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National HouseCheck Bringing Home Inspection Services to Houston

National HouseCheck Bringing Home Inspection Services to Houston

 

BOISE, IDAHO/ FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (STL.News)

Boise-based National HouseCheck is on the move again, expanding its home inspection services to Houston, Texas. Following their recent launch in Austin, this will be the organization’s second territory beyond Boise in which HouseCheck home inspections will be available to real estate consumers.

“We are excited for the opportunity to bring HouseCheck into Houston,” says National HouseCheck Chairman and CEO, Dennis Conforto.

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Cloudstar Launches Mortgagephish to Protect Homebuyers

Cloudstar Launches Mortgagephish to Protect Homebuyers

 

JACKSONVILLE, FLA./ FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (STL.News)

Cloudstar, a leading provider of technology solutions for the Land Title, Mortgage Banking, and Real Estate industries has just announced a new way to protect home-buyers against what could be their worst nightmare; wire fraud. According to CNBC, scammers are deceiving people out of enormous down payments within days or hours of sitting down at the closing table. Homebuyers are often tricked into wiring funds into fraudulent offshore accounts and these victims often report unrecoverable losses in the six-figures.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group Offices and Agents in Chicago, Illinois Receive Industry Recognition

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group Offices and Agents in Chicago, Illinois Receive Industry Recognition

 

CHICAGO/ FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (STL.News)

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group offices and agents in the greater Chicago, Illinois area were recognized across multiple categories in Chicago Agent Magazine’s 2019 Real Data Report. The firm’s Michigan Avenue office ranked among the Top 10 in Chicagoland and Top 5 in Cook County and Lincoln Park ranked among the Top 15 offices in Chicagoland and the Top 10 in Cook County. The Hinsdale office ranked among the Top 10 offices in DuPage County and the Lake Forest office ranked among the Top 2 offices in Lake County.

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JP & Associates REALTORS® Announces Agent Health Care & Retirement Plans

JP & Associates REALTORS® Announces Agent Health Care & Retirement Plans

 

FRISCO, TEXAS/ FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (STL.News)

“I could not be more excited for our agents,” said Giuseppe ‘JP’ Piccinini, Founder and CEO of JP & REALTORS®. “With the latest additions to our company, our Realtors® now have options regarding health insurance and retirement plans.”

As of February 15, 2019, agents with JP & Associates REALTORS® will have access to AHP, JPAR’s
Agent Health Care Plan, and Gemini, the company’s retirement and bonus plan.

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Renters Warehouse, a RE/MAX Approved Supplier, Will Sponsor and Attend RE/MAX R4 Event in Las Vegas

Renters Warehouse, a RE/MAX Approved Supplier, Will Sponsor and Attend RE/MAX R4 Event in Las Vegas

 

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN./ FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (STL.News)

Renters Warehouse, America’s leading real estate investment services company, is excited to announce that it will be sponsoring and attending the RE/MAX R4 event in Las Vegas from February 25th to 28th, 2019 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

RE/MAX R4 is the first large-scale industry event that Renters Warehouse will attend since announcing the acquisition of OwnAmerica in December 2018.

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ZorroSign Launches Worldwide Developer Program at DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area

ZorroSign Launches Worldwide Developer Program at DeveloperWeek SF Bay Area

 

SAN FRANCISCO/ FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (STL.News)

ZorroSign, Inc., the pioneer of real electronic signature and developer of advanced DTM platform and document fraud and tampering detection system, today announced the official launch of its worldwide Developer Program, in an effort to simplify and enhance ZorroSign integrations with business systems. The primary purpose of the ZorroSign Developer Program is to inform, educate, and support the worldwide developer community as they integrate ZorroSign into various enterprise applications.

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PCI Mid-Atlantic Member Smith-Midland Lands Largest SlenderWall® Project Ever Produced

PCI Mid-Atlantic Member Smith-Midland Lands Largest SlenderWall® Project Ever Produced

 

LANCASTER, PA./ FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (STL.News)

Smith-Midland Corporation, a PCI Mid-Atlantic Producer Member, recently announced they were selected to manufacture and install their SlenderWall envelope system for the new 800 Harbor Boulevard project at Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, NJ.

The expansive luxury residential waterfront apartment building will incorporate over 157,000 square feet of white acid-etch finished SlenderWall panels.

Partners for the 800 Harbor project include architects Marchetto Higgins Stieve, owner/developer Hartz Mountain Industries, Inc.

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Colorado Realtor Blake O’Shaughnessy Brings in Buyers with Spring Selling Tips

Colorado Realtor Blake O’Shaughnessy Brings in Buyers with Spring Selling Tips

 

DENVER/ FEBRUARY 21, 2019 (STL.News)

Spring is widely regarded by real estate professionals as the best time of year to sell a home. “In spring, buyers come out in force due to increased inventory, warmer weather, more daylight hours and the ability to use tax refund checks as down payments,” said O’Shaughnessy, broker associate at Kentwood City Properties.

