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2014-09-30 12:35:33

New partnership brings one of the country's largest real estate company's listings to Zillow as part of Zillow Pro for Brokers SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced that Edina Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, has joined the Zillow® Pro for Brokers program and will display all of its thousands of listings on Zillow for the first time ever. Launched in June 2012, Zillow Pro for Brokers...

2014-09-30 12:28:12

Instant Tenant Screening with Criminal Background Check, Credit Score, Eviction Record, and Other Data so Landlords can make Informed Decisions SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RentalRoost Inc., a technology firm focused on simplifying the house hunting and tenant screening processes, recently launched an Android platform app for Houserie (www.houserie.com), the company's tenant screening platform for landlords and property managers. The Houserie app for Android...

2014-09-29 23:06:10

American Homeowner Preservation recently provided a mortgage modification for a New York homeowner who had grown skeptical after dealing with several previous lenders. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 American Homeowner Preservation (“AHP”) performed a mortgage modification this week for a New York homeowner who was skeptical about working with yet another lender. In purchasing distressed mortgages, AHP is oftentimes the third or fourth lender for borrowers who may have worked...

2014-09-29 08:39:06

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Half of all millennials viewed real estate websites last month(i), but fewer homes on the market, increasing prices and tight lending standards have made it difficult for them to become home owners. The realtor.com(®) Top 10 Fall Markets for Millennial Home Buyers list released today shows that despite trends shown in the realtor.com(®) August National Housing Trend Report of strong prices and limited inventory, some markets are primed and...

2014-09-26 23:04:06

Amidst protests, American Homeowner Preservation shows that distressed mortgage sales can provide community stabilization as well as profitable investment opportunities. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Protests broke out in Los Angeles and at least ten other cities nationwide this month as community organizations voiced their opposition to HUD’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program, the Los Angeles Times reported on September 10. Protestors are calling for HUD to stop the sale...

2014-09-25 12:22:05

STOW, Ohio, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PorchLight Rental, a leading relocation assistance firm specializing in finding rental properties and providing destination services for renters, released a case study supporting significant savings when using their services. Renting in America is at an all-time high. Mobility professionals are hearing about the difficult fast-paced market and time involved in rental finding. This often results in exceptions to policy, temporary housing...

2014-09-25 08:24:26

--5.3 Million Properties Remain in Negative Equity-- IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic(®) (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released new analysis showing nearly 950,000 homes returned to positive equity in the second quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity in the U.S. to more than 44 million. Nationwide, borrower equity increased year over year by...

2014-09-24 23:12:50

Distinguished international member families are making their way back to the private luxury real estate development of Windsor in October for its high season of residency on the lush, subtropical barrier island of Vero Beach, Florida. Among Windsor’s limited luxury real estate offerings are custom golf home building opportunities in the South Village area of the New Urbanism seaside community. Vero Beach, Florida (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Windsor’s luxury real estate properties are...

2014-09-24 08:24:32

Ongoing effort urges homeowners with mortgage trouble to learn about free foreclosure prevention assistance through the Making Home Affordable Program WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase awareness of the Making Home Affordable® (MHA) Program's free resources and assistance for struggling homeowners, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Ad Council today launched a new series...

2014-09-23 08:38:17

N-Play announces the recent addition of 20 new MLSs to its IDX Home Search on Facebook JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- N-Play, the leading provider of real estate applications on Facebook, announces the addition of 20 new multiple listing service (MLS) approvals to their agent-centric IDX Home Search((TM)) solution for Facebook. This brings the total to 130 MLS approved markets nationwide. N-Play now reaches nearly 840,000 agents serving up 2.1 million unique and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'