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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Inventory Loosens Heading into Spring Homebuying Season

Regional Spotlight—With the statewide housing inventory slowly improving, California pending home sales picked up steam in January and reversed a two-month decline, but pending sales were still down from a year ago, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported recently. ...


Which Social Media Platforms Are Right for You?

If you want to be visible in today’s marketplace, you absolutely must have a presence on social media. ...


Your Place: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning a Threat during Bad Winters

(MCT)—Cabin fever is taking hold across a huge chunk of the country these days. ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands in Washington State

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate recently announced the addition of Penny’s Team in Kitsap County, Washington to its franchise network, further strengthening its presence in the Pacific Northwest. The newly franchised Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate McKenzie Group will be led by co-owners Rod and Barb McKenzie as ...


Realogy Now Accepting Applications from Entrepreneurs for 2014 Realogy ‘FWD’ Innovation Summit

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced that it is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs and early-stage technology companies to earn one of just 15 coveted invitations to the 2014 Realogy FWD Innovation Summit. ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Continue Gradual Climb Higher

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average mortgage rates mixed with the fixed-rate products moving higher for the fourth consecutive week, while adjustable rate mortgages eased. ...


Home Prices Edge Down in Big Cities

(MCT)—Home prices fell slightly across large U.S. cities in December from a month earlier, further evidence that the housing market cooled to close the year, according to a closely watched index. ...


Realtor.com® Users Faceoff with San Jose Sharks for Chance to Win Big

Realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., has launched “The realtor.com® FACEOFF,” an online promotion with the San Jose Sharks. The sweepstakes, which is running now through March 13, lets users vote on favorite home features based on choices previously made by San Jose ...


How to Add a Workout at the Workplace

(MCT)—Looking to get more exercise, but held back by a busy work schedule? Below are 51 ways to add more movement to your workday, including taking the stairs, pacing while on the phone and marking walking trails. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Anticipates Strong 2014 in High-End Real Estate

Sentiment from top Luxury Portfolio International® affiliates in the U.S. and Canada indicates a strong close to 2013 and a rising tide in the affluent segment of the housing market for 2014. ...


Are Tighter Inventories and Rigid Lending Standards Increasing the Value of Real Estate Professionals – Could This Be a ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ for REALTORS®?

Several real estate brands and networks are busy this month holding their annual conventions or network meetings, addressing issues directly affecting the effectiveness and profitability of their sales agents and their respective brokerage firms. ...


How to Get Ahead with Facebook Ads

Last week, we looked at the effects of Facebook’s algorithm change that occurred late last year and its impact on Facebook Business Pages, and offered some tips on how to effectively increase one’s reach with the new system in place. ...


Why the Luxury Housing Market Is Hot, Hot, Hot

The real estate market feels like it’s bouncing back. But the luxury home market is downright hot in several markets. ...


Short Sales on Their Way Out?

Short sales and foreclosures played a starring role during the Great Recession. According to National Association of REALTORS® statistics, in the summer of 2009, distressed sales made up just under 50 percent of all transactions as reported by REALTORS®. Fast forward to ...


Write Better Listing Descriptions in Just 5 Minutes

While we all know the importance of including great photos in our online listings, an equally important—and often overlooked—component to online promotion is the property description and remarks section. This area of online property marketing offers agents huge opportunities to demonstrate their creativity and advertising expertise, and most importantly, to ...


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