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NAR’s REach® Technology Accelerator Selects Class of 2015

NAR PULSE—NAR and Second Century Ventures are proud to announce the new REach® Class of 2015. Joining the class are Asset Avenue, BoostUp, Guard Llama, Loop & Tie, NotaryCam, Pro.com, and TermScout. The REach® accelerator program was created to identify the top new ...


5 Tips for Better Real Estate Photos

When homebuyers are ready to go from online shopping to in-person viewing, we all know that listing photos can be the deciding factor. ...


The Empty Nest: A Place, a State of Mind—and an Opportunity

Ah, the empty nest—that tranquil, far-off place harried parents dream about. An idyllic state where the kids are grown and on their own, couples reacquaint, and long-deferred leisure fills hours once claimed by domestic obligation. Whether or not reality fulfills those dreamy expectations, ...


Great Spaces: Deep-Water Virginia Beach Home

Normally, finding yourself in deep water is not a good thing. However, this deep water-front contemporary home, located in Virginia Beach, offers everything you could possibly want in water-front living: five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two fireplaces, a jacuzzi, a dock, and a private ...


Tiny House Trend: 6 Style Lessons for Small Spaces

(TNS)—Small is getting bigger for sure. The average American single-family house will drop to 2,152 square feet this year, 10 percent smaller than five years ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders. ...


Ziplogix Signs the Commercial Brokers Association

zipLogix recently announced a strategic partnership with the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA), a member-owned cooperative providing commercial real estate multiple listing services to its members since 1977. ...


Two REALTOR® Associations to Provide RBI’s SmartCharts Pro™ as Member Benefit

MRIS recently announced that two of its shareholder associations signed with RealEstate Business Intelligence (RBI) to provide SmartCharts Pro™ subscriptions (a $200 annual value) as part of their member benefits package. ...


Reader Rewards Contest: What’s in Your Listing?

Sometimes REALTORS® find the darndest things in their listings...like a horse? OK, well maybe that's a stretch. Or how about that Florida man who found a human hand in his grandparents' house along with coins and a treasure map? It's like something ...


Mortgage Choice Act Making Progress

Editor's note: On April 14, 2015, the U.S House of Representatives passed H.R. 685, “The Mortgage Choice Act” by a vote of 287-140. ...


Company Spotlight: Home Warranties a No-brainer in Today’s Real Estate Market

Home warranties come in all shapes and sizes, but for real estate professional Bonnie Loya with Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services in McMurray, Penn., they all have one thing in common: they go a long way toward keeping the real estate transaction together. ...


Housing Starts Still Recovering across Parts of the World

The continued recovery in housing starts, relative to a period considered normal, is not isolated to the United States. Figures from the European Mortgage Federation, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport indicate that while housing starts have recovered in some countries, ...


Prevent Water Problems with These Spring Plumbing Tips

Spring is a time for many people to get organized around the house. Yet, it’s easy to ignore your plumbing when taking care of other household responsibilities. Here are some easy tips to help make sure your plumbing continues to work reliably throughout ...


Home Sale Transaction Volume Increases 10 Percent Year-over-Year

Home sales were up in the first quarter, according to recently released financial results from Realogy Holdings Corp. The first quarter ended March 31, 2015, and the results showed many positives for the housing recovery, including the following highlights: ...


Great Spaces: Ranch Living in California

Want to live like a rancher? How about a high-end rancher? This three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch in Catheys Valley, Calif., is a Spanish-style hacienda sitting on a 100-year-old, spring-fed lake. Explore a multitude of outdoor covered verandas and bridges, walk the well-manicured gardens, eat ...


Broker Public Portal Elects First Board of Managers

A nationwide group of leading Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and real estate brokerage firms supporting the creation of a national property search portal have elected their first board of managers. ...


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