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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Heightened Market Conditions Fuel More Multiple Offers and Higher Selling Price

More properties were sold above their asking price this year, as tight supply conditions continued to heat up market competition in the first half of 2013, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2013 Annual Housing Market Survey.” ...


RE/MAX Presents ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award at RISMedia Gala

An industry leader will be honored for their unparalleled contributions to the real estate industry during RISMedia’s 18th Annual Power Broker Dinner on November 8 in San Francisco. During the prestigious event, RE/MAX LLC will present RISMedia’s “On the Shoulders of Giants” Award to an individual whose efforts, works, deeds ...


Home Buyers and Sellers Survey Shows Lingering Impact of Tight Credit

Although the housing market has shown a healthy recovery over the past two years, unnecessarily restrictive mortgage lending standards are preventing some financially qualified buyers from reaching their dreams, especially singles and first-time buyers, according to an annual study released today. ...


The Mortgage Professor: What to Look for in a Mortgage Loan Officer

(MCT)—When a mortgage borrower selects a lender with whom to deal, the identity of the company is much less important to the borrower than the identity of the individual loan officer. ...


Survey: Top Real Estate Execs Cautiously Optimistic on Housing and the Economy

Top real estate executives see continued improvement in the U.S. economy and housing, but they’re not universally bullish on either front, according to 2013 Imprev Thought Leader Survey. ...


Pandra Richie Named Chairman of the Board for Worldwide ERC

Pandra Richie, SCRP, SGMS-T, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors for Worldwide ERC®, the workforce mobility association has announced. Richie is the president of Corporate Real Estate Services with Long & Foster® Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, and previously ...


Bay Area Home Sales Slower, Median Prices Lower As Buyers Take A Break

Would-be San Francisco Bay Area homebuyers spooked by fast-rising home prices, a brief uptick in mortgage interest rates and potential fallout from the federal government shutdown took a break from their home search in the third quarter of 2013, spurring a slowdown in home sales that, for the first time ...


Realogy Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter 2013

Realogy recently reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013, including the following highlights: ...


REALTORS® to Regulators: Aligning QRM with QM Assures Safe, Sound Mortgage Lending

Revised rules proposed by federal regulators will help ensure rigorous and effective underwriting while also providing creditworthy homebuyers with access to safe mortgage financing, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Realogy Executive Tanya Reu Named 2013 Woman of Influence in Housing by HousingWire

Realogy Holdings Corp, recently announced that Tanya Reu was named among HousingWire magazine’s “2013 Women of Influence in Housing.” Reu is a senior vice president of human resources and diversity at Realogy, current member and past chair of the corporate board of governors for the National Association of Hispanic Real ...


Real Estate Agents Re-Think Strategies to Remain Competitive

Real estate agents have a challenging career that requires them to be knowledgeable in various areas of the market, have a sense of what buyers and sellers are looking for and be available to clients during off-hours and on weekends. In an ...


Citibank to Present Leadership Award at RISMedia Power Broker Event

During RISMedia’s 18th Annual Power Broker Dinner in San Francisco on Friday, a member of the real estate community will be honored with RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Award. The Leadership Award will be presented by Citibank executive, Desmond P. Smith, Managing Director at Citigroup ...


Consumers: Take the Chance to Win the Ultimate Home Renovation

Homes.com, leading online real estate destination and complete lifestyle resource, has partnered with HGTV to launch the “Inspiring Moments” sweepstakes. One lucky winner will be awarded $20,000 for the ultimate home renovation project. From November 1 through December 4, participants can enter once a day on both HGTV.com and DIYNetwork.com. ...


Your Place: Contractor Matters as Much as HVAC System Quality

(MCT)—Q: We live in a three-story Victorian twin (house) and are going to switch from oil to gas. I have a few concerns: ...


ERA Real Estate Welcomes American Real Estate in Southeast Texas

ERA Real Estate, a global franchising leader, recently announced the affiliation of American Real Estate in Beaumont, Texas. With three offices and 80 agents, the boutique brokerage led by Jaime Hensley will now do business as American Real Estate ERA Powered. ...


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