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Court Approves Historic $25 Billion Servicing Settlement

Last week, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Rosemary Collyer signed documents to approve the $25 billion mortgage servicing settlement with the nation's top five mortgage servicers: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Ally Financial. ...


HomeServices of America Acquires Prudential Northwest Realty Associates

HomeServices of America, Inc.™, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Prudential Northwest Realty Associates. ...


Big Hitters: 2012 Major League Baseball Homes for Sale

The biggest names in baseball have now departed Florida or Arizona and headed north for the start of the regular season. The rigors of a 162-game season can be tough for anyone, but a bad real estate market can be a big strike out for athletes who are more likely ...


Websites Your Way: NAR Launches my.REALTOR.org and Meets Members on Their Terms

This month, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) officially launches its new website, my.REALTOR.org. But this is no average website redesign. my.REALTOR.org is an entirely new approach to the online experience for members. Built with responsive design technology, my.realtor.org takes a bold step to engage members like never ...


Increase Business, Surpass Goals with Sought-After Training Program, Beginning April 16

“The market is already changing and the real estate professionals that are most prepared to deal with that change are the ones that are going to thrive.” ...


HomeServices of America, Inc.TM Announces Acquisition of Prudential Northwest Realty Associates

HomeServices of America, Inc.™, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, recently announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Prudential Northwest Realty Associates. ...


Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Earns Award of Honor

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners has recently been awarded the Coldwell Banker® President’s Award of Honor, a distinction achieved by only 39 of the Coldwell Banker independently owned and operated affiliate companies throughout North America. This designation is given to companies who attained closed adjusted gross commission income of certain criteria ...


Growing Ranks of Older Adults Face Housing Crunch

That baby boomers are swelling the ranks of older Americans is well-documented, but do we really understand the consequences of this important shift for the housing needs of older adults? A new report from the Center for Housing Policy, “Housing ...


Real Estate Q&A: Is 2012 the Year to Buy?

(MCT)—QUESTION: With the market up and down and with elections on the horizon, my husband and I are unsure about whether we should buy a home. We don’t want to wait too long and have prices go back up. What are your thoughts on buying in 2012? —Emalita ...


Real Estate Marketing Strategies: Are You a ‘People Pleaser’ or Are You Committed to ‘Win/Win’?

The biggest mistake that most real estate agents make in dealing with their clients and colleagues is that they are unconsciously committed to "people pleasing." The signs to watch out for will clearly show you whether you are inadvertently falling ...


CoreLogic February Home Price Index Reports Month-Over-Month Increase, When Excluding Distressed Sales

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, has released its February Home Price Index (HPI) report, the most current and comprehensive source of home prices available today, the company reported. Excluding distressed sales, month-over-month prices ...


New-Home Design Trends Amp up Creativity but Cut Costs

The hottest design trends in new homes this year incorporate creative use of materials, layouts and features that provide maximum utility and beauty while being cost-conscious at the same time, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In ...


Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 4.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 30, 2012. ...


February Home Price Index Reports Month-Over-Month Increase

Excluding distressed sales, month-over-month home prices increased 0.7 percent in February from January, according to CoreLogic®, a provider of information, analytics and business services. The company’s February Home Price Index (HPI) also showed that year-over-year prices declined by 0.8 percent in February 2012 compared to February 2011. Distressed sales include ...


Federal Housing Finance Agency Starts the Fannie and Freddie Transformation

This column is brought to you by the NAR Real Estate Services group. ...


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