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Todays Real Estate News Archive


J. Rockcliff’s Barry Zwahlen Named 2013 REALTOR of the Year

J. Rockcliff REALTORS®, a leading residential real estate brokerage in the San Francisco East Bay, recently announced that Barry Zwahlen of the company’s Blackhawk office has been named REALTOR® of the Year for 2013 by the Contra Costa Association of REALTORS®. ...


Taking the Temperature of the Market

Recently, Freddie Mac released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for January showing that four of the key housing indicators are all moving in the right direction, which bodes well for an ongoing recovery. ...


Earn $100 off the BPOR Certification Application Fee

NAR Pulse—Act with MVP by January 31 and purchase the online BPOR certification course at REALTOR® University and you’ll earn 50 percent off the BPOR certification application fee (a $100 value). Use discount code BPORNOW and receive 10 percent off the course price when you register. BPOs have become widely ...


The Aging Housing Stock

The American housing stock continues to age, a trend that represents an opportunity for remodelers and over the long term may signal a future increased demand for new home construction. ...


Webinar: Lead Generation Solutions of realtor.com®

If you need to reduce the time it takes to close, take on more volume, or build business for a team, join this 25-minute realtor.com® webinar, being held on Friday, January 24 at 9 a.m. PST/12 noon EST. ...


DocuSign Demonstrates Its Bundled Real Estate Transaction Management Solution

Recently, DocuSign, the industry standard eSignature provider, announced a new bundle combining the company’s eSignature service with recent acquisition Cartavi Transaction Rooms with hopes of making real estate collaboration and document management more efficient and effective. Coinciding with the 2013 National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo held in San ...


How to Safeguard Your New Electronic Presents

(MCT)—If you received a tablet, computer or a new phone this holiday, you’re not alone. This year, tech gifts were expected to top a third of all holiday wish lists, according to the National Retail Federation. ...


Great Spaces: John Fogerty Buys a California Home

Unsurprisingly, a celebrity has bought a home in…California! Doesn’t anyone buy in, say, Vermont or New Hampshire anymore? It’s probably beautiful up there right now! Maybe next month. For now, Creedence Clearwater Revival singer and rock ‘n’ roll vet John Fogerty has purchased a Thousand Oaks, Calif., estate for nearly ...


The Houston Real Estate Market Zooms into Record Territory In 2013

Regional Spotlight—The Houston real estate market ended 2013 as it began: in the fast lane. Surging home sales throughout Greater Houston were largely driven by the addition of more than 86,000 jobs that drew buyers and renters from all around the country and world. December marked the 31st straight month ...


December Housing Production Tallies Third Highest Month for 2013

Following an unusual surge in housing starts in November, nationwide housing production fell 9.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 999,000 units in December, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the ...


Sustained Competitive Excellence: CENTURY 21 & USA Bobsled Go for Gold

In 2012, the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate organization set out on a course to “go for the gold” to help the maximum number of consumers in their online real estate search and sales efforts. The prize for the CENTURY 21® System was establishing a best-in-class real ...


REALTORS® Announce Most Valuable Home Improvements

A home’s curb appeal is crucial because it can be the first thing buyers notice about a home. That’s why REALTORS® rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects in the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. ...


Breaking the Logjam on Reverse Mortgages

(MCT)—People reaching retirement age are living longer than ever, and retiring with less capacity to maintain their living standards. With good reason, this situation has been termed a “retirement funds crisis.” ...


Webinar: Set and Reach Your Goals

Are you looking to set and reach more goals this year? Tune into the upcoming webinar held on Thursday, January 23 at 9 a.m. PST. The webinar, held by the National Association of REALTORS®, will teach you how to set your goals and build an achievable working plan. You can ...


Real Estate Q&A: Lien Filed against Wrong Homeowner

(MCT)—QUESTION: I recently learned that a company mistakenly filed a lien against our home. It’s clear that the company did not even check for accuracy. I contacted the firm, and it released the lien, but without written explanation. My wife and I ...


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