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RE/MAX Founder Discusses Challenges Facing Housing Market:

Realtor.com Blog, RE/MAX Founder Discusses Challenges Facing Housing Market As co-founder of a real estate organization that has grown over more than forty years from a single office in Denver into a global empire that today counts more than 100,000 agents, RE/MAX Chairman and Co-CEO Dave Liniger enjoys a unique view of the housing industry.
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Educating Clients on HUD:

Thu, 22 Jun 2017

Realtor.com Blog, Given the large financial requirement of buying a home, its often out of reach for a large portion of the U.S. population. The economic recession, which was triggered by the collapse of real estate and mortgage lending markets, further decreased home buying accessibility. A number of lenders have returned to the 20 percent down requirement when purchasing a home.


VRM Mortgage Services Receives 10-Year VA Contract:

Wed, 21 Jun 2017

DSNews.com, Vendor Resource Management, Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded the company with a 10-year contract for program management, marketing, and other real estate services on the VAs portfolio of single-family residential real estate. VRM is a real estate solution provider that focuses on helping government agencies and financial institutions adapt and excel ...


This food festival is entirely devoted to pickles:

Tue, 20 Jun 2017

Boston.com (United States), a local marketing agency devoted to real estate and pop up events. Local vendors from across New England and New York will bring samples and stock of all things vinegar-soaked to the Seaport: pickled and fermented vegetables, pickled eggs, kimchi, sauces, and of course, a plethora of pickle varieties.


Are You Prepared for Coaching Success?:

Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Realty Times, Many real estate professionals who employ a coach reportedly credit this working relationship with generating significant return ... Much the way, buyers and sellers undervalue real estate and related professionals, coaches can receive similarly lower evaluations from clients unless professional ... Real estate and related professionals are not coaches, but they rely heavily on communication expertise to deliver ...


MAKING CENTS: Take the noise in stride when considering investment approach:

Fri, 16 Jun 2017

Beverly Citizen - Wicked Local (United States), Looking back over history there are many times when policy, politics and fear overcame markets. It happens in just about every market; real estate, Wall Street, Currencies and Commodities both domestically and abroad. Sometimes these markets react favorably and other times, unfavorably. What is exceptionally tough to do is to use policy, politics and fear to accurately predict the direction ...


Tight Supply, Strong Demand Push Record-Setting Home Sales Pace Again:

Thu, 15 Jun 2017

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, The competition for housing is heating up along with the summer temperatures and continuing to set new records. The average house sold in May went under contract in just 37 days, that's the fastest reading since Redfin, a real estate brokerage, began tracking the market seven years ago. The previous record, set in April, was 40 days.
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Limitless Possibilities:

Wed, 14 Jun 2017

DSNews.com, Much like the Multiple Listing Service, which enables real estate brokers to readily view each others homes for sale, online auction platforms provide millions of investors the opportunity to ... Business Officer and General Manager of Auction.com, an online real estate transaction marketplace focused on bank-owned and foreclosure properties.


The Do's And Don'ts Of Tapping Your Rising Home Equity:

Wed, 14 Jun 2017

Realty Times, ... larger undertakings, "Studies show that nearly all of the cost of a mid-range two-story addition may be recovered at the time of sale," said The Spruce. The key here is may be recovered,' as there is no predicting the real estate market years in advance. While this might seem like a no-brainer,' it needs to be mentioned.


Florida Carries Southern Region in Domestic Migration:

Wed, 14 Jun 2017

DSNews.com, The report provides insights into market trends and other leading indices for the real estate market at the national and local levels. Nationally, quarter-over-quarter home price growth slowed slightly from 0.9 percent to 0.8 percent, but Clear Capital said this aggregate measure is disguising a growing regional divide.


ValuAmerica Expands Footprint With California Acquisition of ValuEscrow:

Mon, 12 Jun 2017

DSNews.com, At ValuAmerica, expanding our operational footprint is integral to achieving our long-term success, said Shawn Murphy, EVP of ValuAmerica said. This transaction will further enhance ValuAmericas ability to serve our national clients in the countrys largest real estate market. Founded in 2013, ValuEscrow provides loan closing and escrow services to Realtors, lenders and title companies statewide.


Home Flips Decrease but Mortgage Use Rises:

Thu, 8 Jun 2017

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, The states with the highest ROI were Pennsylvania at 107.1 percent, Ohio, 96.3 percent; and Louisiana, 96.0 percent. ATTOM said that most of the first quarter flippers completed only one such transaction during the quarter (69 percent) and one fourth of the completed transactions were cash sales, indicating the property was flipped to yet another real estate investor.


