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Have Questions about Health Insurance Open Enrollment?

NAR PULSE—Open Enrollment for qualified major medical health plans under the Affordable Care Act ends February 15! Do you need major medical health insurance coverage? Are you looking to change plans? REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace, a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner, has resources available ...


U.S. New Home Sales Jump 11.6% in December

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2014 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 481,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 11.6 percent (±16.5%)* above the ...


Boomerang Buyers Will Likely Inch Back Into Market

The first wave of 7.3 million homeowners who lost their home to foreclosure or short sale during the foreclosure crisis in 2015 are now past the seven-year window they conservatively need to repair their credit and ...


HUD Gives $1.8 Billion to Local Homeless Programs

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro recently awarded $1.8 billion in grants to help nearly 8,400 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (see attached chart). The Continuum of Care grants announced today support the Administration’s efforts to ...


7 Ways You’re Accidentally Improving your Credit

(TNS)—There’s little doubt that Americans with higher credit scores get better deals on core consumer items like mortgages, auto loans and credit cards. ...


CENTURY 21® New Millennium Recruits America’s Heroes in the D.C. Metro Region

CENTURY 21 New Millennium has announced its support of the Century 21 Real Estate Recruiting America’s Heroes program, designed to assist United States military veterans transitioning to a real estate career. As a champion for many local community initiatives, CENTURY 21 New Millennium extends its support to local veterans looking to ...


MRIS Negotiating to Provide Direct Syndication of Listings to Zillow

MRIS, an industry-leading Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that facilitates nearly $125 million a day in real estate transactions, has announced that it is in negotiations to establish direct syndication of broker listings to Zillow® by April 7th. This new, direct feed option will replace the Zillow broker syndication capability ...


ReferralExchange Processes 50,000 Outbound Referrals in Less Than One Year of Operations

ReferralExchange, the real estate referral business network, has announced a major milestone of 50,000 referrals placed into the service since officially launching just six months ago. The company now has thousands of agents active in the service and also has several corporate partnerships in place. ...


Best Ski Towns for Real Estate Investing 2015 Edition

Thanks to the popularity of the inaugural Best Ski Towns for Real Estate Investing list for 2014, the RealtyTrac editorial team sacrificed their precious holidays to endure the toils of travel to idyllic ski resort towns and the trials of ...


The Greatest Gift to Real Estate: Open-Source CRM

On the surface, real estate is about selling property. But if you think about what must be accomplished to close a sale, you arrive at something deeper—the relationship. Real estate is about building successful relationships between buyer, home, property, and financial institution. ...


Sindeo Expands Leadership Team, Brings Greater Transparency to Home Financing

Sindeo, a modern mortgage marketplace that helps people plan and shop for the right home loan in a more timely, competitive and transparent way, has announced the latest members to join its management team. Sindeo’s expanded leadership team includes top talent from Trulia, SoFi, Prosper Marketplace and the ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Continues Strong Momentum and Expansion in Florida

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced today the addition of Southwest Florida-based brokerage Blue Water Realty, Inc. to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gulf Shore will remain under the leadership of owner Aaron Eyerman, who has overseen the company’s consistent growth since ...


Eastern Bergen County Board of Realtors Donates to 17 Bergen County Charities

Realtors® help make the dream of homeownership a reality for thousands of Bergen County residents each year. Realtors also work to build better communities where they live and work. In small towns and large municipalities across Bergen County, REALTORS® promote community values, giving their time and effort to the organizations ...


Move Announces New Executive Roles to Strengthen Association Relationships

Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to state and local REALTOR® associations from Russ Cofano, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations for Move, Inc. and realtor.com®, announcing two new executive positions focusing on strengthening relationships with state and local associations. ...


The Top 7 Things to Do when You Inherit a Home

FOX Business Network host Jamie Colby weighs in on the top 7 things you should do when you inherit a home. Colby is the host of Strange Inheritance, the new story-driven reality series debuting on Monday, January 26 at 9PM. ...


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