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Todays Real Estate News Archive


New Residential Construction Activity Dips in December

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the following new residential construction statistics for December 2013: ...


Brian Buffini Shares What It Takes to Succeed in the New Era of Real Estate

Having trained millions of real estate professionals for success over the course of almost 20 years now, Brian Buffini, chairman and founder of Buffini & Company, knows what it takes to increase business in an altered real estate environment. In this exclusive ...


New Report Shows Lack of Equality in Housing Market

Who is applying for mortgages? Who is successful? For some communities, the answer is not always the same. ...


FNC Index: November Home Prices Up Steadily by 0.5 Percent

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continuing to rise at a modest pace despite at a flatter rate when compared to the spring and summer months. This trend largely reflects a decline in housing activity. The index, constructed to gauge underlying property value based on ...


Ask the Experts: What Style Should I Shoot My Video In?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Marcellee Williams, the Producer & Content Manager for WellcomeMat. ...


Webinar: Building Lead Systems for Your Unique Brokerage

Looking to build up lead systems for your brokerage? Participate in this realtor.com® webinar, held on Wednesdays, January 22 at 10 a.m. PST, and see what is new and how it compares to your existing systems! ...


Living Smart: Basement Waterproofing Methods

(MCT)—Waterfalls and water fountains soothe the soul. Water in your basement stirs up anguish. ...


Century21.com Ranks Top Visited Real Estate Franchise Website

Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced recently that Century21.com has become the No. 1 “most visited” real estate franchise website. According to comScore, Inc., a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, Century21.com attracted more unique visitors than any other real estate franchise brand site in every month ...


That Older Kitchen or Bath Needn’t Be a Major Obstacle to Quick Sale

What attracts buyers most strongly when touring a home for sale in the Chicago real estate market? RE/MAX brokers report that buyers love to find modern kitchens with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and new cabinets. They also like large bathrooms with tile floors, steam showers, twin sinks and luxurious tubs. ...


HomeFinder.com Acquires Open Home Pro

HomeFinder.com recently announced its acquisition of Open Home Pro, the top ranked iPad app that helps real estate professionals collect and convert more leads at open houses. With Open Home Pro joining HomeFinder.com, agents can expect the same simplicity and timesaving features the app offers, with the added ...


Zillow Now Powers Real Estate Listings for AOL Real Estate

Zillow, Inc. recently announced it has formed a partnership with AOL Real Estate and is now powering the site’s home shopping experience. With this partnership, Zillow® is now the exclusive provider of for-sale and for-rent listings to four of the top real estate websites in the country. ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Plummet 16 Basis Points

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.23 percent, down 16 basis points from 4.39 percent at this time last week. The 30-year ...


Homes.com Launches New Responsive Website Platform for Agents & Brokers to Maximize Mobile Experience

Leading online real estate destination introduces Homes Connect Fusion™ to help real estate pros enhance their online presence ...


Ten Minutes to a New Goal

If you're looking to meet a new goal in 2014, try investing 10 minutes into this online business planning tool, offered by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Realogy’s Leadrouter System Delivers Record 3 Million Online Leads

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced today that its LeadRouterSM lead management system delivered 3 million leads from homebuyers and sellers to its affiliated brokers and sales associates in 2013. That is an increase of ...


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