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How to Organize Your Move in 6 Steps

It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving near or far—it’s important to stay organized during your move. And that doesn’t just mean making a schedule and sticking to it. You’ll need to figure out a system for organizing, packing and storing your belongings. ...


Housing Production Falls 6.5 Percent in May, Single-Family Permits Up

Declines in both single- and multifamily starts pushed nationwide housing production down 6.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of just over 1 million units, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Back-to-Basics Marketing: Adding Print Back into the Mix

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms. ...


Keeping Pace with Today’s Mobile-Driven World

As technology continues to change the way real estate professionals conduct business on a day-to-day basis, having a website is no longer enough when it comes to setting yourself apart from the competition. Today, maintaining a competitive edge is all about building ...


For Your Clients: How to Find the Best REALTOR®

There are good apples and bad apples in every bunch. The same can be said for myriad professionals who become involved when you are thinking of buying or selling a home. ...


The Importance of Brand Cohesiveness across Social Media

Developing and representing your brand effectively on social media is one of the most important tasks to consider when jumping into social media marketing. By doing so, you bring brand awareness and cohesiveness to your audience to build familiarity and trust. Representing ...


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. ...


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