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HomeServices of America Announces New Leadership for HomeServices Relocation

HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has announced the appointment of Steven John as president and CEO HomeServices Relocation, effective September 16, 2014. Mary Lee Blaylock, current president and CEO of HomeServices Relocation has been named senior vice president and general manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, effective ...


How to Generate Leads via Social Media

It has been well reported that many agents struggle with social media. While some successfully manage their social networks to create opportunities, most feel they do not have the time nor expertise to make social media part of their day-to-day routine. Tackling ...


New Home Purchases Down by 9 Percent

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for August 2014 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased by 9 percent relative to the previous month.  This change does not include any ...


Vinyl Is the Most Widely Used Siding on New Homes Started

According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), vinyl (including vinyl-covered aluminum) was the most common exterior wall material used in homes started in 2013 (31 percent), followed by brick or brick veneer (24 percent), stucco (22 percent), and ...


Great Spaces: The Most Absurd Features of Leonardo DiCaprio’s NYC Apartment

Leonardo DiCaprio is a baller. Though he may be sans-Oscar (hopefully not for much longer), this “Wolf of Wall Street” can still afford to drop $10 million on a two-bedroom apartment in an eco-friendly New York ...


Your Place: What to Do If You Smell Gas in Your Home

(MCT)—Art is imitating life here. ...


Ed Okenica with RE/MAX Agents Realty Hosts Show on HGTV Lakefront Bargain Hunt

On September 14, HGTV will air the next installment of its new Lakefront Bargain Hunt series, and Ed Okenica with RE/MAX Agents Realty, Lake Oconee’s real estate expert, will be showing three different homes to a young couple looking for their perfect lakefront property. ...


HUD Secretary to Lead U.S Planning for United Nations Housing Conference

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced Secretary Julián Castro will lead a group of government, public sector, non-governmental, academic, and philanthropic leaders to prepare for U.S. involvement in Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development scheduled to take ...


How One Florida Brokerage Pushes Past All Obstacles to Succeed

RE/MAX Anchor Realty has seen it all. From rebuilding after Hurricane Charley, which left the majority of the company’s agents homeless, to surviving the economic downturn in 2005, the Florida-based company has been through its share of tough times and still manages to come out on top. So far on ...


The Great Delay: Student Loan Debt and Homeownership

A record number of Millennials, individuals aged 18 to 34 years, are delaying household formation. This “Great Delay,” instead of the forbearance of impending doom, may actually be a sign of prudent economic decision ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 7.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending September 5, 2014.  This week’s results included an adjustment for the Labor Day holiday. ...


Search Trends for Buyers

Google Says, ‘the Place to Reach Homebuyers Is on Mobile’ and What You Should Do about It ...


Prepping for Your Open House

“There is never a bad time to do an open house.” ...


How to Take Advantage of the Housing Market’s Slow Season

The housing market is subject to ebbs and flows on a seasonal basis and one of the slower seasons tends to be fall. While the housing market isn’t expected to make a massive rebound in the next couple of months, ...


Stop Chasing Clients: A Five-Day Plan to Bring Them to Your Doorstep

In theory, if you want a new client, all you need to do is make your case and ask for the business, again and again and again. Does that approach work? Well…sort of. Ask enough people and eventually someone will say “yes.” But in the process, you run yourself ragged. ...


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