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Coldwell Banker Advantage Launches DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS

Coldwell Banker Advantage announced recently that it will be launching the new DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS program for their 300+ sales associates in North Carolina’s Triangle region. DocuSign for Real Estate PLUS combines the power of eSignatures and DocuSign Transaction Rooms to keep transactions fully digital and organized in ...


For Rent Media Solutions Unveils New Logo to Wrap Up Successful First Quarter

For Rent Media Solutions™, a top multifamily marketing resource, has recently reported an impressive first quarter with many highlights, including the introduction of a new logo. ...


REALTORS® Take Their Message to Nation’s Capitol

Next month REALTORS® will head to Washington, D.C., for the REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo, May 12-17, to promote public policies that protect investment in commercial and residential property and advance the real estate industry and REALTOR® business. Nearly 8,500 REALTORS® ...


Register for REALTOR® Trade Expo & Earn with MVP

NAR PULSE—By registering for the REALTOR® Trade Expo, held May 14-15 in Washington, DC., you can earn a free download of Just Sold! The Real Estate Professional’s Guide to Selling More in Less Time ($19.95 value), plus a chance to win a $250 gift card. With the Just ...


Buyers on the Move: Applications Rise for New Home Purchases

The Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for March 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased by 15 percent relative to the previous month. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns. ...


Hot Property: Pink Lists Sherman Oaks Home…Again

(MCT)—Pink is taking another shot at selling a home she owns in Sherman Oaks, this time priced at $3.499 million. ...


Why Less Is More and Saying ‘No’ Is Good for Business

Engel & Völkers is an international luxury real estate brand with a reputation for providing a consistent level of white-glove service throughout the world. We have a network of almost 600 brokerages located in 38 countries. If you haven’t heard of Engel & Völkers yet, it might be because we ...


Real Estate Q&A: Condo Rules Will Dictate Profit Division from Sale

(MCT)--Question: A family member of mine lives in an eight-unit condominium. A developer has offered to buy the building, and it was our expectation that the owners would split the money evenly because all the units are the same size. But some ...


Pending Home Sales Up 26 Percent

The RE/MAX of New England March Monthly Housing Report shows pending home sales are up on average 26.5 percent over March 2013. Inventory in every state except Vermont shows a decrease year-over-year. Overall home sales show an increase of 31.5 percent month-over-month, an expected trend as the busy spring market ...


Mortgage Returns Releases Q4 TRUE CRM Statistics

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced results of a Q4 report detailing their users’ success in using the company’s TRUE CRM system, which harnesses one-to-one marketing to strengthen users’ relationships with customers, prospects and referral partners. ...


Working at Home: Who Claims the Home Office Deduction?

Often cited as a “red flag” for audits, the home office deduction is in fact a legitimate business deduction with particular importance for certain careers and small business owners. Moreover—from the housing economics perspective—IRS data concerning the deduction, along with Census data ...


Unresolved Foreclosure Issues a Problem for Many New Yorkers

Regional Spotlight—New York ranks third in the nation in the number of homeowners delinquent on their mortgages or in foreclosure, the Mortgage Bankers Association recently reported. In 2013, the number of foreclosures reached a three-year high in the state. Experts speculate that the number of high foreclosures is partially due ...


Great Spaces: Record-Breaking Mansion in Sydney, Australia’s Prime Waterfront

Owned by the Fairfax family, one of Australia’s most famous media dynasties, “Elaine” is set to break all previous price records in the local market. Based on independent sources, it is expected that the achieved sale price will be in the region ...


Zeroing in on Clients’ Needs: Working Smarter, Not Harder

Since 2009, Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®)—a database of parcel-centric property information, built upon more than 160 million properties—has provided real estate professionals with access to information from multiple sources, including public records and tax assessment information; liens, standalone mortgages and refinancing loans; school district data, reviews, test scores and more. ...


‘Cob’ Advocates Willing to Get Dirty to Build Home of Dreams

(MCT)—Making homes out of clay, sand and straw—a material called “cob”—might raise eyebrows in earthquake country, but California devotees are hoping to gain acceptance for what they say is an inexpensive, environmentally friendly and safe way to build. ...


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