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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. ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Becomes First National Franchise to Endorse NAR’s Realtors Property Resource®

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC has launched an internal campaign to its franchise network endorsing the benefits of the Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) launched by the National Association of Realtors®, including encouraging immediate adoption of the system. ...


Realogy Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2013

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, including the following: ...


Four Ways to Stay Laser Focused in Today’s Market

Feeling a little tired lately? That’s no surprise. These last few years have been extremely demanding on the real estate industry and have required a level of discipline beyond our expectations. ...


Homes.com’s Local Market Index and Rebound Report Shows Housing Recovery Moving Forward

Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and a division of Dominion Enterprises, has released its latest Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales of properties in the U.S. Utilizing home pricing data for the period ending May 2013, the index showed gains for single-family ...


Renters Say Homeownership Is a Top Priority

Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future, according to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


WAV Group Publishes Broker Website Effectiveness White Paper

WAV Group, a leader in real estate technology, strategic planning, research, business and product development, has released a whitepaper titled, “2013 Broker Website Effectiveness Study,” the company has announced. ...


Your Place: Paint Interior before Moving in to Your Home

(MCT)—With the residential real estate market on the mend and more first-time buyers in the mix, it is time to think about those little cosmetic changes new homeowners are into. In this case, painting. Experts say that one of the very ...


Coldwell Banker Previews International Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Coldwell Banker Previews International® celebrates its 80th anniversary this month, the company announced. This milestone pays tribute to the legacy started in 1933 by Previews, Inc. founder Henderson Talbot, a real estate entrepreneur who redefined luxury real estate marketing by pioneering the use of motion pictures to “preview” exclusive homes. ...


Bidding Wars Continue to Drive Home Prices Higher in San Francisco

Regional Spotlight—Homebuyers willing to offer as much as 30-40 percent more than the listing price contributed to a dramatic increase in the median price of an existing, single-family detached home sold in the City of San Francisco during the second quarter of 2013, according to an analysis of MLS data ...


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. ...


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