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Zillow Now Powers U.S. Real Estate Listings for Leading Chinese Real Estate Platform

Zillow, Inc. is now powering the U.S. real estate search for Leju Holdings Limited (“Leju”), an affiliate of E-House (China) Holdings Limited, a leading real estate services company in China. Leju operates several leading real estate and home furnishing websites of SINA Corporation, Baidu Inc., and its main website, ...


A Rise in International Homebuyers: Are You Ready?

International buyers are entering the U.S. housing market at a rapid pace, according to a recent NAR report, the 2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity. In fact, international buyers accounted for 7 percent of all residential purchases in the U.S. in ...


Great Spaces: Take a Bite Out of Dracula’s Castle

Perched in the Transylvanian mountains like a harbinger of death or a vulture or something equally as creepy, the castle that inspired Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” tale is now for sale. Although only allegedly believed to be the inspiration for the Irish author’s ...


Hot Property: Bruce Willis Decides His Beverly Hills Mansion Is Expendable

(MCT)—Bruce Willis has sold his walled and gated mansion in Beverly Hills for $16.5 million. ...


MRIS and Federal Title Launch Comprehensive Closing Costs Calculator

MRIS, the industry-leading Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and Federal Title & Escrow Co. has announced it has launched MRIS Close It!, a desktop and mobile app that provides quick and concise closing cost estimates. ...


First American Title Launches comprehensive Multilingual Website and in-language Video Library

First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), has announced the launch of a new multilingual website and online video library, www.FirstAmMulticultural.com, to help multicultural consumers pursue home ownership and navigate the ...


Big Data and the Real Estate Media Titans: Crafting Your Big Data Marketing Strategy

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series on Big Data analysis as relevant to the real estate industry. ...


CEO Exchange Kicks off Tomorrow in New York

An elite gathering of the real estate industry’s top brokers begins tomorrow, Sept. 9, when RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange kicks off at the Yale Club in New York City. The overall theme of the day-and-a-half-long event, which runs through Sept. 10, ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Decreases Slightly in August

Mortgage credit availability decreased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ...


Buying a Multigenerational Home

(MCT)—Suppose you’re buying a home. And suppose, too, that you have an elderly parent or adult child who’d like to live in your home with you. Why not buy a home together as a family? ...


Finding the Right Mortgage Takes Time, Effort

(MCT)—Most home buyers who need a mortgage place themselves in the hands of a loan officer or mortgage broker referred to them by their real estate agent, or by a friend, relative or business associate. This is the easy way, and I ...


New Real Estate Marketing Guidebook Makes Waves

Best-selling author and digital marketing expert Jay Baer has partnered with For Rent Media Solutions™ and Homes.com® to release Youtility for Real Estate—a practical marketing guide for real estate professionals. Now available for preorder on Kindle, Nook and Google Play, the eSpecial delves into marketing for real estate professionals and ...


RE/MAX Named a Leading Low-Cost Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

RE/MAX, LLC has been named among the leading low-cost U.S. franchises for 2014 by Entrepreneur magazine. The global real estate leader ranked the highest among real estate brokerage franchises, and 11th overall on this year’s list, which included 95 franchises “that can be started for less than $50,000.” The list ...


Speaker Spotlight: Sherry Chris to Be Featured Panelist at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum

Attendees at this year’s NAR Annual Conference and Expo will have a special opportunity to hear several of the nation’s most successful industry leaders break down their strategies for success at RISMedia’s 19th annual Power Broker Forum, titled, “Power Broker Strategies ...


Mortgage Applications Inch Forward

Mortgage applications increased 0.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 29, 2014. ...


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