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    Industry Expert Dave Garland Joins NAR?s Second Century Ventures Investment Team
    Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, has selected Dave Garland ? a respected industry consultant and investor ? to join the firm. Garland will help set a forward looking direction for the venture capital fund, which develops early-stage technology companies, and guide its technology accelerator program, REach. In […]

    Quicken Loans Ranks Highest in Study of Mortgage Servicing Client Satisfaction
    Detroit-based Quicken Loans recently ranked highest in the country for client satisfaction among home loan servicers in a study conducted by J.D. Power. This is the third consecutive year Quicken Loans earned the top spot in the servicing study, ranking highest in the survey each year it was eligible. The company has also ranked highest […]

    Have Your Cake (and Eat It, Too) at the Betty Crocker House
    Fresh out of the (cake) box is the Betty Crocker House, now on the market for $675,000. The Cape Cod-style confection, located in Norwell, Mass., was home to Janette Kelley, one of the first contributors of cookbooks and recipes to Betty Crocker, a brand with a persona cooked up by advertisers. (Consider our soufflé deflated.) […]

    Uber Co-Founder Sets Sights on Real Estate Industry ? Unveils ?Open, Fair? Platform
    The co-founder of Uber today introduced a new platform that considerably boosts transparency in real estate transactions. The venture, named Haus, is an ?open and fair real estate platform? that grants real estate agents and homebuyers access to all of the offers in front of a seller, among other permissions. The platform was developed by […]

    Pending Home Sales Creep Higher in June
    Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in June, but did creep slightly higher as supply and affordability constraints prevented a bigger boost in activity from mortgage rates that lingered near all-time lows through most of the month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Increases in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in […]

    New Members-Only Online Mall Offers Cool Gadgets, Trending Technology and Luxury Gifts
    Most members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) already know that the REALTOR Benefits® Program offers an incredible collection of members-only benefits. What you might not know, however, is that a new benefit?Members? Gift Galleria?was recently added to the robust lineup of partner programs, offering deep discounts on many of the most popular items […]

    Strongest Housing Gains Seen Down South
    Two more states, Mississippi and Maryland, as well as eight metro areas recently entered their historic benchmark levels of housing activity, according to the recently released Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®). These additional metros are Louisville, Ken.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Allentown, Penn.; Omaha, Neb.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Detroit, Mich.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Lakeland, Fla. “Nationally, MiMi […]

    Commentary: The Historic White House United State of Women Summit
    Editorial Note: The following is a commentary written by Desiree Patno, CEO of the National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB), after attending the first White House summit on The United State of Women last month in Washington, D.C. The White House United State of Women Summit was an incredible high and energizer […]

    Do You Know the Best State for Homeownership?
    Owning a home is usually considered part of living the American Dream. But becoming a homeowner is neither easy nor affordable for everyone. Even if you manage to make the leap to homeownership, having a house of your own could seem burdensome if you?re stuck with high property taxes and insurance costs. Moreover, as a homeowner, many […]

    Homeownership Still Desirable for Millennials
    The majority of Americans still value homeownership, but millennials face major challenges in realizing this dream, nearly a decade after the subprime crisis. Homeownership in America has taken a beating in the past few years. Eight years after the subprime crisis, homeownership remains at its lowest level in 20 years, at just over 63 percent. […]