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Carrington Property Network Accelerates Growth Nationwide

Carrington Property Network (CPN), an exclusive national network of leading residential real estate brokerage firms and a division of the corporately owned and operated national brokerage Carrington Real Estate Services (US), LLC (Carrington), recently announced that it has selected and licensed brokerages across four states since its launch ...


Great Spaces: History of Notable Figures Called This 90210 Mansion Home

The Harvey Mudd estate, located in Southern California’s famous 90210 zip code, and designed in 1922 by noted architect Elmer Grey, is for sale at $22.995 million. ...


Agents Begin Shifting Away from Distressed Homes

(MCT)—When the recession hit and many real estate agents quit the business, Jason Stockwell’s sales kept going up. ...


Pillar to Post Salutes 11 New Franchises in June and July

Pillar To Post, one of North America’s largest home inspection franchises, added 11 new franchises during the months of June and July, the company has announced. The company is on track to meet its goal of 75 new locations by the end of 2013. ...


The Mortgage Professor: Should You Switch Lenders when Refinancing?

(MCT)—A small group of borrowers might profit from refinancing with their current lenders — the firm they pay each month. Most borrowers, however, will do better refinancing with a new lender. ...


Big Opportunity: the Relocation Renter

It’s no secret in the corporate relocation world that homeowner moves have become much scarcer. That’s a troubling reality for businesses that had come to depend on real estate commissions and referral fees generated by these prime customers and their employers. ...


4 Reasons Why Real Estate Brands Should Manage a LinkedIn Company Page

As a real estate professional, you have a busy schedule. So having to carve out additional time to manage another social media channel may seem unappealing. However, Homes.com has found that building a LinkedIn Company page is a truly ...


4 Key Ingredients to Building a Culture that Attracts Top Agents

Every broker knows that great agents are the key to a solid brokerage business. Attracting and retaining top talent is a constant priority. ...


Preparing First Time Home Buyers for Their New Purchase

Purchasing a home can be an overwhelming and daunting task for anyone—especially the first-time home buyer. They must account for setting a budget for the down payment, closing costs and mortgage; picking the right community; researching the real estate market; considering the resale value; deciding the pure logistics of the ...


Basic Training: Be Legendary

The days of “it’s all about me” advertising are over—and it’s about time. Today’s consumers don’t care about your big hair or your fancy car, and they certainly don’t care about what you used to look like 20 years ago! ...


4 Small-Business Lessons Learned in Reality TV Limelight

(MCT)—The rise of reality TV has created a new breed of celebrities known for their inane routines (think “Jersey Shore’s” gym-tan-laundry combo) and absurd predicaments (“Big Brother,” anyone?). ...


Communicating to Stay Connected

By now, you're probably on Facebook, Linkedin, and maybe even twitter. But being on social media doesn't necessarily mean you're maximizing your communication. Read on for an interview with Judy Copple of the The Judy Copple Team, Keller Williams, to learn how she maximizes her online presence and keeps buyers ...


What Buyers Really Want: What Does the Data Tell Us?

If data is the currency of the new economy, then the National Association of REALTORS® is flush with it, based on the recent release of the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2012. This annual survey of ...


Home Prices Continue to Soar in May – REALTORS® Use Latest Stats to Inform Consumers Real Estate Is Back

Data through May 2013, released this week by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, a leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed increases of 2.5% and 2.4% for the 10- and 20-City Composites in May versus April. ...


Critical Time for the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act

As we enter the August Congressional recess, we enter a critical period for key legislation, including the Consumer Mortgage Choice Act, H.R. 1077, and its Senate Companion, S. 949, introduced in May by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mike Johanns (R-NE). Both of these bills fix the definition of fees ...


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