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Todays Real Estate News Archive


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 ...


Key Issues Threaten the Rise of Hispanic Homebuyers

Immigration reform, sweeping changes in policies and regulations and the rising racial wealth gap and their impact on Hispanic homeownership are among the central issues Hispanic real estate leaders will discuss next week at the NAHREP 2014 Housing Policy & Hispanic Lending ...


Trashed Online? Act Quickly to Protect Your Reputation

(MCT)—It can take a long time—if ever—to undo damage caused by comments on the Internet. Scathing posts can tarnish reputations for individuals and businesses, and the snarkiest stuff can go viral before you know about it. ...


RE/MAX of New England Donates More Than $190,000 Through 2013 Community Partnerships

In 2013, RE/MAX of New England donated $192,000 to community partners throughout New England, the company has announced. At the forefront of supporting the local communities in which they do business, RE/MAX of New England actively participated with several organizations including: the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, Children’s ...


Zillow Launches Postlets App for iPhone and iPad

Zillow, Inc., a leading real estate and home-related marketplace, recently launched the Postlets® App for iPhone® and iPad®. Postlets is a free listings creation and distribution tool, and is owned by Zillow®. With the new Postlets App, users can distribute their rental listings to more than 20 of the top ...


Get Ready to Meet International Service Needs

Where will your next corporate customer or foreign national purchaser hail from? Whether it’s Brazil, China or Belgium, it’s apparent that international activity is increasing, based on global mobility trends and home sale statistics. Are you ready for this potential new business ...


2014 Member Cards Now Available

NAR PULSE—Show your REALTOR® membership with pride by ordering your 2014 membership card today. Visit MemberCenter.REALTOR.org to choose a personalized background, add up to six of your designations and certifications and order a plastic version. Plus download the Member Center app to access your card via your smartphone ...


Innovative Branding Coupled with Added Value for Clients

On The Move provides winning marketing opportunity to real estate firms ...


HUD Reports Residential Sales Up from Last December

Sales of new single-family houses in December 2013 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 414,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is 7.0 percent (±17.5 percent) below the revised November rate of 445,000, but ...


New Jersey’s Year-End Report: 2013 Was a Great Year for Housing

Regional Spotlight—The December 2013 housing market report from the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® shows that over the course of the year, the housing market proved to be strong. In fact, closed sales were at the highest levels since 2005, to 94,671 units, up 18.1 percent. There are still fewer ...


Loving an Old House that Doesn’t Love You Back

(MCT)—My dad warned me long ago about unrequited love. ...


Great Spaces: Drew Barrymore Unloads Her Santa Barbara Home

Listed in May 2013 for $7.5 million, former child star turned “Charlie’s Angel” sold her Montecito, Calif., home for a respectable $6.35 million. ...


New Home Sales by Financing: Falling FHA Share

The share of new single-family home sales purchased using conventional mortgage financing is rising, as the share of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) backed mortgages fell during 2013. ...


Realty ONE Group Celebrates a Year of Unprecedented Growth and Astounding Results

Realty ONE Group has announced that they have once again reported incredible record-breaking success 2013 – and a solid plan to further accelerate in 2014. ...


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