Don’t miss Art of the Listing Presentation 2/26 and more…

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Join us for free classes for CB Bain/ CB Seal brokers.

To view all of our upcoming  free real estate clock hour classes please visit: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Coldwell Banker Bain Live Classes:

Coldwell Banker Seal Live 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. We’d love to have you join us.

To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Don’t Miss November Thursday Forums and Classes

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Here is a list of our upcoming real estate continuing education clock hour classes/events:

This article includes information on continuing education clock hours and info sessions for real estate brokers in November that we offer CB Bain/ CB Seal brokers only. Please click on the links to register or for more info.

Please note: The last Core Curriculum for 2013 will be held on 11/8 at Yarrow Bay Training Center. This is the “old” curriculum for 2013. If you are renewing in 2014, you will need to take Core Curriculum w/ the “new” curriculum which will be available to teach after 1/1/14. Also please note, we do not have any classes scheduled in December. 

CB Bain:

CB Seal

  • Urban Growth Boundary Next 50 Years (1CH), Portland Uptown Office, Nov 7th, 11:15am to 1pm, RSVP to JLPerkins@firstam.com

 ProSchools is our partner for pre and post licensing in both Washington and Oregon.

Rockwell Institute is our partner for our local live 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. We’d love to have you join us.

To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Upcoming Clock Hour Classes in Basic Foreclosure Class, Real Estate Law and more….

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Here is a list of our upcoming clock hour classes/events:

This article includes information on free upcoming clock hour classes for real estate continuing education for real estate brokers that we offer CB Bain/ CB Seal brokers only. Please click on the links to register or for more info.

CB Bain:
CB Seal:
  • Live Webinar about Toolkit CMA, August 29th 1pm-1:30pm
  • Red Flags on a Preliminary Title Report, Sept 5th, lunch served at 11:45am, Class from 12pm-1pm (1 CH) at CB Seal office at 2275 W. Burnside St. Portland, OR, RSVP to: jlperkins@firstam.com

 ProSchools is our partner for pre and post licensing in both Washington and Oregon.

Rockwell Institute is our partner for our local live 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. We’d love to have you join us.

To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Cooperating Brokers

Join us for upcoming free live real estate classes

Cooperating Brokers
Don’t miss “Battle of the Brokers” on June 6th there are going to be a bunch of hot topics!

Upcoming classes/events:

Thursday Forums: 

6/6 “Battle of the Brokers” (7 CH) Yarrow Bay Training Center. 

6/20 Bankruptcy & Short Sales in the current market (No Clock Hours) Yarrow Bay Training Center.
See the links to register below

This article includes information on free upcoming post license continuing education live real estate classes that we offer CB Bain/ CB Seal brokers only. Please click on the links to register or for more info.

CB Bain:

CB Seal:

 ProSchools is our partner for pre and post licensing in both Washington and Oregon.

Rockwell Institute is our partner for our local live 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. We’d love to have you join us.

To view all of our upcoming  free real estate continuing education courses please visit: www.cbbainsealtraining.eventbrite.com

Real Estate News Articles Relevant Links for the week of May 6th through 10th

 

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This is a collection of real estate news articles relevant link for the week of May 6th through 10th, 2013.

“With Each Day Going By Hope is Reborn, Dreams Come True and a Little Step is Taken Toward Happiness. May this May be Unbelievably Exceptional, Amazingly Colorful and Filled with Joy, Laughter and Love.”

― Unknown

 

Mortgage rates flirt with record lows: Freddie Mac

Fixed-mortgage rates hovered near record lows this past week

March Pending Home Sales Improve but Overall Pace Leveling

Lawrence Yun , NAR chief economist, said the market appears to be leveling off

U.S. Economy Adds 165,000 to Payrolls

Job growth picked up in April and the unemployment rate ticked down again, suggesting steady but still-measured economic growth

Five Takeaways From the Latest Case-Shiller Report

Home prices rose by 9.3% in February from one year ago, the largest such gain in the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city index in nearly seven years

A Look at Case-Shiller, by Metro Area

The composite 20-city home price index, a key gauge of U.S. home prices, was up 9.3% in February from a year earlier. All 20 cities posted year-over-year gains for January and February, the first time that has happened since 2006

S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are the leading measures for the US residential housing market, tracking changes in the value of residential real estate both nationally as well as in 20 metropolitan regions.