New location in Brockton is driving business to Copeland Chevrolet:

Thu, 8 Jun 2017

Beverly Citizen - Wicked Local (United States), ... get out by the highway and get some better exposure, Copeland said. As I always say, if youre in the car sales business, youre in the real estate business and being here gives us the visibility and the retail traffic we need. At 30,000 square feet, the new Chevrolet dealership is now the largest Chevrolet business in New England.
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Speed Along the Real Estate Transaction with a Pre-Listing Home Inspection:

Wed, 7 Jun 2017

Realty Times, As the real estate market becomes increasingly competitive and consumer confidence rises, buyers and sellers are more motivated to seek opportunities to close deals efficiently ... Pre-listing inspections provide an added benefit for the buyer, seller and real estate agent, and often allows sales transaction to be completed more quickly.


Gen X Anxious and Fearful for Financial Future:

Tue, 6 Jun 2017

DSNews.com, ... millenials, only 32 percent of Generation X reported feeling confident they would reach long-term financial goals. Gen X fared especially poorly after taking on debt to purchase real estate just before the market plummeted in 2007. For this reason, many are paying down their mortgages to reduce payments and guard against possible foreclosure in a downturn, said Van Tassel.


Key Points for Education Sellers That Home Staging Pays Off:

Mon, 5 Jun 2017

Realtor Magazine, Key Points for Education Sellers That Home Staging Pays Off By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating This spring has been one of our busiest home staging seasons with many sellers enjoying the benefits of preparing their homes early and marketing to targeted buyers boosting the value of their property and selling quickly.


GateHouse seeks buyer for Framingham property:

Thu, 1 Jun 2017

Beverly Citizen - Wicked Local (United States), ... than we need at this location, said Peter Meyer, regional vice president of Gatehouse Media. He said GateHouse will use Bell Tenant Champions, its real estate advisors, to coordinate the sale and relocation process. Meyer said the local management team will seek more suitable space nearby in the MetroWest area, but had no estimate on the duration of the process.


Elm Street Technology Acquires Consolidated Knowledge:

Wed, 31 May 2017

DSNews.com, Elm Street Technology (EST), who offers a portfolio of real estate technology and marketing services companies for agents, teams, and brokerages, recently announced the acquisition of Consolidated Knowledge ... The acquisition is the next step in ESTs ongoing efforts to consolidate the real estate industrys leading technology and marketing service providers.


New and Updated in the Library May 2017:

Wed, 31 May 2017

Realtor.com Blog, ... performance are emerging as key benchmarks in how commercial real estate buildings are judged and priced in todays market... Every market has its ups and downs, and real estate is certainly no exception ... of luxury properties and prospective buyers, the listing and sale of luxury real estate may present some challenges.


OfferPad signs on for Zillow's "Instant Offers" home buying program:

Thu, 25 May 2017

HousingWire, Through the program, homeowners looking to sell their home can now get cash offers from investors along with a comparative market analysis from a local real estate agent, before determining if they want to list their home on the open market or sell it directly to an investor. One of the unknown pieces of the program, which is currently in ...


HEAR US ROAR!:

Wed, 24 May 2017

Realtor.com Blog, ... simpler tax code, it cannot happen by diminishing the real estate tax provisions that are crucial to a vibrant housing market and are a key driver of the economy ... To help reduce business costs, Placester, a real estate website and marketing platform, is extending its partnership with us to provide ...


Buyer's Remourse: The Legal Ties That Bind:

Tue, 23 May 2017

Realty Times, ... you will find a buyer quickly and the duplicate settlement costs, financing charges and other settlement-related matters may not make the dual sale worthwhile. You may also have to pay a real estate commission for that second sale. Realize that until the developer has sold most, if not all of the condominium units, you are competing against the house.


Gamechanger: Zillow getting into home selling business with "instant offers":

Tue, 23 May 2017

HousingWire, If the seller decides to use the Instant Offer program, they will also receive a comparative market analysis from a local real estate agent, which would allow them to compare the investor offers to what their home might be worth on the open market. Consider it a Zestimate on steroids.


There are Tons of Newly Built Homes Just the Wrong Kind:

Tue, 23 May 2017

Mortgage News Daily - Blogs, ... and local governments, some of the capital constraints that the independent builders are facing, the labor shortages in a lot of markets, have all conspired to make this a very difficult recovery for new-home builders," said Rick Sharga, chief marketing officer at Ten-X, a real estate auction company.
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Good Opportunity to Learn About Self-Directed IRAs:

Mon, 22 May 2017

Realtor.com Blog, Hell be talking about 1) Entrust IRA real estate investment trends, 2) national real estate trends, and 3) three reasons to invest in real estate with an IRA. Neville will answer questions and make a free copy of the 2017 Real Estate Investor Market Research Report to attendees. Program details.