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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Don’t Call Me, Don’t Email Me, Text Me!

With consumers constantly on the move, having our mobile devices attached to our palms has become essential. In 2015, nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, keeping them constantly connected to the ...


Webinar Recap: What’s Your Unfair Competitive Advantage?

Coined by Verl Workman, moderator of RISMedia’s recent webinar “Yes, You Can List 100 Homes a Year!” and founder and CEO of Workman Success Systems,  the “unfair competitive advantage” describes the one asset that ...


Big Data’s Big Applications for Real Estate

Consumers are hungry for information, and the Internet gives them unprecedented access to all kinds of it with a few clicks. When it comes to searching for a new home, buyers want as much data as possible to help them make ...


10 Steps to Prepare for a Remodel

Although National Home Improvement Month is behind us, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) advises homeowners of the 10 most important steps to take before the remodeling project starts. ...


Mortgage Rates Remain Mellow amidst Strengthening Market

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey(R) (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates little changed from the previous week amid reports of the U.S. housing market strengthening. ...


Should I Install a Driveway Alarm?

(TNS)—Just like a security light attached to a motion sensor, a driveway alarm uses a wired or wireless sensor to inform you when someone’s walked or driven onto your driveway. ...


Selling with Integrity

Maintaining integrity in your business is critical for long-term success. In the following article, Byron Kelly of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realty Center Chattanooga, Tenn. lets us know why. ...


Average Rate for 30-Year Mortgage Edges up, Freddie Mac Says

(TNS)—Mortgage rates are looking stable amid an improving housing market, with Freddie Mac’s latest survey showing that lenders were offering 30-year fixed-rate home loans this week at an average interest rate of 4.02 percent, up from 4 percent a week ...


Millennials Think Happy Housing Thoughts, Study Shows

Realtor.com® recently revealed that millennials have become more positive when it comes to taking the plunge into homeownership and are primed to gain market share in the second half of the year, based on the results of its consumer ...


Generate More Seller Leads in Three Easy Steps

Finding new prospects is the lifeblood of any real estate practice. Along with converting prospects to clients, lead generation is probably the most profitable task you can factor into your schedule. It’s not an understatement to say ...


‘Twitter’ Those Thumbs to Sell More Real Estate

With Twitter overtaking LinkedIn as the number one social network for salespeople, most real estate agents know that a strong presence on Twitter can boost their sales. However, few know how to use Twitter effectively to sell more real estate. ...


Spotlight: A Masterful Time-saving Resource for REALTORS

In today’s real estate landscape, agents and brokers have an abundance of tools at their disposal to help them stay competitive in their marketplace. From smartphone apps and devices, to Internet news services and local MLSs, the influx of information directed toward agents nowadays can be overwhelming to say the ...


CFPB Delays ‘Know Before You Owe’ Rule again for a Saturday Launch

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Wednesday issued a proposed amendment to the “Know Before You Owe” mortgage disclosure rule, which proposes to move the rule’s effective date to October 3, 2015, two days later than its most recent proposal to extend the effective date to October 1, 2015. ...


Court Works to Fight Housing Discrimination

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court made big moves for fair housing, ruling that the 1968 Fair Housing Act encompasses claims of unintentional discrimination through disparate impact, making the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs liable for how it allocated low-income housing tax credits. ...


5 Ways Content Gives Way to More Sales

Despite the continuous cycle that drives housing, there’s one commodity, arguably more valuable than any other, which remains impervious to the ebbs and flows of the market, relentlessly in demand while in an ever-present glut: information. ...


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