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Todays Real Estate News Archive


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How Using Outdated Technology Can Impact the Reputation of a Small Business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


Four Critical Actions to Build a Culture of Accountability in 2014

Almost every leader has been there. One minute you’re living the company values, and the next you’re making an exception—for yourself. Perhaps you have an official policy of being super-responsive, but when an especially problematic client calls, you avoid him for a day or two. Or despite a stated commitment ...


Transition: the Blind Spot for Many Business Owners

Blood, sweat and tears; late nights and weekends spent working; sacrificed vacations and family time – indeed, a CEO’s feelings toward his or her business often mirror those of a parent has for a child. ...


5 Tips for Team Building

(MCT)—Ryan Nowicki, national director of sales for golf-complex operator TopGolf, talked to the Dallas Morning News about how small businesses can organize effective team-building events. ...


Ask the Experts: Maximize Networking Opportunities at Holiday Parties

(MCT)—It’s officially the merry-making season, and small-business owners are likely going to spend some time over the next month at holiday parties. ...


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