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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Top 10 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Spring after Severe Winter

As much of the United States recovers from one of the harshest winters in recent history, it is important to inspect your home for damage and plan for home maintenance, repair and remodeling projects. Winter weather can be particularly damaging to a ...


NAR Video Spotlight: .REALTOR Is Coming Soon

NAR is in the final process of securing the .REALTOR domain for use by members and associations. Once our license has been secured, we will be able to set a launch date. At this time, we are anticipating a launch in the ...


Brand Power

Let’s begin where it all starts for us at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices—the brand. ...


Home Inventory Rising with the Temperatures in Ohio

Regional Spotlight---There were 3,428 central Ohio homes and condos listed for sale in March 2014. Although down 2.1 percent from inventory one year ago, this is up 48.3 percent from the 2,310 added the previous month according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple ...


5 Signs That You’re Ready to Buy a First Home

(MCT)—Buying your first home takes stamina, desire and commitment not only to navigate the complicated and time-consuming purchase process, but also to learn the ropes of being a responsible homeowner. ...


Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Hosts Agent Appreciation Event to Celebrate Success

The Fleming Island office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently celebrated the success of its real estate professionals by hosting an Agent Appreciation Evening. The event provided an opportunity to recognize the team’s dedication and hard work. ...


ERA Real Estate Names ERA Justin Realty Winner of 2013 Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award

ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, has named ERA Justin Realty, Co. of Rutherford, N.J., winner of the 2013 Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award in honor of the company’s consistent commitment to both community service and business, the company has announced. ...


HUD’s LGBT Rule Focus of EBCBOR’s Fair Housing Symposium

Members of the Eastern Bergen County Board of REALTORS® (EBCBOR) gathered to hear from six industry experts as they discussed Housing Discrimination, the LGBT Community, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Equal Access Rule at the Fair Housing Symposium yesterday. ...


Home Values at or Near Pre-Recession Highs in 1000+ U.S. Cities

Declines in home values experienced during the recession have already been, or are close to being, erased in almost 20 percent of metro housing markets nationwide as values continue to rise, according to the first quarter Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. U.S. ...


NAR’s REach® Technology Accelerator Selects Class of 2014

NAR PULSE—NAR and Second Century Ventures have recently announced the new REach® Class of 2014. Joining the class are Back At You Media, Deductr, Desktime, Fundwell, Goby, SendHub, Smartzip and Wevideo. The REach® accelerator program was created to identify the top new ...


NAR Announces Eight Start-Ups to Enter 2014 REach Accelerator Class

REach©, an accelerator program developed by the National Association of REALTORS®’s strategic investment arm, Second Century Ventures (SCV), to introduce innovative technology companies to the real estate marketplace, today announced the selection of eight companies to its 2014 class. ...


Existing-Home Sales Remain Soft in March

Existing-home sales were essentially flat in March, while the growth in home prices moderated, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest were offset by declines in the West and South. ...


New Test Focuses on Consumers’ Real Estate IQ

Homeowners and people over 30 scored higher on a 13-question “Real Estate IQ” quiz than non-homeowners and people under 30, according to ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader. Among all respondents, the average score was 73 percent, demonstrating a consumer knowledge gap that underscores the importance of ...


Getting Started: The Key to Building Wealth? Start Slowly, Author Says

(MCT)—What’s the best way for young investors to build wealth for retirement? Ignore your human instincts, says a new e-book targeted at 20- and 30-somethings. ...


Living Smart: Outdoor Living

(MCT)—Done right, outdoor lighting makes your home safer, more secure and more attractive. ...