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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Fixed Mortgage Rates Lower for Fifth Straight Week

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling for the fifth consecutive week and hitting new 2014 lows. The average for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is at its lowest point since the week of October 31, 2013. ...


Living Smart: Unglamorous Home Projects

(MCT)—It’s almost painful to shell out hard-earned money for some home projects. Unlike adding a new deck or remodeling the kitchen, replacing a sump pump is hardly cause for a party. ...


Over 1,000 Agents Sign up for LocalSmartMobile Integrated Media Marketing Packages

A new marketing product suite is rapidly gaining momentum as more agents and brokers are realizing the value of a multi-media marketing campaign for their brands. ...


Angela Kenny, Century 21 Team Feltrim, Named Top Producing C21® Agent

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, franchisor of one of the world’s largest residential real estate franchise sales organizations, recently announced that CENTURY 21 Team Feltrim’s Angela Kenny is the No. 1 agent worldwide in the CENTURY 21® System based on units sold in 2013. Kenny was honored at the CENTURY ...


Hot Property: Leaving Another Zip Code?

(MCT)—Jason Priestley, who made a name for himself playing Brandon Walsh on “Beverly Hills, 90210” in the 1990s, has sold a home in the San Fernando Valley’s Toluca Lake neighborhood for $2 million. ...


Ask the Expert: How Can I Market to Retirees Settling Abroad?

This “Ask the Expert” column features Cindy Fauth, a Global Marketing Manager with National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Microchips in Our Passports and Credit Cards: Are they Safe?

(MCT)—U.S. passports have them. And these days, many more U.S. credit cards are starting to carry them, too. ...


How You Can Increase Your Press Coverage

They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and while that probably doesn’t apply to real estate, there’s no doubt some good publicity can go a long way. The more visible you are in your community, the more potential clients will ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Education Can Equal Success for REALTORS®

Education is an investment in which the individual decision to acquire a higher education depends on the probability of higher future earnings potential. The economic benefit of higher education has societal implications as well, since a productive population affects the aggregate economic ...


What It Takes to Be Number One

I get asked this question at least once a week at events and on coaching calls: “What does it take to be No. 1?” As we strive for excellence in our business and in our lives, the road to becoming No. 1 ...


Hard Work Brings Real Results

From delivering the right message to prospective clients, to closing deals, it takes hard work to achieve success in the real estate world. In the following interview, Tim Brett, Sales Manager withBrett/Robinson Real Estate lets us in on his top tips for a winning it big with business. ...


7 Fun Tenets of Business that You Can Apply to Life

Within the first five years of a small-business venture, about half do not survive, according to the government’s Small Business Administration. And after 10 years, only a third are still around. ...


iServe Residential Lending, LLC Selects Mortgage Returns for Marketing and Reporting Solutions

Mortgage Returns, a provider of TRUE CRM technology and automated marketing solutions for the mortgage industry, has announced that iServe Residential Lending, LLC has selected the company’s TRUE CRM technology to manage its marketing campaigns and business analysis capabilities. ...


Luxury Real Estate Network Extends Outreach in Asia

Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, has introduced several key initiatives that strengthen the luxury network’s outreach to Asian consumers, including a corporate office in Singapore, a greatly expanded online presence in the region and an upcoming conference in Shanghai. The ...


Adding Value to Real Estate Transactions through Relationship Building

For real estate professionals Gifford and Trish Dudley, a husband and wife team with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Highlands Ranch, Colo., success begins with building solid relationships. Never underestimating the value of a good relationship, the Dudleys note that the most ...


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