Real Estate News Archive
As home prices begin to rebound – as much as 9.7 percent this year by some estimates – more home sellers are purchasing extended home warranties (also called service contracts) to give themselves a competitive edge.
“Securing your home with an extended warranty is a great way to set yourself apart from other sellers,” says Tim Meenan, Executive Director of the Service Contract Industry Council. “Buyers seek out homes that are covered by an extended warranty because it can potentially save them thousands of dollars in post-sale home repairs.”
Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC recently announced the launch of MyFUELCenter, its mobile online resource for agents on the go. Designed to save agents time, increase their productivity and promote business growth
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Standing out in the real estate market can be tough. In an industry that bears—fair or not—a reputation for being overcrowded and somewhat cookie cutter in nature, achieving a sustainable level of success requires tangible differentiation, a certain amount of boldness, and an ability to take decisive actions today in order to seize a leadership position in tomorrow’s market.
You have to be willing to disrupt the status quo and challenge conventional thinking.
Having that kind of impact requires a willingness to look at the market from a fresh perspective, to buck established trends, challenge industry norms, and reinvent a business model that applies to today’s real estate professionals
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Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate today announced the addition of the Boise, Idaho-based brokerage 43° North Real Estate to its franchise network. Founded by broker and owner Jeff Martel, the company will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North and will continue servicing the ...
Low inventory has characterized the housing recovery for several months, but may be finally showing signs of improvement. The number of homes for sale in April inched 1.6 percent higher than the number seen in March, the first monthly increase since June 2010. At the same time, Closed Transactions and ...
The current trend in real estate has been quite positive. For an extended period of time, we have seen pretty consistent growth in sales and home prices. After years of dealing with poor market conditions, we are all breathing a sigh of relief. Nevertheless, the industry must be vigilant in ensuring that nothing is done to impede or reverse the housing recovery, particularly by Congress and the regulators in Washington.
Despite the improved sales numbers, however, mortgage credit remains tight. Nowhere is this more evident than in the consistently high percentage of cash purchasers in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) monthly existing home
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Regional Spotlight—Results from the recent RE/MAX of New England April Monthly Housing Report suggest that we are currently in a seller’s market. This is evident by the fact that both median price and number of homes sold across New England has increased from the same time last year. ...
CENTURY 21® New Millennium, a brokerage of Century 21 Real Estate LLC, recently announced that they will take their Smarter. Bolder. Faster.® campaign to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. CENTURY 21 has teamed up with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (SFHR) and is the primary sponsor for IZOD IndyCar Series driver Josef ...
If current legislation that creates a path to legalization for 11 million undocumented immigrants is passed, the nation’s Hispanic real estate leaders estimate that it would create a new pool of 3 million homeowners and pump more than $500 billion in sales, income and spending into the U.S. housing economy. According to an info graphic
released by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), the chain reaction triggered by home purchases would drive demand for more than $500 billion in real estate transactions and an additional $233 billion in origination fees, real estate commissions and consumer spending associated with homeownership.
Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced its 2012 sales statistics recently, showing that collectively, network affiliates produced $272 billion in sales in 2012 with over one million transaction sides.
Changes are coming to the critically important National Flood Insurance Program that could impact real estate transactions and property owners across the country. That's according to experts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency,
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