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Todays Real Estate News Archive


New-Home Sales Post Solid Numbers in November

Sales of newly built, single-family homes declined 2.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 464,000 units in November from an upwardly revised strong pace of 474,000 units in the previous month, according to data released recently by the U.S. Department ...


Wealthy Snap up Move-In-Ready Homes

(MCT)--When Elton John sold his pair of West Hollywood, Calif., condominiums last year, the buyer got more than four walls and the title. ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Little Changed at Year-End

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates little changed as we head into the final days of the year. ...


10 Money Moves to Make before New Year’s

(MCT)-Amid the hectic holiday season, who but Scrooge wants to dwell on taxes, stock losses, IRAs and 401(k)s? But it might pay off to take a few moments, given that some financial deadlines are fast approaching. To give you enough time before ...


Do You Beat the “Five-Minute Rule” for Leads?

Did you know you are 100 times more likely to connect with a lead if you call within five minutes rather than 30 minutes? This groundbreaking statistic from a researcher at MIT* only proves the point many of us already know: internet ...


Senate Finance Staff Discussion Draft: Energy Tax Incentives

Last week saw the release of yet another discussion draft from the staff of the Senate Finance Committee concerning tax reform. Following draft proposals concerning depreciation/accounting and other business expenses (such as advertising), the most recent draft proposes changes to the tax ...


REALTOR® University: Give the Gift of Education

NAR PULSE—REALTOR® University now offers educational gift certificates. Denominations start at just $10.00 and expire five years from date of purchase. For a limited time, use promo code GIFT1 and receive $10 of education for every $100 gift certificate purchased. Purchase online here. ...


Fannie Mae Extends First Look Opportunity for Homebuyers

Fannie Mae announced recently that its First Look™ period will be extended to 20 days, providing additional time for owner-occupants and public entities to submit an offer on a HomePath property without competition from investors. The change is effective for properties listed ...


Staying Ahead of the Real Estate Game

Homes.com covers all the bases when it comes to attracting buyers and getting homes sold ...


Great Spaces: Sprawling Hudson River New York Estate

This Cold Spring, N.Y., estate is listed as a “single-family” residence, but from the outside, it looks like it can house every extended family of every RISMedia employee. But one family is about to get lucky with this six-bedroom, five-bath (and three ...


How to Shop on Christmas Eve

(MCT)—‘Twas the night before Christmas, at the house of the host. In the fridge were the pies and the salads and roast. The presents were wrapped ’neath the tree with great flair — except for Aunt Ida’s, who soon would be there. ...


2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship to Be Showcased on Network Television

For the first time in the competition’s history, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will be featured on network television. NBC will showcase golf’s premier power and distance competition on Saturday, Dec. 28 beginning at 4 p.m. EST, 1 p.m. PST. ...


Century 21 Welcomes Tasty New Holiday Agent

In the spirit of the holidays (and the Claymation we all love and remember), Century 21 is welcoming its newest agent to its system, Ginger B. Read. Her expertise lies in helping a unique (and tasty) group of customers find the gingerbread homes of their dreams. ...


New-Home Production Tops 1 Million in November

Led by a solid increase in both single-family and multifamily starts, nationwide housing production rose 22.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million in November, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and ...


Not All Leads Are Equal

At realtor.com®, we take great care to focus on the outcome for the brokers and their agents when we provide lead solutions. Leads come in all shapes and sizes; and it is not until you back out the intent of the consumer who submitted the lead, that the ...


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