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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Your Place: Hardwood Floors Can Be Refinished 1-2 Times

(MCT)—Q: Is there any way to redo engineered floors? They are 12 years old and are showing wear, with pitting and scratches. ...


Not All Leads Are Equal

At realtor.com®, we take great care to focus on the outcome for the brokers and their agents when we provide lead solutions. Leads come in all shapes and sizes; and it is not until you back out the intent of ...


5 Steps to Make Your Business Count in 2014

Hope is not a strategy. This important phrase is one that was explored by Jackie Leavenworth in the Homes.com webinar, “Plan for 2014: Hope is NOT a Strategy,” which shared numerous ideas about building a real estate business ...


4 Most Important Features of an Effective Real Estate Website in 2014

The National Association of REALTORS® says more than 90% of potential homebuyers and sellers will start their search online. That is why your website is the most important tool in converting business from your marketing, both online and offline. It will hopefully ...


U.S. Homes Gain $1.9 Trillion in Value in 2013; Largest Gain Since 2005

Homes nationwide are expected to gain almost $1.9 trillion in cumulative value in 2013, the second consecutive annual gain and the largest since 2005, according to an analysis of Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. ...


Ask the Expert: Top Lessons in Real Estate

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Charles Williams IV, the CEO and Founder of BuyerMLS. ...


Balancing Act: Gift-Giving at Work Can be Awkward All Around

(MCT)—One day in the company lunchroom, Jason Ibarra and his co-workers had a conversation about what they were going to buy their boss for the holidays. As the agency director at Exults Internet Marketing, Ibarra considered aloud how much to spend and ...


Staying Consistent

When it comes to delivering consistent service to clients—both buyers and sellers—every company has their own method. In the following interview, George and Jim Wallce of Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, REALTORS® in Knoxville Tenn., give us insight into their tactics for remaining reliable. ...


Luxury Market Trends Upward

“There’s no question that the luxury market is back, and one of the biggest trends we’re seeing is cash,” says Stephanie Pfeffer-Anton, Executive Vice President for Luxury Portfolio International®. Read on for more industry insights. ...


Watch: Five Questions to Ask Your Team for a Successful 2014

The HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes provided five winning real estate agents with one-on-one digital marketing training sessions, now you can gain the same business makeover advice the winners received. ...


Mortgage Changes to Know in 2014

The New Year is almost here, and with it comes a bevy of legal and regulatory changes, especially for the mortgage industry. To help potential homebuyers understand how the changes will affect their mortgage processes, Don Frommeyer, CRMS, President of NAMB (The ...


Plan Would Reduce Fannie, Freddie Loan Limits to $400,000 in Most Markets

(MCT)—The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on Monday detailed a plan to reduce the size of home mortgages that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could purchase. ...


FNC Index: October Home Prices Up; Pace Slows

U.S. home prices continue to rise in October despite signs of decreasing mortgage and home sale activity. The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows October home prices are up, albeit at a slower pace than previous months. The index, constructed to gauge underlying property value based on non-distressed home ...


Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications decreased 5.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 13, 2013. ...


Great Spaces: Live Like a Jonas

Kevin Jonas, one of the musicians in the brotherly, Disney-born trio the Jonas Brothers, is listing his five-bedroom home located in Denville, N.J. ...


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