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The Changing Dynamics of Real Estate Investment

In today’s recovering residential real estate market, investors have played an important role, accounting for more than 20 percent of all purchases in recent months. As noted in an article that appeared on RISMedia.com on August 28, titled, “A New Breed of Real Estate Investor; The Value Investor,” there’s been ...


Residential Building Permits Reach 1 Million, a 5-Year High

(MCT)—The number of U.S. residential building permits issued in October surpassed 1 million, the highest level in five years, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. ...


Diane Stafford: Home-Based Work Isn’t for Everyone

(MCT)—It’s a time of year when some workers are giving thanks for their cozy home-based jobs. Others, not so much. ...


Long & Foster to Represent Integrity Homes in New Communities

Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., one of the largest independent residential real estate companies in the U.S., has announced it will work with Integrity Homes, a local builder of the highest quality homes, in several new communities in the Washington, D.C., area. Long & Foster will exclusively represent Integrity ...


NAR Continues to Raise Education Bar

While extra attention is given to education during November, REALTOR® Designation Awareness Month, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) continues to shine the spotlight on specialized knowledge. Drawing upon its 100-year history, one million-plus member base, and the largest real estate library in the world, NAR offers brokers and their ...


HUD Awards Millions to Next Generation of Housing

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced that nine communities across the U.S. will receive Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants. The $4.37 million awarded today provides these communities the resources they need to craft comprehensive, community-driven plans to revitalize ...


People Who Need People: Customer Service Insights

When I meet someone for the first time and am asked what I do for a living it’s always a bit of a tricky question. My quick response is that I work in real estate, which essentially is not true. (If I ...


CENTURY 21 Award Agents Appointed to NAHREP Leadership

Recently, CENTURY 21 Award announced the appointments of Angela Avilez and Ismael Betancourt to leadership positions in the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® (NAHREP®) San Diego Chapter. ...


Howard Hanna Rocks the House at Two-Day Convention

The Cleveland Convention Center was rockin’ as the green and gold poured into town earlier this month for the Howard Hanna convention, the company announced. ...


Listing Portals: What’s the Real End Game?

The ongoing contention regarding the ultimate motives of the major online listing portals recently came to a head during a rousing panel discussion at RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange earlier this fall. During the session - “The Data Debate: Is Disintermediation a ...


REALTOR® Safety Continues with December Webinar

NAR PULSE—Register now and take advantage of the free December 19 REALTOR® Safety Webinar and learn how to detect and redirect unwanted attention from past, present or potential clients. You will also learn about laws pertaining to stalking and harassing communications, and how to implement safety strategies to ...


New Mortgage Disclosure Forms to Roll Out in August 2015

(MCT)—The federal government’s consumer financial watchdog will require lenders to issue shorter, easier-to-understand mortgage disclosure forms to home buyers that more clearly show the costs and terms of the loans. ...


California Pending Sales Higher in October

California pending home sales reversed a two-month decline to post higher in October, but were down from a year earlier, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported recently. ...


Strong Multifamily Sector Pushes Building Permits above 1 Million in October

Issuance of new building permits rose 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.034 million units in October due primarily to a double-digit increase on the multifamily side, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. ...


Top 10 Holiday Travel Legal Tips

Traveling for the holidays? If so, the last thing you'll want to deal with is trouble with the law. ...


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