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CFPB Files Suit under RESPA for Alleged Kickbacks to Affiliated Businesses

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it filed suit against a Kentucky law firm, Borders & Borders, PLC, and its principals, alleging that the defendants violated Section 8 of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by creating a network of Affiliated Business Arrangements (ABAs) to pay ...


Easter Seals Elects Century 21 Real Estate CEO as Board of Directors Chairman

Richard W. “Rick” Davidson was elected as Chairman of the Easter Seals International Board of Directors on Saturday, October 26th, Century 21 Real Estate LLC has announced. ...


RE/MAX Officer Honored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® for Charitable Leadership

Mike Reagan, RE/MAX Senior Vice President, Business Alliances, has been awarded the 2013 Corporate Person of the Year by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals), the company has announced. This award honors individuals who embody the passion and dedication it takes to support the needs of sick and injured children. ...


Still Building on a History of Success: Weichert Grew from a single office in Chatham, N.J.

Anyone who knows Jim Weichert, founder and president of Weichert, Realtors, has heard him say that people buy people before they buy a product or service. Both his focus on people and a deep-seated family tradition permeate the organization—and have since day one. Launched from a modest yellow office in ...


Realogy Subsidiary NRT Acquires a Leading Northern California Brokerage, Frank Howard Allen Realtors

NRT LLC, one of the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage companies, has just announced the acquisition of Frank Howard Allen Realtors company-owned operations in Northern California. Frank Howard Allen Realtors, which was ranked by RISMedia's Power Broker Report among the top 60 real estate brokerages by sales volume this ...


Then and Now: A Decade of Technology in Real Estate

More buyers than ever are taking advantage of the latest technology and online tools to search for a place to call home. As a result, REALTORS® are leveraging new technologies to better assist their more tech savvy clients. A 10-year history of ...


New-Home Construction: Get Ready for the Next Wave in Real Estate

NAR PULSE—The Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) is set to launch its newly updated New-Home Construction and Buyer Representation Course in San Francisco on Nov. 7th during the 2013 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. The course focuses on the complexities of working ...


Home Warranties Provide an Added Edge

With nearly a quarter century of experience in the real estate industry under his belt, real estate professional Dave Abdallah has gone from being a staunch skeptic of home warranties to one of the nation’s top selling advocates of the diverse protection ...


The Agent Funnel: Recruiting Tomorrow’s Agent with Today’s Technology

When I was a young boy I learned how to fish by baiting a hook and dropping the line in the water, and then patiently wait for the fish to come to me. ...


HUD Announces Additional $5 Billion in Recovery Funds for Those Impacted by Sandy

One year after Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal communities in the Northeast, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated a combined $5 billion through a second round of recovery funds to five states and New York City. Provided through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, these ...


Want an Authentic Vacation? Travel Like a Local

(BPT) - Americans are on the move: logging two billion business and leisure trips of 50 miles or more from home for at least one night last year alone, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Today, more people are looking for authentic ...


Prudential Select Properties Announces New Partnership with RealBiz Media Group

Prudential Select Properties, a provider of residential real estate services to the Greater St. Louis area, has announced the signing of a contract with RealBiz Media Group, a real estate digital media and technology company, in order to obtain a MicroVideo App (MVA) for their agents to use. ...


Home Buying Reaches New Heights in Mobile-Driven World

With the plethora of mobile apps available on smartphones today, consumers can do just about anything from their mobile-enabled device. Whether it’s looking up restaurant reviews while on the road to locating a new running route, or even finding your dream home, consumers are turning to their phones for any ...


Pricier Properties Lead the Recovery

More than 11 percent of homes sold over the past 12 months had a sales price over $500,000, sales growth was highest among homes in above-median-priced categories not entry level starter homes according to a new analysis by an economist at the ...


No More Losing Leads: The Five Minute Rule and Acquisition of FiveStreet

For years now, we have talked about the issue of losing leads because of the time it takes to respond quickly. In reality, five minutes of waiting for a response can still be too long considering a competing listing is just one click away. ...


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