Realtor.com has rebranded with a new logo, slogan and website design that the listing portal's operator, Move Inc., hopes will "bring sentiment and warmth to our best-in-class data" and help consumers "connect emotionally" to the site, which has lost ground to competitors Zillow and Trulia.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will build a new joint company for securitizing home loans as a stepping stone toward less government involvement in the mortgage market, the regulator of the U.S. government-controlled firms said on Monday.
The days of California's Department of Real Estate (DRE) are numbered. Effective July 1, 2013, it will cease to exist. In name at least. Come July, the Department of Real Estate will become the Bureau of Real Estate; and if you don't think that is a big deal, then you are just not attuned to the ways of government.
Today is National Grammar Day, a reminder that good grammar is instrumental in conveying ideas with clarity, professionalism, and precision. Even so, the informality of e-mail, texting, and tweeting has crept deep into company communications. It is not uncommon to hear a coworker make a grammatical faux pas such as "There's new people you should meet."
Russ Bergeron's insight:
Happy National Grammar Day. Why is there no Grampar day?
Price and proximity to work are key concerns for first-time homebuyers, while trade-up buyers tend to be most focused on the design of the home and the neighborhood, according to "Characteristics of Home Buyers," an analysis of the recently released...
Corelogic: Prices in January up 9.7 percent from a year ago. National home prices in January were up 9.7 percent from a year ago, the biggest annual increase since April 2006, according to data aggregator CoreLogic's home price index.
Google is stealthily preparing to launch an Amazon Prime competitor called "Google Shopping Express." According to one source the service will be $10 cheaper than Amazon Prime at $69 a year and offer same-day delivery from brick-and-mortar stores...
The Trademark Clearinghouse is a global repository for trademark data, the first of its kind in the domain name space. Designed to meet global needs for the domain name system (DNS), the Trademark Clearinghouse providers will: (i) verify trademark data from multiple global regions; and (ii) maintain a database with the verified trademark records.
How many views make a YouTube video a success? How about 1.5 million? That's how many views a video our organization, DoSomething.org, posted in 2011 got. It featured some well-known YouTube celebrities, who asked young people to donate their used sports equipment to youth in need. It was twice as popular as any video Dosomething.org had posted to date. Success! Then came the data report: only eight viewers had signed up to donate equipment, and zero actually donated.
Thursday, in the 15th annual tribute for legendary broadcaster Harry Caray, "Toast for Harry," Jim Cornelison, the national anthem singer for the Blackhawks, sang his rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
And just like the Blackhawks, he destroyed everything in his path -- literally.
Russ Bergeron's insight:
For those of you who attended CMLS 2010 in Chicago, this is the same guy who sang for us. Might be Sam Scott's doppleganger?
Illinois continues to be a strong draw for corporate business. In 2012, Illinois ranked fifth in the country when it comes to the top states for corporations looking to locate or expand, according to the latest analysis by Site Selection Magazine.
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