Regulatory Relief Bill Passes Congress – Is Mortgage Lending Freedom Ahead?

Change is coming to the mortgage industry in the form of lessened restrictions for many community banks, along with greater consumer protections. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act—a bill rolls back many Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act regulations imposed in 2008 following the financial crisis—has been signed into law. […]

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NAR Pauses Logo Release to ‘Examine’ Redesign

Members Voice Opinions Prompting Further Consideration Days after the announcement that the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) branding had been redesigned—including the introduction of a new REALTOR® “R”—the organization has announced it is “pausing its implementation” after evaluating feedback from its members. Following the announcement on Monday that NAR was rolling out the newly revised […]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Announces First Global Franchise Alliance

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices today announced the signing of its first global franchisee, Rubina Real Estate GmbH, a real estate brokerage serving central Berlin and neighboring regions. The brokerage will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Rubina Real Estate starting in April. “Rubina Real Estate is an ideal fit for our network and we’re excited that it […]

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The Real Deal

Pam O’Connor Builds a Network, Influences an Industry, and Impacts Lives Editor’s note: A PDF file version of this article is available here. A digital magazine version of this article is available here. Everyone knows real estate is a “relationship business,” but unfortunately, the phrase is overused and often unsubstantiated. Talk to people who have […]

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Survey Results: What Keeps Brokers Up at Night?

As we begin a new year, what are the most pressing issues on the minds of the nation’s real estate brokers? What are they most looking forward to in the year ahead? What strategies do they have in place to address inventory issues, technology adoption, agent retention or to ensure their continued profitability? Better Homes […]

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LeadingRE President and CEO Pam O’Connor to Retire in March

Paul Boomsma to assume responsibilities as president and CEO Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced this week that Pam O’Connor will leave her position as president and CEO, effective March 31. O’Connor, who has been at the helm of the company since its founding in 1997, is stepping down with plans to remain active […]

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Senate Backs Tax Reform, Bill on Trump’s Desk

With less than a week until their Christmas deadline, House Republicans passed the converged Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill—set to be the first tax overhaul in over 30 years—in a 227-203 vote on Dec. 19. However, the Senate Parliamentarian required a re-vote, citing three provisions in violation of the Senate Byrd rule. The Senate […]

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National Call for Action

NAR PULSE—Proposed tax reforms could raise taxes on middle-class homeowners. Join NAR today! Tell Congress: Reform our tax code AND protect homeowners. Text the word ACTION to 30644 or click here to take action. Get a Quote, Make a Difference With Liberty Mutual When you get a quote on home or auto insurance from Liberty […]

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Setting the Path to Continued Success Begins With a Solid Foundation

In the following interview, Al Wimberly, broker/owner of Sellstate Select in Mooresville, N.C., discusses the advantages of Sellstate, agent development and training, branding and more. Region Served: The Lake Norman area of North Charlotte, N.C. Years in Real Estate: 23 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 64 Please describe your experience leading the first […]

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Kindred Cities: Affordable Alternatives to Your Favorite Pricey Places

America’s premier cities seem to have it all: Instagram-able park and city views, edgy bars, oodles of culture, a vibrant and weird street life, shops that sell cookie dough by the scoop. All that awesomeness comes at a steep price. The harsh reality: Buying or renting in urban meccas like New York, San Francisco or […]

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