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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Multifamily Market off Recent Peak, but Still Positive

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), reached 54 in the third quarter, seven points lower than a spike in the second quarter but the seventh consecutive reading above 50. ...


Remember Your Credit Union Has a Professional Development Line of Credit

NAR PULSE—Do you need Cash for Class during Designation Awareness Month? Set yourself apart from the competition and get the education you want with our Professional Development Line of Credit from REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal ...


Realtor.com® Issues Winter Home Buyer Report

Twenty-nine percent of all-cash homebuyers planning a purchase in the next four months are downsizers ...


Land Value Tax: An Alternative to the Property Tax

An alternative to the local property tax, the land value tax offers certain benefits over the economically inefficient property tax. However, its novelty and legal and political challenges continue to make it an elusive option at this time. ...


Great Spaces: Kid Rock Lists Tropical Sanctuary

Musician Kid Rock recently listed his Malibu home, referred to as a “Balinese Oasis,” for over $13 million. The home was purchased in 2006 for $11.6 million. ...


After a Tornado, 10 Tips for Insurance Claims

After more than 80 tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and killed eight people on Sunday, homeowners will soon file insurance claims to begin the long process of piecing their lives back together. ...


Long & Foster Pledges Matching Donations for Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

The Long & Foster Companies, parent company to Long & Foster Real Estate, recently announced it will team with the American Red Cross to support those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The company will match donations from its real estate agents and employees on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $25,000. ...


New England Shows 13 Percent Increase in Home Sales

The recently released RE/MAX of New England October Monthly Housing Report shows an uptick of 13.0 percent in home sales year-over-year. Pending home sales are up on average 35.3 percent over October 2012. Inventory in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont decreased over the previous month. ...


McColly Real Estate Hosts Santa Day at Portage Willowcreek Office

McColly Real Estate is hosting its annual Santa Day at their Portage Office located at 3235 Willowcreek Road on Saturday, December 7th, from 10am to Noon. ...


Ask the Expert: How Are Multicultural Communities Building Business?

Today's “Ask the Expert: column features Glenda Gabriel, the Neighborhood Lending Executive for Bank of America. ...


Home Prices Continue Rising, Sales Steady

RE/MAX Releases National Housing Report on 52 Metro Areas ...


Builder Confidence Holds Steady in November

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in November from a downwardly revised level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. ...


Two-in-Five Borrowers Shorten Term when Refinancing

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its third 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 of long-term fixed-rate mortgages. Borrowers who refinanced in ...


Homebuyers’ Attention Caught by Fixer-Uppers

(MCT)—When first-time home buyers Meghan Starr and Andrew Boerckel told their Philadelphia real estate agent that they were interested only in fixer-uppers, their agent Amanda Turske was skeptical. ...


Realtor.com® Webinar Wednesday: Can You Have Too Many Leads?

Is it possible for you to have too many leads? Listen in on this webinar, being held Wednesday, November 20 at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EST) and glean expert advice on managing high-lead volumes and strategies for dealing with this “good problem to have.” ...


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