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Top Women in Mortgage Named: Fox & Roach/Trident LP Congratulates Frances Martinez Myers

Fox & Roach/Trident LP has announced that Frances Martinez Myers was recently named one of top 10 women in the mortgage and housing industry by The Five Star Institute, a mortgage industry group. ...


Increasing Marketing Prowess

As many advanced brokers and agents know, there is more to being successful in real estate than just closing the deal. With technology being so crucial to the industry (and world) today, effective brokerages understand the importance of offering only the finest tools to assist their agents with client relationship ...


Broker Best Practices: International Growth

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced its international expansion with the signing of its first master franchising agreement outside of the United States. ...


Recovery: Are We There Yet?

If you’re a parent, you can relate to the kids in the back seat constantly asking, “Are we there yet?” Invariably, the answer is, “No, not yet.” This time-honored exchange is probably not too different from how people feel about ...


Bank of America Addresses Agents’ Needs in a Changing Marketplace

With a national housing market recovery yet to come, Bank of America is sowing seeds to ensure real estate professionals, homeowners and home buyers have the tools and education needed to succeed now, tomorrow and well into the future. ...


Adjustable Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates changing little and remaining near their historic lows while adjustable-rate mortgages averaged new record lows. The 30-year fixed has averaged at or below 4 percent for the fourth consecutive week. ...


Pending Home Sales Jump in October

Pending home sales rose strongly in October and remain above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Blueprint for 100 Deals Part 6: Office Systems – Systemize to Maximize

Naturally, you don’t need to use a system if you’re only planning to turnover two or three deals and can wing it to get these deals closed, but when you are considering the volume of 100 deals, a system is imperative and mandatory. ...


Kinder Reese Execs Invite Industry Professionals to Be Showcased on New National TV Show, Free Rebroadcast Dec. 1 Offers Details

Requests from industry professionals wanting to participate as on-screen guests in the National Association of Expert Advisors™ new TV show, “The New Masters of Real Estate,” have prompted show creators Jay Kinder and Michael Reese of Kinder Reese real estate partners, to replay one final broadcast of its recent tele-seminar ...


Loan Modification is Stressful; Know Your Options

When the Obama administration rolled out the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) in 2009, officials estimated 3 to 4 million borrowers would seek relief from their mortgages through the program amidst the worst recession and housing market collapse in decades. ...


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

This week’s headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® include: Free Holiday Safety Webinar 12/13, Succeed in Commercial Real Estate, and NAR Awards Affordable Housing Grants. ...


DocuSign Ink Surpasses 100,000 New DocuSigners in First Two Weeks

DocuSign announced recently that DocuSign Ink, the world’s first personal electronic signature, has surpassed more than 100,000 downloads in its first two weeks, accumulating favorable reviews across social and traditional media and accelerating the growth of the DocuSign Global Network. With the viral nature of DocuSign’s eSignature solutions, the company’s ...


Rand on Real Estate: American Housing as an Investment

As foreign investors look for opportunities to invest in American housing, they need help from professionals who can explain American housing as an investment. Wall Street Multimedia, one of the largest broadcasting companies in China and Hong Kong, is debuting a new show in February hosted by Greg Rand (...


Survey Shows Baby Boomers’ Potential Impact on the Next Generation of Home Buyers

A national survey commissioned by Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate has found that baby boomers are part of a growing trend in which they are helping their children or grandchildren become home owners. According to the survey, one in ...


Top 5 Spotlights: Winning in the Condo Market

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