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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Sustained Competitive Excellence: CENTURY 21 & USA Bobsled Go for Gold

In 2012, the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate organization set out on a course to “go for the gold” to help the maximum number of consumers in their online real estate search and sales efforts. The prize for the CENTURY 21® System was establishing a best-in-class real ...


REALTORS® Announce Most Valuable Home Improvements

A home’s curb appeal is crucial because it can be the first thing buyers notice about a home. That’s why REALTORS® rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects in the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report. ...


Breaking the Logjam on Reverse Mortgages

(MCT)—People reaching retirement age are living longer than ever, and retiring with less capacity to maintain their living standards. With good reason, this situation has been termed a “retirement funds crisis.” ...


Webinar: Set and Reach Your Goals

Are you looking to set and reach more goals this year? Tune into the upcoming webinar held on Thursday, January 23 at 9 a.m. PST. The webinar, held by the National Association of REALTORS®, will teach you how to set your goals and build an achievable working plan. You can ...


Real Estate Q&A: Lien Filed against Wrong Homeowner

(MCT)—QUESTION: I recently learned that a company mistakenly filed a lien against our home. It’s clear that the company did not even check for accuracy. I contacted the firm, and it released the lien, but without written explanation. My wife and I ...


Holiday Slowdown? Not for Home Buyers in Metro Chicago Real Estate Market

Regional Spotlight—Chicago-area homebuyers didn’t let the holiday season distract them from purchasing a new home. RE/MAX reports that during the final month of 2013, home sales in the seven-county metro Chicago real estate market totaled 8,053 units, 9 percent more than during the same month last year, while the median ...


New Residential Construction Activity Dips in December

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the following new residential construction statistics for December 2013: ...


Brian Buffini Shares What It Takes to Succeed in the New Era of Real Estate

Having trained millions of real estate professionals for success over the course of almost 20 years now, Brian Buffini, chairman and founder of Buffini & Company, knows what it takes to increase business in an altered real estate environment. In this exclusive ...


New Report Shows Lack of Equality in Housing Market

Who is applying for mortgages? Who is successful? For some communities, the answer is not always the same. ...


FNC Index: November Home Prices Up Steadily by 0.5 Percent

The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S. home prices continuing to rise at a modest pace despite at a flatter rate when compared to the spring and summer months. This trend largely reflects a decline in housing activity. The index, constructed to gauge underlying property value based on ...


Ask the Experts: What Style Should I Shoot My Video In?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Marcellee Williams, the Producer & Content Manager for WellcomeMat. ...


Webinar: Building Lead Systems for Your Unique Brokerage

Looking to build up lead systems for your brokerage? Participate in this realtor.com® webinar, held on Wednesdays, January 22 at 10 a.m. PST, and see what is new and how it compares to your existing systems! ...


Living Smart: Basement Waterproofing Methods

(MCT)—Waterfalls and water fountains soothe the soul. Water in your basement stirs up anguish. ...


Century21.com Ranks Top Visited Real Estate Franchise Website

Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced recently that Century21.com has become the No. 1 “most visited” real estate franchise website. According to comScore, Inc., a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, Century21.com attracted more unique visitors than any other real estate franchise brand site in every month ...


That Older Kitchen or Bath Needn’t Be a Major Obstacle to Quick Sale

What attracts buyers most strongly when touring a home for sale in the Chicago real estate market? RE/MAX brokers report that buyers love to find modern kitchens with granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and new cabinets. They also like large bathrooms with tile floors, steam showers, twin sinks and luxurious tubs. ...


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