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Savings All Around: Incorporating Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® into Every Transaction

In today’s marketplace, real estate agents must be forward-thinking and savvy in order to be successful. By incorporating the Lowe’s Program for REALTORS® into each and every real estate transaction, REALTORS® have a time- and money-saving tool that can raise efficiency and help them better serve any client. ...


For Budget-Minded Moves, Try Freight Shipping

For most of our household shipping needs, the Post Office, UPS or Fed-Ex delivers. But what do you do when you want to get a motorcycle across the country – without you on it? Antiques from your grandmother’s estate? Or ...


Homeowners Recover 13.5 Percent of Lost Equity Through Q3

Rising home values have brought homeowner equity to its highest level since the third quarter of 2008 and helped lift 1.3 million families above water. Homeowner equity jumped $406 billion, or 5.9 percent, to $7,275 billion in the second quarter ...


Metrolist Partners with RISMedia in Offering REsource Licensed Real Estate Content Solution to Its Membership

Metrolist, the largest MLS in Colorado, recently announced that it has partnered with RISMedia, the real estate industry’s leading source for industry news and information, in supporting and offering “REsource,” the media company’s industry-leading licensed real estate content solution platform to its membership via its Metrolist Marketplace. ...


Former Google and Yahoo! Exec Joins MOVE, Inc.’s Board of Directors

Move, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Jennifer Dulski, an entrepreneur who has founded two companies as well as served in senior roles at both Google and Yahoo!, to Move’s Board of Directors. The appointment of Dulski brings the number of Move Board members to seven. ...


Mobilize Your Workforce: 8 Need-to-Have Apps for Your Buyer’s Reps

Gone are the glory days when real estate companies had exclusive access to listing data; people communicated by actually speaking on the phone and facsimiles were considered high tech. Today, nearly everyone has a smartphone, a Twitter feed and a mobile lifestyle. Help your team maximize their productivity with these ...


Franchise Survey Ranks RE/MAX as Top Performer

Global real estate franchiser RE/MAX is the highest ranking real estate organization in the 2012 Franchise Times Top 200, the company has announced. The survey is based on worldwide sales and RE/MAX has held the top position for four years in a row. ...


Drive Referrals and Repeat Business with Entertainment® 2013 Books

Thanks to the 2013 Entertainment® Books from REALTOR Benefits® Program partner, Entertainment Promotions, give your customers a year's worth of coupons they can use every day for dining, shopping, services, family fun and more. And at 55 percent off the retail price, it’s the perfect client gift. Be sure to ...


Consumer Attitudes on Housing Continue Gradual Upward Trend

Results from Fannie Mae’s September 2012 National Housing Survey show Americans’ optimism about the recovery of the housing market and with regard to homeownership continued its gradual climb, bolstered by a series of mortgage rate decreases experienced throughout the summer. ...


HUD Grants Help Elderly and People with Disabilities

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Donovan recently announced more than $1.4 million in grants to help 529 senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Connecticut to receive health care, meals, and other critical supportive services. The grants are awarded through HUD’s Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator Program (MHSC). ...


The Dodd-Frank Act: Could New Rules Derail the Housing Recovery?

As if the eventual fates of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, now in their fourth year of conservatorship, were not enough cause for concern, pending rulings on mortgage origination requirements as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, and the Federal Reserve’s ...


HomeFinder.com Reinvigorates Real Estate Industry with Unique Makeover Program

As a real estate agent, you might find yourself in a branding, marketing or social media rut. Creating a Facebook plan, updating your logo or learning new technology can surely wait until next quarter, right? The real estate agents of the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes learned that waiting to the ...


NAR Talks Directly to America’s Property Owners

As “The Voice for Real Estate” for more than 100 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has turned up the volume on its consumer-facing communications, and consumers are listening. The stakes couldn’t be higher. Policymakers are considering sweeping changes to federal government programs and incentives that could dramatically change ...


Mortgage Rates Hit All-time Record Lows for Second Consecutive Week

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling to new all-time record lows for the second consecutive week on mortgage securities purchases by the Federal Reserve and indicators of a weakening economy. The Federal Reserve's purchase of long-term fixed ...


Atlantic | Pacific Receives Awards for Property Management and Development Subsidiaries

On September 28, Atlantic | Pacific Development (A|P Development) received the Residential Developer of the Year award at the Latin Builders Association® (LBA) Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Miami. The awards luncheon celebrated the efforts of the LBA’s members and directors within the association and their industry. The ...


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