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Todays Real Estate News Archive


NAR Broker Tip of the Month: Why the REALTORS® Code of Ethics Is Still Relevant at 100

This year marks the centennial of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The first Code was written before license laws and most other regulations governing real estate existed and was seen as a declaration of the founding members’ principles and beliefs. ...


Home Builder Confidence Hits 7-Year High

Newly built, single family homes are on the rise, as builder confidence landed at a 7-year high this month, showcasing the highest sentiments since January of 2006. ...


“Whether It Rolls or Floats, Your Credit Union Can Get You Moving”

NAR PULSE—REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, can get you moving whether by land or by sea. For a limited time you can get a 1 percent rebate up to $200 when you bring an existing RV or boat loan from another lender. ...


Consumer Mortgage Rate Expectations Spike

Potential homebuyers may enter the purchase market sooner rather than later as more Americans expect mortgage rates and home prices to climb, according to results from Fannie Mae’s June 2013 National Housing Survey. ...


June Housing Scorecard Shows Faster Recovery in Some Markets

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury this week released the June edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard—a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data continue to show signs that the housing market is strengthening, with home prices continuing ...


Hot property: Tom Hanks Casts Off Pacific Palisades Property

(MCT)—Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million. ...


Living Smart: Home Generators

(MCT)—When extreme weather hits, often one of the first luxuries lost is electrical power. Being without power for even a few hours can be inconvenient. Go without it longer, though, and it could also be very costly and even dangerous—from replacing ...


CENTURY 21 New Millennium Holds Expansive Company-Wide Meeting

Three hundred real estate associates and core service providers, including mortgage brokers, title officers and property managers came together recently at the Waterford in Springfield to hone their negotiation skills that already set them apart in serving their clients in the D.C.-Metro area and around the world. David Knox, internationally ...


Identifying Market Realities Key to Educating Today’s Consumers

“Educating consumers begins when an agent first meets with a prospective buyer,” says Dominic Faro, a broker with Castelli Real Estate Services in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Read on for more of Faro's top tips on working in the current real estate market. ...


Median Price of Homes Purchased Rose 2.3 Percent; FNC Index Marks Overall Increase 0.5 Percent in May

Homeowners in the U.S. paid a median price of $110,000 for their homes, according to a 2011 American Housing Survey profile released recently. This is an increase of 2.3 percent from the $107,500 reported in the 2009 survey. The median purchase ...


Bye Bye, Buyer’s Market: Tips for Working with Clients Who Can’t Land a Home

It's official: the buyer's market is behind us. With the market improving, the real estate industry is abuzz with positive news every day. While increasing prices and multiple offers may be a dream for a seller, it may be a nightmare ...


6 Ways to Improve Website Lead Capture and Conversions

You have invested time and money into a lead capture system, putting hours of work into the creation of lead generation and content strategies designed to capture the attention of today’s tech-savvy homebuyer. ...


NAR Advocates for Federal Policy Initiatives that Positively Impact Commercial Real Estate Financing

The National Association of REALTORS® actively protects the interests of its 1 million members daily by advocating for federal policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of Americans to own, buy and sell real property. With a strong understanding of the challenges today’s commercial real estate brokers and their agents ...


Life Is a Highway—Real Estate Coach Hits the Road to Deliver Industry’s Most Unique Leadership Tour

Mike Staver is going on a bit of a road trip. Throughout the course of 41 days, Staver is traveling more than 12,000 miles around the perimeter of the continental United States. Along the way, he’s making eight pit stops—speaking engagements where he will teach real estate companies about leadership, ...


Your Place: 5 Reasons Your Air Conditioner Is on the Fritz

(MCT)—The sun is ablaze in the bright-blue sky above. The Weather Channel promises several days of hot and humid weather to come. As beads of perspiration appear on your forehead, you make your way to the thermostat and throw the switch ...