Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Time Management: Skills for Sales Success: Part Two.
Negotiating Skills: Skills for Sales Success: Part Six.
ACE: Purchase Reverse Mortgage Course.
At Home with Diversity.
BPOs: The Agent's Role in the Valuation Process.

Home Owner News Archive


Market Tracker: February Existing-Home Sales Up Strongly from a Year Ago

February existing-home sales declined from an upwardly revised January pace but are well above a year ago, while the median price posted a slight gain, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales were up in the Midwest and South, ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Launches Reality Broadcast Series: ‘Home, First Home’

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently unveiled its new online and television reality series, “Home, First Home”(SM). The series, which features real stories from first-time homebuyers across the country, as well as advice from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate affiliated sales associates, can be found online at ...


Home Prices Start to Rise, Sales Trend Higher: Housing Recovery Underway

For the first time in 18 months, home prices in February rose higher. With a median price of $171,881, prices in the 53 cities surveyed by the RE/MAX National Housing Report rose by 1.1% over February 2011. ...


The Real Estate Shrink Analyzes Why Brokerages Operate Inefficiently

Real Estate Shrink: Over the past few months, I have learned a lot about you and the real estate industry. I think I’m really getting a feel for why so many of your buddies have gotten in trouble. ...


New Real Estate Poll: Americans Increasingly Optimistic about Homeownership

Americans are significantly more optimistic about homeownership than they were a year ago. That’s according to a new national survey released this week from Prudential Real Estate, a Brookfield Residential Property Services company. According to the second-annual Prudential Real Estate ...


Homeowner Vacancy: Tightest Housing Markets in the U.S.

A simple measure of tightness in a market for owner-occupied housing is the homeowner vacancy rate (number of homes for sale divided by the number either for sale or owner-occupied). Builders are often interested in markets that are tight by this measure, because it indicates prospective buyers will have difficulty ...


Housing Is Healing: Asking Prices to Show Gain in 2012

For the first time in six years, sellers’ asking prices tracked by the Department of Numbers Website have gone positive on a year-to-year basis, another sign that the housing economy is slowly healing itself. ...


The Doory Awards Create the Ultimate House Hunt

FrontDoor.com, the online real estate information service powered by HGTV, recently The Doory Awards—a new way to recognize and celebrate America's most outstanding homes for sale. Since March 1, HGTV’s FrontDoor has been inviting real estate agents to visit Frontdoor.com to nominate their listings for one or more ...


Own the Smallest Town in America: Buford, Wyo. for Auction

Williams & Williams, a leading brand in real estate auctions, will auction the entire town of Buford, Wyoming on Thursday, April 5 at noon MST. This unique event will offer potential buyers a rare opportunity to own an entire town. ...


St. Patty’s Pride: A Peek into the Homes of Some of Ireland’s Most Famous

To celebrate St. Patty’s Day, we have put together a shamrock-studded tribute to homes owned by our favorite Irish celebrities, socialites and—to pay homage to a St. Patty’s Day beverage of choice—notable beer tycoons. ...


Hispanic Homebuyer Mega Market Is Emerging

The era of the Hispanic homebuyer is upon us, according to the 2011 State of Hispanic Homeownership Report released this week by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). ...


A Souped-up Laundry Room Can Make a Difference for Home Sellers, Buyers

One of the most dreaded chores around the house is laundry. Maybe that’s why when selling a house, the laundry room is one of the most forgotten areas to get in shape. The machines are often dusty, with detergent dripping down the sides and lint and old socks on the ...


What You Need to Know about Cancellation of Mortgage Debt

This column is brought to you by the NAR Real Estate Services group. ...


Fourth Quarter Indices Show Optimistic Outlook for Apartment and Condominium Market

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), a leading indicator for the multifamily market recently released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), showed steady improvement in the apartment and condominium housing market for a sixth consecutive quarter. ...


Consumer Complaints: Loan Modification Scams Highlighted

Recently, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and NeighborWorks® America highlighted the ongoing foreclosure rescue scam crisis during a press conference to identify top consumer complaints in New York. ...


Our Latest News >>