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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Take This ‘Smart Home Technology Survey’ for a Chance to Win $250

Today’s homebuyer has moved technology integration to the top of their “must-have list” when searching for a home. In fact, a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate survey found that 84 percent of respondents between the ages 18 to 35 consider technology to be an absolute home essential. What’s even ...


How Do Investing Habits Change as Retirement Nears?

(MCT)—After stocks leaped forward in 2013, the hangover in the early going of 2014, not surprisingly, took a toll on retirement savers’ risk tolerance. ...


FHA Loans Go Green with eClosings in Midvale, Utah

Stewart Title announced recently the first electronically closed FHA loan in partnership with Mountain America Credit Union. Mountain America Credit Union and Stewart Title’s Bonneville Superior office joined forces to offer customers an eco-friendly and enhanced closing experience with eClosings. Mountain America’s eClosing platform – branded as Quick CloseSM – ...


The Real Estate Book Re-launches Home Shopping Website

Now, consumers shopping for homes have more features and options along with a faster and more intuitive experience as the top-ranked real estate search site, RealEstateBook.com re-launches with a refreshed user interface and new features. ...


The Plight of Today’s First-Time Buyer

Traditionally, first-time buyers are the pillars of a strong home-purchase market. However, today's industry reveals that current market dynamics may be making it difficult for them to achieve their American dream, potentially leading to a slowdown of the industry's recovery. ...


Solid February Gains Point to Seller Optimism

As prices continue to rise, more sellers are putting their homes on the market than this time last year, according to Realtor.com®'s recently released National Housing Trend Report for February 2014. This movement is a sign of confidence in the gains sustained ...


Builder Confidence on the Rise in March

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 on the recently released National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). ...


Great Spaces: Snag 14 Acres in Arizona

Looking for a desert hideaway? This 14-acre home, safe and snug inside the guard-gated Lost Canyon in Scottsdale, Ariz., may be the perfect space for you. The home includes four bedrooms, six bathrooms and more than 9,500 square feet of space. ...


A Singular Solution for Success

Are you using multiple lead generation sources? Then you're doing it wrong, according to Michael P. LaRocque, broker/owner of LaRocque & Co., REALTORS® Cocoa, Fla. Read on as LaRocque explains his winning lead generation method, and discusses the success of his company's recent expansion. ...


Real Estate Q&A: Is My Home a Short Sale or a Regular Sale?

(MCT)—QUESTION: Due to a hardship, we stopped making our mortgage payments. Because values have increased recently, we think the house is worth more than we owe. How do we know ...


Realogy Names Stephen Fraser as Chief Information Officer

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, appointed Stephen Fraser as chief information officer and senior vice president. Fraser was most recently the global head of information technology service and information management for IKEA Group in Sweden. ...


DocuSign Taps MRED CEO for Real Estate Advisory Council

Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland's multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that its President and CEO Russ Bergeron has been named to the DocuSign Real Estate Advisory Council. The inaugural meeting, with attendees from across the real estate spectrum, was held on March 4th during DocuSign's MOMENTUM 2014 user ...


The New Buzzword in Real Estate May Be a Game Changer

What is Digital Transaction Management? The newest innovation in real estate is the answer to your insight problems. Digital Transaction Management (DTM) solves many of the problems facing brokers today—how do you “go paperless” and, “Is it really possible?” Yesl—DTM may be a buzzword, but it is also the solution ...


The Future of the Housing Finance System

The future of the housing finance system is a key issue for the housing industry as well as the economic makeup of the middle class, given the importance that housing wealth and access to rental housing plays in our economy. These factors ...


Senate Takes Speedy Action on Bipartisan Flood Insurance Affordability Bill

Late last week, the senate passed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which won the votes by a windfall of 72 to 22. ...


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