Click to:  Read the full S&P/Case-Shiller release.

Fed warns about lenders ability to handle higher interest rates

The Federal Reserve voiced concerns over whether banks can withstand an eventual increase in interest rates after a long, low-interest-rate environment,

Dow Reaches 15,000 as Jobs Growth Exceeds Forecasts

U.S. stocks rose, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 15,000 for the first time

Here’s How Boomer Home Sellers Can Convince Millennials To Buy In

Homeowners who are in their 40s, 50s and 60s face both short-term and long-term challenges if they want to hook Millennial buyers in their 20s and 30s. To lure younger buyers, you’ll need to upgrade appliances, scrap the dining room and add a splash of color

Redfin Takes On Zillow’s Zestimates With New And Improved Home Value Tool

Redfin is launching a new feature today that allows prospective home buyers and sellers to better estimate a home’s value

Inside the House With No Energy Bills

see how Houze is redefining the American dream by producing homes that cost less to own, operate and maintain. The high-tech homes they create are system-built, energy-secure, and highly sustainable

Green Goes Mainstream for New Homes

Net-zero homes that generate much or all of their electricity are moving beyond the “crunchy-granola types” and attracting more mainstream buyers who want to slash their utility bills; feeling cozy on 5-degree days.

The $500,000 Housecleaning

When a Virginia couple discovered that their townhouse was infested with mold, it was the start of an arduous, expensive multiyear cleanup

A Helping Hand for Jumbo-Loan Borrowers

more banks and employers are offering financial help to jumbo-mortgage borrowers.

Where Do Housing Bubbles Come From?

Scott Sumner points to a new paper on the housing crisis arguing that all the traditional narratives are wrong. We cough.

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Rationalizing the ridiculous

Wild property price swings are more consistent with great uncertainty about the future.

Betting the house

Wild property price swings are more consistent with great uncertainty about the future

The Price of Global High-End Living

Weighing Hong Kong’s steep fees for foreign buyers against New York’s hefty property taxes: What it costs to buy, sell and live in four of the world’s prime real-estate capitals

Why Homes With Open Space Command Big Bucks

Homes built in land-conservation developments sell for 29% more than homes built in traditional rural developments, a Colorado study finds

Food Markets: The Latest Must-Have Amenity Fueling Condo Sales

To lure today’s urban condo buyer, forget the pumped-up super gym, and make room for an organic-eats-shilling, artisanal food market

Home Prices Growing At Pre-Bubble Rates On Bernanke Boost, But Big Shadow Inventory Lurks

Boosted by Ben Bernanke and turbocharged by tight inventories and strong recoveries in the worst hit cities, home prices continue to grow strongly

Wanted: Developer to spark Oregon City residential revival

organization’s newest challenge – sparking a residential downtown revival

Seattle home prices up 9.3 percent over 12 months

Seattle home prices rose 9.3 percent in February compared with a year ago, matching the average rise in 20 cities nationwide, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index

REAL Trends 500, The 500 Largest Brokers in the U.S.

CB Bain # 16!!!!

The 66 Coldwell Banker affiliated companies on the list registered a whopping 23% of the total sales dollar volume of all firms in the ranking, an incredible 130% higher than our nearest competitor.  And when you look at sides, we dominate there too with 20% of all activity and a 63% advantage over the nearest brand.

The Coldwell Banker average sales price was 10.3% higher than the RealTrends average!

 

For more opinions on today’s real estate issues, visit CBBain’s “In The Know” blog at www.cbbaincareers.com/blog

“Links” are edited each week by John Deely