However, just because spring is a seller’s market, with the largest number of buyers actively searching for new homes, it doesn’t mean a home will automatically sell.

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NAHB Professional Women in Building Council Honors Woman of the Year

The Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has recognized Betsy Sheppard, CEO and president of Gilbert & Sheppard Group LLC in Ellijay, Ga., as NAHB PWB Woman of the Year for her dedication to promoting the efforts of women in building-related fields who contribute to, and advocate for, the industry.

PWB members work in all aspects of the building industry—as owners, builders, remodelers, architects, suppliers, marketing experts, designers and in finance and real estate.

Sheppard brings a decades-long career in real estate marketing to her leadership of Gilbert & Sheppard, a full service marketing and advertising firm whose primary focus is the residential housing industry. Clients include a number of developers and builders of active adult communities.

A charter member and former board chair of the PWB Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, Sheppard led the team that created the brand for that council. She serves on the national PWB board of trustees and has oversight of the council’s membership subcommittee and local PWB councils in the northeast region of the U.S. She serves on the NAHB 55+ Housing Council board of trustees and at her local HBA has chaired the 55+ Housing Council and served on the Sales & Marketing, Green Building and Remodelers councils.

“Betsy has been an instrumental PWB leader and a mentor to many women coming into our industry,” said Judy Dinelle, CAPS, CGP, chair of the NAHB PWB Council and building ambassador of 84 Lumber in Asheville, N.C., serving as the company’s liaison to home building associations. “She’s fully invested in the housing industry, her community and the success of her co-workers, clients and peers.”

In addition to honoring outstanding members, PWB awards scholarships to local councils and students in their communities. For the 2018/2019 award cycle, PWB gave $8,000 in scholarships to high school students across the country through its annual awards and recognition competitions and programs.

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Six Leaders Named ‘Ones to Watch’ at International Builders’ Show

Six young building industry professionals were honored today as “Ones to Watch” at the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

“These emerging leaders are already making quite the impact on the home building industry,” said Rich Robinson, chair of the NAHB Young Professionals Committee. “We are thrilled to showcase these young professionals and look forward to seeing their continued growth and contributions to the industry.”

Associates. Christopher Cowan is the senior manager of CohnReznick LLP in Eatontown, N.J., and a member of the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey. Cowan was one of the founding members of his local HBA’s Young Professionals Committee and currently serves as the chairman. He serves on several other committees on the local and state levels. His Young Professionals Committee has created outreach programs like “First Time Homebuyer,” and has been working with local vocational schools, high schools and colleges to provide guidance to students about careers in the home building industry.

Custom Builders. Casey Cloward is the owner of Raykon Construction in Salem, Utah, and is the president of the Utah Valley Home Builders Association. He chairs the Cougar House, a program that has $1.3 million in endowed scholarship money towards the Brigham Young University Construction Management program. His business continues to grow, going from a finish carpenter/cabinet builder in 2008 doing $100,000 in business to being the general contractor for 10-14,000 square foot homes valuing $2-4 million.

Green. Anthony Maschmedt is the principal at Dwell Development + Design/Build in Seattle and a member of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS). Maschmedt serves on the board of Built Green, MBAKS’s residential green building program, and is constantly offering his time to speak at various events. His work has tremendously inspired others, including home owners who themselves have gone on to become Built Green members and launch green building-related ventures of their own.

Multifamily. Kyle Bach is the CEO of The Annex Group in Indianapolis, which provides student housing in underserved campus markets and affordable housing in large university communities. He oversees the company’s Strategy, Capital and Leadership platforms for all the companies under The Annex Group umbrella. His passion, in university communities, is to provide housing opportunities that serve as a catalyst for economic development, not only for the residents of the projects, but also the communities and campuses they serve.

Professional Women in Building. Cassy Lynn Mathis is a junior interior designer with Haven Design Works in Suwanee, Ga., and a member of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA). In 2015, Mathis was instrumental in helping to form an under 40 segment of the GAHBA called ELEVATE. The group continued to grow under Mathis’s leadership and was eventually added into the GAHBA as its own council. While maintaining a full-time job as a junior interior designer, Mathis returned to school to purse a degree in Interior Design to solidify her career in the home building industry.

Sales and Marketing. Anya Chrisanthon is the Wayne, Pa.-based host of New Construction Marketing Podcast. As an immigrant from the former Soviet Union to the U.S., Anya knows what it feels like to struggle and overcome challenges. She experienced food shortages and hunger, and then moved to a country where she didn’t speak the language. Going through these challenges and others made her empathic and generous toward others. She has experienced great success in new home sales and marketing and works to help lift others up as well. Anya is a giver, a positive influence on others, an industry innovator and a rising star.

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