Free Real Estate Continuing Education Clock Hours for CBBain|Seal Brokers

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Educating yourself with Continuing Education clock hours is key for a successful real estate career!  If you are a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Bain -or- Coldwell Banker Seal and are looking for FREE continuing education clock hours, check out the info below.   Note:  We add courses on a regular basis. Please plan ahead by pre-registering and referencing these calendars.  Also, some classes include clock-hours and others do not — remember to double check before registering.

Coldwell Banker Bain Live Classes and Online Webinars:

Coldwell Banker Seal Live Classes and Online Webinars:

Online Classes:

  • ProSchools is our partner for pre and post licensing in both Washington and Oregon.
  • Rockwell Institute is our partner for our local live and online classes in Washington. For clock hour and transcript questions, please contact Rockwell Institute to setup your profile and get your online username and password.
  • Online and live classes are also available at Rockwell Institute. www.rockwellinstitute.com
  • In order to host these upcoming continuing education real estate classes, we need to have a minimum of 12 students registered including for Thursday Forums and non clock hour events.
  •  To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit our Eventbrite calendar: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Non CB Bain | CB Seal Clock Hours

Below is more information about upcoming real estate clock hours if you need to get clock hours.  NOTE: these cost money and are not connected with CB Bain, or CB Seal.

Washington Brokers:

Oregon Brokers:

Relevant News Links: Friday, Jan 26th

This Week’s Real Estate “Relevant” News Links are compiled by:

John M. Deely, Principal Managing Broker of
Coldwell Banker Bain of Lake Union & Magnolia.

THIS WEEK'S RELEVANT NEWS

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.”

― Willie Nelson

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The 2015 House of the Year

After more than 600,000 votes, readers crown their favorite: The Florida home that sold for $1 and traveled across a bay

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-2015-house-of-the-year-1421954104?tesla=y

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Asia’s House of the Year

This cliff-style home on the island of Phuket has open Thai-style pavilions and big views of the Andaman Sea

http://www.wsj.com/articles/asias-house-of-the-year-1421948336

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Europe’s House of the Year

This 19th-century villa outside Florence, Italy holds many memories for the family who owns it

http://www.wsj.com/articles/europes-house-of-the-year-1421947293

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Porch.com Raises $65 Million in Financing

The investment values the home improvement information start-up at more than $500 million, according to a person briefed on the terms of the deal.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/porch-com-raises-65-million-in-financing/?emc=edit_tnt_20150120&nlid=68153968&tntemail0=y

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$1,050,000 Homes in Dallas, Oregon and Maine

This week’s properties include contemporaries in Dallas and Oregon and a farmhouse in Maine.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/realestate/1050000-homes-in-dallas-oregon-and-maine.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150121&nlid=68153968&tntemail0=y

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How Do I Stage a Bathroom for Showings?

Start with the basics: the ceilings and the walls.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/garden/how-do-i-stage-a-bathroom-for-showings.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150121&nlid=68153968&tntemail0=y

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Home updates that will boost the resale value

There is a general knowledge that home updates can increase your property’s sale price, and it is no wonder why. In order to keep up with today’s hectic rhythm and with the similar properties that are available on the market, there is always place for such investments.

http://tourwizard.net/blog/home-updates-will-boost-resale-value/

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Consumer Protection for Mortgage Seekers

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has introduced online tools to help in find mortgages after a survey showed most borrowers don’t shop around.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/realestate/consumer-protection-for-mortgage-seekers.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150123&nlid=68153968&tntemail0=y

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700,000 Howeowners Could Still Benefit From U.S. HARP Refinancing Program

People with little or no equity in their homes could be helped by the Home Affordable Refinance Program, which is scheduled to end this year.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/24/your-money/700000-howeowners-could-still-benefit-from-us-harp-refinancing-program.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150123&nlid=68153968&tntemail0=y

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Existing-Home Sales Rebound in December, 2014 Total Sales Finish 3 Percent Below 2013

Despite low inventory conditions, existing-home sales bounced back in December and climbed above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months, according to the National Association of Realtors®

http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2015/01/existing-home-sales-rebound-in-december-2014-total-sales-finish-3-percent-below-2013

