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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Transition: the Blind Spot for Many Business Owners

Blood, sweat and tears; late nights and weekends spent working; sacrificed vacations and family time – indeed, a CEO’s feelings toward his or her business often mirror those a parent has for a child. ...


Hot Property: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are Moving On to a New Episode

(MCT)—The marital home of former Laker Lamar Odom and television personality Khloe Kardashian came on the market in Tarzana at $5.499 million this month and was in escrow in 10 days. ...


Living Smart: Radon

(MCT)--There’s a chance your home contains elevated levels of an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that is the country’s second-leading cause of lung cancer. ...


REALTORS’ Expectation Versus Reality

How reliable are REALTORS®’ subjective opinions of the market outlook? At the end of 2013, for example, REALTORS®, on average, expected home prices to be 4 percent higher in 12 months. Is this forecast in line with what economists are expecting? Does ...


5 Keys to Creating Success in your Life or Work

Here are five simple steps to follow that will positively impact your life and career, support any desired changes and move you toward achieving your outcomes. ...


Think Out of the Box with Pinterest

Did you know that 70 percent of all clicks on Pinterest happen in the first 48 hours of something being posted and that most users are more active in evening hours? How about the fact that 48 percent of users share their pins via tablet? ...


Personal Branding: Conveying Your Message

As a real estate professional you are energetic, independent, relatable, hardworking, forward thinking, and you have a corner on the market. Right? But what good are these qualities and how you use them if no one knows who you are? Once you’ve identified the characteristics that make you distinctive, you ...


Multi Merchant Prepaid Card Gives REALTORS® a New Way to Thank Clients

It’s common practice for real estate professionals to give closing gifts to their home-buying and -selling clients, and a new offer through the REALTOR Benefits® Program gives members of the National Association of REALTORS® a new way to thank and stay connected with their clients. ...


Balancing Act: Working with ‘Mindfulness’ Reduces Stress in the Workplace

(MCT)—A few years ago, when Miami attorney Paul Singerman received a hostile email from opposing counsel, he would react with an immediate terse response. Not anymore. “The first thing I do is nothing,” he explained. Then, he said, he takes a deep ...


Employers Find Returns in Workplace-Wellness Investments

(MCT)—Janis Smith feels a lot healthier — and more confident — since shedding 65 pounds in six months, and that has helped in her job leading employee training for 1st Mariner Bank. ...


Top 5 Tips for Your IRS 1099 Forms

For small business owners, IRS tax forms can be confusing -- especially when it comes to 1099 forms. ...


10 Reasons to Buy a Brand New Home

Much like the rest of the real estate industry, new home construction is on the rise! Are you a real estate agent who sells or even specializes in new builds? ...


Senate Considers Bill Protecting Homeowners from Flood Insurance Rate Hikes

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) recently called on the Senate to pass bipartisan legislation to protect homeowners from significant increases in flood insurance premiums, which began being phased in on Oct. 1. S. 1926, introduced by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), would delay rate increases ...


Consumer Confidence Shows Mixed Results

Measures of consumer confidence were mixed in the most recent release. The Conference Board reported that the Consumer Confidence Index increased by 3.2 points on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis in December to 80.7. Meanwhile, according to Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan, the Consumer Sentiment Index fell by ...


Winter Shows No Signs of Cooling in Home Prices

Data through November 2013, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that the 10-City and 20-City Composites increased 13.8 percent and 13.7 percent year-over-year. Dallas posted its highest ...


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