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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Your Place: Make Preparations Now in Case Storms Strike

(MCT)—We’ve barely gotten over winter’s misery and already are being reminded about hurricane preparedness. Yet the season officially started June 1, so perhaps a few tips from the American Bankers Association are in order: ...


The Social Media Cheat Sheet, Part 2

Building and growing a Facebook group can become a lot more gratifying than just creating a normal page for a real estate professional, in that it’s sort of like modern-day farming. You don’t just sell a house to someone and move on, ...


What Social Media Platforms Are Best for Your Real Estate Business? Part One

You probably have a Facebook account. You may also watch videos on YouTube and upload pictures to Instagram. Maybe you tweet a few times per week. Chances are you’re adept at social media on an individual level—where you post about events happening ...


A Startup Mentor’s 4 Keys to Branding

(MCT)—This week’s “Ask the Mompreneur” features an interview with Juan Garzon, a messaging strategist who helps creative entrepreneurs clarify their brand, communicate their value, and accelerate the growth of their business. He’s also a startup mentor for both the Impact3 and RevTech ...


Selling the Sizzle: The One Tool Your Agents Will Actually Use and You Can’t Live Without

It’s the prime season for real estate, and the market is sizzling. Join DocuSign's upcoming Techinar on Wednesday, July 9, as they sit down with Aaron Wheeler, San Francisco area president and managing broker of Oakville Properties. Aaron will share his experiences in this fast-paced industry and discuss the one ...


5 Tips on Turning Friends, Family into Investors

(MCT)—Attorney Kevin Vela, a founding partner at Dallas-based law firm Vela/Keller who works with startups and small companies, gave the Dallas Morning News five tips for raising capital from friends and family. ...


Carrington Title Services Sharpens Its Focus on Curative

Carrington Title Services, LLC (Carrington), a national title agency with expertise in providing title insurance, settlement services and data products to the real estate community in connection with real estate purchases and mortgage refinances, as well as Real Estate Owned (REO), short sale and commercial transactions, has announced plans ...


Mortgage Returns Selects Kim Goldstone as Director of Marketing

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has selected Kim Goldstone as the company’ s new director of marketing where she will supervise the marketing team and oversee all corporate communications. ...


Home Rental Interest Rises, Apartment Rentals Still Reign: Survey

The amount of renters in theU.S. has expanded significantly nationwide since the burst of the housing bubble. As the market continues to swell and demand for both home and apartment rental properties increases,Homes.com® and sister site, ForRent.com®, conducted a survey to gauge the mindset of today’s renter. The ...


Ask the Expert: Why Should You Prepare Your Clients for Homeownership?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Matt Vernon, Home Loans Sales Executive for Bank of America. ...


FHFA Seeks Input on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Guarantee Fees

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced it is requesting input on the guarantee fees (g-fees) that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac charge lenders. ...


Reducing Transaction Liability with Home Warranties

When buying a home, one can only anticipate that everything will go according to plan. Buyers dot their i’s and cross their t’s with high hopes that the furnace or other major systems won’t fail shortly after the deal is made. But why not protect your purchase with a reassuring ...


The Mortgage Professor: Should I Apply for a Loan with or without my Spouse?

(MCT)—QUESTION: My wife and I are looking to purchase a $450,000 home, and I am wondering whether I should apply for the mortgage as an individual, or jointly with my wife. I make $84,000 a year and have a credit score of ...


RELO Direct Announces Promotion of Christine Minakakis

Chicago-based RELO Direct®, Inc. has promoted Christine Minakakis to client service manager, the company announced. In this position, she will be the sole contact for the relocating employees of select RELO Direct® clients. Through RELO Direct’s Direct TouchSM model, client service managers are responsible for managing every facet of an ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Hold Steady; Current Rate Is 4.04%

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow(R) Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.04 percent, up three basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate peaked at 4.12 percent on Thursday before dropping to 4.03 percent on Friday, where rates hovered for the remainder of the week. ...


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