britney Spears, Leo, ‘Kimye’ and More

Britney Buys on Lake Sherwood ...


Modular Homes Shed Cookie-Cutter Reputation

(MCT)—Factory-built homes might be shaking their low-end reputation, as climate-controlled home-building factories increasingly cater to high-end home buyers and investors with customized, amenity-filled homes. ...


Real Estate Transactions & Money Laundering: Get Informed

The crime of money laundering continues to be a growing area of concern in the United States. Therefore, law enforcement agencies and the financial sector devote considerable time and resources to combating these illegal financial activities. While money laundering is most ...


Consumer Sentiment Revised Up, But Confidence Falls on Expectations of Lower Income

Indicators of consumer confidence were mixed in the first month of the new year. Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan reported that its final estimate of consumer confidence, Consumer Sentiment, rose by 1.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted monthly basis in January to 73.8. The final reading was revised ...


Web 101: Fundamental Do’s and Don’ts of Real Estate Websites

With an estimated 90 percent of homebuyers conducting home searches online, you’d be smart to use the beginning of 2013 to beef up your Web presence. Take a minute to discover the six things you absolutely must include on your real ...


The Mobile Consumer: Remapping the Pathway to Purchase

The mobile device has created a new breed of consumer: The Mobile Consumer. We have not seen this type of change in human behavior since the advent of the automobile. While the World Wide Web changed consumer behavior, it did not change human behavior the way mobile has. As a ...


Real Estate Q&A: Banks Cut Back on Lending for Co-Ops

(MCT)—QUESTION: I bought a co-op apartment unit in January 2010 with a conventional mortgage. I am trying to refinance it and have found that big banks are not willing to work with me. Can you please explain what’s happening here? ...


HUD Announces First Round of Allocations of Hurricane Sandy Recovery Funds

The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently allocated $5.4 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funding to five states and New York City, representing the first round of CDBG grants from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 signed into law by President Obama on January ...


Largest-Ever Survey of U.S. Companies Finds Real Estate a Top Industry to Work for in America

According to the largest survey of U.S. workers ever conducted and just released last week, real estate is one of the top industries to work in nationwide. ...


Real Estate Trends: From Trash to Treasure

From homes to cabins to dormitories—and everything in between—re-purposed shipping containers, or ISBUs (Intermodal Steel Building Units) are making their mark on the residential real estate sector, blurring the lines between two very distinct industries as one’s trash becomes the other’s ...


NAHB Honors Ted Schlossman with Daniel M. Grady Memorial Award

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) posthumously honored Ted Schlossman with the Daniel M. Grady Memorial Award in recognition for his leadership of NAHB’s Multifamily Council and his dedication to the multifamily industry. ...


Hot Property: Jeremy Renner Lists Holmby Hills House Remodel at $24.95 Million

(MCT)—Everyone needs a hobby. Actor Jeremy Renner has put his latest house remodeling project on the market in Holmby Hills at $24.95 million. ...


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