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Todays Real Estate News Archive


How to Conduct a Legal Job Interview

If your business is growing, at some point you are going to need to recruit help. However, the job hiring process can be filled with legal pitfalls for those who are not prepared. So you will definitely need to know how to conduct a job interview. ...


Realogy Charitable Foundation Celebrates $22.5 Million in Total Funds Raised and Donated

Realogy Holdings Corp. is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Realogy Charitable Foundation this month. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised and donated a total of $22.5 million to more than 1,800 charities. In 2013, the Realogy Charitable Foundation raised and donated $2.4 million to 619 charities, a 28 ...


Eye on the Economy: New Home Sales Bounce Back in January

The housing market and the broader economy shivered at the end of 2013 as weather-related factors held consumers back and generated production delays. These impacts should prove temporary and our forecast remains positive for housing and home building for the year to ...


Enhanced Listings, Maximum Exposure: Broker Preferred Listings Package Provides Increased Visibility

Tony Stephens, chief information officer at Atlanta Communities Real Estate Brokerage, has been in the real estate business since 2001. Prior to entering the industry, Stephens worked as a marketing professional, leading the IT Department and heading up Membership & Marketing for the Georgia MLS. So when he sees a ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Reverse Course

In recent housing news, Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down following weaker than expected economic and housing news. ...


HUD Releases Proposed 2015 Budget

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan recently unveiled HUD’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. This year The President’s Budget provides a roadmap for accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans, and ensuring fiscal responsibility. The Budget adheres to the 2015 spending levels agreed to in the ...


Adding Value to Client Interactions: Reports Enable Real Estate Pros to Stay on Top of Clients’ Needs

A few years ago, when the local real estate picture in Northern Wisconsin wasn’t so rosy, Ron Zahrt, president of First Weber Group in Wausau, Wis., saw the need to invest in—and teach his team about—progressive, new technology. ...


How to Make the Best Choices in the Pet Food Aisle

(MCT)—There are many different choices of food at the pet store, and short of sampling them yourself, you’re going to have to rely on your pet’s feedback to learn whether or not the food is appealing. But because pets can’t fill out ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Celebrates Company’s Top Producers

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty recently honored the company’s top producers during an exclusive party at the famed TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. The evening featured dinner, fun photo ops and dancing to one of Northeast Florida’s top bands, The Honey Badgers. ...


Industry Leaders Align On Digital Transaction Management Standard

DocuSign, in partnership with industry, security, and policy thought leaders announced a new global standard for secure cloud-based Digital Transaction Management, xDTM. The xDTM Standard protects and empowers organizations and consumers to securely conduct business around the world. Key requirements include security, privacy, compliance, enforceability, availability, openness, scalability, ...


Mortgage Returns Ranks 6th on ITEN’s Leading Tech Startup List

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced that it was ranked 6th on ITEN’s Leading Tech Startup List for 2013. Last year, Mortgage Returns was ranked 10th on the list. ...


Zillow Announces Multifamily Rental Advisory Board

Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate and home-related marketplace, has announced the formation of a Multifamily Rental Advisory Board to provide advice and counsel to Zillow on services for the multifamily rental industry, including ideas for future products and strategy. Zillow is the largest rental site on the Web, with ...


March Housing Madness: Leading Markets Index Shows 59 Metros at or above Normal

Markets in 59 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. ...


Home Shopping: Dream Wish List for Relocating Employees

Employees relocating to a new market for a job know all too well which features and amenities they want most in their next home and the location: it needs to be larger than their previous home, with an upgraded kitchen and be ...


Your Place: In Springtime, Our Thoughts Turn to Stain Removal

(MCT)—Now that we’re at least on the same calendar page as spring, it’s time to tackle a reader’s question about removing pine sap from her car. Thanks to all for their suggestions. ...


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