It took a Senate rule change to allow a simple majority vote to defeat procedural hurdles, but Rep. Mel Watt has been confirmed as the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. .....Read More
Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, hit by insights gained during a recent visit to rapidly-growing Houston, thinks 2014 will be marked by increased willingness among buyers to relocate in search of affordable housing. The trend “is accelerating because, for the first .....Read More
Brokerages affiliated with franchisors Prudential Real Estate, Re/Max and Century 21 scored higher than average in overall customer satisfaction among first-time buyers in a J.D. Power study measuring customer satisfaction among first-time and repeat homebuyers and sellers among the nation’s .....Read More
Real estate search portal operator Trulia Inc. says it could use a portion of a planned $150 million offering of convertible senior notes to “acquire or invest in complementary businesses, products, services, technologies, or other assets.” The company plans to .....Read More
The debate over the pros and cons of publishing agent performance data will continue at a special town hall gathering next month at Real Estate Connect New York City. “Let it Rip: Open Forum on Publishing Agent Performance Data” will .....Read More
REDPLAN Inc., the nonprofit organization launched in July to help multiple listing services, associations and brokers protect their intellectual property, has named data security attorney Darity Wesley as its first full-time administrator. Wesley, founder of the real estate-focused data licensing .....Read More
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Atlanta’s largest brokerage, Prudential Georgia Realty, has officially transitioned to Warren Buffett’s new real estate franchise, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. The transition has been in the making since March when Berkshire Hathaway affiliate HomeServices of America, which runs the new brand, .....Read More
Revolv aggregates smartphone apps into one platform creating a “unified smart home” that eliminates the first-world inconvenience of having to juggle a group of disparate smart-home devices, TechCrunch reports. Revolv, which costs $299, also lets users tie smart app functions .....Read More
To further its goal of diminishing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s dominant role in the marketplace, the mortgage giants’ federal regulator has directed the companies to raise their “guarantee fees” again in March and April. The fee increases will average .....Read More