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Homebuyers: More Positive Housing News

Housing has been a bright spot in economic news as of late and there is more positive news coming from the housing sector. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is reporting that existing home sales (previously occupied homes as opposed to newly constructed homes) rose in November by 4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.42 […]

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Mortgage Update for October 20th, 2011

The Federal Reserve issues the Beige Book, which is a snapshot or summary of business conditions in each of the Fed’s 12 regional bank districts, eight times a year. Since each district may contain different types of economic activity in various industries, each district lends its own unique feedback to the Beige Book. The Fed […]

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Dear Realtor.com: This is How You Communicate With Your Users

Redfin suffered about the worst occurrence a datacenter can endure, fire. They still beat Realtor.com by 12 hours with only 5 hours of downtime compared to Realtor.com’s 17 hours of downtime or 53 hours of downtime if you include the 36 hours of in-action before going offline for 17 hours after  their blog was hacked. […]

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BrokerScience Disclosure

BrokerScience is not affiliated, related or endorsed in any way, shape or form to or by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). You can find the National Association of Realtors at Realtor.org. If you are interested in Real Estate and Mortgage news, you’re in the right place, take a look around!

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Rebuilding the Realtor.com Team From the Ground Up

Realtor.com is clearly in disarray. They not only refuse to acknowledge or communicate with their community, I have come to question whether or not they even recognize that a Realtor community exists. More importantly, I ask myself, if I were charged with rebuilding Realtor.com, reversing the brand and community damage and making a genuine effort […]

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Realtor.com Hacked Day 8: It’s Not Going Away

Once daily posts halted for a week. 36 hour delay in acknowledging hack. 19 hours of downtime. No communication with the Realtor community as to whether their personal data was compromised or even an acknowledgment that the site was even hacked. Previous Coverage: It all started here.

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Realtor.com Hacked Day 7: Nobody Notices or Cares

For the seventh day in a row Realtor.com is failing to communicate with its community regarding the hack that we first reported on June 4th. Realtor.com is approaching one week with no blog posts, no communication with its paid users and increasing doubt in its ability to run a blog, let alone one of the […]

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Realtor.com Hacked Day 5: Communication Breakdown

The original posts that had spam injected to them have been removed. The daily blog posts have halted and communication about the situation is non-existent. This is turning uglier by the minute. Where is Blaine Cooke when you need him? {sarcasm}

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Realtor.com Hacked Day 4: No Announcement, Users Wait in Silence

(Previous Realtor.com coverage – Realtor.com Hacked Day 1 / Realtor.com Hacked Day 2 / Realtor.com Hacked Day 3 ) In an unfortunate turn of events, Realtor.com has failed to acknowledge its website and or servers were breached and has failed to inform users whether or not personal data was compromised. This is disturbing on a […]

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Realtor.com Blog Hacked Day 3: Down for 17 Hours and Counting

(Previous Realtor.com coverage – Realtor.com Hacked Day 1 / Realtor.com Hacked Day 2) At around 7 PM last night the Realtor.com Blog was taken offline. 17 hours later and counting, they are still down. The speculation is that a wordpress plugin was at fault, but that remains to be seen. We are still scratching our […]

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