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Todays Real Estate News Archive


How to Turn Your Client’s IRA into a Transaction

My IRA has three bedrooms, a kitchen and a garage. Best of all, it sends me a tax deferred rent check every month. Just think of the sales you could generate if your clients invested in real estate with their retirement ...


Straight Talk from Agents Who Close an Abundance of Online Leads

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. To address this challenge, realtor.com® has arranged for top agents from around the nation to appear ...


Credit Union vs. Bank? Which Should You Choose?

For more than 100 years, credit unions have been helping people achieve their dreams. Whether it’s to help them buy a home, buy a car or send their child to college, credit unions return what they earn to their members in ...


The Fast Track to Super Real Estate Agent Success

I grew up watching reruns of the Batman television shows starring Adam West. In 1989, Michael Keaton reprised the role and brought the character back into the main stream. Then in 2005, Christian Bale starred in Batman Begins. Today the character ...


5 Ways Home Loans Are Becoming Easier to Get

(MCT)—The easy credit that crashed the housing market led to lending standards so strict that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke blamed them for hurting the recovery. ...


Your Place: When Mold Appears, Move Quickly

(MCT)—Q: We have moisture in the crawl space under our house in Rehoboth Beach, Del. The exterminator has been telling us this for about three years, and each year the report gets worse. My husband has faith in the builder of ...


Prudential Americana Group Gives 30,000 Bottles of Water to Charity

For Las Vegas’ homeless population, extreme heat can be life threatening. Prudential Americana Group recently put its connections to work recently and donated more than 30,000 bottles of water to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. ...


Century 21 Real Estate Activates ‘Search by School’ Function

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently announced that its consumer website, century21.com, has added a “search by schools” function to further personalize the online task of finding homes for sale. Users can create listing alerts with schools as one of their search criteria and receive email alerts when ...


Realtor.com Integrating RealSatisfied Client Recommendations into Find-a-Realtor Profiles

Realtor.com®, recently announced that REALTORS® can now integrate their RealSatisfied client recommendations into their Find-a-Realtor® profiles using the free HyperSocial™ Tools available on realtor.com®. ...


Realogy’s LeadRouter System Breaks Record with 1.56 Million Online Leads Delivered to Its Affiliates in First Half of 2013

Realogy announced recently that in the first half of 2013 its proprietary LeadRouter(SM) lead management system delivered 1.56 million leads to its affiliated brokers and sales associates, an increase of 27 percent from 1.23 million during the same period in 2012. This is a record performance for any six-month period ...


Jumbo Mortgage Loans Are Back on the Table

(MCT)—It’s a good time to buy an expensive home. ...


Building Material Price Growth Slows

After a period of significant increases, the growth in the prices of building materials has slowed according to June Producer Price data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). ...


Multifamily Dip Drives Housing Starts Lower in June

Nationwide housing starts declined 9.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 836,000 units in June as construction of multifamily buildings slowed following recent months of strong activity in that sector, according to newly released figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau. Meanwhile, the pace of single-family production ...


Living Smart: Siding

(MCT)—Replacing old or damaged siding on your house with new siding can add curb appeal to your home, make it more energy efficient and improves your chances of selling it fast and at a higher price. ...


Straight Talk from Agents Who Close an Abundance of Online Leads

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. ...