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In Historic Vote, NAR Resoundingly Approves Amendments to realtor.com® Operating Agreement – Real Estate Portal Competition to Heat Up

The Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors® made history this week in a resounding vote to approve changes to its operating agreement that allow realtor.com® to publish listings from sources beyond those provided by Realtors®, such as additional new homes and rental properties. ...


Corporate Mobility Policies: Can They Generate Business Opportunities for You?

While relocation policy support activities may never become your core service, they could become a revenue-generating adjunct business-to-business offering provided on an hourly or project basis. ...


As the Housing Recovery Gains Speed, CENTURY 21® is on the Fast Track

Things are moving fast these days, and that’s a really good thing. With the pace of the real estate recovery picking up steam, new opportunities for real estate professionals are emerging on almost a daily basis. The question is: Are you up to speed and ready to capitalize? At ...


Prices Continue to Roll at Double-Digit Rates

Existing-home sales declined in June but have stayed well above year-ago levels for the past two years, while the median price shows seven straight months of double-digit year-over-year increases, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


How to Get Your Credit Score

(MCT)—By now, most of us understand the importance of a credit score. Mortgage lenders, credit card issuers and, in some cases, insurance companies use this measure of creditworthiness to determine availability and cost of their products. Some employers factor credit scores ...


Responsive vs. Adaptive: Choosing the Right Path to Optimize for Mobile

Did you know 65 percent of today’s smartphone users use their devices to make purchases? Additionally, tablet penetration in the U.S. market is up nearly 50 percent since 2012. It is even expected that tablets will outsell PCs as soon as 2015. Within this expanding and unavoidable mobile device market, ...


5 Steps to Successful Building Acquisitions

Deciding where to invest money can be a difficult process for real estate investors, especially with the always changing housing market. For Pangea Properties, a private real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on providing quality and value at an affordable price point, taking the time to fully evaluate each ...


Tips to Avoid Leaving Business on the Table This Summer

Don’t you just love summertime? The days are longer, the kids are out of school and everything feels just a bit more relaxed. ...


REALTORS® Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Their Code of Ethics

NAR PULSE—The REALTOR® Code of Ethics was adopted in July of 1913 with the goal of unifying the real estate industry with high ethical and professional standards of conduct, and the Code has been guiding REALTORS® and protecting consumers for the last 100 years. Join fellow NAR members ...


Game Changer: Prudential Florida Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced that Prudential Florida Realty is the network’s first brokerage signee. Florida Realty will begin operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty in October 2013. ...


Economy Poised for a Stronger Second Half of 2013

The ongoing housing recovery coupled with improvement in both consumer confidence and the labor market are expected to boost economic growth in the second half of the year, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group. The latest jobs report showed steady year-to-date job creation and measures of consumer ...


Great Spaces: The Biggest Loser Star Lists Hollywood Hills Home

Trainer and notorious toughie Jillian Michaels of “The Biggest Loser” recently listed her Hollywood Hills West home for $2.45 million. ...


Everything You Need to Know about Rental Car Insurance

(MCT)—Renting a car? Buying the over-the-counter insurance that rental car companies sell could be the dumbest move you’ve made all day. That is, unless it’s the smartest. ...


RE/MAX of New England June Monthly Housing Report

New England’s summer housing market kicked off in high gear according to the RE/MAX of New England June Housing Report. Across the region, the market experienced double-digit growth in the number of units sold month-over-month and year-over-year, and pending sales and home prices are up across the board. ...


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