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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Carrington Mortgage Services Rounds Out Its Government Offering with USDA Loans

Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC recently announced that it has broadened its portfolio of government loan programs by offering USDA loans through its retail and wholesale lending operations. Requiring low – and in some cases no – down payment or cash reserve, Carrington’s USDA loan program complements the company’s ...


American Home Shield Videos Offer Advice

American Home Shield, a leading national provider of home warranties, is helping consumers solve common problems with ovens and ranges by offering a variety of troubleshooting tips in its popular “Home Matters” YouTube video series. ...


Joining Forces against Data Piracy: Nonprofit REDPLAN Creates Central Body for Protecting Real Estate Intellectual Property Rights

Information technology has been a boon to the real estate industry — and also one of its biggest challenges. As real estate professionals who have found their data stolen, hacked, reverse engineered or scraped can attest, protecting your intellectual property is ...


Would Your Agents Deliver Closings If You Delivered Leads?

NAR PULSE—Realtor.com® has been working with brokers this month on high volume lead solutions. ...


Great Spaces: Nick Nolte Slices Space in Half

Actor Nick Nolte is selling half of his Malibu compound, located in the Bonsall Canyon area. Nolte isn’t the only big name to have adorned the walls of the two-acre retreat, which features 19-foot vaulted ceilings, marble floors and mahogany French ...


How to Maximize Opportunities in New-Home Sales

With more than 25 years in the business, David Schoner is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in new-home sales and marketing. As the previous owner of Schoner Research and the New Jersey New Homes Guide, ...


Pending Home Sales Slip in June

After reaching the highest level in over six years, pending home sales declined in June, with rising mortgage interest rates beginning to impact the market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Do You Need an Employee Smartphone Policy?

By now, the majority of employees at most small businesses will have smartphones, some of them even issued by their companies. So a savvy business owner will have policies in place to prevent liability and misuse of smartphones in the office. ...


Turning Prospects into Customers…for the Long-run

As media reports continue to confirm on an almost daily basis, things are on the rise for real estate. With 2013 panning out to be a big year of recovery, agents across the nation are seeing a significant upswing in business as buyers and sellers get off the sidelines and ...


Real Estate Pro’s One-Stop Guide to Social Media

Social Media is redefining how we interact with people. But is it really all different? No. ...


What Every Agent Needs to Know about Prospecting

Do you find that the mere thought of prospecting for new clients makes everything else on your calendar seem incredibly important? Prospecting is one of the most important tasks that every real estate agent must spend time on, but when it ...


Understanding Mobile Behavior to Win Local

By now, I think we all can agree on the following: The sheer size of the mobile demographic makes it one that requires our attention as businesses; the mobile consumer is substantially different from the desktop consumer; and the better we ...


Ask the Expert: How Do You Find Long Term Success?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features John Wendorff, Chief Encouragement Officer for the Personal Marketing Company. ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Where Is Real Estate Going Next?

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


‘Real Estate’s Best Kept Secret’: FHA 203k Consumer Handbook Now Available on Amazon.com

New book helps consumers understand the power of the FHA 203k Renovation Loan program to finance repairs and home improvements. ...