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Todays Real Estate News Archive


NAR Creates a Name Space on the Internet with .REALTOR Top-Level Domain

According to the 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 92 percent of consumers turn to the Internet in their home search. To stay ahead of this fundamental shift online, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) expects the Internet Corporation for Assigned ...


Ask the Expert: Reducing E&O Exposure with an eSignature

Today's 'Ask the Expert' column features Glenn Shimkus, vice president of Real Estate Solutions for DocuSign. ...


Boomerang Buyers Could Boost Housing Market

(MCT)—Some housing experts are trumpeting changes that allow foreclosure sufferers to buy back into the American Dream sooner than they probably imagined, calling 2014 the year of the “boomerang buyer.” ...


The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, Part IV: Mobile to Win Local

Over the course of this series, The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design, we examined some of today’s most popular technology trends such as Responsive Web Design, Mobile SEO and Mobile Lead Generation. This month, in the final piece of the series, we’ll examine how the trends ...


Cost of Constructing a Single-family Home in 2013

NAHB recently published the latest construction cost survey, showing that the average home was built on 14,359 square feet of land, had 2,607 square feet of finished area, and sold for $399,532. ...


On The Money: Cash in on Home Upgrades at Tax Time

(MCT)—As you prepare to file your federal tax return for 2013, you should remember to take advantage of several home energy-efficiency tax credits that expired last year. ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable

Controlling the Data: Asserting Our Role as the Best Real Estate Resource ...


American Home Shield Earns 2013 Best in Service Award

American Home Shield recently earned the 2013 Best in Service Award from HomeWarrantyReviews.com, one of the top home warranty consumer review sites in the United States. The award is based on customer feedback posted to the site, as well as a variety of customer satisfaction metrics, such as claims approval ...


Why 2013 Might Be Housing’s Best Year Ever

After nearly a decade of disaster that reached levels of despair not seen since the Great Depression, 2013 was more than a turnaround year. Within its short life, it changed housing from a liability to an asset so favorable that it had ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Start the Year Higher

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates continuing to edge higher as we enter the new year. ...


It’s “Write a Business Plan” Month: How to Include Your Marketing Strategy

In real estate, there is an unspoken rule of thumb that 10 percent of your budget be allocated for marketing. Today’s real estate professional needs a plan and strategy around how to best put that money to work for your business. The ...


The Mortgage Professor: Borrowers, Not Lenders, Should Control Home Appraisals

(MCT)—The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed two new disclosure forms that will replace three forms administered by the Federal Reserve and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The adoption date was recently extended to August 2015, which hopefully will allow the CFPB to make some needed improvements. ...


Does ‘Klout’ Matter?

Social networks have given us an online voice—a way to tell the world whatever we want in an instant. But, figuring out how to use that voice effectively is key to managing your online brand. You can post information constantly, but if ...


No Heat? What Are Your Legal Options?

With a major winter storm lashing parts of the Midwest and Northeast, those stuck with no heat in their homes may be wondering if they have any legal options to fight the cold. ...


Upping the Game

Realty ONE Group looks back on a year of extraordinary success, plans for a bigger and better 2014 ...


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