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Todays Real Estate News Archive


5 Ways Home Loans Are Becoming Easier to Get

(MCT)—The easy credit that crashed the housing market led to lending standards so strict that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke blamed them for hurting the recovery. ...


Your Place: When Mold Appears, Move Quickly

(MCT)—Q: We have moisture in the crawl space under our house in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The exterminator has been telling us this for about three years, and each year the report gets worse. My husband has faith in the builder of ...


Prudential Americana Group Gives 30,000 Bottles of Water to Charity

For Las Vegas’ homeless population, extreme heat can be life threatening. Prudential Americana Group recently put its connections to work recently and donated more than 30,000 bottles of water to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Activates ‘Search by School’ Function

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that its consumer website, century21.com, has added a “search by schools” function to further personalize the online task of finding homes for sale. Users can create listing alerts with schools as one of their search criteria and receive email alerts when ...


Realtor.com Integrating RealSatisfied Client Recommendations into Find-a-Realtor Profiles

Realtor.com®, recently announced that REALTORS® can now integrate their RealSatisfied client recommendations into their Find-a-Realtor® profiles using the free HyperSocial™ Tools available on realtor.com®. ...


Realogy’s LeadRouter System Breaks Record with 1.56 Million Online Leads Delivered to Its Affiliates in First Half of 2013

Realogy announced recently that in the first half of 2013 its proprietary LeadRouter(SM) lead management system delivered 1.56 million leads to its affiliated brokers and sales associates, an increase of 27 percent from 1.23 million during the same period in 2012. This is a record performance for any six-month period ...


Jumbo Mortgage Loans Are Back on the Table

(MCT)—It’s a good time to buy an expensive home. ...


Building Material Price Growth Slows

After a period of significant increases, the growth in the prices of building materials has slowed according to June Producer Price data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). ...


Multifamily Dip Drives Housing Starts Lower in June

Nationwide housing starts declined 9.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 836,000 units in June as construction of multifamily buildings slowed following recent months of strong activity in that sector, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the pace of single-family production ...


Living Smart: Siding

(MCT)—Replacing old or damaged siding on your house with new siding can add curb appeal to your home, make it more energy efficient and improves your chances of selling it fast and at a higher price. ...


Straight Talk from Agents Who Close an Abundance of Online Leads

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. ...


SoLoMo: Not Just Another Buzzword

How often do you use your mobile device to search for local information or to check out what’s happening on a social media site? If you are like most Americans, it’s probably all the time. In fact, one half of local ...


Marketing Strategies: From Procrastination to Productivity

If you are currently suffering from procrastination, there is something you can do about it. ...


Ask the Experts: Facebook for Personal or Business Use?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Erica Campbell Byrum, Director of Social Media for Homes.com. ...


Your Office Coach: How to Apologize for an Outburst of Criticism

(MCT)—QUESTION: I recently made a huge mistake at work. After an extremely stressful day, I expressed some very negative opinions about the company in general and my manager in particular. Because several people overheard these comments, my boss eventually found out about them. ...