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The Broker and His Bats

It may seem out of left field, but when NAR regional vice president Vince Malta isn’t selling homes in San Francisco, he’s collecting baseball bats hit by legendary players like Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle. The unlikely combination is...
May 10, 2013

REALTORS® Cope With Tragedy in Boston

In an empty real estate office on Boylston Street, dozens of homemade calzones sit uneaten, and slices of pizza — now spoiled — lay near half-empty juice boxes and soda cans scattered across the floor. This may not be...
April 18, 2013

They’re Back: Mortgage Schemes

If there was one major takeaway from the National Crime Prevention Council’s 2013 Mortgage Fraud Virtual Conference, it was this: The mortgage market, while no longer a wicked stepchild of the housing crisis, must still be carefully monitored. Though...

A Good Deal for All

The scenario happened like a perfectly-scripted movie: a Keller Williams team based in Plantation, Fla. decides to play their odds at the lottery. For just $20 each, the 11 co-workers could have the chance to win a $338 million...
April 8, 2013

Oh, Give Me a Home…

It’s one of those days, the kind when the sky is just a stretch of turquoise blue and a smattering of cotton-ball clouds. To the right, tall wisps of wheat and grass, to the left, towering hills shaded purple...
March 27, 2013

Real Estate and Fundraising: ‘Seal’ of Approval

Most people are familiar with Easter Seals—a non-profit organization that provides assistance to disabled individuals and their families—but not everyone may be aware of the storied history behind the charity, or its connection to real estate. The origin of...
March 21, 2013