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Todays Real Estate News Archive


ReferralExchange Strikes Exclusive Partnership with Council of Residential Specialists

ReferralExchange announced recently that it has partnered with the Council of Residential Specialists to provide a CRS-branded referral service for CRS Designees at CRS.com. ...


Study Finds Student Loan Impact May Be Overblown

Despite an unprecedented rise in student-loan balances over the past decade, a new TransUnion study found that student loan obligations have not inhibited younger consumers’ ability to access and repay other consumer credit categories such as auto loans and mortgages when compared to their peers without student loans. ...


Residential Loan Originations Increase 17 Percent

A new report shows that 1,551,865 loans were originated on single family homes and condos in the first quarter, down 6 percent from the previous quarter but up 17 percent from a year ago. ...


RE/MAX CEO Asks CFPB to Delay TILA-RESPA Regulations

RE/MAX Executives recently delivered a personal letter from RE/MAX CEO and Co-Founder Dave Liniger to CFPB Director Richard Cordray requesting a "good faith grace period" for the introduction of new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) regulations. ...


How Listing Remarks Impact Salability

I believe every house has a story to tell, and our job as listing agents is to tell that story. I was excited to read that there is now research from Zillow providing statistics on the real impact that listing remarks have on ...


Recruit, Ramp, Reward, Retain

Brokers and team leaders have always struggled with the 4 Rs of building a great company: Recruit, Ramp, Reward and Retain. ...


Getting Feedback from Boss Who’s on the Way Out

(TNS)—Q: I work for a small company that doesn’t have a lot of formal processes. My boss is retiring, and, while I know he has been happy with my work, there’s no formal documentation of my performance. I’m concerned that ...


J. Rockcliff REALTORS® Appointed to Exclusively Represent the Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents in San Francisco East Bay

Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents recently announced that J. Rockcliff REALTORS® has been selected to exclusively represent the Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents brand within the region.  Featuring an elite group of talented and visionary professionals J. Rockcliff REALTORS® selection is based on the company’s leadership and longstanding ...


Household Debt Stays Flat, Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Improve

Aggregate household debt balances were largely flat in the first quarter of 2015, according to the recently released Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Household Debt and Credit Report. As of the end of March, total household indebtedness was $11.85 trillion, a $24 billion, or 0.2 percent, increase during the first ...


Registration Now Open for 2015 Broker Summits

NAR PULSE—Travel in one day and travel out the next at any of NAR’s three REALTOR® Broker Summit events taking place this fall. Network with colleagues and gain advice on business management issues that matter to you as a Broker and business ...


Drone Movement Flies High on Latest Exemption

Amid ongoing efforts to sanction the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in real estate, a Las Vegas REALTOR® has been granted a drone exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ...


New Study Shows a Greater Divide Forming between Appraiser and Homeowner Perceptions

Detroit-based Quicken Loans recently reported appraiser home value opinions continued to fall below homeowner estimates in April, according to the company’s Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The national index shows appraiser estimates 0.69 percent below homeowner estimates, on average. ...


The Rap against Office Cubicles

(TNS)—Countless stories over the last few decades, some of which I’ve written, touted the wide-open office workspace—the “cubicle farm”—as an office tool to increase productivity, communication and morale. ...


REALTORS® Head to Washington to Urge Action on Industry, Consumer Issues

REALTOR® leaders from across the country will converge on the nation's capital this week to advance key real estate issues with regulators and members of Congress during the REALTOR® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, here through May 16. ...


Loan Modification Programs Extended Again

(TNS)—The federal government is extending for another year two programs designed to help homeowners who are at risk of defaulting on their mortgage or still owe far more on their loans than the properties are worth. ...


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