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Toni Haber: ‘I only want people around me who are motivated and want to win, learn and grow’
5/22/2015 4:15 AM
The Douglas Elliman broker talks about lines in the sand, how technology helps her connect with clients and transcendental meditation .....Read More
Why in-house lenders are ineffective
5/22/2015 4:00 AM
These days many real estate brokerages have a lender in their office to supposedly make the process easier for the buyer to get a loan, helping to create the "one-stop shop," which usually includes a settlement company as well. Even though buyers can choose whichever lender they would like to use, they are actively encouraged to use the in-house l...Read More
Falcon flies in from Copenhagen to offer another way to manage social marketing
5/22/2015 3:45 AM
Managing social media can be a plate-spinning-on-roller skates experience. Either you have expertise in that particular act of the marketing circus, or the people are laughing at you, not with you. Just hitting the "share" button a couple of times a day is probably not enough for you to earn an actually interested, devoted fanbase .....Read More
Tracy Schwartz: ‘People love to see us living the mountain lifestyle, not just properties and stats’
5/22/2015 3:30 AM
"I think social media is a great way to show the company"s human side," says Schwartz. "We live here, we play here … oh yeah, and we work here. This is our home, and no one knows it better than us; we want to share how cool a place this is. Not just give you stats and pictures of properties." .....Read More
We need a new standard for calculating home loans — here’s why
5/22/2015 3:00 AM
Mortgage loans are a good thing. They provide us the opportunity to purchase and occupy a home before we have all the funds to do so. This opportunity does come at a price. The price is the amortized payment schedule, which means each month part of the payment goes toward both the principal balance and interest payment (cost of the loan) until the ...Read More
Should listing agents be present for all showings?
5/21/2015 5:43 PM
If Marcy Spieker is asked by a seller client to be present for every showing, she"s knows what she"ll say. "Due to our standards of practice here, that would not be in your best interest," she said she"ll tell a client, during a discussion on the matter in the real estate Facebook group Lead Gen Scripts and Objections .....Read More
Report recommends adding phone, utility payments to credit score information
5/21/2015 4:02 PM
On the heels of Fair Issac Corp. -- the company behind FICO credit scores -- proposing a new credit scoring system, a recent report pushes for a similar structure that would take into account telecommunication and utility payments .....Read More
With acquisition, Midwest brokerage becomes nation’s largest Coldwell Banker franchise affiliate
5/21/2015 2:56 PM
Midwest brokerage Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell has acquired Wisconsin-based neighbor Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group and its 450 agents and 18 offices. With the new addition, Joliet, Illinois-based Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell now has approximately 1,300 agents and 53 offices and has become the nation"s largest Coldwell Banker Real Estate franchi...Read More
Matterport 3-D home of the week
5/21/2015 2:00 PM
This 6,440-square-foot remodel left us lost for words. Nestled in a Seward Park hillside overlooking Lake Washington and Mount Rainier in Seattle, Washington, the original home was barely more than a shack with arguably the best views in Seattle .....Read More
Mortgage loan QC assessment tool offers ‘TrueView’ of lender errors
5/21/2015 1:38 PM
Lenders, investors and regulators who need to compare the quality of loan pools within an individual lender’s portfolio or to the rest of the mortgage industry will have a new tool this summer in the form of QC View, a benchmarking solution developed by Mortgage TrueView. .....Read More

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Can briefly married widow get his benefits?
5/19/2015 7:00 PM
Married for a year, a widow wonders if she"s entitled to her late husband"s Social Security...Read More
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5/19/2015 7:00 PM
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6 simple steps to ace a life insurance physical
5/19/2015 7:00 PM
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5/19/2015 7:00 PM
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Buying checks? To save money, avoid your bank
5/19/2015 7:00 PM
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From Marvel to Monet: 9 cool check designs
5/19/2015 7:00 PM
Make your checks more personal by ditching the boring blue design for something stylish...Read More
Qualify for mortgage with no credit? Not so fast
5/19/2015 7:00 PM
Living credit-free feels liberating -- until you need a mortgage. Then things can get difficult...Read More
Should my annuity be paying me more?
5/19/2015 7:00 PM
Annuities are specific contracts. Here"s how to understand the fine print...Read More
Defending retirement benefits for the military
5/19/2015 7:00 PM
Some disagree with proposed changes to military benefits, while others applaud them...Read More

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