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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Use a Reverse Mortgage to Buy a Home?

(MCT)—Over the years, celebrities such as Robert Wagner, Alex Trebek and Fred Thompson have touted reverse mortgages as a way to supplement a senior’s fixed income by tapping equity that has accrued in their home. But here’s another, less common ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 6.6 percent from the week prior, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 24, 2014. ...


Three Top Locations Where Multinational Companies Send Employees

The United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore rank as the top three most popular destination countries where multinational companies are relocating employees to this year, according to international transferee data from Jan. 1 - June 30 of this year released by Cartus Corporation. ...


Two New Apps Make Renting Even Easier

ForRent.com®, a leading online apartment search destination, inspires renters to discover their next apartment, condo, loft or townhouse through innovative search filters that allow for quick and easy narrowing down of choices. The most recently released two new apps. Sift Rentals™ for iOS allows prospective renters to take ...


Making a Difference Globally

If you had to describe Michele Velcheck in one word, passionate would certainly suffice. As founder and CEO of Solid Source Real Estate Companies—independent companies more than 2,000 agents strong, recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, independent real estate firms in the nation—Velcheck’s passion runs deep. From ...


Impress Clients while on Tour with RPR Mobile™

It’s that time again. Time for your weekly property tour with your office.  You’ve heard there are some great properties that just hit the market and you’re on the lookout for something that would work for your buyers. You’ve printed the tour sheet and you’re on your way.  Today you’ll ...


Nation’s Top Brokers to Be Honored Next Week at RISMedia’s 19th Annual Power Broker Dinner, Held during NAR Conference & Expo

Leading brokers from around the nation will gather next week in New Orleans to be the guests of honor at RISMedia’s 19th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, being held on Friday, Nov. 7, during the annual NAR convention. ...


Your Place: To Prepare for Winter, Put Pipes First

(MCT)—Someone suggested that I write the annual getting-ready-for-winter column early this year because the last time I did, we had a mild one. ...


Estranged Wife of Suspect Charged in Arkansas Agent’s Death

A second person has been arrested in the death of a central Arkansas real estate agent killed in September, according to reporting Friday by CBS affiliate KTHV. ...


What’s in YOUR Treasure Chest?

In marketing, as in life, it’s easier to address major projects when you have a baseline of go-to resources available to you. As a real estate professional, the amount of work you need to address on a daily basis is staggering. You can ...


Consumers See Opportunities in Housing before Year-End

Prudential Real Estate, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, released this week the results of its third quarter Consumer Outlook Survey indicating that consumer optimism may lead to a stronger close for real estate in 2014. ...


Finance Executives Say Corporate Real Estate Has Emerged as a Key Strategic Component of Expected Growth

More than a third of finance executives in a recent survey, conducted by CFO Research (a division of CFO Publishing LLC) and IBM and released this week at the CoreNet Global North American Summit in Washington, D.C., say that their companies are planning growth that will result in more facilities ...


Three Tips on Selling Your ‘Haunted’ Residence

Looking to unload a ‘haunted home’? Below are three tips for selling that spooky spot. ...


Former U.S. Secretary of HUD Hails New Book ‘An Invaluable Guide to Help Prospective Buyers through the Maze’

Adrian De Silva Ruiz has a long history connecting buyers with their dream homes at the right price, saving clients up to $100,000 on their purchase. He has spent 25 years bucking the trend in an industry fraught with agent-motivated interests, exploitation of uneducated buyers and sales strategies designed for ...


Jennifer Marchetti Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate (BHGRE®) announced today that Jennifer Marchetti has been promoted to the brand’s chief marketing officer. Marchetti has been at the helm of the real estate brand’s marketing efforts for more than four years, building out critical ...


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