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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Northeast Dominates Monthly Price Increases

Homes.com recently released its April Local Market Index, a price performance summary of repeat sales in the top 100 markets, and the companion Midsize Markets Report for defined areas ranked from 101­300. Utilizing home pricing data, the Index shows year-­over-­year gains for ...


The Ultimate Rental Tool for Landlords

Landlords know how important it is to find dependable tenants, however, running a potential tenant’s credit and rental history checks can be a very tedious—and often complicated—process. And that doesn’t take into consideration all the time and effort spent on tenants who don’t pan out. Houserie, a tenant screening program ...


Maximizing Your Connection with Internet Leads

Making an interactive online presence for yourself is an important step toward attracting more prospective clients and reaching real estate success. However, once you've gained an online lead, it's important that you maximize your potential connection with them. Read on as Ginger McQuigg, Senior Vice President, Residential Sales with Berkshire ...


Getting Started: Reasons to Consider a Roth while Young

(MCT)—Saving for retirement when you’re young is a prudent financial step. ...


West USA Realty, Inc. Hires Michael Hofstetter as New Managing Broker

West USA Realty, Inc. Operations Officer Todd C. Menard announced recently that Michael P. Hofstetter has been named as its newest Managing Broker for the company.  Hofstetter will join a team of brokers that include Bob Stephens (managing broker), Duane Fouts (managing broker) and C. Dale Hillard (designated broker). ...


Housing Market’s ‘Normal’ State Difficult to Gauge

(MCT)—This might be the year in which U.S. housing markets return to normal, judging by real estate industry statements and predictions. But what exactly is “normal” in housing, and how close are local markets to that standard? ...


NAR Video Spotlight: Determining Your Investment Options Using a Risk-Return Model

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® that aims to refresh and educate members about important aspects of being a REALTOR®. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily Real Estate Advisor. ...


Broker Training Series, ‘One Byte at a Time,’ Puts Focus on RISMedia Content

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a four-part series highlighting video training sessions and creative-use ideas, created by San Diego-based Century 21 Award for their agents in using RISMedia’s Content Solutions and specifically RISMedia’s RREIN platform. ...


Enhancing Client Relations

In the 10 years that James and Penny Brockway, a husband and wife team, have been operating Brockway Realty, LLC, the company has been in steady growth mode, with a dozen agents now serving clients throughout the Houston and Clear Lake areas. ...


Small Town, Big Service

Building a real estate business in a small town doesn't mean offering small services. Instead, it typically means you spend a lot of time strengthening your relationship with your local community. “Get involved in a lot of local events,” recommends Bruce Garber, Broker/Owner of CENTURY 21 BHJ Realty, Inc. in ...


The Truth Behind College Cost Myths

(MCT)—Whenever we write about how much it costs to go to college, we hear from a lot of readers. ...


Pillar To Post Welcomes 42 New Franchisees

Pillar To Post, one of North America’s largest home inspection franchises, has added 42 new franchise locations since January of this year, bringing the company’s total to 450 franchisees. In addition, they have just been named one of the Top 100 Low Cost Franchises in Franchise Business Review’s Best of ...


Hot Property: Dr. Dre Moves His Money around LA’s Westside

(MCT)—Dr. Dre has popped his Hollywood Hills West home on the market at $35 million. ...


Key Takeaways from the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit

In The Second Machine Age, Erik Brynjofsson and Andrew McAfee provide an intricate argument that the speed of innovation is increasing rapidly. And, while their book does not focus on real estate, last Tuesday’s Realogy FWD Innovation Summit showcasing 15 ...


Share of All-Cash Home Purchases Falls in Most Areas

The portion of home purchases made with all cash fell in the first quarter compared to a year ago in a majority of metro areas nationwide, as investor-driven activity fades and more traditional buyers re-enter the market, according to a Zillow analysis. ...


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