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What Will Happen With Lending in 2014?

During the housing boom, loans were easy to come by. After the housing bubble burst, the reaction was extremely opposite from banks: tighten all guidelines. Now, although the market has improved, it can still be a challenge for buyers

3 Major Ways that the Government’s Housing Policy Could Change

  After years of speculation, it finally happened – on Dec. 10, 2013, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the regulatory agency that oversees government housing behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, finally had an official director. Indeed, it

How Have Mortgages Changed From 2012 to 2013?
How To Be A Top Producer in Houston

Broker associate Karen Karapasha of RE/MAX Westside says that in order to succeed as a Realtor, you must be prepared to do anything to help your clients. While preparing for a closing, Karapasha learned that even though her client

New Construction, Expansion and Unemployment: A 2014 Market Outlook

Realtor Christi Borden of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene noticed buyer traffic has been consistently strong all year in the Katy/West Houston area. Inventory was so low that it dropped to 0.6 months last April and was

Top 10 Inside Editions for 2013

Our Inside Edition features are a chance to dig deep, a way for us to investigate a specific topic in Miami’s real estate market with greater detail and nuance. What Inside Editions proved most popular with our readers? Click

The Predictions Issue: 2014

What will happen with housing in Houston next year? We asked several Houston’s industry experts for their 2014 predictions. Houston is one of the fastest growing housing markets in the nation. This year, inventory was at an all-time low,

The Recruitment Issue: Recruit and Retain Top Talent

Cindy Hamann is the branch manager of Coldwell Banker United’s Woodlands office, which represents 100 agents. The office, Hamann said, only has 50 desks – half of the agents work remotely. She has managed the office for 12 years.

3 Ways to Recruit Top Talent

When it comes to recruitment, managing brokers need to focus on the overall experience an agent receives while working with their firm. They need to talk a little less, listen a little longer and show a little more. Here

MLSs Around the U.S.

CALIFORNIA: California is the home of the largest MLS in the nation: the California Regional Multiple Listing Service (CRMLS) with 71,000 members. It’s the product of a 2010 merger of Pomona-based Multi-Regional Multiple Listing Service Inc. (MRMLS) with the

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