National Cooperative Bank Provides $5.65 Million for Village Hearth Cohousing, LLC, in Durham, NC



National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading financial services company dedicated to providing banking products and services to cooperatives, their members and socially responsible organizations nationwide, recently closed a $5.65 million construction loan for a new 28-unit cohousing community in the Triangle area of North Carolina.  Village Hearth is a 55+ intentional neighborhood of LGBTs, straight […]

Citizens Bank Digitally Transforms End-to-End Mortgage Customer Experience



Citizens Bank recently launched a suite of digital tools that help make the total home buying experience more seamless and efficient than ever. The new Your Home Rewards from Citizens BankTM program, digital loan platform and Citizens One loan servicing mobile app collectively bring powerful new capabilities to bear at each step of the home […]

47 Million Are Worse Off Now Than Before the Great Recession



As America marks the 10th anniversary of the end of the Great Recession this month, a new Bankrate survey finds that 47 million (23%) Americans who were adults when the recession started in December 2007 say their overall financial situation is worse now than it was before it hit. Another 1 in 4 say they are […]

5 mistakes new homeowners make in their yards & how to avoid them



A yard is something many new homeowners look forward to when they purchase a property. After all, it’s a place to make memories with family and friends, to let kids and the family dog play safely, and to customize to individual needs and desires. But there are some mistakes that are easy for new homeowners […]

How Millennials are Reshaping the Luxury Home Market



Millennials are well known for their ability to alter the status quo and usher in change. In the job market, they’ve demanded, and increasingly obtained, the option to work remotely from home or a nearby coffee shop and enjoy more flexible hours. Rather than settling in the suburbs, many of them have chosen to live […]

My Florida Regional MLS Becomes Stellar MLS



My Florida Regional MLS, the nation’s third-largest Multiple Listing Service, officially becomes Stellar MLS today and will also debut its new site, StellarMLS.com. Introducing a “curated customer journey” for each of its nearly 60,000 customers — including real estate agents and brokers in 16 REALTOR® Associations throughout Central and Southwest Florida and one in Puerto […]

HomeVestors Names Mark Kentner Vice President of Operations



HomeVestors has named Mark Kentner vice president of operations for the Dallas-based “We Buy Ugly Houses®” company, which is America’s number one home buyer and the third fastest-growing franchise in America. Kentner has been with HomeVestors for nearly five years, previously serving as the company’s director of operations with responsibility for a team of managers […]

Leading Real Estate Photography Firms Form Association



Leading real estate photography companies have joined together to form the nation’s first trade group for real estate photographers. The Association of Real Estate Photographers (AREP) has applied for status as a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association with the Internal Revenue Service and has begun to accept new association membership for real estate photographers, real estate […]

Thursday is the Best Day to List Your Home, Says Redfin



Homes listed on Thursday tend to sell for more money and in less time than homes listed on other days of the week, according to a report from Redfin, (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Homes listed on Thursday sold for an average of $3,015 more than homes listed on Monday (the worst day to sell, by […]

Jamison Gosselin Joins G5 as Vice President, Senior Living Strategy



G5, the leader in real estate marketing innovation, announced today that Jamison Gosselin has joined G5 as vice president of senior living strategy. Gosselin is an experienced senior-level industry strategist who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the senior living sector. He will be responsible for leading G5’s growth in the expanding senior […]