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The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Succeeding In Spite of Today’s Lending Environment

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 Prices Start to Rise, Sales Trend Higher: Housing Recovery Underway

For the first time in 18 months, home prices in February rose higher. With a median price of $171,881, prices in the 53 cities surveyed by the RE/MAX National Housing Report rose by 1.1% over February 2011. ...


How Foreign Investors are Pouncing on American Housing

This week, Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica.com and host of Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, discusses with Matt Tingy of the Global Real Estate Group an available turnkey opportunity that is being offered in Jacksonville, Florida. ...


NAR Unveils New Member Value Plus Program

NAR is Realtors®’ business advantage, providing members with tools and benefits to grow their business, NAR reports. On April 2, NAR is taking this one step further this spring when the association will unveil the Member Value Plus Program (MVP), a valuable rewards program that is designed to incentivize members ...


my.REALTOR.org – Your New Personalized Connection to NAR

This spring, brokers and agents will be able to transform the way they interact online with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR). The new my.REALTOR.org provides each member the ability to choose the information areas and news topics they receive online ...


MBA Weekly News: Mortgage Applications Decrease

Mortgage applications decreased 2.4 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 9, 2012. ...


The Real Estate Shrink Analyzes Why Brokerages Operate Inefficiently

Real Estate Shrink: Over the past few months, I have learned a lot about you and the real estate industry. I think I’m really getting a feel for why so many of your buddies have gotten in trouble. ...


Shaping the Future of Real Estate

The following interview between Real Estate magazine Managing Editor Paige Tepping and John Gall, President of Nextage Property Solutions, focuses on company growth and the future of real estate. Read on to learn how Gall pushed past the traditional real estate model. ...


Paul Adler Joins the Rockland Community Foundation Board of Directors

Paul Adler, vice president and associate broker of Rand Commerical Services, has been appointed to the Board of the Rockland Community Foundation located in New City, N.Y. ...


Prestige Brands, Real Estate Reverse the Trend

According to a recent study by New York-based research firm, L2, almost 50 percent of top fashion, beauty, hospitality, watches and jewelry and retail brands have “feeble” mobile initiatives. Their study focused on the most recognized brands with regards to their ability to meet consumer demands for the proper mobile ...


Face the Facts: Preaching the Truth Crucial to Educating Consumers and Restoring Consumer Confidence

“Educating consumers and working to restore consumer confidence is about preaching the truth,” says Mark Stark, CEO/owner of Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS® in Las Vegas, Nev. As we continue to make our way through this once-in-a-lifetime market that is defined by low interest rates and depressed value, Stark believes there ...


New Real Estate Poll: Americans Increasingly Optimistic about Homeownership

Americans are significantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. That’s according to a new national survey released this week from Prudential Real Estate, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate ...


CoreLogic® Reports 145,000 Y-O-Y Decline in Foreclosure Inventory

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its National Foreclosure Report for January, which provides monthly data on completed foreclosures, foreclosure inventory and 90+ delinquency rates. There were 69,000 completed foreclosures in January 2012, compared to 80,000 in January 2011, and 65,000 in ...


REBuildUSA™ Featured on NBC Miami

The FHA 203k government-backed mortgage program, or “the best-kept secret in loan programs,” according to Dennis and Teresa Walsh, stepped into the spotlight recently during a news feature on NBC Miami about their company, REBuildUSA™ and its partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement to expand homeownership. ...


Homeowner Vacancy: Tightest Housing Markets in the U.S.

A simple measure of tightness in a market for owner-occupied housing is the homeowner vacancy rate (number of homes for sale divided by the number either for sale or owner-occupied). Builders are often interested in markets that are tight by this measure, because it indicates prospective buyers will have difficulty ...


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