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New Construction: Solving the Move-up Buyer Dilemma

While Helen Hanna Casey “literally grew up around the new-homes business,” she is quite clear that today’s new-home market is not like the one her father was a part of in the 1950s when he was executive director of the Builders ...


Weekly Video Tip: How to Color Correct Footage

Today I'm going to help you get the most out of your footage by color correcting with "Fast Color Corrector." ...


The Battle Ahead for Brokers: Dodd-Frank Takes Hold

From Dodd-Frank regulations to controversial tax laws, the rules have changed for brokers and agents…and most importantly, their consumers. Ken Trepeta, Esq., director of Real Estate Services for the National Association of REALTORS®, will offer a detailed analysis of these business-altering topics in a special keynote presentation taking place at ...


HomeServices of America, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®/Trident Group

HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced yesterday the acquisition of Prudential Fox & Roach, Realtors®, The Trident Group, which is comprised of financial services companies including Trident Mortgage Company, Trident Insurance and Trident Land Transfer Company. Terms were ...


Rebounding Economy Triggers Growth in Luxury Real Estate Market

The luxury market has seen a marked increase in activity the first half of the year, in large part due to the healthy return of the North American luxury real estate market, as well as the return of second home purchase activity. Growth has been notable not only in the ...


Designer Creates Houses in Miniature

(MCT)--Jim Pesce’s dream studio has a well-worn armchair, a writing desk and an armoire filled with art supplies. ...


Egnyte Streamlines eSignatures with Full DocuSign Integration

Egnyte, a file-sharing platform, recently announced full integration with DocuSign’s eSignature solution. Used in 188 countries globally by customers ranging from large multi-nationals to small businesses, DocuSign is a global standard for eSignatures. This integration combines the power of Egnyte’s enterprise file sharing and synchronization with DocuSign’s eSignature transaction management ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 4.7 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending August 9, 2013. ...


Combining Product, Service and Personality Branding

We do it all in real estate! So let’s take a look at these three branding components and how they integrate into a branding strategy. ...


Earn up to $350 Appraisal Rebate from Your Credit Union

NAR PULSE—Looking for the perfect loan for the perfect home? For a limited time only, you can get up to $350 Appraisal Rebate* with any residential or investment property mortgage financed through REALTORS(R) Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, closed by August 31, 2013. ...


Rising Home Values Impact Affordability in Second Quarter

Nationwide housing affordability slipped several notches as recovering markets witnessed significant firming of home prices in the second quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released recently. In all, 69.3 percent of new and ...


What Loan Program Is Right for Your Borrower?

After the housing crash in 2008, the real estate market left risky loan programs behind and instead turned to safer ways to finance homes. Although there are fewer options, there are still many things to consider before choosing a program that’s right for your situation. Don Frommeyer, CRMS, president of ...


Hot Property: David Spade sells Malibu House

(MCT)— After several outings beachcombing for buyers, actor David Spade has said “buh-bye” to his oceanfront house in Malibu. ...


Be Prepared for Odd Interview Questions Along with the Routine

(MCT)—Enter “dumb interview questions” in a search engine, and you can spend hours reading examples from job hunters and human resource professionals alike. ...


Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in Australia

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC recently announced it has expanded its presence in Australia with the signing of an exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement with Melbourne SR Pty Ltd to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in Australia’s Victorian market. ...


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