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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Delivering Tangible Results

To reach your future clientele, it's important to go above and beyond. In the following interview, David Caveness, President of Carpenter REALTORS® in Indianapolis, Ind., takes us inside the world of top notch real estate marketing. ...


If Your Tree Falls onto Neighbor’s Property, Are You Liable?

If your tree falls onto a neighbor's property, it might not make a sound, but you may be liable. ...


Global Real Estate Network Adds 34 Firms Worldwide

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has expanded its global membership with the addition of 34 firms with 85 offices and over 2,000 sales associates year-to-date in 2014. The invitation-only network is comprised of more than 500 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms, with 3,500 offices ...


FHFA Makes Controversial Proposal for Private Mortgage Insurance Companies

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is seeking input on draft requirements that would apply to private mortgage insurance companies that insure mortgage loans owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. If put into affect, these requirements would apply only to private mortgage insurers that are currently approved ...


Zillow Tech Connect Now Has 25 Technology Partners

Zillow, Inc. (NASDAQ: Z), the leading real estate information marketplace, today announced that Zillow® Tech Connect has surpassed 25 partners. Zillow Tech Connect allows technology companies to connect their systems with Zillow, creating a more seamless experience for the brokers and agents who use Zillow as a key component of ...


Real Estate Giant Realogy to Acquire ZipRealty for $166 Million

Strategic Addition of Brokerage Operations and Innovative Technology Platform Expected to Drive Incremental Revenue for Company-Owned, Franchise and Title Business Segments ...


Back to School with REALTOR® University

NAR PULSE--Back-to-school season is almost upon us. Are you or your agents looking for world-class education opportunities to enhance your career? Consider earning your master’s in real estate with REALTOR® University. Register for the next open house on July ...


Network Value: It’s All about Relationships

We’re in the business of relationships. Relationships, whether with your affiliates, clients or brokerage management, are what keep our industry moving forward. The focus on value can come in the form of technology, marketing tools and new business strategies; but we cannot ...


Best to Watch Long-Term Trends in Real-Estate Market

(MCT)—When I started writing about real estate full time, the experts cautioned me not to chase month-to-month data, and to focus instead on quarterly and yearly figures. ...


Home History: A Pink and Yellow Cabin

[caption id="attachment_90151" align="alignleft" width="176"] A 1974 photo of the pink and yellow cabin on Turtle Lake, Wisc.[/caption] ...


Keep Your Cool This Summer

Summer is time for fun in welcome warm weather—but it’s also important to stay cool when the temperatures really get up there. Both indoors and out, keeping cool will help you and your family feel more comfortable and avoid heat-related health problems ...


CRS Data Extends Contract with Georgia MLS

CRS Data, a leading provider of public record information for real estate, banker and financial professionals in the U.S., has extended its agreement with the Georgia Multiple Listing Service (Georgia MLS) to provide statewide coverage of its reliable property tax data. The MLS’s 26,000-plus members will now have access to ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Power Team Closes on $16 Million Deal

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty sales professionals Sheryl Hodor and partner/ son Troy Hotchkiss recently sold 1 Isla Bahia in Fort Lauderdale for $16 million. 1 Isla Bahia is a tropical, custom built estate with expansive water views, 303 feet of waterfront and ...


National Association of REALTORS® Announces Major National Advertising Campaign

As a new generation of homebuyers enters into recovering real estate markets across the country, the National Association of REALTORS® today announced the launch of a major national advertising campaign in conjunction with realtor.com®, as well as a comprehensive public relations effort, ...


FHA Lenders Tighten Standards

A new report from two Federal Reserve economists says lenders have been applying strict underwriting conditions to keep borrowers who can’t afford a large down payment out of the Federally guaranteed program that is designed to make it possible first time and ...


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