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Great Spaces: A Taste of Europe in North Carolina

Sitting in a cul-de-sac in the exclusive Starmount Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., this stylish home has loads of European flair: a sparkling pool, manicured courtyards, a stunning pergola, and more. It’s a private oasis perfect for wining, dining and entertaining. ...


CFPB Proposes Changes to Mortgage Rules in Rural Areas

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently proposed several changes to its mortgage rules to facilitate responsible lending by small creditors, particularly in rural and underserved areas. If finalized, the proposal would increase the number of financial institutions able to offer certain types ...


Mortgage Rates Make First Weekly Gain of 2015

(TNS)—Fixed mortgage rates this week rose for the first time in 2015, with Freddie Mac’s widely watched survey pegging the 30-year conventional rate at 3.66 percent, up from 3.63 percent last week. ...


Expert Ways to Increase Home Value

With housing prices at recent highs, it’s a great time to sell; and still-low interest rates also make it a good time to buy a home.  Findings from a new, exclusive survey of more than 300 licensed residential real estate agents by the Consumer Reports National Research Center point to ...


Webinar: Learn Strategies That Have Driven Double-Digit Growth in Closings

Want to hear the latest tips for success from rapidly rising real estate stars? Tune into a new webinar Thursday, February 05, 10-11 a.m. PST, geared toward expanding teams and brokers and featuring top real estate professionals setting their sights on even bigger numbers for 2015 using online lead systems ...


5 Innovation Killers that Lurk within Businesses

The work of innovative thinkers is why the world has smartphones, laptop computers, toaster ovens and numerous other gadgets and creative approaches to problem solving. ...


RE/MAX Commemorates 42 Years of Real Estate Service

Recently, RE/MAX, LLC marked another year of success by celebrating its 42nd anniversary and honoring its many milestones along the way. Co-founded on Jan. 30, 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, RE/MAX has grown from a one-office operation in Denver into a global real estate leader. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Publishes Latest Issue of Magazine

Luxury Portfolio International® has released a new edition of its magazine, now available online and soon appearing on newsstands in more than 60 countries worldwide. The magazine is produced biannually by the luxury real estate network Luxury Portfolio International® and showcases exceptional homes and the lifestyles that go along with them. ...


A More Robust Year for Housing in 2015

NAHB hosted an economic and housing outlook seminar at its International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas inviting Frank Nothaft, chief economist at Freddie Mac, and David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide Insurance, to join David Crowe to discuss the outlook for 2015. Here’s ...


Reverse Mortgages a Financial Planning Tool

(TNS)—Changes in 2014 to federal reverse mortgage regulations have shifted this senior safety net away from its traditional role as a loan of last resort to keep the elderly in their homes. Reverse mortgages now serve as a financial planning tool for the ...


NAR Video Spotlight: 2015 Housing Market Forecast

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. ...


Know the Risks of Adding Additional Insureds to Your E&O Insurance Plan

Do you want to share your E&O insurance coverage with a bank or even the government? Most real estate professionals would agree that this does not sound like a good idea. ...


Making Extra Income with Rentals

Every real estate pro knows the importance of getting new listings and finding new clients; it’s the lifeblood of the industry. However, for some savvy agents looking to make a little more income, getting involved in rental properties has been the secret to ...


Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Regulator Defends 3 Percent Down Payment Mortgages

(TNS)—The regulator for bailed-out housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac told lawmakers Tuesday that new programs to back mortgages with down payments as low as 3 percent had enough safeguards to make them as safe as loans with higher down payments. ...


10 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points in 2015

(TNS)—It’s important to get your credit score as high as possible if you want to qualify for the best loans and credit. Many lenders don’t even look at your credit report; they stop at your credit score. FICO credit scores ...


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