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Housing Starts Surge in September

(MCT)—New residential construction surged 15 percent in September, turning in its best performance in 17 months, though economists warned that a housing recovery has yet to take hold. ...


Rising Rents Improve Investors’ Returns

With rents rising faster than last year, the picture for residential real estate investors is getting even better than it already was as a result of once-in-a-generation prices and low interest rates, according to the founder of a leading Internet platform for investors and real estate professionals. ...


Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Honors RE/MAX Co-Founders

The founders of one of the most recognized real estate franchises, RE/MAX, LLC, are being honored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® for their dedication to helping children, a dedication that has inspired more than $100 million in total contributions to the nonprofit organization. ...


The Realty Alliance Tackles the Manager of the Future

The Realty Alliance has invited Jose Perez, founder and chief visionary of PCMS Consulting, to lead a session tackling the all important topic of what role the office manager of the future should play at their bi-annual conference in Portland, OR. In addition to this session, geared towards the owners ...


Webinar Alert: 5 Steps to Tripling Your Online Lead Conversion

1parkplace CEO, Steve Hundley, will present an educational one-hour webinar workshop on the “5 Crucial Steps Needed to Triple Conversion of Broker and Team-Generated Leads.” ...


Confronting the Credit Crunch

At the height of the real estate boom in the mid-2000s, brokers began realizing that to sustain business for the long-term, they would need to climb aboard the “one-stop shopping” bandwagon. At the center of the full-service real estate model? ...


The Real Estate Shrink: Why Broker Won’t Change His Paradigm

Real Estate Shrink: You seem to have a lot of big decisions to make. ...


Houston Home Sales Heat Up

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—Houston temperatures finally cooled a bit in September, but home sales remained hot. Sales of single-family homes climbed nearly 17 percent when compared to one year earlier and accounted for the fourth consecutive month of increased sales volume. The prices of those homes achieved all-time highs for a September ...


Rental Demands On the Rise

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for October showing with rental demand rising and apartment economics improving, the multifamily sector is a strong positive signal for the U.S. housing industry. ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: valuable tools for brokers from Realtors Property Resource™; members enjoy special pricing on HP Slate Tablet; and government plays a role in homeownership. For more information visit www.REALTOR.org. ...


Home Builder Confidence on the Rise

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose four points to 18 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for October, which was released recently. This is the largest one-month gain the ...


California Sales Top 2010 for Third Straight Month

Heightened economic uncertainty and lower loan limits contributed to a decrease in California home sales in September. However, September home sales posted higher on a year-to-year basis for the third consecutive month and remain at stable levels. ...


Rand on Real Estate: Questioning Banks’ Current Lending Standards

Greg Rand (@gsrand, CEO of OwnAmerica, and host of “Rand on Real Estate” on 770 WABC, discusses with a caller the reality that banks are not tightening their lending standards; they are just following the standard ...


Credit Scores Poised to Get More Personal

(MCT)—Many consumers applying for a mortgage are going to start sharing more personal information with lenders next year, like it or not. ...


20 Stress Management Tips for Peak Performance

Structural engineers get paid big bucks to design buildings strong enough to withstand the damaging impact brought on by Mother Nature's fury. They use computer simulations to help them identify and mitigate stress-fatigue factors, which might contribute to the collapse of the building. Ironically, people, like buildings, are also susceptible ...


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