WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE ACQUIRES WINDWALKER REAL ESTATE IN NANTUCKET

February 22, 2019 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, announced today it has acquired Windwalker Real Estate, with which they merged in 2015 to create the William Raveis Nantucket office.

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WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE RELAUNCHES, EXPANDS OFFICIAL SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION

February 13, 2019 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast to Florida, announced today that they have relaunched and expanded their William Raveis Sports + Entertainment (S+E) division to include 35 official members in 4 states. S+E delivers a best-inclass concierge, relocation and lifestyle service with pace and professionalism in partnership with an advisory board of fellow athletes, agents and advisors. They make relocation effortless, enabling clients to focus on the goals most important to them: their careers and their families.

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February 13, 2019

WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER CERTIFIED MENTOR AND COACH TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ITS MANAGERS IN UNITED STATES

We are pleased to announce that William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), has launched the William Raveis Certified Mentor and Coach program, the first-ever, company-wide, certified training program for our managers.

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February 1, 2019

$552,098 Raised for Cancer Research to Fund Four Damon Runyon Scientists

As a result of our 2018 fundraising efforts from the William Raveis Ride + Walk across five states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Florida), we have raised $552,098 with 100% going to these four Damon Runyon Scientists. Please read about the 2019 William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowships and about their brilliant and groundbreaking cancer research.

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January 29, 2019

WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE CO-PRESIDENTS NAMED TO SWANEPOEL TOP 200 MOST POWERFUL IN RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE INDUSTRY

January 24, 2019  (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, announces that co-presidents Chris Raveis and Ryan Raveis have been ranked the 34th most powerful and influential real estate leaders on the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) for 2019, moving up two spots from 2018. The annual list ranks the leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry and is published by T3 Sixty, a team of strategic, technological and managerial experts in the industry.  

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January 24, 2019

The Government Shutdown & the Impact on Mortgages

 The government shutdown, currently the longest in history at day 32, has garnered much press and has created disruption in different industries. The residential real estate & mortgage industry, however, has steered clear of any significant interruption.  Though there may be minor complications in the processing of certain mortgages (i.e. those that are backed by the government), the bottom line is that the real estate & mortgage industry has incurred very few setbacks due to the shutdown.

                Initially, the partial shutdown impacted the processing of 4506-T Tax transcripts which would have prevented many mortgages from closing. This form enables mortgage underwriters to obtain tax returns to verify borrower’s income. This is a requirement for the approval of most mortgage loans.  When our Mortgage Bankers Association addressed the magnitude of this issue with government officials in December, the verification process resumed, and the problem was averted.  Additionally, Fannie and Freddie have recently implemented more flexible policies regarding income verification and pay stub age requirements to accommodate those impacted by the shutdown.

                Issues that continue are those specific to loan products backed by the Federal Government.  The majority of loans are conventional loans and they are not directly affected; however, FHA Loans are backed by the government, and despite the fact these loans are closing, the process may experience some delays. VA loans have not been impacted. USDA loans are the one product that will not be closed during the shutdown.

Though not exclusive to the mortgage industry, there has been a broader impact on financial markets as a result of the uncertainty, which has driven interest rates down. If the issue is not resolved, and the shutdown is prolonged, it will have a negative impact on the positive momentum in the housing market.

January 22, 2019

WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE RAISES A RECORD $552,098 FOR INNOVATIVE CANCER RESEARCH IN 2018

December 14, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.)The William Raveis Charitable Fund (WRCF) surpassed their goal and raised a record $552,098 this year for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (Damon Runyon), which funds the most promising scientists conducting cutting-edge research to find a cure for cancer.

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December 14, 2018

Jorge L. Rivera named Regional Vice President of Sales for William Raveis Mortgage in Southwest CT, NY, and FL

December 11, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.) — William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance
(WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, is
pleased to announce that Jorge L. Rivera will rejoin the mortgage division as Regional Vice
President of Sales for William Raveis Mortgage (WRM) for the Southwest, Conn. region, in
addition to New York and Florida.

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December 11, 2018

FORMER NFL QUARTERBACK CHRIS SIMMS LISTS GREENWICH WATERFRONT HOME WITH WILLIAM RAVEIS REAL ESTATE FOR $2.799 MILLION

November 8, 2018 (Shelton, Conn.) Former college and NFL quarterback and now sports broadcaster Chris Simms, son of former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms, has listed his family’s home on a sheltered estuary with water views in Old Greenwich. Designed and custom-built in 2011 by Ridberg + Associates, Simms’ nearly 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home offers state-of-the-art amenities in a sought-after community. Monica Webster, a top real estate agent with William Raveis Real Estate (WRRE), is the listing agent of Simms’ home at 12 Shore Road.  

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November 28, 2018

Spotlight On: Elis Aguilar-Becker of Boston, MA

Today, we’d love to introduce you to Elis Aguilar-Becker from our Back Bay office in Boston, Massachusetts! Elis has been in real estate for 14 years and is a proud Colombian who loves to celebrate her roots. Read on to meet Elis!

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