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U.S. New Home Sales Rise to Highest Level Since February 2008


WASHINGTON—New-home sales rose to the highest level in seven years in February, a sign of strong demand that could help boost the broader U.S. housing market. Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 7.8% from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That is the highest… Read more

Hondros Hires Veteran Educator as Regional Manager


Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) March 16, 2015 Hondros College is pleased to announce that Rod Farthing has joined the Hondros team as Regional Manager of Real Estate Programs. Farthing comes to Hondros from Stautzenberger College, where he was an administrator and instructor in business management, economics, public speaking and real estate pre-licensing. Farthing will be responsible… Read more

Hondros College Expands into Southeastern Ohio with Real Estate Pre-Licensing Courses


Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 Hondros College announces real estate pre-licensing courses will now be offered in Jackson, Ohio. Classes will begin on March 16 at The Office Commons, located at 135 E. Huron Street, Jackson, Ohio. “The new location allows us to better serve southeastern Ohio,” says Tina Lapp, president, Hondros College, “and… Read more

New CompuCram Offers Adaptive Learning Technology


COLUMBUS, OHIO (PRWEB) The new CompuCram Exam Prep System is now available, incorporating a new and unique learning methodology, responsive design and a revolutionary Readiness Indicator to ensure that students pass their exam the first time. Developed after extensive market research, the new CompuCram is available for the real estate, appraisal, insurance, home inspection and… Read more

Improving Economy Helps Buoy Housing


Daily Real Estate News Recent drops in oil prices and mortgage rates, along with positive tailwinds in the economy, are helping to jump-start the housing market in the new year, according to Freddie Mac’s newly released 2015 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for January. Consumers are gaining confidence, which is expected to translate to… Read more

5 Simple Life Hacks to Boost Experience


By Sam DeBord (Realtor.org) Real estate rookies can really kick start their learning experience by picking up some simple shortcuts from those who’ve been selling for many years.  These are just a few of the real estate “hacks” I’ve learned over the years from seasoned practitioners that improved my experience and knowledge in simple yet… Read more

Certificates of Insurance- A must for all of us


Are you doing any remodeling, repair, or service work at your home? Has your real estate agent suggested some work be done to better market your home? Have they suggested some contractors to provide these services? If you’re buying or selling a home, have you enlisted the services of a home inspection company? Your landscaper… Read more

Two Real Estate Education Veterans Join Hondros Team


COLUMBUS, OHIO (PRWEB) January 06, 2015 Hondros Family of Companies is pleased to announce that Nancy Dunlop and Chris Vincenzi will join the Hondros team as national sales director and vice president of technology. Dunlop comes to Hondros from Dearborn Real Estate Education, a division of Kaplan University Professional and Continuing Education, where she was… Read more

New Dialogue, New Tools, Some of the Same Old Problems


The past couple of months have been busy! In that time I have attended multiple appraisal conferences on behalf of Hondros Learning and Hondros College to keep all of us up to date on what is going on in the appraisal world. Most of the meetings have been focused on the federal regulatory side of… Read more

Appraiser Qualifications Board Q & A’s

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Most practicing appraisers and appraisal students are familiar with the USPAP Q & As offered as guidance by the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB). But did you know that the Appraiser Qualifications Board also periodically publishes Q & As? As the time is drawing near for revised appraiser qualifications commencing January 1, 2015, many appraisers and… Read more

Hondros College Announces New Youngstown Location


Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Hondros College has announced that starting in November, pre-licensing courses will be offered to Eastern Ohio residents with the opening of a new location in Youngstown, OH. Individuals seeking a career change or those who are just starting their career will have the opportunity to earn their real estate… Read more

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