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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Direct Agreements Bring Zillow and Trulia More For-Sale Listings than Ever Before

Zillow Group recently announced that Zillow® and Trulia® will have a higher number of for-sale-by-agent listings on April 8, after their contracts with ListHub end, than ever before. Additionally, another 16 new MLS partners have signed agreements in the past week to send their listings directly to Zillow and Trulia. ...


5 Questions for the First-Time Homebuyer

(TNS)—Usually, a first-time homebuyer picks out a house before lining up financing, but experts say it should be the opposite. ...


Mortgage Rates Inch further Down

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down again across the board. Average fixed rates that continue to run below four percent will help keep affordability high for those ...


3 Steps to an Emergency Fund

(TNS)—If you lose your job tomorrow, do you have enough money to pay your rent next month? Bad things can happen. Start an emergency fund in three simple steps to cushion you in times of trouble. ...


George Perez Joins Engel & Völkers North America as Vice President of Market Development

Engel & Völkers recently announced that George Perez has joined the North America headquarters team as Vice President of Market Development. ...


Top Zillow Economist Dr. Stan Humphries Featured on Real Estate Radio Boston

Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries appeared on Real Estate Radio Boston on March 7th to discuss his new book, "Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate", which he co-authored with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. Humphries also talked about the continued importance of REALTORS® in the Internet age saying, “I ...


Are Drones the Next Big Thing in Real Estate?

Earlier this month, Homes.com published a new report about the FAA’s updated regulations on the use of drones in real estate marketing, and that brought about one of the most interesting debates among agents and brokers we’ve ever seen. ...


3 Trends Set for This Year’s Spring Market

As the temperatures get warmer, and we inch closer to spring, the spring real estate market is getting ready to bloom. For real estate professionals, that means an increase in listings, open houses and (hopefully!) closings. If you’re not ready for ...


How Does the Color of Your Home Affect Buyers?

It’s no secret that color is crucial when marketing a product. In fact, consumers come to a subconscious conclusion about a product within 90 seconds of viewing, and much of that judgment (62-90 percent) is based solely on color, according to the Institute ...


Effective Rate on New Home Loans Drops below 4 Percent

Last month we reported that the contract rate on new home loans dipped below 4 percent in January, based on data released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  In February, the rate continued to decline, from 3.92 to 3.79 percent, as did the average initial fees and charges on the loans, ...


Developing a Well-Rounded Management Team

(TNS)—Q: I’d like to help the managers on my team become more effective with their direct reports. They tend to have different approaches—one is highly organized with a “command and control” approach, one has a more empathic approach, and so on. How can ...


Axciom Selects RealtyTrac as Data Licensing Partner in New Multiyear Agreement

RealtyTrac®, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data recently announced a new multiyear agreement with Acxiom, an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company, to license RealtyTrac’s national tax assessor and recorder files, as well as RealtyTrac’s premier pre-foreclosure information for inclusion in Acxiom’s various data products, including InfoBase® ...


BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group Named No. 3 Brokerage in Nation by Brand

Nancy Nagy, Michael Pierson and Chris Eigel, CEO, President and Chairman Emeritus respectively, attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this week where they accepted the award for the No. 3 brokerage in the nation on behalf of the company and its agents. The firm moved ...


REALTOR(R) Associations Honored with NAR Community Outreach Awards

The National Association of REALTORS® has honored seven local Realtor® associations with NAR Community Outreach Awards. These awards recognize associations that have worked with their communities to make them a better place to live and do business. ...


McColly Real Estate Participates in International Real Estate Conference

Several McColly Real Estate Agents and department directors participated in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Conference, held February 11-13 at Wynn Las Vegas. The event was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Conference Week, which attracted a prestigious audience of over 2,000 real ...


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