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HomeServices Lending Announces Plans to become Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of HomeServices of America

HomeServices Lending LLC, a joint venture with Wells Fargo, recently announced plans to transition to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. The transition work has been underway for some time, and is expected to conclude in 2014. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Welcomes The Real Estate Club

Corporately owned and operated national brokerage Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC (Carrington), recently announced that The Real Estate Club is combining their local operations with Carrington. ...


A Boom of New Urban Homes, One Tiny, Trendy Lot at a Time

(MCT)—Just north of downtown Los Angeles, skinny homes on tiny lots are sprouting from the hillsides — a building boom of miniature proportions. ...


New-Home Sales Jump 8.3 Percent in June

Sales of newly built, single-family homes surged 8.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted, annual rate of 497,000 units in June, their fastest pace in the last five years, according to data released today by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. ...


Freddie Mac Announces 12th Multifamily Securities Offering of the Year, K-030

Freddie Mac recently announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1.4 billion in K Certificates ("K-030 Certificates"), which are expected to price on or about July 25, 2013, and settle on or about August 7, 2013. ...


In a Small Space, Use Your Walls as Canvases

(MCT)--If your walls could talk, what would they say? Mine would scream and ask for a towel, because they’re naked. ...


Why You Should Work with Buyers from China…and How

One of the hottest trends in American real estate right now isn’t coming from America. It’s the millions of new Chinese buyers that are investing in residential properties here in the USA. They’re wealthy. They’re motivated. And they’re very savvy when ...


Would Your Agents Deliver Closings If You Delivered Leads?

Leads are the fuel for tomorrow’s transactions. In quiet months your agents may be best off using their time to prospect, build a pipeline and prepare for the future. But in the midst of the prime “closing months” is that the best use of their time? ...


5 Ways to Promote Your Real Estate Video

We recently provided you with the basics of producing a great real estate video,  but the filming and editing processes are only stepping stones to giving video content its value. Successfully sharing video content is the only way to ...


Psychoanalyzing Sellers

How real estate has changed in just a few months! For six years, real estate professionals have struggled to get buyers back into the market with advertising campaigns, incentives, and the willingness to suffer social abuse for proclaiming the housing depression to be a great time to buy a home. ...


Joint Ventures: 5 Tips to Make Them Work

Joining your business forces in a joint venture can be a boon for your business and your future goals. But there are a few things any adventurous joint venturer needs to keep in mind. ...


Real estate Q&A: Buyer Must Collect Tax from Foreign Seller

(MCT)—QUESTION: I am buying a home from a foreign investor. The closing agent is telling me that I need to submit a tax return and 10 percent of the sales price to the Internal Revenue Service. Is this for real? ...


Making Bold Moves to Find Success in Today’s Market

Often, being on top of your industry means making moves no one else will. In the following interview, David Eiglarsh of Eiglarsh Realty talks about acquiring a new brokerage, making mistakes, and managing time effectively. ...


Seizing the Opportunity to Succeed

Dennis Steed ...


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. ...


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