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Todays Real Estate News Archive


3 Steps to an Emergency Fund

(TNS)—If you lose your job tomorrow, do you have enough money to pay your rent next month? Bad things can happen. Start an emergency fund in three simple steps to cushion you in times of trouble. ...


George Perez Joins Engel & Völkers North America as Vice President of Market Development

Engel & Völkers recently announced that George Perez has joined the North America headquarters team as Vice President of Market Development. ...


Top Zillow Economist Dr. Stan Humphries Featured on Real Estate Radio Boston

Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries appeared on Real Estate Radio Boston on March 7th to discuss his new book, "Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate", which he co-authored with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. Humphries also talked about the continued importance of REALTORS® in the Internet age saying, “I ...


Are Drones the Next Big Thing in Real Estate?

Earlier this month, Homes.com published a new report about the FAA’s updated regulations on the use of drones in real estate marketing, and that brought about one of the most interesting debates among agents and brokers we’ve ever seen. ...


3 Trends Set for This Year’s Spring Market

As the temperatures get warmer, and we inch closer to spring, the spring real estate market is getting ready to bloom. For real estate professionals, that means an increase in listings, open houses and (hopefully!) closings. If you’re not ready for ...


How Does the Color of Your Home Affect Buyers?

It’s no secret that color is crucial when marketing a product. In fact, consumers come to a subconscious conclusion about a product within 90 seconds of viewing, and much of that judgment (62-90 percent) is based solely on color, according to the Institute ...


Effective Rate on New Home Loans Drops below 4 Percent

Last month we reported that the contract rate on new home loans dipped below 4 percent in January, based on data released by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  In February, the rate continued to decline, from 3.92 to 3.79 percent, as did the average initial fees and charges on the loans, ...


Developing a Well-Rounded Management Team

(TNS)—Q: I’d like to help the managers on my team become more effective with their direct reports. They tend to have different approaches—one is highly organized with a “command and control” approach, one has a more empathic approach, and so on. How can ...


Axciom Selects RealtyTrac as Data Licensing Partner in New Multiyear Agreement

RealtyTrac®, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data recently announced a new multiyear agreement with Acxiom, an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company, to license RealtyTrac’s national tax assessor and recorder files, as well as RealtyTrac’s premier pre-foreclosure information for inclusion in Acxiom’s various data products, including InfoBase® ...


BHHS KoenigRubloff Realty Group Named No. 3 Brokerage in Nation by Brand

Nancy Nagy, Michael Pierson and Chris Eigel, CEO, President and Chairman Emeritus respectively, attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada this week where they accepted the award for the No. 3 brokerage in the nation on behalf of the company and its agents. The firm moved ...


REALTOR(R) Associations Honored with NAR Community Outreach Awards

The National Association of REALTORS® has honored seven local Realtor® associations with NAR Community Outreach Awards. These awards recognize associations that have worked with their communities to make them a better place to live and do business. ...


McColly Real Estate Participates in International Real Estate Conference

Several McColly Real Estate Agents and department directors participated in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Conference, held February 11-13 at Wynn Las Vegas. The event was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Conference Week, which attracted a prestigious audience of over 2,000 real ...


Report: Positive Housing Momentum Stalls

Freddie Mac recently released its updated Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®) showing that the U.S. housing market experienced some winter doldrums. While an improving labor market and attractive mortgage rates continue to promise a strong spring homebuying season, housing market stability stumbled ...


Protecting Your Real Estate Investment: HSA Home Warranty Covers All the Bases

A proud West Point graduate and former member of the U.S. Armed Forces, you could say that providing protection and security has always been a big aspect of Todd Hetherington’s family tradition. ...


Mortgage Applications Rise 9.5 Percent

Mortgage applications increased 9.5 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 20, 2015. ...


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