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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Upping the Ante: Today’s Sellers Opt for Full Disclosure

Pillar To Post provides an in-depth look at the role pre-sale inspections play in today’s competitive market ...


Connect to the Latest Electronics and Mobile Solutions from NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program

Today’s technology allows real estate agents to stay more closely connected to their office, to work more seamlessly with clients while on-the-go, and to move through the sales process more quickly and efficiently. Must-haves for any real estate professional include dependable mobile devices, computers and accessories, and more, all of ...


Values Appreciate: Healthy Markets Focus on West, Midwest

In October, the five healthiest markets were San Jose (Market Health Index of 9), San Francisco (8.9), Los Angeles (8.6), San Diego (8.4) and Denver (8.1), among the country’s top 30 largest metro markets covered by Zillow, while in September, Homes.com reported ...


FHA Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund Gains $15 Billion

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released its annual report to Congress on the financial condition of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund. The independent actuarial report shows that FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) has gained $15 billion dollars in value ...


Ask the Expert: What Steps Can I Take to Achieve Success?

Today's 'Ask the Expert' column features Glade Jones, CEO of Obeo, Inc. ...


Middle Market Commercial Executives Feeling Cautious, but Optimistic

Middle market commercial real estate executives are expressing cautious optimism toward the market and are looking to take advantage of long-term investment opportunities. However, the majority are finding that the current tax and regulatory climate is placing a strain on the performance of their companies. These are some of the ...


Fannie Mae Announces Eviction Moratorium for the Holidays

Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTC) announced recently that it will issue an eviction moratorium for the holidays, as it has done in previous years. The company will suspend evictions of foreclosed single family and 2-4 unit properties from December 18, 2013 through and including January 3, 2014. For this period, legal and ...


Five Tips for Surviving the Holiday Office Party

As the holidays approach, unpleasant memories of last year’s office holiday party may still linger in many of our minds. Who can forget when Julian from accounting told the vice president of finance that he was bored with accounting, hated everyone in ...


Prudential Network Realty Founder Appointed to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices & Luxury Resort Advisory Council

Prudential Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer has been appointed to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Luxury & Resort Advisory Council for 2014. ...


Luxury Portfolio International® Expands Membership in Eight Countries

Luxury Portfolio International® has recently welcomed 17 new member real estate companies in the U.S. and eight countries abroad, joining the network’s 200+ market-leading real estate firms. The network has also introduced seven new luxury developments as part of its Development Collection. Luxury Portfolio specializes in the high-end real estate ...


55+ Housing Market Confidence Is Breaking Records

The nationwide financial and economic challenges in recent years have upended millions of consumers' retirement plans, and dreams of transitioning into a new or smaller dwellings to age in place. ...


What You Need to Know about the New .REALTOR Domain

In 2011, NAR applied with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate a NEW branded .REALTOR top level domain (TLD). Soon hundreds of new domains will be available on the Internet, but only .REALTOR means the trusted source in real estate. ...


Great Building Blocks to Amazing Real Estate Videos

“Videos will create competitive immunity for you and your team.” ...


Mortgage Applications Rebound after Six Week Decline

The week ending December 6th saw mortgage applications increase by one percent; it was the first time in a month and a half that the numbers edged upwards. While the increase may seem insignificant to some, it’s a great sign for the housing market. Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB ...


How Using Outdated Technology Can Impact the Reputation of a Small Business

(BPT)—Smart business owners know how important it is to preserve their company's reputation, but many may not realize the extent to which their current and potential customers care about the technology they use. ...


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