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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Great Spaces: The Castle of Your Dreams

Ever dreamt of living in a national landmark? Located in Ardrahan, Galway, Ireland, this stunning castle (yes, castle) is just that. Called Tulira castle, the property is one of Ireland’s most historically significant castles, with a rich architectural and anthropological heritage. ...


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® International Ltd. Strengthens International Member Services Team

Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has expanded its international service delivery team with the addition of Mrs. Çiğdem Ercűment. Ercűment will serve as the manager of International Member Services to the growing global network of independent real estate firms, the company has announced. ...


Rates on New Home Loans Join Downward Trend

On Christmas Eve, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported a 10 basis point decline in mortgage interest rates for the month of November. Data from FHFA’s Monthly Interest Rate Survey (MIRS) cover conventional single-family mortgages and distinguish whether the loans are ...


NAR’s 2013 Political Advocacy Efforts Help Stimulate, Stabilize and Strengthen Real Estate Markets

During the 113th Congress, the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR’s) legislative and regulatory agenda continued to focus on creating a fundamentally sound and robust U.S. real estate market and protecting the consumers as well as the business interests of members. ...


Great Spaces: Actor’s Home in Ship-Shape

When someone says their home is in ”ship-shape,” they usually don’t mean it in the literal sense. However, actor Jay Huguley’s home is anything but usual. The actor, who has starred in “Treme,” “Star-Crossed” and “Ravenswood,” has a home in Silver Lake with curving, nautical-inspired lines that lend the feeling ...


New Mansion Reflects Resurgence of Behemoth LA Homes

(MCT)--Nearing completion after five years of construction in the hills of Bel-Air, Chateau des Fleurs looms like some super-sized Hollywood notion of dynastic France. ...


Real Estate Q&A: Neighbor’s Camera Causes Concern

(MCT)—QUESTION: Our new next-door neighbor has installed several video cameras that are pointing into our yard and house. So video is being taken of our family in the yard and pool and through the windows into our house. While we can understand ...


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 ...


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