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Small, Exterior Home Improvements Offer the Best Value Investments in 2015, Say Realtors®

Homeowners often consider various remodeling and replacement projects as a way to add value to their homes. Some projects add more value and better recoup their costs than others, according to Realtors® who rated small and exterior projects as the most valuable home improvement projects

http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2015/01/small-exterior-home-improvements-offer-the-best-value-investments-in-2015-say-realtors

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2015 COST VS VALUE REPORT

This site compares average cost for 36 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 102 U.S. markets. Check out this year’s trends and how they compare to prior years

http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2015/

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Slideshow: Home Buyers: Then and Now

This slideshow takes a look at home buyer trends from 1981 versus 2014. The information in the slideshow comes from the Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers.

http://www.realtor.org/slideshows/slideshow-home-buyers-then-and-now

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Most expensive Seattle-area home sale in 2014? An $11.3M Medina mansion

According to Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), it was an $11.3 million sale of a Medina mansion that sold in June.

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/morning_call/2015/01/most-expensive-seattle-home-sale-in-2014-an-11-3m.html?iana=ind_rre

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Portland condo owners land $2M verdict against plumbing manufacturer

A set of Portland condo owners who said they experienced several plumbing issues after moving in have collected a $2 million judgment

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/morning_call/2015/01/portland-condo-owners-land-2m-verdict-against.html?iana=ind_rre

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Report Predicts Big Year for Housing in 2015 Based on Recent Government Actions

With 2015 less than two weeks underway, Fitch Ratings is the latest forecaster predicting great things for housing in the coming year

http://dsnews.com/news/01-12-2015/report-predicts-big-year-housing-2015-based-recent-government-actions?utm_source=DSNews.com&utm_campaign=81b48a43ce-Your_Daily_Dose1_5_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1924082bfe-81b48a43ce-174709301

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Leading Economic Indicators Advance for Fourth Month in a Row

A measure of leading U.S. economic indicators rose again in December, advancing for a fourth straight month as most components improved.

http://dsnews.com/news/01-23-2015/leading-economic-indicators-advance-fourth-month-row

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Fannie Mae Expects Economy to ‘Drag’ Housing Toward Recovery in 2015
As Fannie Mae sees it, 2015 will be a good year for the housing market, even if residential real estate has to get dragged into the black.

http://dsnews.com/news/01-22-2015/fannie-mae-expects-economy-drag-housing-recovery-2015

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Home Sales Reverse November Decline, Jump 14.4 Percent in December

December home sales topped the previous month by a double-digit percentage, defying the usual slowdown brought on by seasonal influences, according to a survey of metros nationwide.

http://dsnews.com/news/01-21-2015/home-sales-reverse-november-decline-jump-14-4-percent-december

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments For, Against ‘Disparate Impact’ Claims; Decision Pending

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has heard arguments both for and against the controversial “disparate impact” rule in housing, stakeholders on both sides are awaiting the Court’s decision as to whether or not disparate impact claims can be made under the Fair Housing Act

http://dsnews.com/news/01-22-2015/u-s-supreme-court-hears-arguments-disparate-impact-claims-decision-pending
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Low Down Payments Mean Higher Interest Rates

Home buyers seeking conventional loans backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac —capped at $417,000 for most areas and $625,500 in some high-price places—are sometimes asked to buy private mortgage insurance (PMI). Banks want that coverage from buyers who make low down payments, typically less than 20% of the purchase price.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/low-down-payments-mean-higher-interest-rates-1421939970

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New Manhattan Condos Offer Old-World Motor Courts

Developments with the amenity include 50 United Nations Plaza, 252 East 57th Street and 20 East End Avenue

http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-manhattan-condos-offer-old-world-motor-courts-1421863310

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A Tiny Cabin With a Big Price Tag

A small cabin in Idaho, listed for $2.5 million, rates high with readers in Mansion’s House of the Year voting

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-tiny-cabin-with-a-big-price-tag-1421948713

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An Opulent Bet on Housing

Jeff Greene’s Beverly Hills estate, listed at $195 million, is believed to be the most expensive public listing in the country.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/business/home-the-ultimate-investment.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150117&nlid=68153968&tntemail0=y

