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HSA Home Warranty Helps Agents Stay Stress Free and Tech Savvy

HSA Home Warranty—a home warranty company offering comprehensive plans to buyers and sellers—has been providing home warranties and services for the past 28 years. But on top of the security an HSA home warranty affords homeowners, HSA works to provide assistance to real estate professionals by offering partnerships in which ...


Coldwell Banker Premier Realty Expands with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Desert Properties

Senior Management of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty announced the acquisition of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Desert Properties to expand the Coldwell Banker brand in southern Nevada. ...


The Money’s in Mobile

I have made the point over the past couple months that our mobile devices have taken over as the primary consumer search tool for most of us and will take over for the rest of us in the near future. Yes, ...


REach™ Program Mentors Best and Brightest in Tech to Buoy $1 Trillion Real Estate Market

The National Association of REALTORS®, along with Second Century Ventures, recently announced BombBomb, a video email marketing platform, as the first company selected for its REach™ accelerator program. ...


Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate Strengthens Leadership Team to Meet Market Demands in Portland, Las Vegas and the East Coast

Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate, LLC recently announced three key management changes specifically geared toward strengthening the company’s leadership and supporting its growth in the real estate marketplace. The company has named Larry White vice president of East Coast operations; promoted Charles J. Turner to assistant vice president, broker/manager of ...


Rand on Real Estate: Mixed Messages from the Housing Market Data

The business media is beginning to take housing market analysis seriously. The FOX Business Network is introducing another new housing segment called "Number Crunch," which will attempt to make sense of all the crazy housing numbers that get released every month. ...


Silicon Valley December Inventory: How Low Can It Go?

Regional Spotlight—MLSListings, a full spectrum MLS service organization that provides industry leading MLS services and technology to real estate professionals in California, has announced that Silicon Valley single family inventory continues its drop from December 2011 levels with Santa Clara County down 57 percent and San Mateo County following closely ...


Realogy Charitable Foundation Donates Over $188,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global provider of real estate services, announced that the Realogy Charitable Foundation donated $188,800 to 92 Realogy employees and Realogy brand-affiliated brokers/agents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well as to the American Red Cross. ...


Home Prices Up 0.3 percent in November; Price Increase Expected to Continue

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows that the recovery of U.S. property values has continued through November—the ninth consecutive month of price gains driven largely by rising homes sales and moderate economic growth. ...


Housing Affordability Index to Set Annual Record for 2012

With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Sale of PCs Drops, Mobile Rises

As reports and news continue to surface from holiday season 2012, there is no shortage of evidence to support the ever apparent shift of consumers to mobile devices. In a report from Reuters released last week, holiday season sales of personal computers fell for the first time in more than ...


What Today’s Homebuyer Wants and How You Can Give It to Them

Buying a home is a multifaceted and often confusing transaction no matter how well-informed the buyer may seem. Today’s homebuyer is savvier than ever, having more information than ever before available right at their fingertips. ...


13 Keys to Building a Killer Business in 2013

One of the benefits that the Top 5 in Real Estate Network® offers its members is the opportunity to participate in monthly ‘This Way to the Top’ webinars. Each month we focus on a single topic of interest, which is also reflected in our coaching programs, our community interchanges and ...


Mobile Marketing: Riding the Next Big Wave

In today’s on-the-go marketplace, everything and everyone is going mobile. For real estate companies not incorporating a complete mobile solution in their grand marketing mix, opportunities are being missed, consumers are being ignored and business is surely being left on the table. On the flip side, companies that understand the ...


Qualified Mortgage/Ability to Repay Rule: MBA and ICBA Supportive

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has formally released its qualified mortgage (QM) definition and Ability-to-Repay rule, and financial organizations across the board are responding. ...


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