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Hudson United Mortgage, Title & Insurance Announces Free CLE Courses on NY Real Estate Hot Topics

Dan Rand, Vice President of Hudson United Abstract Services announced recently that his firm will be co-sponsoring a Continuing Legal Education course for attorneys on the topics of Short Sales & Approvals and Mortgage Fraud Prevention. The class will be held at three separate times and locations to make it ...


Confronting the Inventory Shortage – Leading Brokers Offer Tried and True Strategies

As the real estate industry continues along the road to recovery, agents and brokers alike are being challenged on a daily basis, thanks in large part to a growing inventory shortage. “The Inventory Conundrum: The Current Outlook and Strategies for Coping ...


Why Your Online Listing is Priced Wrong

Quick, pretend to be a buyer, jump on the internet and begin a home search. Which website did you visit and what did you type in as your search parameters? ...


The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design

With people accessing the Internet from various devices, all of which vary in size, Responsive Web Design has become all the rage. As defined by Stanford University, Responsive Web Design refers to: ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall for Third Consecutive Week

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling for the third consecutive week amid declining consumer confidence and the onset of the federal government shutdown. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage is at its lowest level since the week ...


Housing’s Contribution to GDP: 2Q13

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the second quarter of 2013, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.6 percent, with home building yielding 3.1 percentage points of that total. ...


Your Place: Replace Ionization Smoke Alarms

(MCT)—The American Society of Home Inspectors contacted me with its concerns regarding ionization smoke detection. ...


Pillar To Post Salutes 8 New Franchises in September

Pillar To Post, one of North America’s largest home inspection franchises, added eight new franchises during the month of September. That brings the company’s total to 49 new franchisees in 2013, on track to meet its goal of 75 new locations by the end of the year. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Partners with Virtual Results to Strengthen Website Quality Certification Program

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has selected Virtual Results, LLC to evaluate websites of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) member firms through the network’s Website Quality Certification program for 2014. ...


Realtor.com® and the San Jose Sharks Sign Exclusive Sponsorship Agreement

Recently, realtor.com® announced that it has signed an agreement with the San Jose Sharks to be an official and category exclusive sponsor for the 2013-14 NHL season. The agreement supports realtor.com®'s mission to engage with consumers at all stages of the home buying, renting, moving or selling process from anywhere, ...


Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam despite Persistent Headwinds

With home prices and household formations rising and household balance sheets healing, the ongoing housing recovery is expected to gain momentum next year even as several challenges remain, according to economists who participated in a recent National Association of Home Builders ...


Real Estate Q&A: Loan Modification Based on What You Still Owe

(MCT)—QUESTION: I paid my 15-year mortgage for eight years before I suffered a hardship and had to stop making payments. I am trying to get a loan modification and want to know what happens to the equity in my home. And is the modification done on the original loan amount ...


The House That Ingenuity Built Heads to National Competition

(MCT)--Plants grow on the roof. A device that looks like a crystalline sculpture sucks moisture from the air. And a sensor figures out when no one’s home, switching off the lights and air conditioning. ...


Crowdsourcing Part 1: Get in Business with Pinterest

By now, most real estate professionals have already successfully incorporated social and digital media into their real estate business, using networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. One site that not enough brokers are taking advantage of is Pinterest. Further, crowdsourcing ...


Coaching Myths and Mysteries

When I speak with the elite agents around the world, most of them have one single attribute in common: They all have a coach! Why is it that? ...


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