Slide Show:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2015/01/18/business/INSIDEWEALTH.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150117&nlid=68153968&tntemail0=y&_r=0#1

 

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For Sale: Multimillion-Dollar Homes, Fully Furnished

A growing trend is selling fully furnished homes and condominiums designed to look as if people with high net worth and good taste have lived there for a long time

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/realestate/for-sale-multimillion-dollar-homes-fully-furnished.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150123&nlid=68153968&tntemail0=y

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Her Prescription for Home: Color

A flood gave Dr. Patricia Wexler the opportunity to redecorate her New York apartment.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/realestate/dr-patricia-wexlers-upper-east-side-home.html?emc=edit_tnt_20150123&nlid=68153968&tntemail0=y&_r=0

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Drop the strut: Both men and women find humility more attractive

New research suggests that both men and women prefer humble to less humble partners.

http://digest.bps.org.uk/2014/09/drop-strut-both-men-and-women-find.html

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The Best Qualities in a Person

List of the most desirable personality traits in women and men. Wondering how to be successful, how to be charming and how to become popular? This crowdsourced list contains the best characteristics that people can have, as agreed upon by a community of voters who have ranked the list.

http://www.ranker.com/list/best-qualities-in-a-person/samantha-dillinger

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U.S. Housing Market Tracker

The U.S. housing market has struggled to find equilibrium after the bubble of the past decade. Here’s a look at where various gauges of supply and demand stand today.

http://graphics.wsj.com/us-housing-market/

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Mortgage Market Survey Archive

Compilation of Weekly Survey Data for 2015

http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/archive.html

 

FREE Continuing Education Clock Hour Courses for CBBain|Seal Real Estate Brokers

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Education is key for a successful real estate career!  If you are you a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Bain -or- Coldwell Banker Seal and are looking for FREE continuing education clock hours, check out the info below.   Note:  We add classes on a regular basis. Please plan ahead by pre-registering and referencing these calendars.  Also, some classes include clock-hours and others do not — remember to double check before registering.

Coldwell Banker Bain Live Classes and Online Webinars:

Coldwell Banker Seal Live Classes and Online Webinars:

Online Classes:

  • ProSchools is our partner for pre and post licensing in both Washington and Oregon.
  • Rockwell Institute is our partner for our local live and online classes in Washington. For clock hour and transcript questions, please contact Rockwell Institute to setup your profile and get your online username and password.
  • Online and live classes are also available at Rockwell Institute. www.rockwellinstitute.com
  • In order to host these upcoming continuing education real estate classes, we need to have a minimum of 12 students registered including for Thursday Forums and non clock hour events.
  •  To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit our Eventbrite calendar: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Non CB Bain | CB Seal Clock Hours

Below is more information about upcoming real estate clock hours if you need to get clock hours.  NOTE: these cost money and are not connected with CB Bain, or CB Seal.

Washington Brokers:

Oregon Brokers:

Upcoming FREE real estate clock hour classes for CB Bain|Seal Brokers

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Are you a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Bain -or- Coldwell Banker Seal?  And are you looking to renew your license and need free real estate clock hours?   Below is a list of our upcoming classes.

Coldwell Banker Bain Live Classes and Online Webinars:

Coldwell Banker Seal Live Classes and Online Webinars:

Online Classes:

  • ProSchools is our partner for pre and post licensing in both Washington and Oregon.
  • Rockwell Institute is our partner for our local live and online classes in Washington. For clock hour and transcript questions, please contact Rockwell Institute to setup your profile and get your online username and password.
  • Online and live classes are also available at Rockwell Institute. www.rockwellinstitute.com
  • In order to host these upcoming continuing education real estate classes, we need to have a minimum of 12 students registered including for Thursday Forums and non clock hour events.
  •  To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit our Eventbrite calendar: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Non CB Bain / CB Seal Clock Hours

Below is more information about upcoming clock hours if you need to get clock hours.  NOTE: these cost money and are not connected with CB Bain, or CB Seal.

Washington Brokers:

Oregon Brokers: