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Where Next? Following Boomers to Their Next Real Estate Purchase

Baby boomers are becoming seniors at a rate of 10,000 per day, 4 million per year. By 2020, 80 million people in the U.S. will be 65 or older. Many will uproot to flee ice storms and frost heaves, move ...


St. Patty’s Pride: A Peek into the Homes of Some of Ireland’s Most Famous

To celebrate St. Patty’s Day, we have put together a shamrock-studded tribute to homes owned by our favorite Irish celebrities, socialites and—to pay homage to a St. Patty’s Day beverage of choice—notable beer tycoons. ...


Hispanic Homebuyer Mega Market Is Emerging

The era of the Hispanic homebuyer is upon us, according to the 2011 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report released this week by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). ...


A Souped-up Laundry Room Can Make a Difference for Home Sellers, Buyers

One of the most dreaded chores around the house is laundry. Maybe that’s why when selling a house, the laundry room is one of the most forgotten areas to get in shape. The machines are often dusty, with detergent dripping down the sides and lint and old socks on the ...


Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Celebrates Best Supporting Office Award

The Golden Isles Association of REALTORS ® announced its 2011 Award winners during an event recently held at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on February 24, 2012. ...


Monday Morning Mobile: Consistency

As a business owner operating in a local market, the reliance of consumers on their smart phone and tablet devices has put you in the position to capitalize more so than ever before. The way in which the technology, mobile apps and social media have come together has placed the ...


Fourth Quarter Indices Show Optimistic Outlook for Apartment and Condominium Market

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), a leading indicator for the multifamily market recently released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), showed steady improvement in the apartment and condominium housing market for a sixth consecutive quarter. ...


Sharing Information and Success: Educating Agents and Consumers with Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®

In the progressive real estate climate that we are currently in, staying on top of news and industry trends is crucial in order to secure new business and maintain success. With Lowe’s Program for REALTORS®, REALTORS® are empowered with the latest in real estate news, while also armed with a ...


Consumer Complaints: Loan Modification Scams Highlighted

Recently, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and NeighborWorks® America highlighted the ongoing foreclosure rescue scam crisis during a press conference to identify top consumer complaints in New York. ...


FHA Announces Price Cuts to Encourage Streamline Refinancing

Recently, Acting Federal Housing (FHA) Commissioner Carol Galante announced significant price cuts to FHA’s Streamline Refinance Program that could benefit millions of borrowers whose mortgages are currently insured by FHA. Beginning June 11, 2012, FHA will lower its Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP) to just .01 percent and reduce its ...


Housing Affordability Index Hits Record High

Housing affordability conditions have reached the highest level since recordkeeping began in 1970, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Turning Home Shoppers into Cash Buyers

We’ve all seen it before: An eager homebuyer is prequalified for mortgage financing, only to be turned down once credit and income issues are revealed during the origination process. That’s the problem with a typical prequalification. While the lender may ask about the borrower’s income and credit history, there may ...


5 Ways to Boost Your Online Marketing with REsource Real Estate Content

Combine our technology-driven world and today’s challenging real estate market and you have a good recipe for one overwhelmed real estate professional. ...


Housing Overhaul? Home Builders Announce Housing Finance System Reform Plan

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently announced a new comprehensive framework for housing finance system reform that would transition Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to a new mortgage securitization system for single-family and multifamily conventional mortgages. ...


Cover Story: A New Generation Rocking Real Estate

There’s a new genre of brokers taking the real estate stage, and they are striking the right chords within the industry. These next generation brokers are infusing innovation and vitality into the real estate market and bringing with them a new way to look at the business. The term “next ...


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