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Todays Real Estate News Archive


New Survey Finds Like-Kind Exchanges Promote Job, Economic Growth

Real estate like-kind exchanges are an important vehicle for disposing of and acquiring properties, and support the nation’s financial growth, job creation and economy, according to a new report from the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


How to Write a Social Media Bio: 5 Tips for Real Estate Professionals

No one likes writing social media bios. Summing up the wonderful, complex individual that you are in just a few strategically selected words? That sounds fun...NOT! ...


Catio Spaces – A Patio for Your Cat

Do you have an indoor kitty dying to escape the confines of your home? Expand your cat's territory with a brand new catio - a patio for your cat! ...


Great Spaces: Newport Beach Living

Built in 1873 and designed by historic architect Richard Morris Hunt, this open and spacious three-bedroom, two-bathroom home offers Rhode Island beach living at its best. Located just minutes from Newport’s 1st Beach, Cliff Walk and downtown, this condo stretches over 1,300 square ...


Coldwell Banker Real Estate Announces its Own Worldwide 30 Under 30

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently unveiled its first list of top affiliated real estate professionals under the age 30 who have achieved early success in sales, philanthropy and leadership.  The Coldwell Banker® brand’s 30 Under 30 were chosen from the Coldwell Banker network’s 86,000 independent real estate professionals affiliated with approximately ...


Open Houses: The Key to Successful Sales and Lead Generation

In today’s world of real estate, there are seemingly endless ways for agents to market their listings. With technology and social media booming like never before, the options for agents to advertise and, therefore, sell homes seem to be growing exponentially by ...


Realtor.com® Premieres Exclusive Digital Video Series with Actress Elizabeth Banks Targeting First-Time Homebuyers

Realtor.com® recently announced the launch of a five-episode digital video series created to provide first-time homebuyers with practical and entertainingly delivered advice on the start-to-finish stages of the purchase cycle. The original series is part of a broad marketing campaign realtor.com® launched in May and comes at a time when ...


Potential Buy-to-Rent Returns Down in 59 Percent of U.S. Counties

In the first five months of 2015, potential returns from buy-to-rent purchases of 3-bedroom residential properties decreased from the same time period a year ago in 59 percent of counties analyzed, according to a recently released RealtyTrac® Buy-to-Rent analysis. The analysis, coupled with ...


10 Best States for First-Time Home Buyers

Buying a home is a financial goal that has been delayed for many Americans thanks to the recent recession. With the economy continuing to strengthen in 2015, however, many wannabe homeowners have decided it's time to buy their first homes. ...


Business Travel Spending to Rise Nearly 5 Percent this Year

(TNS)--U.S. business travel spending is expected to increase 4.9 percent this year, to $302.7 billion, but concerns about the U.S. economy likely will dampen what could be even more growth, according to the Global Business Travel Association ...


BHHS Announces Winner of its $50,000 Sweepstakes

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced the winner of its $50,000 Sweepstakes held during the spring in conjunction with HGTV and its popular show “Fixer Upper.” Barbara Wakefield, a Lawrenceburg, Ky. housewife and grandmother, was drawn for the ...


Dotsignal Platform Integrates with Market Leader Product Suite

Dotsignal recently announced a technology integration with Market Leader®. The integration, which launched last week, enables all Dotsignal brokerage and agent clients using the Market Leader lead management system to funnel mobile leads from the Dotsignal platform into the agent’s individual Market Leader account. Market Leader is owned and operated ...


Arkansas Woman Takes Plea Deal in Carter Murder Case

Crystal Lowery, the Arkansas woman charged with kidnapping and killing real estate agent Beverly Carter last September, recently pleaded guilty to reduced charges in exchange for testifying against her husband, also charged in the murder. ...


DocuSign Offer Extended

NAR PULSE--There is still time to save 15 percent on DocuSign for REALTORS® PLUS annual prepaid plans! DocuSign offers quick and secure transaction management services and is the National Association of REALTORS® official and exclusive provider of eSignature services under the REALTOR ...


New Technology Built Specifically for TRID Helps Smooth the Way

With the CFPB’s TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule nearing its implementation deadline of Oct. 3, 2015, the residential mortgage industry has been hard at work to get new or updated processes into place and tested to help ensure a ...


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