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Tips for Home Buying under Obama’s New FHA Policy

President Obama announced last week a new policy that will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) on FHA loans. The National Association of REALTORS® estimates that a reduction in the annual MIP of .50 to .85 percent will enable many first-time borrowers and ...


When Family and Real Estate Collide: Setting the Stage for Success in a Family Real Estate Firm

If you think getting along with colleagues is hard, or that getting along with family is a challenge, imagine if your co-workers were your brothers and sisters, and your boss was your mom. Or your dad. Or even your grandmother. While for some ...


Simplifying Searchability: Finding the Best Home (and Neighborhood)

With most renters and homeowners starting their searches on the Web, it’s no surprise that making the process of searching for a home online more appealing and accessible has been one of the biggest topics of conversation in the real estate industry recently. Additionally, renters and homeowners want the most ...


‘Weather’ to Work from Home—Something Employers should Think about

(TNS)—There’s one thing my years of meteorological study have taught me, it’s that weather exists. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Strengthens Midwest Presence

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate announced recently the addition of Wichita, Kansas-based brokerage Realty World Alliance to its franchise network. The newly named Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Alliance will continue to serve the Wichita Metro area and surrounding communities. The firm remains under the leadership of owners Greg ...


Andy Woolley Named Vice President of Industry Development of Homes.com®

Homes.com® has announced the promotion of Andy Woolley to vice president of industry development. Woolley will be responsible for cultivating and developing MLS, broker, franchise and other growth-oriented industry partnerships for Homes.com. ...


Continuing the Dialogue on REALTOR® Safety

This past fall, REALTOR® safety became a national topic of interest with the disappearance and murder of Beverly Carter, a REALTOR® from Arkansas. Unfortunately, Carter is not the first real estate agent to be harmed while simply doing her job. As her story ...


Agent Spotlight: Bill Gassett’s Tips for Successfully Mastering Social Media

RE/MAX Executive Realty agent Bill Gassett is clearly doing something right. With 27 years in the business, and over 31,000 followers on Google+ and approaching 20,000 on Twitter, it’s safe to say that Gassett is hitting it out of the park when it ...


Smart Home Technology: What You’re Missing

Not every home on the block has a thermostat that can be remotely controlled by a smart phone…Yet! ...


Great Spaces: Marc Anthony Needs to Know: Do You Want His House?

Did you know that Marc Anthony is one of the top selling tropical salsa artists of all time? I don’t know what that has to do with him selling his Encino, Calif., home, ...


Millennials, Use Your Money

(TNS)—Personal finance scares a lot of people. But money can be about joy, doing what you love in your young adulthood and living the life of your dreams. It’s time to see how to use your money to build security and confidence. ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and The Trident Group Recognized as Platinum Recycler

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and The Trident Group has been recognized by Keystone Technology Management as a Platinum Recycler for their excellence in corporate environmental stewardship, recycling and green business initiatives. The company’s recycled computers and other electronics, which totaled 21, 381 pounds in 2014, helped to ...


Engel & Völkers Opens New Shop in Ludlow, Vermont

Engel & Völkers recently announced its newest brokerage in Ludlow, Vermont, the popular ski resort vacation destination and second home market. Gail Graves, owner and broker of Engel & Völkers Woodstock expands her operations as the owner and broker for the new Engel & Völkers Okemo. ...


Maintaining a True Competitive Edge with HSA Home Warranty

Having been exposed to various home warranty companies over the years, Frank Wehrstein, president of Dickerson & Nieman REALTORS® in Rockford, Ill., explains that choosing to work with HSA Home Warranty was a no brainer. “After gathering feedback from our agents regarding their experience with different companies, HSA’s name kept ...


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