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Property Managers: You’re Mobile – Is Your App?

Houserie mobile app, provided by RentalRoost, Inc. has announced that it offers what property managers need at their fingertips—from incredibly comprehensive reports to basic tenant screening. According to the company, Houserie offers a fast, comprehensive and ...


Cracking the Code to Innovation

Everyone says they want innovation in their organization, but when an ambitious employee offers it to a CEO, for example, the idea is often shot down, says Neal Thornberry, Ph.D., faculty director for innovation initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School in California. ...


5 Strategies to Ensure Family Business Success

Non-family businesses can learn a lot from family businesses, says Henry Hutcheson, a certified Family Business Advisor and founder of Family Business USA consultancy. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Introduces Local Home Value Estimates for Consumers

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties introduced a new feature that allows consumers to enter an address to “click and see” local home value estimates on over 1,200 company and agent websites.  The estimates are free and do not require registration.  The company is also introducing a new market trends report ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall Below 4 Percent

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgages is currently 3.96 percent, down twelve basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate spiked to 4.30 percent on Wednesday, then hovered around 4.06 percent for most of the week before falling to the current rate. ...


Home Equity Lines of Credit Jump 21 Percent through First Half of 2014

RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), a leading source for comprehensive housing data, has released its first-ever U.S. Home Equity Line of Credit Trends Report, which found that in the 12 months ending June 2014 a total of 797,865 Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCs) were originated nationwide, up 20.6 percent from ...


Millennials to the Front

Millennials sometimes get a bad rap. The generation born roughly between 1982 and 2005 has been called everything from ‘lazy’ to ‘entitled.’ Some say they never grow up or move out of their parents’ basements and blame them for the lack of a ...


Consumer Confidence Remains a Hardship on Stabilizing Market

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through September 2014. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the most granular home data and ...


America’s Lost Equity Comes Home

In the dark months from 2007 to 2009, home values were in free fall and millions of homeowners lost equity in their homes.  America lost 12.7 trillion dollars’ worth of homeowners’ equity during those years, equal to more the three quarters of the national Gross Domestic Product. ...


Your Office Coach: How to Deal with an Overtly Hostile Employee

(MCT)—Q: One of my employees refuses to accept me as his supervisor. Ever since I was transferred into this department, “Jack” has been extremely rude. He argues with me about everything and talks about how much he misses his former boss. He frequently makes these comments ...


Peyton Manning to Headline RE/MAX R4

Thousands of RE/MAX agents will have the rare opportunity to hear from one of the NFL’s top players at the annual RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas March 2 - 5, 2015. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, the league’s only five-time MVP and a 13-time Pro Bowler, will be the ...


Company Announces Broker to Be Speaker for Business-Building Session at REALTORS® Conference and Expo

The Group, Inc., Real Estate, has announced that James W. Mitchell will be a featured speaker at the 2014 REALTORS® Conference and Expo, an annual conference produced by the National Association of REALTORS®.  The conference will be held November 7-10 in New Orleans and is the largest real estate industry ...


Managing Your Online Presence with .REALTOR

NAR PULSE—Whether you have an established online presence or are looking to create one, the .REALTOR domain can help. When you claim your .REALTOR domain starting Oct. 23 at 11 am EDT, you’ll have the option of redirecting your .REALTOR website to ...


The Power of Online Marketing: How One Broker Builds Business…and Celebrity Status

As he walks around town, Samer Kuraishi, senior vice president of Washington, D.C.’s A-K Real Estate, often draws second looks and a “how do I know you?” vibe, until eventually someone will almost always shout out, “You’re the guy on Zillow!” ...


Hot Property: A West Coast Kennedy Colony

(MCT)—OK, so it’s not the six-acre Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., but the recently minted Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (a.k.a. actress Cheryl Hines) have bought a compound in Malibu ...


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