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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Your Place: Options on a Fireplace Sleeve

(MCT)—Q: Our house was built in 1898. I am told we cannot use our fireplace unless we install a sleeve that would cost $3,000 to $6,000. ...


Gardner Realtors Accepting Donations to Support New Orleans Mission’s Women’s Center Expansion

Gardner REALTORS® has recently teamed up with the New Orleans Mission to assist them in expanding the Women's Center from 16 beds to 38 beds, and to add a full-time therapist, which will provide a safe place exclusively for women within its current facility on Baronne Street in Central City, ...


Carrington Mortgage Services Further Expands Its Southeastern Coverage

The Wholesale Lending Division of Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (Carrington) recently announced that it has expanded its coverage in the Southeast, adding an operations center in Jacksonville, Florida. This latest addition reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to extending its reach and growing its wholesale business into 2014, even as other ...


Chicago Real Estate: $1 Million-Plus Homes Gain Sales Momentum in City and Suburbs

Regional Spotlight—Sales of luxury homes in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued to gather momentum, according to the RE/MAX Luxury Report on Chicago Real Estate, a bi-monthly analysis of home sales at $1 million plus. This is the first time the report, which was initiated earlier this year, ...


Housing List Launches as First Inductee in Onboard Informatics’ Startup Wars Program

HousingList.com, created by Vertical Brands Media, Inc., has gone live as the first inductee in Onboard Informatics’ “Startup Wars” program. ...


Report Shows: Higher Property Values, Increased Transactions and Leveling of Foreclosures

Thomson Reuters and the National Association of Counties (NACo) recently released the results of their Annual Local Property Markets Survey. ...


Home Builders Seek Legislative Fix for Soaring Flood Insurance Premium Rates

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called on Congress recently to take steps to resolve unintended consequences of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act that are resulting in huge premium spikes for many home owners and impacting the sale, construction and remodeling of homes across the nation. ...


Ohio Housing on Track for Second Highest Year

Regional Spotlight—Central Ohio home sales are on track to be the second highest year ever, despite the decrease in inventory according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing System (MLS). ...


Black Friday Shopping Safety Tips

(MCT)—Black Friday is all about being smart with your money and scoring great deals, but there’s one thing you shouldn’t check off your list: safety. ...


Become a #twitterexpert: 5 Ways to Master Networking on Twitter

Last time out we examined the power that Twitter could have on growing your business and client base, as emphasized by Katie Lance, CEO and owner of Katie Lance Consulting in Homes.com’s webinar, “Secrets of Top Selling ...


Is Guilt Causing Call Reluctance?

Busy agents collect the names and contact information for hundreds of past and prospective customers over the years. When we ask these agents what percentage of the people on their “list” have been contacted in the past 24 months – we frequently get a slightly embarrassed answer that it’s less ...


Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s Next Beta Broker Hangout: Strategies for Effective Real Estate Videos

As part of its ongoing Beta Brokerage project, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate invites you to join its next Beta Broker Hangout on Google+. The company is planning a lively discussion with two successful brokers on Strategies for ...


Ask the Expert: Why Should Agents Connect with Clients for Life?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Leila Chapman, the Vice President of Real Estate Sales for American Home Shield. ...


Are You Ignoring the Needs of a Majority of Today’s Homebuyers?

A national survey finds that a majority of homebuyers want to include brand-new homes in their search. At the same time, a small percentage of real estate professionals have the training, market knowledge and builder relationships to professionally support their clients in the new-homes arena. As a result, the majority ...


5 Legal Do’s and Don’ts for Your Holiday Party

Office holiday parties can be a blast for you and your workers. But employers shouldn't end up on a lawyer's "naughty" list by throwing them without considering some potential legal consequences first. ...


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