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Monday Morning Mobile: Residential Trends Hit Commercial Real Estate

The commercial real estate industry is often seen as the older, antiquated sibling of the residential real estate industry. However, a new report by inMotion Real Estate indicates that the trends of the younger, cooler, residential industry could be rubbing off on big brother as mobile use in on the ...


Facebook Graph Search: 3 Reasons Why It Matters to Real Estate Professionals

I was excited to gain access to a new feature that Facebook is rolling out, the Graph Search. For me, getting access to this new feature is like letting a kid loose in a candy store! ...


Donovan and DeMarco Announce Extended Foreclosure Relief for Hurricane Sandy Storm Victims

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, who serves as President Obama’s Chairman of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, and Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco recently announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae, ...


FHA Takes Additional Steps to Bolster Capital Reserves

As part of a broad effort to strengthen the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund), FHA Commissioner Carol Galante announced a series of changes to be issued this week that will allow the agency to better manage risk and further strengthen the health of the MMI ...


Gen Y Is Ready to Buy — Are Agents Ready to Work with Them?

2013 is going to be the year of the first time homebuyer. With home prices rebounding, the job market stabilizing, and mortgages more affordable than ever, the next wave of home buyers are ready to act. This will be the first ...


Florida Markets Still the Best Places to Buy Foreclosures

Hot foreclosure markets have come and gone over the past seven years but one thing seems to stay the same. The markets with the most and the cheapest foreclosures are still located in Florida. ...


Survey: Homeownership Is Increasingly Important to Younger Americans

Prudential Real Estate, an HSF Affiliates LLC company, has released its end-of-year Outlook Survey, which shows that Millennials and Generation X place a higher importance on and hold more favorable views toward homeownership than older generations. According to the national survey, confidence ...


Bad Neighbors Can Reduce Property Values, Appraisal Institute Warns

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today cautioned homeowners and potential homebuyers that bad neighbors can significantly reduce nearby property values. ...


PCMS Positions for Growth in 2013

PCMS founder and chief visionary, Jose Perez, recently announced several key personnel decisions designed to support expansion plans in 2013. The company plans to leverage the success it has experienced since its founding in 2008 to provide a higher level of value and support to its clients and the industry ...


Century 21 Real Estate Reveals Its Super Bowl Commercial

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of one of the world's largest real estate sales organizations, announced that its 2013 advertising campaign will bring its agents' SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER.® capabilities to life on one of the world's largest advertising stages: the Super Bowl®. This week CENTURY 21® Real Estate ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Prudential KC Realty through Acquisition of Prudential Gaslight REALTORS®

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced recently that Blue Springs, Mo.-based Prudential Gaslight REALTORS® is joining the HomeServices of America family of companies. Effective immediately, Prudential Gaslight Realtors will be rebranded Prudential KC Realty to position the company for regional growth in Kansas and Missouri. ...


U.S. Home Prices Show Strong Growth in November

(MCT)--A leading measure of home prices in the biggest American cities posted strong year-over-year growth in November. ...


Bernice Ross Joins Top 5 in Real Estate as Top 5 Elite Speaker

In order to better serve the real estate community, the Top 5 in Real Estate Network has announced a new addition to the Top 5 program: the inclusion of some of the best speakers in the industry coming together to provide better content, better events and better coaching for Top ...


Broker Best Practice: Taking Advantage of Every Opportunity

How are you determine your marketing spend? According to Doug Collins, President of Prudential Collins-Maury, Inc, every situation has an opportunity, and the trick to making the most out of your market dollars is figuring out what that opportunity is. For more information on how Collins’ company continues to thrive, ...


Exterior Replacement Projects Provide Biggest Return on Investment for Homeowners, Say REALTORS®

Homeowners looking for the most return on their investment when it comes to remodeling should consider exterior replacement projects. According to the 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, REALTORS® rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects. ...


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