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Todays Real Estate News Archive


E&O Premiums are Rising, Still Poorly Understood

Many of the top real estate defense lawyers have reported a trend of the professionals that they represent failing to understand their E&O policies or not purchasing coverage at all. News reports have stated that there are too many stories of brokers ...


RREIN Champions: Turning Content into Clients

From providing highly relevant market-related information for real estate bloggers, to generating consumer newsletters that help reinforce agents' and brokers' top-of-mind status among clients, members are digging into the many creative ways to utilize RISMedia’s Real Estate Information Network (RREIN) products. ...


Changes in Mortgage Servicing Industry: Top 3 Challenges Hindering Servicers

This year has been full of changes when it comes to mortgages. With new regulations and rules being introduced to the industry, mortgage servicing companies have been scrambling to keep up and move forward. ...


The Home Economist: Enjoying More by Buying Less

(MCT)—In Miami for a 100-city book tour, author and blogger Joshua Millburn explained to an audience at The Book Store how he found the road to happiness: by moving out of his way much of the store-bought stuff for which he paid ...


Real Estate Firms Joins New Brand

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced that Prudential Town and Country Real Estate has joined the brand and will operate as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Town and Country Real Estate, effective immediately. ...


Price Gains Continue In Chicago

Regional Spotlight—Home prices in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued demonstrating upward momentum even as January’s challenging weather and a further tightening in the supply of homes for sale helped slow the pace of sales, according to an analysis by RE/MAX. Compared to the results for January 2013, ...


Luxury Portfolio Adds Top-Ranked Firm in Augusta, GA

Luxury Portfolio International® has expanded its luxury broker collection with the addition of Meybohm Realtors, the number one real estate firm in Augusta, GA; North Augusta, SC; and Aiken, SC. Luxury Portfolio specializes in the high-end real estate market and is the luxury division of Leading Real Estate Companies of ...


Home Sales Up 28 Percent

Regional Spotlight—The RE/MAX of New England January Monthly Housing Report shows pending home sales are up on average 28.1 percent over January 2013. Inventory in every state except New Hampshire and Vermont shows a decrease year-over-year. Overall home sales show decreases month-over-month, an expected trend for this time of the ...


FNC Index: Home Prices of Normal Sales Up 0.3% in December, Outperforming Overall Market

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continue to rise. As of December, the RPI indicates the fastest year-over-year growth since the recovery began in early 2012. The index, constructed to gauge price movement among normal home sales ...


Save on NAR Professionalism Brochure through March


NAR Pulse—The brochure “A Pathway to Professionalism: Respect Starts Here,” sold in packs of 100, is available at a special price of $29.99 (regularly $39.99) through March 31. A companion piece to the NAR-produced video of the same name, this brochure contains ...


New Home Purchases Up Sharply in January 2014

MBA estimates that sales of new single-family homes were running at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 543,000 units in January 2014, based on data from MBA’s Builder Applications Survey. ...


Ask the Expert: What’s Next for Real Estate?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features John L. Heithaus, the Chief Strategy Officer for BuyerMLS. ...


America’s Most Popular–and Pricey–Presidential Streets

One of the perks of being president of the United States is that many things are later named in your honor—schools, libraries, even entire cities. And among the most common things to name after a president are local streets. ...


Backyard Beekeeping Picking up Buzz

(MCT)—When Max Wong first “outed” herself to her neighbors, she wondered when the police would be knocking on her door. Until then, she had kept her passion a secret. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Welcomes NP Dodge Real Estate

Luxury Portfolio International® has welcomed one of the country’s oldest and most established real estate firms to its luxury broker collection, NP Dodge Real Estate. Luxury Portfolio is a real estate network specializing in the high-end market and is the luxury component of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® ...


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