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BHG Rand Realty and Zip Realty Partner up to Provide Powerhouse Technology

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty recently announced a partnership with ZipRealty. The partnership brings 17 former Zip Realty agents to BHG Rand Realty. ...


Brokerage Owners and Executives to Examine Urgent Priorities

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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Dip to New Record Lows

Mortgage rates moved into record low territory again last week, with the average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate ticking lower to 4.09 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average ...


Industry Advisor: Are You Ready to Defeat the Agents of Anti-change?

I’m always amazed by how many real estate companies know they have personnel issues yet don’t address them. More often than not, the feedback I hear from brokers revolves around the same three things: ...


March Pending Home Sales Rise, Market Recovering

Pending home sales increased in March and are well above a year ago, another signal the housing market is recovering, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Analysis: Stricter Mortgage Standards Criticized as too Tight

(MCT)—During the housing boom, a borrower’s ability to exhale appeared to be the chief criterion for obtaining a mortgage. Six years of record foreclosures later, with millions of borrowers owing more than their properties are worth, the housing market continues to tread water. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: A People-to-People Approach

Top producing brokers and agents know that building strong relationships with your clients is critical to real estate success. “The more you know, the better you can serve your customers. An informed customer will make the best decision,” says Scott MacDonald, President of RE/MAX Gateway. Read on as RISMedia’s Barbara ...


Impatient Buyers Target Homes Before They Go on Sale

(MCT)—House hunters frustrated with the market’s supply of homes have shifted their search from the streets to underground. ...


Northern California’s MLSListings Inc., Syndicates Directly to HomeFinder.com

HomeFinder.com, an online real estate search site and provider of digital marketing solutions for real estate agents, has announced its strategic partnership with MLSListings, Inc. The direct syndication of MLSListings Inc., to HomeFinder.com advances the search and advertising solutions for the real estate community throughout Northern California. ...


Good News in Real Estate: Housing Market May Be on Rise

(MCT)—The housing market’s long, cold winter may finally be heading into a springtime thaw. ...


Strong Sales in February Impact March Stats

Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 7.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 328,000 units in March from an upwardly revised, robust pace of 353,000 units in February, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Commerce Department. ...


RREIN Broker Spotlights: Defying the Market

Energy, vision and teamwork are the three qualities that Century 21 Affiliated executives attribute to their company’s success and ability to defy housing market challenges in their markets of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Northern Illinois. Read on to learn how Bill Kessler and Dan Kruse have leveraged their experience and success ...


New Rules Aim to Speed up Short Sales

(MCT)—The short sale process could get a lot quicker starting this summer under new rules that will require lenders to respond to offers within a month. ...


Marketing Matters: The Thumbnail Guide to Mobilizing Your Email

(eM+C)—How would your business fare if you ignored half of your audience? If you haven't updated your email program for mobile devices, you've done precisely that. ...


March Bay State Home Sales Rise 20 Percent

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—Sales of single-family homes and condominiums in Massachusetts rose by double-digit percentages in March—marking the strongest first quarter since 2007, according to a new report by The Warren Group. ...


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