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Coldwell Banker Real Estate Kicks Off New ‘Best Places to Live’ Series

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announce the launch of its new “Best Places to Live” five-part series in partnership with Onboard Informatics, ranking the top United States places for lifestyle categories: Social Seekers, Suburbanites, Adventurers, Leisure Lovers and Culture Cravers. ...


High Score: Builder Confidence Rises Six Points in July

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose six points to 35 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for July, released recently. This is the largest one-month gain recorded by the index in nearly a decade, and brings the HMI to ...


Housing Finance Reform Must Provide Reliable Credit to Home Buyers, NAHB Tells Congress

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress recently that proposed mortgage lending reforms under the Dodd-Frank Act must be imposed in a manner that causes minimum disruption to the mortgage markets while ensuring consumer protections. ...


Fannie Mae Announces Know Your Options Customer Care Foreclosure Prevention Program

Recently, Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) launched Know Your Options Customer Care, a customer engagement strategy and training program for servicers aimed at preventing foreclosures by developing consultative relationships with struggling homeowners. Under the program, Fannie Mae personnel conduct trainings for servicers’ call center employees, provide scripting for interactions with homeowners and ...


HomeFinder.com Set to Re-energize Agents through Industry-Wide Makeover Sweepstakes

Keeping up with the fast-paced, ever-changing real estate industry isn’t something that HomeFinder.com takes lightly. In fact, the company made its first foray into the industry 10 years ago as Homescape, and in 2009, branched off from Classified Ventures, LLC and ...


Buying a Distressed Home: What You Need to Know

Everyone loves a bargain, the bigger the better. And arguably the biggest bargains of all can be found with distressed real estate. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Give the People What They Want

Mobile of course! It is what we want, when we want it, in the most direct way possible. ...


Housing Finance Reform Must Provide Reliable Credit to Home Buyers, NAHB Tells Congress

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress recently that proposed mortgage lending reforms under the Dodd-Frank Act must be imposed in a manner that causes minimum disruption to the mortgage markets while ensuring consumer protections. ...


REALTORS® Applaud Long-Term Reauthorization of Flood Insurance Program

The National Association of REALTORS® applauds Congress for passing a five-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: The Rally for Real Estate: Protecting the American Dream

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Rei Mesa, NAR’s Special Liaison for Large Firm Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Home Builders Lead Broad Coalition at Rally for Homeownership in Tampa

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—To highlight homeownership’s vital importance to families and to the economy, more than 600 Floridians participated in a Rally for Homeownership recently in downtown Tampa. ...


Another Week of Record-Breaking Lows For Fixed-Rate Mortgages

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates continuing to find new all-time record lows amid easing bond yields following June's lackluster employment report. Both the average 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgage hit new lows. The average 30-year ...


HomeFinder.com Releases Android™ App Built on Consumer Feedback

HomeFinder.com, a real estate search site and provider of digital marketing solutions for real estate agents, announces the release of its HomeFinder.com Real Estate Android™ app. The free mobile app was designed based on homebuyer testing and feedback, to provide the most efficient means to home search on the go. ...


EBCBOR Teams Up with CFA to Help Fight Weekend Hunger

The Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORSR (EBCBOR) teamed up with The Center for Food Action (CFA) in Englewood, N.J. for the new initiative, "The Weekend Snack Pack Program" (WSPP) to help fight weekend hunger for children in Bergen County, the company has announced. Through volunteer donations, EBCBOR Community Service ...


Survey Shows Americans Are Increasingly Confident about Homeownership

Brookfield Real Estate and Relocation Affiliates Inc., owner of the Prudential Real Estate franchise network, recently released the quarterly Prudential Real Estate Outlook Survey showing that Americans’ confidence in homeownership and real estate continues climbing from ...


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