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Todays Real Estate News Archive


10 Cheapest States for Mortgage Rates

Last year, most financial experts — really, anyone who kept up with Fed moves — were certain that interest rates would finally begin to rise in 2014. Now, eight months into the year, mortgage rates are still at record lows and — surprisingly — consumers aren’t even taking advantage of ...


Mending Fences, Tending Neighbors

(MCT)—I have never believed the old saying that good fences make good neighbors because, really, who wants to live next door to a guy who deals in stolen merchandise? ...


zipForm Users Will Soon Help Their Clients Move with Updater

zipLogix and Updater have partnered to offer zipForm(R) users access to technology that alleviates some stress of the moving process. The technology collaboration will enable zipLogix users to seamlessly offer clients Updater's personalized and guided experience for completing moving-related tasks. Updater's web application helps clients update their new address across ...


Century 21 Real Estate Sweeps J.D Power 2014 Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study

CENTURY 21 Real Estate has announced that it has been ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction by the J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM, released this week. Specifically, CENTURY 21® Real Estate swept the awards by receiving the highest ranking among national real estate companies across all four customer ...


Earn MVP Reward Bundle when You Sign up for FREE Safety Webinar on September 9

NAR PULSE—Safety Expert and Police Officer Sergeant Preston Taylor will present “Safety Tips to Share with Sellers.” Learn valuable information to share with clients to protect their property while their house is on the market, and earn the “Safety in Your ...


Hot Property: ‘Mad Men’ Actor Vincent Kartheiser Puts a Little Something up for Sale

(MCT)—Vincent Kartheiser of “Mad Men” has listed his tiny Hollywood bungalow at $808,000. ...


Ask the Expert: How Can I Keep Energy Costs Down, Home Condition Up?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Jay Gregg, the Director of Marketing with Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. ...


Increasing National Exposure on the Web

Winning in the real estate industry is about more than making cold-calls and holding open houses. In today's digital age, you need to be highly visible, and easy to find. In the following interview, Helen Hanna Casey, President of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in Pittsburgh, Pa., gives us insight ...


Your Place: Odors from the Air Conditioner

(MCT)—Question: Over the last month, after running the air conditioner in my son’s room, we noticed that it smelled like an ashtray. ...


Realogy Reports Q2 Revenue of $1.5 Billion

Franchise and brokerage services giant Realogy (RLGY) reported financial results this week for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, including the following highlights: ...


ERA Real Estate Welcomes Donahoe Tobias Real Estate

ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchisor, today announced the affiliation of Donahoe Tobias Real Estate in Temecula, California, marking the brand’s entry into a new market. With one office and 20 independent sales associates servicing the greater Inland Empire region, the firm will now do business as ERA ...


Mortgage Credit Availability Increases Slightly in July

Mortgage credit availability increased in July according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI), a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) which analyzes data from the AllRegs® Market Clarity® product. ...


Technology Overload: Does Your Technology Waste Your Time or Generate More Business?

App OverloadWith the advent of new apps, overlapping software and even 3D video technology in real estate, it’s hard for agents to pinpoint exactly what it is they need to sell more homes and close more business in a given year. ...


Educate Buyers about New Housing Incentives

It seems the tide might shift in favor of homebuyers looking to purchase this year, especially where lending availability is concerned. That’s great news for consumers, and it’s a prime opportunity for us to educate homebuyers about their enhanced options. ...


A $1,000 Increase in Home Prices Keeps More than 200,000 Households Out of the Market

Each $1,000 increase in the cost of a new median-priced home price forces 206,000 prospective buyers out of the marketplace, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). ...


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