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Todays Real Estate News Archive


New Report Shows Hardest Hit Communities Still Reeling from Housing Crisis

The nation is abuzz with the positive news that rising home prices will solve our foreclosure issues and the parallel economic crises. However, according to a new report released by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, millions of families across the country owe more on their ...


A Closer Look at Inflation and Its Effect on Mortgage Rates

The current inflation rate is not worrisome, but is always worth a close look. Any surprise uptick in inflation automatically pushes up mortgage rates. ...


Listing Presentations: Leaving a Lasting Impression

You know that old saying, “You only have once chance to make a first impression”? It could not be truer in the real estate market. With competition in the marketplace being fierce, it’s critical that you make a lasting impression on prospects the very first time. During a listing presentation, ...


Advocating for Our Future

In an era in which many associations see a diminishing role, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is moving in the opposite direction. As it evolves, NAR continues to live by one overarching credo: advocacy. ...


Concentration of Single-Family Housing 2005 to 2012

In a series of posts, NAHB examined key housing statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey (ACS) for metro areas in the United States. One statistic that drew interest was the share of homeowners living in single-family detached housing. This post expands that analysis by looking at ...


Real Estate Is a Better Investment than Gold

Almost every day, I hear advertisements about buying gold because it is such a great investment. As I have heard these claims, I have wondered how real estate stacks up to gold as an investment. ...


RE/MAX and Bank of America Continue Marketing Agreement through 2016

RE/MAX and Bank of America will continue to cooperate under a marketing agreement that connects RE/MAX brokers and agents with a variety of Bank services. As a preferred mortgage lender, the Bank provides RE/MAX Affiliates in the U.S. with access to personal banking, home loans, distressed property support, commercial banking, ...


Prudential Select Properties Announces Fourth Quarter Awards

Prudential Select Properties, the largest locally-owned St. Louis area real estate company, would like to acknowledge its 2013 fourth quarter award recipients. ...


Realogy Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2014

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in residential real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, recently reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, including the following highlights: ...


For Rent Media Solutions™ Offers Insights into Multifamily Housing Industry at National Conference

For Rent Media Solutions™ (FRMS), a leading multifamily marketing resource providing the industry with savvy and advantageous knowledge, has announced its sponsorship of this year’s Apartment Internet Marketing (AIM) Conference. In its tenth year, the conference, which is the most detailed and informative event in the ...


REALTORS® Report Positive Outlook in Commercial Market

REALTORS® who practice commercial real estate reported an increase in sales transaction volume and medium gross annual income last year, according to the 2014 National Association of REALTORS® Commercial Member Profile. ...


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Improving Listing Data Quality Online

The Web and mobile devices have become an integral part of our daily lives. For those looking to purchase a home, the Internet has turned into a main part of the process. With the Internet home search here to stay—and access to ...


New Report Shows American Dream Is Still Tangible

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through April 2014, showing that for many, the American dream is still accessible. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the ...


What Do You Do about Bad Customer Service when You’re the Customer?

We recently talked about the importance of exceptional customer service for real estate consumers. Now let’s talk about you. ...


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