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Todays Real Estate News Archive


U.S. Is Top Choice for International Buyers

Viewing the country as a safe place to put their money, international homebuyers preferred purchasing properties in the United States over other countries, according to the California Association of REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2013 International Clients Survey.” ...


Why ‘Local’ Is Back: LeadingRE – The Global Behind Local

Look around, and the rising consumer preference for “local” is apparent in just about every market segment. Diners flock to pedestrian areas with home-grown restaurant options, seeking a unique flavor not offered in a chain restaurant. Millennials gravitate toward craft beers from ...


5 Ways to Improve Social Media Productivity

(MCT)—Technology consultant Rebekah Lundberg talked to the Dallas Morning News about five tools to increase social media productivity. Lundberg is the U.S. marketing manager for global digital marketing and technology firm Valtech. ...


Texas REALTORS® De-Mystify Three Top Home Selling Myths

I recently came across some very interesting and de-mystifying information courtesy of the Texas Association of REALTORS® directed at first-time sellers. The Association warns that there are lots of myths out there about the right way to sell a home. ...


NAHB Supports Senate Bill that Addresses “Patent Trolls”

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is calling on the Senate to advance the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013 (S. 1720), legislation that would significantly improve the U.S. patent process and stop patent abuse. Small business owners in home building and scores of other industries across the ...


Agent Spotlight: Real Living Lifestyles’ Sean Zanganeh Closed Most Units in 2013

Sean Zanganeh began his career in real estate five years ago when the market was at one of its worst downturns, which gave him invaluable experience that has propelled him to where he is today. At Real Living Lifestyles he had the most units closed and the third highest gross ...


Century 21 Realty Alliance Earns Diversity Award

Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized CENTURY 21 Realty Alliance with the 2013 CENTURY 21® Marsh Fisher Diversity Award. Orhan Tolu, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 Realty Alliance, accepted the Award on behalf of his team at the CENTURY 21 Global Conference in Las Vegas, NV earlier this month. ...


Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Named Top Seller

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Chairman and CEO Lawrence Flick recently announced that BHHS Fox & Roach has received the 2013 Gibraltar Circle Award, ranking No. 1 in Units. This award is given each year to the top 50 companies in the BHHS Real Estate Network. The ...


Real Estate Investment Clubs for Fun and Profit, with Luck

(MCT)—Kimberly and Edward Rushing’s fledgling real estate investment venture got off to a rocky start. ...


A Frigid February Catches up to Construction Spending

Total private residential construction spending decreased in February after three consecutive months of growth. The unusually cold winter may have finally caught up to total residential spending and contributed to a slight month-over-month decline. Total private residential construction spending dropped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $360.4 billion according ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates on Hold

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates relatively unchanged from last week. ...


Improving Lead Quality and Increasing Visibility

When managing a brokerage, it can be difficult to decide what tools are worth your time and which ones will bring the greatest return on investment. But it’s a much easier decision when the tools you choose are free, easy to set up and essentially automated upon activation—tools like Zillow ...


Home Warranties Lead to Faster Sales, Higher Sales Prices

According to a recent home sales study conducted by American Home Shield, the nation’s leading provider of home warranties, homes sold with one of the company’s home protection plans spend an average of almost 11 fewer days on the market and sell at a sales price that is an average ...


Your Place: Paint Peeling, Plaster Crumbling—What to Do?

(MCT)—Q: I had a new roof put on my home 10 years ago. ...


HUD Marks Fair Housing Month

Each April, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) uses Fair Housing Month to mark the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the landmark law passed shortly after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, ...


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