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Todays Real Estate News Archive


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.” ...


Curb Appeal Means Elbow Grease, Real Estate Agents Say

(MCT)—Back in May, Cindy Schneider and her husband, Vince, thought they’d achieved curb appeal. That’s the look — clean and green — that helps sell a house. ...


Howard Hanna Wins 2013 MarCom Awards

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 4th largest real estate company in the United States and the No. 1 home seller in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has earned multiple awards in the 2013 MarCom Competition for their marketing and advertising entries, the company has announced. ...


zipLogix and FNC, Inc. Offer Real Estate Professionals Comprehensive Data Resource

ZipLogix, creators of zipForm®, has announced a partnership with mortgage technology company FNC, Inc. This relationship will give real estate professionals access to data that enable them to make valuations with increased accuracy. FNC's Easy Price Opinion(TM) (EPO) makes this all possible with the most comprehensive database of property information ...


Reaching New Heights: Tommy Webber Sets ERA Webber Real Estate up for Future Success

When Tommy Webber of ERA Webber Real Estate in Ogden, Utah, took on the leadership role of the company his grandfather founded in 1947, he knew he wanted to honor the tradition of service his company was known for. But he also had his sights set on the future. And ...


Making a Lasting Impression: Obeo’s Real Estate Marketing Solutions Help Listings Shine…and Sell

Considering that 93 percent of homebuyers begin their real estate searches online, it’s a no brainer that real estate companies should put their best foot forward on the Web. And having detailed professional photos, video tours, mobile-enabled websites and more available at consumers’ fingertips isn’t just good for business, it’s ...


Spotlight on Housing Q3: Home Values Strengthening, Affordability Sliding

Strengthening house prices and increased interest rates in metros across the country contributed to lower housing affordability in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released recently. ...


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