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Todays Real Estate News Archive


3 Questions Never to Ask during a Hiring Interview

(MCT)—Business owners are generally pretty savvy about discrimination in hiring. You know you should hire the best person for the job, regardless of gender or race. Most hiring managers wouldn’t deny someone a job offer because of the color of their skin, ...


zipLogix Announces Service Provider Feature for zipForm Plus Users

zipLogix, creator of zipForm(R), one of the real estate industry's leading forms software providers, recently announced the release of the Service Provider feature for zipForm(R) Plus. The feature is available nationwide. The Service Provider program places each participating company's contact information in the zipForm(R) Plus address book, a form library ...


Labor Shortages Are a Key Issue for Housing

According to recent NAHB industry surveys, finding and hiring workers is a key challenge for home builders as construction activity grows. This issue is of such significant importance that it has been selected as a primary issue for NAHB’s 2014 legislative conference, “Bringing Housing Home,” which takes place ...


New Generational Trends Study Shows Confidence in Market

Young home buyers remain optimistic and see their home as a good investment, while older buyers are more likely to trade down to a smaller property to match changing lifestyles, according to the 2014 National Association of Realtors® Home Buyer and Seller ...


More Than 4 Million First-Time Buyers Want to Enter the Housing Market in 2014, Buoyed by Strong U.S. Housing Confidence

Millions of current renters nationwide aspire to buy a home in the next year, according to the inaugural edition of the Zillow Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI)[i], suggesting strong demand among potential first-time homebuyers if market conditions are favorable. But existing headwinds, including ...


Distressed Housing Market Shrinks Dramatically in California

Regional Spotlight--Vastly improved home prices over the past five years have changed the landscape of California’s distressed housing market, which is now just a fraction of what it was during the Great Recession, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) found recently. ...


Great Service Is Real Key to Positive Agent Ratings

When you provide service that impresses your clients, they’re usually very willing to tell others. That’s how you keep your pipeline filled. ...


Addressing the Needs of Diverse Clientele

Today's buyers and sellers are not a “one size fits all” type of deal. In the following interview, Douglas Magid, a Principal with CENTURY 21 Metropolitan in New York, N.Y., talks about meeting the needs of all your clients, from first-time buyers to picky buyers and beyond. ...


From Loan Qualification to Divorce, Marriage Brings up Mortgage Issues

(MCT)—When a married couple purchases a house with the help of a mortgage, they become subject to a wide range of legal rules and custom-based practices at every stage of the process. This column will summarize some of the major issues that ...


Mortgage Returns Launches Spring Purchase Program

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced recently that it has launched its Spring Purchase Program enabling mortgage lenders to increase purchase business and referrals during the upcoming home buying season. ...


Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty Mourns the Passing of D. Kent Gale, Chairman Emeritus

Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty is mourning the passing of one of its great leaders, D. Kent Gale, at age 96, on March 6, 2014. ...


American Home Shield Acquires HSA Home Warranty, with Both Brands Focusing on Growth and Market Expansion

American Home Shield, one of the largest home warranty companies in the nation, has announced the closing of its acquisition of HSA Home Warranty. Company officials announced in early November that a purchase agreement had been signed and were awaiting final regulatory approval to close the ...


Normal Market Activity Inches Forward

While the pace may be slow, new industry findings show that the real estate market is indeed moving forward. The Advanced March NAHB/First American Leading Markets (LMI) Index remained unchanged in March at .87 from February but the number of markets considered ...


Open Enrollment under ACA Ends March 31 but Don’t Stress, NAR Can Help

NAR PULSE—Still not sure about your health insurance options? Visit the REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace powered by SASid, a REALTOR Benefit® Program partner, to explore NAR’s private exchange and learn about your insurance options. Also NAR President Steve Brown walks members through the ...


Ask the Experts: What Are the Most Valuable Real Estate Lessons Learned over the Past Few Years?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Marty Rueter, President of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., the franchising arm of Weichert, Realtors. ...


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