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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Housing Share of the Economy at 15.3 Percent

Housing is an important source of economic growth. As of the final quarter of 2013, housing’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was 15.3 percent, with home building yielding 3.1 percentage points of that total. ...


Bringing Peace of Mind to the Real Estate Transaction

Thousands of real estate professionals trust Realtors Property Resource® (RPR®), taking advantage of the platform’s broad range of property reports, valuations and other data on a daily basis to bring clients peace of mind regarding their potential home purchase, sale or real estate investment. ...


‘Dumb Starbucks’: Smart Parody or Infringement?

The appearance of a "Dumb Starbucks" store in Los Angeles has drawn the ire of the real Starbucks corporation, demanding its "dumb" counterpart stop using its name. ...


Residential Real Estate Continues to Show Signs of Promise

The importance of teamwork is inarguable when it comes to creating a successful real estate office culture. “We take our job seriously, and living up to our vision can only be achieved by working together as a team,” explains Tommy Camp, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Carolinas Realty ...


Brokerage Ranks among Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises

Global real estate leader RE/MAX, LLC has been named one of the world’s fastest-growing franchises in Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchise Rankings for 2014. RE/MAX, ranked 16th overall and is the only real estate company on the list. ...


Great Spaces: A Queen’s Private Retreat

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, actress and talk show host Queen Latifah has listed her nine-acre property in Colts Neck, N.J. ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Ramps Up in January

Mortgage credit availability increased in January according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ...


Consumers Feel Good about Mortgage Credit

More Americans now believe it would be easy for them to get a mortgage, according to Fannie Mae’s January 2014 National Housing Survey results. Consumer attitudes regarding the ease of getting a mortgage climbed 2 percentage points to an all-time survey high ...


2014 NAR Member Orientation Video and Materials Available

NAR PULSE—NAR’s 2014 Member Orientation Materials are now available for use by brokerages. NAR offers resources and tools to help brokers welcome new agents into the REALTOR® family, and its wealth of benefits and resources. Included is the new 2014 video about ...


Winning Listings in Today’s Competitive Market

Staying ahead in today’s highly competitive real estate market is the name of the game. And for Scott Wilkinson, president of Wilkinson & Associates ERA Powered in Charlotte, N.C, partnering with Homes.com has been a key differentiator when it comes to generating quality leads, securing listings and drawing as much ...


Consumers More Committed to Buying or Selling This Year

Prudential Real Estate, an HSF Affiliates LLC real estate brokerage network, recently released results of its fourth quarter Consumer Outlook Survey indicating that consumers’ perception of residential real estate is increasingly favorable, and that consumers are more committed to buying and selling ...


Real Estate Leaders Report Success in 2013

Validating that the real estate market has indeed rebounded, hundreds of brokers have already responded to RISMedia’s 26th Annual Power Broker Survey, reporting an overall increase in sales volume and closed transactions for 2013. ...


Flu Season Likely to Continue through March

(MCT)—We are at the peak of the flu season — and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high flu activity is likely to continue for several weeks. So what can you do to minimize the damage of ...


Prosperity Home Mortgage Selects Mortgage Returns To Enhance Marketing Efforts

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, announced that Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC,  has enrolled in Mortgage Returns’ TRUE CRM solution, which enables lenders to strengthen relationships with customers, prospects and referral partners to drive revenue and ...


Only One New England Real Estate Company in Region to Offer Hands-On Regional Training Opportunities

RE/MAX of New England has recently announced that it is the only major real estate organization in New England with a dedicated support office that provides educational, training and networking opportunities to its associates at the local level, according to the company. ...


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