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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Setting the Stage for Real Estate Success

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. But for John D. Curri, CEO/Owner of Curri Properties in Melbourne, Fla., the huge quantities of pictures his agents can post with their listings through Homes.com can be worth thousands of dollars to clients. While inventory is still limited throughout ...


New Report Shows Not Everyone Is Scared of Haunted Housing

A new study showed that not everyone would be wary of living in a haunted home. Realtor.com® recently released the results of its Haunted Housing Report, which ran on realtor.com® from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1 and explored consumer sentiments around their ...


Despite Economic Woes, Housing Continues to Recover: Report

Freddie Mac recently released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for October showing that the federal government shutdown, debt ceiling issues, and the slowing economy -- including the severely depressed level of new home construction -- are slowing the housing recovery ...


Great Spaces: Tom Petty’s Former Encino Pad for Sale

Musician Tom Petty’s former home in Encino, Calif., is currently being listed by his former wife, Jane Petty. The gated estate includes a lagoon-style pool equipped with telltale waterfall spa, as well as a lux, two-story fireplace, a loft gym, five bedrooms ...


Housing Prices Slow but Do Not Signal a Cooling Market

September housing numbers revealed home prices are still slowly rising, which is great news for housing. However, existing-home sales fell 1.9 percent, and many in the industry are worried that this could be signaling a potential turn for the housing market and ...


Luxury Homeowners Believe Their House Is the Best on the Block

Today’s luxury homeowners and buyers are savvier and more confident than ever. They know what they want and have the resources and capabilities to get it. Gone are the days when overwhelming amounts of square footage equate to a dream home. The ...


Be Strategic with Frequent-Flier Points and Mileage Awards

(MCT)—When it comes to getting award tickets, there are ways to get a better value for your frequent-flier points or miles. ...


Colorado Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, the new real estate brokerage network operated by HSF Affiliates LLC, recently announced that Colorado Properties is the network’s first resort-brokerage signee. Colorado Properties began operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties this month. ...


New England Shows 17.7 Percent Increase in Home Sales from Last Year

The recently released RE/MAX of New England September Monthly Housing Report shows an uptick of 17.7 percent in home sales year-over-year, and a seasonal decrease of 23.2 percent month-over-month across the region. Pending home sales are up on average 31.2 percent over September 2012. Every state reported on in New ...


Existing-Home Sales Down in September but Prices Rise

After hitting the highest level in nearly four years, existing-home sales declined in September, but limited inventory conditions continued to pressure home prices in much of the country, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Turn to NAR Research for Timely, Accurate Data

NAR PULSE—The mission of the NAR Research Division is to collect and disseminate timely, accurate and comprehensive real estate data and to conduct economic analysis in order to inform and engage members, consumers, policy makers and the media in a professional and ...


Hot Property: Cuba Gooding Jr. Lists Home with…Roller Hockey Rink?!

(MCT)--Cuba Gooding Jr. has listed his home in Pacific Palisades for sale at $11.995 million. ...


Empire State Third Quarter Home Sales Jump 17 Percent

Regional Spotlight—Motivated homebuyers dominated the Empire State’s summer housing market, powering 17.4-percent jumps in both statewide closed sales and pending sales during the third quarter, according to the housing market report just released by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. The ...


Bay State September Home Sales Reach Eight Year High

Regional Spotlight—Last month marked the best September for Massachusetts single-family homes sales since 2005, according to the latest report by The Warren Group, publisher of Banker & Tradesman. ...


Americans Spend Less Now Than in ’73

(MCT)—Even with the added cost of smartphones and other technology, American families spend less of their total income today than 40 years ago, according to new research. ...


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