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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Lead Generation, Business Automation, Cloud Computing Featured in Webinar Summit

NAR PULSE—Learn how to generate more leads, transact business in the field and automate your business during REALTOR® University’s sales and marketing webinar summit, Feb. 27. The summit features five webinars hosted by real estate pros who've mastered these and other techniques for marketing and selling real estate. Registration is ...


Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market on a Record High

Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for the fourth quarter of 2013 is up sharply, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) latest 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. All segments of the market—single-family homes, condominiums and multifamily rental—registered strong increases compared to the same quarter ...


Thursday Feb 13 Webinar: Reaching Your Goals

Once you’ve established your goals, following an organized plan can get you to your next level of income! Learn how to do this by sitting in on a Move webinar, held on Thursday, February 13, at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST. ...


Borrowers Who Refinanced in 2013 Made Huge Savings in Interest

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its fourth 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 ...


Debt Adviser: When Does Old Debt Fall off Credit Report?

(MCT)—Question: How do I find out the timeline on my debt? I know after six or seven years the debt is taken off. I would like to know if there is a way to see whether it is gone. ...


Jason Madiedo Named NAHREP President

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) announced the installation of Jason Madiedo, a mortgage banker and three-term director of NAHREP’s national board, as the 2014-2015 president of the nation’s largest trade association for Hispanic real estate professionals. Madiedo, previously served as NAHREP’s president-elect, and has been part ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Retains Worldwide, No. 1 Position

CENTURY 21® Real Estate, LLC. announced recently that CENTURY 21 New Millennium’s 2013 annual production exceeded all other firms worldwide. The northern-Virginia based organization retains the position initially earned in 2012, which keeps New Millennium in the first position ahead of more than 7,000 independently-owned offices in 73 countries and ...


Top 10 US Destinations for Buyers from China

While the United States real estate market is of growing interest to buyers from around the world, certain countries, such as China, are having a rapidly increasing impact on U.S. brokerage business. Chinese consumers of U.S. property—including those from mainland China and ...


Keeping Up With the New Joneses: Redefining Luxury

Meet the new Joneses. They believe their house is the best one on the block. They seek multiple homes to fit their lifestyle needs and have an affinity for high-tech features. Despite the emergence of new luxury niches, such as the Millennial ...


Short Sales Can Offer Savings, but Often More Complex

(MCT)—In months of house hunting, Carrie Hennessy saw places she liked and places she could afford — but none that checked off both boxes. Then she found a 30-year-old, three-bedroom colonial in Ramsey, N.J., on the market for less than $400,000, in a neighborhood where similar homes had sold for ...


Keeping Clients Happy is as Easy as ABC

No matter what type of real estate market, price range or geographic area a REALTOR® is working in, keeping clients happy is as easy as ABC. Don't believe me? Let's break it down by letter. ...


How Can Brokers Make Sure Their Info is Up-to-Date and Accurate?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Chris Crocker, the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Zillow. ...


Save Money by Paying off Mortgage Early

(MCT)—Paying off your mortgage might sound like an ambitious New Year’s resolution, especially if you have recently refinanced into a 30-year term. But it’s still smart for homeowners to give some serious thought as to how ...


Leading Real Estate Network Opens Office in Singapore

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has opened a corporate office in Singapore to support the network’s growing international presence, specifically in the Asia Pacific region. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, USA, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) also maintains an office in London, U.K. and numerous field ...


Former Coldwell Banker Exec Takes Spot At Video Marketing Firm

VScreen, a leading Internet video marketing agency and production studio, recently announced the hiring of Karen Burke as their new vice president of Marketing and Business Development. Burke joins VScreen with 26 years of marketing and public relations experience, most recently leading product development and execution for Coldwell Banker Real ...


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