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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Debt Adviser: When to Seek a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

(MCT)—Question: My husband and I are struggling to make ends meet. We’re retired and owe a lot more on our home than it is worth. The payments are too high for our fixed income, and we’re trying to find the best way to handle this. As far as we can ...


Last Chance to Be Part of Top Broker Ranking

RISMedia has announced a final deadline extension for completing its 26th Annual Power Broker Survey. The survey deadline is now Friday, Feb. 28. If you have not completed the survey yet, please click here. Hundreds of brokers across the country—from large, ...


Housing Gains Predicted for the Year

More modest gains are likely this year, according to the most recent Kiplinger Letter forecast. The national average of appreciation in home values is up 4 percent-4.5 percent, compared with a gain over 11 percent in 2013. ...


Report Shows Housing More Affordable for Working Households

The continuing economic recovery has improved housing affordability for low- and moderate-income working households, but housing costs are still a significant burden, especially to renters, according to a new report released today by the Center for Housing Policy, the research division of the National Housing Conference. Housing Landscape 2014 finds ...


What’s a Move-Up Buyer to Do?

Regional Spotlight—Selling one home and buying another is never a simple task. As market conditions change, so does the nature of that challenge. Currently, in the metro Chicago real estate market and across much of northern Illinois, the seller-buyer confronts an active market with rising prices and strong demand but ...


REALTOR® Magazine’s 2014 Good Neighbor Awards Open for Nominations

REALTORS® have a long-standing tradition of aiding those in need, and many volunteer their time and energy to improving the lives of others in communities throughout the world. The National Association of REALTORS® recognizes those REALTORS® who demonstrate exceptional service through REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards, which is currently accepting ...


Your Place: Best Times to Paint Home Interiors

(MCT)—A reader asks: “What is the best month to have interior rooms painted?” ...


Carrington Property Network becomes One of the Nation’s Largest Broker Networks in Just over One Year

Carrington Property Network (CPN), an exclusive national network of leading residential real estate brokerage firms, has announced that it has grown to become one of the largest broker networks in the U.S. in just over one year. Since its November 2012 launch, CPN has expanded to include 48 of the ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Expands Presence in Sarasota

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, has announced that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has broadened its reach in Sarasota again with the acquisition of Cristello & Company Real Estate. The transaction adds its sales professionals and team members to the statewide ...


LeadingingRE Members Team with imageSurge

A growing number of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® member firms and imageSurge have partnered to showcase properties in an innovative way through the company’s revolutionary Interactive Real Estate Storefront. ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Tick Up

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates up slightly for the second week in a row. ...


Coming to America: More People Moved to U.S. from International Locations in 2013

The United States experienced an influx of people from international locations in 2013, with more household goods moves made to the U.S in 2013 than moves from the U.S., according to the International Migration Study recently released by UniGroup Relocation. ...


Spring Set Up to Be Buyers’ Market

National home values rose just 0.2 percent in January from December to a Zillow® Home Value Index of $169,600, the smallest monthly increase since May 2012, as more inventory of for-sale homes helped slow previously high rates of appreciation, according to the ...


After Buying a House, It Can Be Wise to Delay Big Projects

(MCT)—Although many buyers these days avoid properties that require major renovation, that doesn’t mean they’re shunning first-year projects designed primarily to make the houses they do purchase their own. ...


Research to Reveal Technology Adoption and Who Pays

Real Estate research firm WAV Group has launched a study to uncover how agents gain access to technology along with technology adoption by product category. This research is believed to be the first of its kind. ...


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