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Todays Real Estate News Archive


NAR Announces Opening of Applications for Strategic Technology Accelerator, REach

REach™, the strategic accelerator for technology startups created and managed by the National Association of Realtors®’ investment fund, Second Century Ventures, announced the opening of applications to join its 2014 class. The deadline to apply for the 2014 program is March 1. The program runs from April through ...


2014: The Emerging Purchase Market

Freddie Mac’s November 2013 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook showed that the major shift for 2014 will be a transition from a refinance-dominated mortgage market to the first purchase-dominated market the industry has seen since 2000. ...


Excessive Financial Optimism Can Be Dangerous

The December poll hosted on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) website revealed that more than half of the respondents, 56 percent, predicted they would be in a better place financially at this time next year. This response rate tripled the ...


RE/MAX of New England 2014 Housing Forecast

According to the RE/MAX of New England 2014 Housing Forecast, New England will continue to experience a significant shortage of inventory and consumers should expect to see higher interest rates as we head into the second half of the year. ...


New Year, New You? Women Professionals Share How to Turn Change into Opportunity

We hear it all the time: Change is the only constant. Many dislike and even fear change. But for those who embrace it, change leads to opportunity. With the new year here, how can you resolve to use change to open new doors? ...


NAR Creates a Name Space on the Internet with .REALTOR Top-Level Domain

According to the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 92 percent of consumers turn to the Internet in their home search. To stay ahead of this fundamental shift online, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) expects the Internet Corporation for Assigned ...


Ask the Expert: Reducing E&O Exposure with an eSignature

Today's 'Ask the Expert' column features Glenn Shimkus, vice president of Real Estate Solutions for DocuSign. ...


Boomerang Buyers Could Boost Housing Market

(MCT)—Some housing experts are trumpeting changes that allow foreclosure sufferers to buy back into the American Dream sooner than they probably imagined, calling 2014 the year of the “boomerang buyer.” ...


The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, Part IV: Mobile to Win Local

Over the course of this series, The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, we examined some of today’s most popular technology trends such as Responsive Web Design, Mobile SEO and Mobile Lead Generation. This month, in the final piece of the series, we’ll examine how the trends ...


Cost of Constructing a Single-family Home in 2013

NAHB recently published the latest construction cost survey, showing that the average home was built on 14,359 square feet of land, had 2,607 square feet of finished area, and sold for $399,532. ...


On The Money: Cash in on Home Upgrades at Tax Time

(MCT)—As you prepare to file your federal tax return for 2013, you should remember to take advantage of several home energy-efficiency tax credits that expired last year. ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable

Controlling the Data: Asserting Our Role as the Best Real Estate Resource ...


American Home Shield Earns 2013 Best in Service Award

American Home Shield recently earned the 2013 Best in Service Award from HomeWarrantyReviews.com, one of the top home warranty consumer review sites in the United States. The award is based on customer feedback posted to the site, as well as a variety of customer satisfaction metrics, such as claims approval ...


Why 2013 Might Be Housing’s Best Year Ever

After nearly a decade of disaster that reached levels of despair not seen since the Great Depression, 2013 was more than a turnaround year. Within its short life, it changed housing from a liability to an asset so favorable that it had ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Start the Year Higher

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates continuing to edge higher as we enter the new year. ...


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