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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Renters Say Homeownership Is a Top Priority

Americans overwhelmingly believe owning a home is a good financial decision and a majority of renters say homeownership is one of their highest priorities for the future, according to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


WAV Group Publishes Broker Website Effectiveness White Paper

WAV Group, a leader in real estate technology, strategic planning, research, business and product development, has released a whitepaper titled, “2013 Broker Website Effectiveness Study,” the company has announced. ...


Your Place: Paint Interior before Moving in to Your Home

(MCT)—With the residential real estate market on the mend and more first-time buyers in the mix, it is time to think about those little cosmetic changes new homeowners are into. In this case, painting. Experts say that one of the very ...


Coldwell Banker Previews International Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Coldwell Banker Previews International® celebrates its 80th anniversary this month, the company announced. This milestone pays tribute to the legacy started in 1933 by Previews, Inc. founder Henderson Talbot, a real estate entrepreneur who redefined luxury real estate marketing by pioneering the use of motion pictures to “preview” exclusive homes. ...


Bidding Wars Continue to Drive Home Prices Higher in San Francisco

Regional Spotlight—Homebuyers willing to offer as much as 30-40 percent more than the listing price contributed to a dramatic increase in the median price of an existing, single-family detached home sold in the City of San Francisco during the second quarter of 2013, according to an analysis of MLS data ...


HomeServices Lending Announces Plans to become Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of HomeServices of America

HomeServices Lending LLC, a joint venture with Wells Fargo, recently announced plans to transition to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. The transition work has been underway for some time, and is expected to conclude in 2014. ...


Carrington Real Estate Services Welcomes The Real Estate Club

Corporately owned and operated national brokerage Carrington Real Estate Services, LLC (Carrington), recently announced that The Real Estate Club is combining their local operations with Carrington. ...


A Boom of New Urban Homes, One Tiny, Trendy Lot at a Time

(MCT)—Just north of downtown Los Angeles, skinny homes on tiny lots are sprouting from the hillsides — a building boom of miniature proportions. ...


New-Home Sales Jump 8.3 Percent in June

Sales of newly built, single-family homes surged 8.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted, annual rate of 497,000 units in June, their fastest pace in the last five years, according to data released today by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. ...


Freddie Mac Announces 12th Multifamily Securities Offering of the Year, K-030

Freddie Mac recently announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1.4 billion in K Certificates ("K-030 Certificates"), which are expected to price on or about July 25, 2013, and settle on or about August 7, 2013. ...


In a Small Space, Use Your Walls as Canvases

(MCT)--If your walls could talk, what would they say? Mine would scream and ask for a towel, because they’re naked. ...


Why You Should Work with Buyers from China…and How

One of the hottest trends in American real estate right now isn’t coming from America. It’s the millions of new Chinese buyers that are investing in residential properties here in the USA. They’re wealthy. They’re motivated. And they’re very savvy when ...


Would Your Agents Deliver Closings If You Delivered Leads?

Leads are the fuel for tomorrow’s transactions. In quiet months your agents may be best off using their time to prospect, build a pipeline and prepare for the future. But in the midst of the prime “closing months” is that the best use of their time? ...


5 Ways to Promote Your Real Estate Video

We recently provided you with the basics of producing a great real estate video,  but the filming and editing processes are only stepping stones to giving video content its value. Successfully sharing video content is the only way to ...


Psychoanalyzing Sellers

How real estate has changed in just a few months! For six years, real estate professionals have struggled to get buyers back into the market with advertising campaigns, incentives, and the willingness to suffer social abuse for proclaiming the housing depression to be a great time to buy a home. ...