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Goats Serving as Eco-Friendly Landscapers

(MCT)—Have you herd?  Goats will soon be munching their way through spring lawns, as property owners trade machinery and labor crews for hungry, four-legged landscapers ready to decimate any vegetation in their way. ...


Agent Makeover Sweepstakes Will Give Five Real Estate Agents a Two-Night Business and Style Makeover

HomeFinder.com, a leading digital real estate site, today announced its third annual, HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes, presented by PNC Mortgage. This is the first year PNC Mortgage, one of the leading financial services organizations, is participating in the sweepstakes. Five randomly chosen real estate agents will win a two-night trip ...


Realty ONE Group Affiliates, Inc., Expands Across the Nation

Realty ONE Group Affiliates strengthens their foundation in key markets and continues to add top performing franchisees to the team.   They are mirroring the success and fast-paced growth of Realty ONE Group’s company stores that have been marketplace leaders since 2005 in Nevada, Arizona and California. Since the beginning of ...


Affordable Homes Three Times More Likely to be Underwater than Expensive Homes

The affordable homes most sought after by first-time homebuyers are being kept off the market in part because nationally, those homes are almost three times more likely to be underwater than the most expensive homes, according to the first quarter Zillow® Negative Equity Report. The national negative equity rate fell ...


Economists and Experts Expect 2014 Price Increases to Average 4.4 Percent

More than 100 housing economists and experts participating in a recent quarterly survey expect nationwide home values to appreciate 4.4 percent through the end of this year. The most optimistic group of panelists predicted a 5.8 percent annual increase in home values this ...


10 Rules of Referrals

Ask any real estate agent what’s the best way to gain new business and they’ll probably say referrals. Above all, earning referral business begins with delivering stellar and memorable service to your clients, but that is rarely enough to provide a steady stream ...


Recruiting for Today’s Market: Is It Still the Name of the Game?

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Multifamily Surge Propels Housing Starts over 1 Million Mark in April

Soaring production of multifamily apartments pushed nationwide housing starts above the million-unit mark in April, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Total housing production rose 13.2 percent for the month ...


Bee-Friendly Tips for Home Gardeners

(MCT)—After our seemingly endless winter, most of us are itching to load up on plants and get our hands dirty. Whether you grow on a grand scale or tend a couple of pots, chances are you’ll be buying plants at a garden center ...


Prudential Select Properties Launches Select Leasing and Management Service

Prudential Select Properties, a provider of residential real estate services to the Greater St. Louis region, recently announced the launch of Select Leasing and Management. The property management and leasing service is designed to provide more incentives to clients to lease their home by providing them with a dedicated property ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Supports Beaches Organizations

The real estate professionals of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty’s Ponte Vedra Beach office actively support local agencies that help the less fortunate and organizations that enrich the community and the lives of its residents. ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Remain at Six-Month Low

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates easing slightly for the third consecutive week to remain at a six-month low. ...


Effectively Managing Expectations

When it comes to agent best practices, managing your clients’ expectations is crucial for seamless and successful real estate transactions. “In terms of properly pricing a listing, we recommend that agents are honest with their clients from the start,” says Michael R. Salter, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Elite in Shreveport, ...


How Entrepreneurs Can Increase Profit with a Hands-off Approach

It’s a common occurrence among the most talented people in the corporate world—highly skilled and qualified workers make the leap from valued employee to uncertain business owner. ...


Living Smart: Getting Your Screened-in Porch Spring/Summer-Ready

(MCT)—What area of the home offers the best of inside and outside living, with no downside except for the need for occasional cleaning and maintenance? ...


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