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Todays Real Estate News Archive


The Lonely Real Estate Agent: A Valentine’s Day Mix Tape

A bit of background: I spent several years building online ad tech for bands, so music plays a big role in my personal and professional life. So now I bring you a throwback musical creation that used to be an integral part of ...


Mobile Marketing Soars to New Heights

When Maury Westerdale, a veteran of the Ford Motor Company, started On The Move Inc., in 1992, the Dearborn, Mich.-based company gave professionals in various fields (including real estate) the chance to own and operate their own trucks, advertise their company with eye-catching graphics and provide a valuable vehicle for ...


Empty Markets: Top 5 Most Vacant U.S. Cities

Out of nearly 85 million residential properties nationwide, more than 1.3 million (1.6 percent) were vacant in February 2016, down from 1.5 million vacant (1.8 percent) in September 2015, according to a recently released report from RealtyTrac. The report,  Q1 2016 U.S. Residential Property Vacancy Analysis,  shows that investment properties are ...


This San Diego Luxury Estate Has Its Own Lazy River

We're going to say that again: it has its own lazy river! ...


What Are the Pros and Cons of Brick Homes?

(TNS)—Brick homes have been a standard of quality in the building industry for years, but as newer home exterior products emerge, homeowners can now choose from a wide range of exterior materials. ...


Improving Your Technology Pyramid: The Best Tech in Real Estate

I am a techie broker.  I'm a techie broker because I have to be, not because I started out wanting to be one or because I already was one. I once had a guy with another firm ask me: "Are you a technical ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty Acquires Assets of Select Realty Service

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty (PenFed Realty) recently announced that it has acquired the assets of Select Realty Service. The Select team has joined the firm, increasing PenFed Realty’s market presence in Prince William County. With this acquisition, PenFed Realty adds a third sales office in the county at Tackett’s ...


High Quality Expertise and Premium Service Go Hand in Hand

With 20 years of real estate under his belt, Keith Shirley of Engel & Volkers Boston knows a thing or two about high quality service. Read on for insight on motivating agents, staying profitable and superior branding and service. ...


Multifamily Market to Remain Strong in 2016

Steady economic growth and key drivers will keep the multifamily market moving forward in 2016, based on the recently released Freddie Mac Multifamily Outlook. New supply of multifamily units will continue to enter the market while plans for additional construction will continue to increase. Multifamily performance at the national level ...


Report: Finances Prevent 45 Percent of Non-Homeowners from Buying

Almost half of non-homeowners say their financial situation stands in their way of purchasing a home, according to a new Bankrate.com report, which concludes 29 percent say they can't afford a down payment and 16 percent say their credit isn't good enough to ...


HUD’s 2017 Budget Focuses on Ending Homelessness, Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently unveiled President Obama’s proposed HUD Budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which is focused on helping Americans to secure and maintain, affordable housing, ending homelessness, making our communities more resilient from natural disasters and protecting people from housing discrimination. ...


Election Year Is Prime Time for Workplace Disagreements

(TNS)—The lunchroom conversation started out with what seemed to be a simple observation about the news—a comment about results of the Iowa caucuses. It didn’t end that way. ...


Norris & Company Real Estate Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has expanded to Vero Beach and Indian River County with the addition of Norris & Company Real Estate. The transaction adds its REALTORS® and support staff to the statewide company. Terms were not disclosed. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Releases Latest Magazine

Luxury Portfolio International® has published the latest edition of its homes and lifestyle magazine. At 160 pages, the magazine is currently available online and releasing soon on newsstands in more than 60 countries. ...


FedEx® And Avis® Offer Big Savings with MVP from NAR

NAR PULSE—Enroll now for exclusive discounts on FedEx® shipping, and FedEx Office® print and copy services that you can use for business and personal use through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Sign up by Feb. 15 through NAR’s MVP (Member Value Plus) Program, ...


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