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Trulia Is Said to Pick JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank to Manage Its IPO

(BloombergBusinessweek)—Trulia Inc., an Internet startup focused on residential real estate, hired JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) to manage its initial public offering, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. ...


7 Ways to Convert More Internet Leads

You spend a lot of time and effort on your social media campaign, your blog posts and your tweets. You invest a lot of money in sites that promise good leads. And yet, the conversion rates on the leads you ...


Rand on Real Estate: Investment Properties and Management Companies

Greg Rand (@gsrand), CEO of OwnAmerica and host of Rand on Real Estate on 770 WABC, takes a call from a listener from New Jersey. After listening to the show, the caller is now wondering if ...


REALTORS® Call for Broad Qualified Mortgage Definition to Help Consumers and Housing Market

A narrow definition of the impending Ability to Repay regulation could harm consumers and the housing market recovery, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Hawaii Offers Diverse Investment Opportunities

There are three different types of investment opportunities to be had across the Hawaiian Islands today. Here are some takeaways that might help you identify a niche for yourself: ...


Monday Morning Mobile: What’s Gucci?

Mobile – that’s what Gucci is! The Italian label that is synonymous with all thing luxury is turning to mobile to enhance their shoppers’ in-store experience. ...


The Rise of the New First Time Homebuyer

As posted on Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Blog ...


Americans’ Expectations Align to Encourage Home Buying

More consumers may be looking to purchase homes with a shift in several key housing market indicators, according to Fannie Mae’s March 2012 consumer attitudinal National Housing Survey. More Americans now expect both home rental and home purchase prices to increase over the next year. Nearly half of consumers expect ...


HomeFinder.com and Imperial Valley Press Online Announce New Affiliate Partnership

HomeFinder.com, a leading online real estate search site and provider of digital marketing solutions for REALTORS®, recently announced a new affiliate partnership with Imperial Valley Press (El Centro, Calif.). This partnership provides real estate agents in the El Centro metro region with a new digital marketing platform and the opportunity ...


Industry Insight: Today’s Homebuyer

Today’s homebuyer wants more than the typical sales pitch. They expect that their agent be present, focused and highly in tune with their needs. ...


Are Your Presentations iPad Friendly? Why REALTORS Are Embracing Tablet Technology

With over 55 million units sold through the end of 2011, Apple’s iPad has quickly become one of the most successful consumer products in history. With its vast array of features, outstanding resolution and extreme portability, it’s not surprising that ...


Homeownership Makes Tax Time Less Taxing

With the April 17 tax deadline coming up, many individuals and families still have time to take advantage of the valuable tax benefits homeownership affords. Many are turning to the National Association of REALTORS’® consumer website, HouseLogic.com. ...


Advanced Training and Its Value in Today’s Challenging Market

In a market where clients are more informed than ever before, today’s agents are expected to have the answers to any questions their buyer or seller may have—and quick. And while brokers are traditionally tasked with educating agents to meet the needs of clients, some are looking for additional resources ...


Arizona Real Estate Brokerage becomes Newest Addition to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Network

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based brokerage, Move Time Realty, to its network. Led by broker/owner Susan Paul and her partner Matt Hage, the company will continue to serve Maricopa and Pinal Counties and will operate as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ...


Stable Home Prices in 2012, Modest Increases Forecasted for End of Year

The forecast for the rest of 2012 shows mild increases building up to a stronger 1.2 percent by year end, according to the Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report, recently released by Clear Capital®, with data through March 2012. The HDI ...


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