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Luxury Portfolio International® Expands Membership in Eight Countries

Luxury Portfolio International® has recently welcomed 17 new member real estate companies in the U.S. and eight countries abroad, joining the network’s 200+ market-leading real estate firms. The network has also introduced seven new luxury developments as part of its Development Collection. Luxury Portfolio specializes in the high-end real estate ...


55+ Housing Market Confidence Is Breaking Records

The nationwide financial and economic challenges in recent years have upended millions of consumers' retirement plans, and dreams of transitioning into a new or smaller dwellings to age in place. ...


What You Need to Know about the New .REALTOR Domain

In 2011, NAR applied with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate a NEW branded .REALTOR top level domain (TLD). Soon hundreds of new domains will be available on the Internet, but only .REALTOR means the trusted source in real estate. ...


Great Building Blocks to Amazing Real Estate Videos

“Videos will create competitive immunity for you and your team.” ...


Mortgage Applications Rebound after Six Week Decline

The week ending December 6th saw mortgage applications increase by one percent; it was the first time in a month and a half that the numbers edged upwards. While the increase may seem insignificant to some, it’s a great sign for the housing market. Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB ...


How Using Outdated Technology Can Impact the Reputation of a Small Business

(BPT)—Smart business owners know how important it is to preserve their company's reputation, but many may not realize the extent to which their current and potential customers care about the technology they use. ...


Is It Legal to Drive with Dealer Plates?

Whether it's your neighbor or a complete stranger, you may have spotted a car or two on the road with dealer plates. ...


Prudential Georgia Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently announced that Prudential Georgia Realty has joined the growing network and now operates as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. The brokerage, an established frontrunner in the Atlanta real estate market, follows affiliate launches in California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bradfield Properties Expands into Austin

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bradfield Properties recently announced its partnership with Austin-based brokerage Goldwasser Real Estate. Goldwasser Real Estate has been a driving force in Austin real estate since 2008, and brings 90 sales associates to the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bradfield Properties firm. This expansion ...


Regulators OK Volcker Rule, Curbing Big Banks’ High-Risk Trades

(MCT)—Government regulators approved a sweeping new set of rules for the nation's biggest banks that ban them from the kind of ultra-high-risk trading that nearly collapsed the world's financial system. ...


HUD Releases ‘Qualified Mortgage’ Definition

Recently the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its final rule which defines a ‘Qualified Mortgage (QM)’ that is insured, guaranteed or administered by HUD. The final rule will be effective on January 10, 2014 and will apply to ...


Real estate Q&A: How the Self-Employed Can Get a Mortgage

(MCT)—Question: I am self-employed and make a good living. I want to buy a house, but it’s hard to document my income. So I’ve been getting turned down for a mortgage, even though I’m willing to make a large down payment. Any ...


Builders Share Trends Homeowners Require to Create Personal Oasis

Building a custom home today involves much more than specialized floor plans. Homeowners have endless options for special features and unique touches that can turn a home into a personal oasis. ...


The People Revolution: 5 Resolutions to Succeed in 2014 (Part 2)

Last time out we examined the first five of 10 business principles that Austin Allison and Chris Smith, authors of “Peoplework: How to Run a People-First Business in a Digital-First World,” presented in Homes.com’s Secrets of Top Selling ...


New QM Rules: What Your Clients Need to Know

With the new year fast approaching, there’s an important issue you’ll want to familiarize yourself with so you can answer buyers’ questions: qualified mortgages. ...


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