Monthly Archives: November 2013

Agent launches change.org petition to stop realtor.com’s AgentMatch

Northern Virginia real estate agent Vicky Chrisner is appealing to agents to petition the National Association of Realtors and Move Inc., which operates realtor.com on behalf of NAR, [..]

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Fannie Mae and Florida team up to offer seniors reverse mortgage help

At the beginning of this year, more than 15,000 reverse mortgages in Florida were in default. A new program is designed to help about 2,500 of these households avoid [..]

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What does conflicting housing data say about where real estate is?

Building permits and home prices both made gains in October while pending home sales fell for the fifth straight month, according to data released this week from the [..]

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Principal write-downs better for borrowers than investors

Interest rate reductions tend to be the preferred form of loan modification, but borrowers who obtain principal write-downs are more likely to stay current on their mortgage payments, [..]

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Blu Homes to launch Realtor rewards program in 2014

Blu Homes, self-described builder of “premium prefab homes,” says it will launch an “exclusive Realtor rewards program” early next year. Today the company announced a rewards program that’s [..]

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Chicago-area MLS, MRED, using CoreLogic tool to share listings with 12 other MLSs nationwide

One of the nation’s largest multiple listing services is now sharing listing information with a dozen other MLSs across the country through a tool from real estate information [..]

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Florida agent on ‘Do Not Call’ registry sues Zillow over telemarketing calls

A Florida real estate agent who says she’s received “multiple” automated telemarketing calls from Zillow or a company working on its behalf on a cell phone number that’s [..]

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Facebook Camera App

Connecting with friends, family and potential clients is easy with Facebook’s Camera app. Katie Lance shares her favorite tips to utilize this tool …

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Fannie, Freddie regulator won’t touch conforming loan limit in 2014

Real estate industry groups are welcoming today’s announcement by the federal regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that it won’t reduce the $417,000 conforming loan limit [..]

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Silly news rabbits, RealtyTrac’s ‘Hipster ZIPs’ report is for investors

Writing for MainStreet, Robert McGarvey has written a lengthy piece puzzling over the neighborhoods singled out in RealtyTrac’s recent report, “Top 25 hipster ZIPs for returns on rental [..]

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