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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Covering Consumers, Challenging Perceptions

While groundbreaking research about the luxury real estate market certainly stands on its own as cover-worthy content, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate believes that the visual component of a story is critical to driving a message home. Case in point: the brand’s creative dual-cover approach to the February issue ...


Elusive Private Mortgage Capital

For several years, we have heard policymakers lament that there is too much government involvement in the mortgage market and about the need to bring “private capital” back. While it is true that there is some government involvement in roughly 90 percent ...


Community Outreach Programs Help Build Local Commercial Real Estate

Brokers know that helping build good communities is good business. The National Association of REALTORS® Community Outreach programs help you and your local REALTOR® Association get more involved by providing resources to target community initiatives while giving you an ally in legislative and smart growth matters. ...


Hot Property: Creating a Big Bang in the Los Feliz Real Estate Market

(MCT)—“Twilight” film series vampire Robert Pattinson found a warm body to pay $6.375 million for his Los Feliz home. Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” is the new owner. ...


New Use for Sewage: Producing Heat and Electricity

(MCT)—The orange flare along I-95 near Castor Avenue isn’t lit anymore. ...


Association Co-Founder Passes Away

Ernest "Ernie" Reyes, co-founder of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals -- the first national trade group for Hispanics working in the real estate and housing industry, passed away this week after a brief illness, according to NAHREP. He was 73. ...


Building Listings Inventory as a Pathway to Sales

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


New Rules Mean New Worries for Some Mortgage Brokers

The new year has brought a potentially scary new regulation for many mortgage brokers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The policy, which took effect in January, has caught the eye of many in the industry because it puts into place some ...


Lead Generation, Business Automation, Cloud Computing Featured in Webinar Summit

NAR PULSE—Learn how to generate more leads, transact business in the field and automate your business during REALTOR® University’s sales and marketing webinar summit, Feb. 27. The summit features five webinars hosted by real estate pros who've mastered these and other techniques for marketing and selling real estate. Registration is ...


Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market on a Record High

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for the fourth quarter of 2013 is up sharply, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. All segments of the market—single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental—registered strong increases compared to the same quarter ...


Thursday Feb 13 Webinar: Reaching Your Goals

Once you’ve established your goals, following an organized plan can get you to your next level of income! Learn how to do this by sitting in on a Move webinar, held on Thursday, February 13, at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST. ...


Borrowers Who Refinanced in 2013 Made Huge Savings in Interest

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its fourth quarter 2013 quarterly refinance analysis, showing that borrowers are continuing to take advantage of near record low mortgage rates to lower their monthly payments, shorten their loan terms and overwhelmingly choosing the safety ...


Debt Adviser: When Does Old Debt Fall off Credit Report?

(MCT)—Question: How do I find out the timeline on my debt? I know after six or seven years the debt is taken off. I would like to know if there is a way to see whether it is gone. ...


Jason Madiedo Named NAHREP President

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) announced the installation of Jason Madiedo, a mortgage banker and three-term director of NAHREP’s national board, as the 2014-2015 president of the nation’s largest trade association for Hispanic real estate professionals. Madiedo, previously served as NAHREP’s president-elect, and has been part ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Retains Worldwide, No. 1 Position

CENTURY 21® Real Estate, LLC. announced recently that CENTURY 21 New Millennium’s 2013 annual production exceeded all other firms worldwide. The northern-Virginia based organization retains the position initially earned in 2012, which keeps New Millennium in the first position ahead of more than 7,000 independently-owned offices in 73 countries and ...


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