Real Estate News Archive
In preparation for Open House weekend, realtor.com® and Top Producer® have jointly collaborated on two elements of a successful open house: Attendance and follow-up.
To start things off, realtor.com
® will help you learn how to post their open houses on the realtor.com
® web site and also to make them visible on realtor.com
®‘s mobile applications.
As to follow-up, this begins with an array of materials that can be brought to the open house that will catch the attention of potential buyers and sellers, and concludes with new ways of following up, that according to one broker, doubled the effectiveness of his open house by using mobile technology and MarketSnapshot’s BrightOpen™ tool.
Editor’s Note: This is the third of a seven-part series from Homes.com on how to manage your online reputation. Homes.com has put together a free playbook on the topic, which can be downloaded here
Here’s an interesting question for brokers, managers and sales professionals:
Of all current prospective homebuyers in your market, what percentage would like to at least consider the purchase of a brand new home?
Housing construction passed the psychological mark of one million starts in March coming in at 1.036 million homes, up 7 percent from an upwardly revised February level of 968,000. The surge was due to a 31 percent increase in apartment construction to a level of 417,000 units, the highest since January 2006. Single-family construction fell 4.8 percent to 619,000 from an upwardly revised February level, which was the highest since May 2008. The first quarter single-family average was 628,000 up 6 percent from the fourth quarter 2012.
Housing permits were down 3.9 percent but from a February high not seen since July 2008. The first quarter average was 915,000 up 2.6 percent from the fourth quarter. Builders were stock piling permits in February
In what the company is calling a bold effort to cut the cord that tethers real estate agents to their desktops, Royal LePage Real Estate Services has announced it will launch what it says is the real estate industry’s first
(MCT)—In a multimillion-dollar twist on celebrity musical chairs, singer-actress Jessica Simpson has bought Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne’s estate in Hidden Hills for $11.5 million, public records show.
Recent data indicate that economic growth in the first quarter has accelerated to an above-trend—but likely unsustainable—pace of 3.2 percent, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group.
ERA Real Estate, a global leader in real estate franchising, and Homes.com, a leader in enterprise-level real estate solutions, have jointly announced a renewal and expansion of their technology and marketing partnership. ERA Real Estate joined forces with Homes.com in 2011 to develop and launch the new ERA.com website powered ...
The Realty Alliance recently announced that they have selected DocuSign as its exclusive and official eSignature provider. The Realty Alliance’s more than 100,000 agents now benefit from the easiest, fastest, most secure way to complete and sign real estate documents—anytime, anywhere, on any device. ...
As the market continues to shift, one industry trend seems to be making continuous waves: vacation homes.
With low prices and mortgage rates still available in most parts of the country, affluent buyers—or those who have always dreamed of a cabin on a lake—are making their move and purchasing second homes in exotic locations to be used as vacation getaways.
According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), sales of investment and vacation homes jumped in 2011, with the combined marketshare rising to the highest level since 2005.
NAR’s 2012 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2011, showed vacation-home sales rose
You and your agents earn the 2013 Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences download after registering between April 16-30 for NAR’s free 2013 Midyear Trade Expo
. The Expo takes place May 15-16 in Washington, D.C.
Built by Paul Williams in 1941, this Hollywood estate was originally the home of Bert Lahr, also known as the Cowardly Lion from the 1939 hit movie musical “The Wizard of Oz.” The gated, private property, which consisted of 6,000 square feet
RE/MAX of New England has announced several key success factors which marked 2012 as a year of recovery in the housing market - an overall increase in volume of home sales, total transactions, Agent productivity, and the launch of proprietary technologies. ...
Fannie Mae announced recently that the company issued approximately $8.2 billion1 of multifamily MBS in the first quarter of 2013, backed by new multifamily loans delivered by its lenders. Fannie Mae also resecuritized $3.2 billion of DUS® MBS through its Fannie Mae Guaranteed Multifamily Structures (Fannie Mae GeMS™) program in ...
While the Federal Housing Administration still faces challenges ahead, the agency has already taken a number of significant steps to mitigate risk and increase the solvency and strength of the mortgage-insurance fund. That’s according to National Association of REALTORS® President Gary Thomas, who testified today before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity about the future of the FHA.
“Realtors® believe that recent increases to premiums, increased down payments for some borrowers and greater risk management controls will help to substantially improve