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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Rates on New Home Loans Remain Stable

The average characteristics of conventional mortgages used to buy newly built homes were little changed in April, according to data released recently by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). ...


Webinar June 4 for the Mobile Agent

Looking to maximize your mobile reach? Get a tech savvy update on which mobile applications are a must have in the upcoming webinar from realtor.com®, tomorrow, June 4 at 10 a.m. PDT. Learn how to load-up with the apps that work only for real estate that won’t waste your time ...


Your Place: Hire Someone Else to Fix Leaning Garage

(MCT)—Question: I have a 75-year-old, one-car, detached wooden garage that has started to lean. What do I need to do to straighten it up? I am really handy and would like to do it myself if I could, but I have nowhere ...


Apartment and Condominium Market Shows Positive Growth in First Quarter

Production of apartments and condominiums showed positive growth in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The index increased three points to 53, which is the ninth consecutive quarter with a reading of 50 ...


May Marks Fifth Month of Declines for Home Price Gains

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through May 2014. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes a granular home data and analysis. ...


Contest: Fill ‘er Up! Win a Tank of Gas with This Month’s Reader Rewards Contest

As we all know, a real estate agent's job is 24/7, jam-packed with different people, properties and adventures. Whether in the office or on the go, we (and 350,000 of your fellow real estate professionals!) want to know: What is the one ...


Single-Family Built for Rent Market Remains off Recent Market Highs

Single-family starts built-for-rent were effectively unchanged at 4,000 starts for the first quarter of 2014. While the market share of built-for-rent single-family units remains elevated, the share and count of starts appear to be declining off post-Great Recession highs. ...


Pending Home Sales Edge Up in April

Pending home sales improved for the second straight month in April, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Gains in the Midwest and Northeast offset declines in the West and South. ...


Mobile Devices Fuel Today’s Home Search

You see smartphones and tablets all around you. From business executives in airport lounges to teenagers on buses to distracted drivers waiting at red lights, faces everywhere reflect the glow of a screen. People check their phones 150 times per day, according ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Lower for Fifth Straight Week

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling for the fifth consecutive week and hitting new 2014 lows. The average for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is at its lowest point since the week of October 31, 2013. ...


Living Smart: Unglamorous Home Projects

(MCT)—It’s almost painful to shell out hard-earned money for some home projects. Unlike adding a new deck or remodeling the kitchen, replacing a sump pump is hardly cause for a party. ...


Over 1,000 Agents Sign up for LocalSmartMobile Integrated Media Marketing Packages

A new marketing product suite is rapidly gaining momentum as more agents and brokers are realizing the value of a multi-media marketing campaign for their brands. ...


Angela Kenny, Century 21 Team Feltrim, Named Top Producing C21® Agent

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate franchise sales organizations, recently announced that CENTURY 21 Team Feltrim’s Angela Kenny is the No. 1 agent worldwide in the CENTURY 21® System based on units sold in 2013. Kenny was honored at the CENTURY ...


Hot Property: Leaving Another Zip Code?

(MCT)—Jason Priestley, who made a name for himself playing Brandon Walsh on “Beverly Hills, 90210” in the 1990s, has sold a home in the San Fernando Valley’s Toluca Lake neighborhood for $2 million. ...


Ask the Expert: How Can I Market to Retirees Settling Abroad?

This “Ask the Expert” column features Cindy Fauth, a Global Marketing Manager with National Association of REALTORS®. ...


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