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Todays Real Estate News Archive


How to Hire a Social Media Expert for Small Biz

Social media is a part of daily life for many Americans and small businesses are taking advantage of that fact. ...


Broker Best Practices: To the Cloud and Beyond

“Everything we do is enhanced by technology,” says William Lublin, CEO of CENTURY 21 Advantage Gold in Elkins Park, Pa. In the following interview, Lublin outlines his must-have tech tools, as well as a few other tools for success. ...


Hard Work Matters Every Step of the Way

“Getting a transaction to the closing table boils down to hard work and maintaining a level of consistency throughout the process,” says Brad Kuenzi, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Platinum in Watertown, Wis. Read on to learn how Kuenzi stays ahead of the ...


Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement

Markets in 56 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. This represents a ...


Like ‘Em or Not, Online Agent Ratings Drive Business

Consumers are voraciously hungry for reviews and recommendations for everything under the sun, from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to recipes, to real estate agents. But are consumer reviews in the best interests of agents? ...


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Rise Slightly

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow® Mortgage Marketplace is currently 4.39 percent, up one basis point from 4.38 percent at this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate remained relatively flat this week, hovering between 4.38 and 4.42 percent for the majority of the week. ...


Housing Recovery Remains on Firm Footing as Americans’ Housing Sentiment Bounces Back from an Autumn Dip

Year-over-year gains in Americans’ attitudes toward homeownership demonstrate that the housing recovery continues to move forward on firm footing despite a drop in housing sentiment during the fall, according to Fannie Mae's December National Housing Survey results. Forty-nine percent of consumers surveyed believe home prices will go up over the ...


Job Hunters Need Digital Proficiency

(MCT)—Do you have an electronic resume? It could help your job search, particularly if it isn’t just a PDF of your paper resume. ...


Landworks Realty Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

After more than a decade of success in the Farmington Valley, Gary Emerito and his company Landworks Realty has joined with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, announced President and CEO, Candace Adams. ...


Practical Application of an Industry Standard: Three Leaders Unite to Bring Swanepoel TRENDS Report to Life

The Swanepoel TRENDS Report, now in its 9th edition since 2006, has accurately outlined and detailed numerous shifts involving technology and other factors that directly impact the way agents do their work. “As I’ve traveled the world speaking at industry events and talking with real estate professionals, the number one ...


Out of the Pigeonhole! Are You Losing Money by Stereotyping Transferees?

Long-time relocation professionals will recall a time when “corporate transferee” connoted much more liberal relocation assistance. Executive careers were often crafted by a series of moves for the same employer. Relocation policies were generally egalitarian and employee-needs based. A transferring homeowner usually ...


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Real Estate Industry Wary ahead of New Mortgage Rules

(MCT)—Real estate officials are bracing for new federal mortgage rules intended to press lenders to ensure that prospective borrowers are able to repay home loans. ...


NAR Announces Opening of Applications for Strategic Technology Accelerator, REach

REach™, the strategic accelerator for technology startups created and managed by the National Association of Realtors®’ investment fund, Second Century Ventures, announced the opening of applications to join its 2014 class. The deadline to apply for the 2014 program is March 1. The program runs from April through ...


2014: The Emerging Purchase Market

Freddie Mac’s November 2013 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook showed that the major shift for 2014 will be a transition from a refinance-dominated mortgage market to the first purchase-dominated market the industry has seen since 2000. ...


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