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Commercial/Multifamily News: Mortgage Originations up 36 Percent

First quarter 2012 commercial and multifamily mortgage loan originations were 36 percent higher than during the same period last year and 12 percent lower than the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations. The decrease from fourth quarter 2011 ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Expands International Reach into Bolivia

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced that Coldwell Banker LATAM, the brand’s Master Franchisor in Latin America, has launched operations in Bolivia. The Coldwell Banker network currently encompasses 50 countries and territories worldwide. ...


Help! Google Doesn’t Think I’m Relevant! Here’s What You Can Do

Google continues to dominate search engine market share and establish itself as one of today’s most recognizable brands, because of one simple word – relevance. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Can You Keep Up?

In 2012, mobile Internet penetration will reach 48% accounting for more than 158 million users. Over the past year alone, Mobile web traffic has increased 202%, according to the latest Quarterly mobile report from digital marketing company Latitude. ...


Set Strategic Goals for Accelerated Success

Goals are the fuel that propels us toward our dreams. They give us a reason, a purpose and a passion for all that we do. Whether in our personal or professional lives, strategic goals have the power to keep us focused, confident and determined to reach our final destination. ...


Diving into Property Management: Items to Consider before You Invest

The potentially perfect moment has arrived to invest in rentals. Across the country rental demand is strong in many cities, and the costs associated with buying multi-family properties are lower than in recent memory. ...


ERA Real Estate Reveals Strategies for Recruiting Generation Y

ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, recently announced the publication of an industry report “Generation Y: Rethinking Recruiting.” Recognizing that recruiting additional members of Generation Y was a necessary part of succession planning for the real estate industry, ERA Real Estate set out to research the industry’s ...


REO Properties: Responsibilities, Education, and Opportunities for Real Estate Professionals

With real estate owned (REO) properties numbering in the millions, agents vying for new business opportunities will find an abounding REO market. With the right insurances in place, brokers will be able to both support their agents’ REO business while ...


’30 Under 30′ REALTORS® Represent Future of Real Estate Profession

Today's real estate market is challenging and competitive, but this year's REALTOR® Magazine "30 Under 30" honorees haven't let that deter them. The 2012 class is following in the strong entrepreneurial tradition of real estate, creating their own pathways to ...


Future of Housing Finance Will Be Top Issue for Next President

The future of housing finance in the U.S. will be a key issue facing the winner of the upcoming presidential election. That's what a panel of industry experts told several thousand Realtors® gathered at a symposium, ...


Builder Confidence Rises Five Points in May

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes gained five points in May from a downwardly revised reading in the previous month to reach a level of 29 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released yesterday. This is the index’s strongest reading ...


Report: U.S. Foreclosure Activity Shifting Eastward

RealtyTrac®, a leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, recently released its U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for April 2012, which shows foreclosure filings—default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions—were reported on 188,780 U.S. properties in April, the lowest monthly total since July 2007. ...


REALTORS®, Are You Ready to Rally? Live or Virtual, Lend Your Support for the American Dream

REALTORS® from across the country are meeting with legislators, public policy makers and industry leaders this week to address pressing concerns and issues that affect homeowners, aspiring homeowners and real estate investors everywhere as the Realtors® Midyear Legislative Meetings & ...


Housing Affordability Indices Reach Records in First Quarter

Housing affordability conditions for all buyers reached a milestone in the first quarter, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Life in Mobile: Leading to Tablets

I recently had the opportunity to attend one of my favorite real estate events of the year; the Leading Real Estate (LeadingRE) Companies of the World Annual Conference. What makes this event different from others, in my opinion, is the level of engagement by the broker/owner or main decision maker ...


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