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New Home Purchase Applications Dip by 8 Percent in May

Mortgage applications in May 2014 decreased by 8 percent from April, according to recent information released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


You Say You Want a Revolution? It’s Time You Got More from Your Broker

There are a lot of big name real estate brokerages out there touting their long history in the business and offering that as the reason agents should work with them. It’s an age-old tactic that has historically been effective. But, in today’s ...


Cash is King: First-Timers Give Way to Bidders Coming Out of Foreclosure

The all-cash buying real estate trend has not let up at all in early 2014. In fact, most states have seen an increase in cash purchases—a stunning trend when you consider how popular cash buyers were last year and the fact that ...


Builders Target REALTORS® to Locate Buyers in Recovering Markets

For the past several years, builders have actively sought help from REALTORS® to find qualified buyers. The National Association of REALTORS® estimates that two-thirds of new homes sold in 2013 were purchased by buyers brought to builders by REALTORS®. ...


Competition among Lenders Good for Potential Buyers

The future of expanded credit availability has strong ties to a healthy housing recovery—and that future lies in the hands of private lenders. ...


How to Win the Grand Prize at the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit

As a broker with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, which is part of Realogy, I'm excited to participate in the Realogy FWD innovation summit on June 17 at its headquarters in Madison, New Jersey. This is the second annual ...


Why Blogging Is Important for Real Estate Professionals

You may be questioning whether you should be blogging as a part of your overall marketing plan. You may have heard that blogging will improve your overall SEO results, as well as drive increased visitor numbers to your website. However, you may ...


Adjustable-Rate Loans Can Be a Smart Risk

(MCT)—The Mortgage Bankers Association reports that only about 1 of every 10 home mortgages being written today carries an adjustable interest rate. A combination of negative press on adjustable-rate mortgages and a widespread belief that interest rates are bound to start rising ...


FHA Offers First-Time Homebuyers Discounted Loans for Taking Class

(MCT)—Home loans are about to go on the discount rack for first-time buyers willing to spend a few hours learning the ropes of homeownership, from applying for a mortgage to choosing a contractor for a kitchen remodel. ...


Darwin on Mobility

For mobility professionals, Evolution is long past theoretical and is a part of our everyday work experience. “Adapt or die” is a grim but essential mantra in our time of volatile markets, global expansion and new customer demographics. In every specialization, relocation ...


The Social Media Cheat Sheet, Part 2

Building and growing a Facebook group can become a lot more gratifying than just creating a normal page for a real estate professional, in that it’s sort of like modern-day farming. You don’t just sell a house to someone and move on, ...


What Social Media Platforms Are Best for Your Real Estate Business? Part One

You probably have a Facebook account. You may also watch videos on YouTube and upload pictures to Instagram. Maybe you tweet a few times per week. Chances are you’re adept at social media on an individual level—where you post about events happening ...


A Startup Mentor’s 4 Keys to Branding

(MCT)—This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Juan Garzon, a messaging strategist who helps creative entrepreneurs clarify their brand, communicate their value, and accelerate the growth of their business. He’s also a startup mentor for both the Impact3 and RevTech ...


Build and Expand – Upgrade Your Referral Cycle

According to the 2013 National Association of REALTORS® Member Profile, real estate professionals earn an average of 21 percent of their business through referrals from past clients and customers. Brokers and agents with stronger referral networks also tend to earn more: REALTORS® ...


Ask the Expert: Why Should You Prepare Your Clients for Homeownership?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Matt Vernon, Home Loans Sales Executive for Bank of America. ...


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