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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Prudential California Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, has announced that Prudential California Realty has joined the network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. ...


Uncovering Top Financial Worries

Scary costumes and haunted houses can be fun one night of the year, but dealing with real-life financial fears on a daily basis is no treat. However, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® Financial Literacy Survey revealed that 71 percent of respondents ...


Pandra Richie Addresses International Real Estate Symposium in Croatia

Pandra Richie, SCRP, SGMS-T, president of corporate real estate services for The Long & Foster Companies, recently addressed attendees at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) and Luxury Portfolio International International Symposium in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The event, which was held from Oct. 16 to 18, attracted accomplished ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Attends CFO Conference

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer, along with Broker/Executive Vice President Christy Budnick and Chief Financial Officer Chris Cardinale, recently attended the 2014 CFO Financial Conference, “The CFO as Business Partner to the CEO,” in Ojai, Calif. ...


Get Ready to Celebrate Designation Awareness Month

NAR PULSE—NAR celebrates Designation awareness month by encouraging you to go the extra mile and set yourself apart by earning a designation and/or certification. In the month of November, REALTOR® University is offering a 20 percent discount on all online designation and ...


Short Sales and Foreclosure Sales Account for Lowest Sale Levels Since 2011

RealtyTrac® recently released its September and Q3 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report, which shows that U.S. residential properties, including single family homes, condominiums and townhomes, sold at an estimated annual pace of ...


Setting the Stage for Continued Growth

Today’s agents rely on technology to keep their transactions moving forward. But there’s one technology that they rely on the most: email. Nearly all real estate agents use email every day. ...


Living Smart: What to Know before You Have a Plumbing Emergency

(MCT)—Plumbing has always been one of the most frequently searched categories on Angie’s List. Naturally, if the sink is stopped up or the commode’s kaput, you want it fixed, and fast. ...


Don’t Spook Buyers with a House That Looks Haunted

In the fall market, home selling is right up there with pumpkin carving, hay rides and trick-or-treating. The change of season ushers in a number of well-intentioned buyers (and fewer Looky-Lous) seeking the services of a real estate professional. Sellers, Halloween is your holiday! ...


Great Spaces: The Original Mad Man’s Mediterranean-Style Home in Florida

Looking for a Mediterranean feel without leaving the safety of the states? Look no further than this stunning 4,500+-square-foot, Mediterranean-style home in Naples, Fla. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, this home—surrounded by lush gardens—offers a dramatic, two-story library, a garden atrium and ...


Consumer Confidence Surges in October

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had decreased in September, rebounded in October. The Index now stands at 94.5, up from 89.0 in September. The Present Situation Index edged up from 93.0 to 93.7, while the Expectations Index increased sharply to 95.0 from 86.4 in September. ...


Building a Real Estate Powerhouse

For nearly 35 years, Kevin Kirkpatrick and John Dick have led their real estate company with distinction, building it from a storefront enterprise in central Indianapolis in 1981 into an Indiana powerhouse with a well-earned reputation for excellence. On October 7 of this year, in a regional rollout bringing new ...


On the Go, or in the Office, RPR mobile™ Keeps REALTORS® Prepared

It’s a busy day. Your calendar is packed and has you running from one scheduled task to another. And in the midst of all this, you get an unexpected call from a buyer client.  She just drove past a property and has questions for you. In fact, she is sitting ...


Millennials Expect to Buy within Five Years

Contrary to popular belief, millennials still highly value homeownership, and a majority expect to buy a home in the next five years, according to a CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) survey of young adults age 18-34. ...


The Cheapest Day to Buy Airline Tickets? It’s Sunday, not Tuesday

(MCT)—A company that handles airline ticket sales for travel agencies has come out with study of airline ticket purchases, and found some interesting factoids: ...


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