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Todays Real Estate News Archive


ICBA Statement: CFPB Should Expand on Mortgage Rule Accommodations

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) released this statement following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) release of finalized amendments and clarifications to the comprehensive mortgage rules it released in January. ...


Basel, QM and QRM – Disaster Averted, Mostly

This time last year, we warned that the pending rulemakings for the Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Qualified Residential Mortgage (QRM) rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act and the Federal Reserve’s proposed Basel III international capital standards had the potential to severely ...


Weekly Video Tip: Creating Multiple Framing Options by Scaling Down

Today, we're going to talk about an advanced editing technique that’s going to show how you can create multiple framing from the same shot. ...


Broker Marketing Gaps: How We Can Help and Where the Boundaries Are

We have been working for several months on a program of education, training and productivity that align with the business models of our broker clients and their use of realtor.com®. Early on, we discovered that what we perceived as a “gift” to the broker and agents were usually well received, ...


The New realtor.com®: What It Means for You and Your Agents

Recently the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) board of directors decided in a special meeting to recommend allowing realtor.com® to more effectively compete against third-party aggregators by lifting some long-standing restrictions. Since the vote, brokers and agents have been wondering just ...


Market Insider: Regional Variations in Recovery

The national housing data have been quite impressive this year. Existing-home sales were up 9.4 percent last year and are on track to match with similar increases this year. New-home sales are showing even better percentage gains, though off very low ...


Monday Morning Mobile: The Mobile Consumer & the Right Response to Responsive Design

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5 Ways Luxury Homebuyers Are Forging Fresh Trends

Today’s luxury homebuyer is smart, savvy and keenly aware of what makes their house a home. From tech-friendly amenities to outdoor living spaces, luxury buyers are investing time and money into a home that fits their needs and lifestyle. ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Evaluate Your Office’s Safety Strategy

NAR continues to designate September as REALTOR® Safety Month. This September, take a moment to evaluate your office’s safety strategy. Is there a strategy currently in place or does it need to be revised and updated? To help brokers and their agents stay safe on the job, NAR provides a ...


Market Leader Launches Office Professional Package for Brokerages and Offices

Market Leader, a leader in online marketing and technology solutions for real estate professionals and a wholly owned subsidiary of Trulia (NYSE: TRLA), has launched Market Leader Office Professional, enabling leading brokerages, offices and real estate teams to provide the entire Market Leader Professional system to every agent. ...


Living Smart: Clogged Gutters

(MCT)—Don’t fall down on the job of keeping your gutters and downspouts clear and in good repair. They may be an “out of sight, out of mind” aspect of your home exterior, but neglecting them can lead to costly repairs. ...


Managing Operating Expenses and Overhead in a Recovering Market

With a turning market, companies are quickly revamping game plans in order to maximize growth. In the following interview, two industry experts give their advice on shuffling expenses and moving forward in an expanding market. ...


The Next Real Estate Landscape: How to Stay Profitable

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


Optimizing Your Facebook Business Page for More Leads

Do you have a Facebook business page for your real estate business? You should. Facebook business pages are free advertising, as social media expert Erica Campbell Byrum pointed out in a recent article. ...


Airbnb a ‘Savior’ to Some Homeowners, a Nuisance to Some Cities

(MCT)—Despite working 18-hour days, including part time as a waitress at a strip club, Hope Arnold was on the verge of losing her Los Angeles home. ...


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