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Todays Real Estate News Archive


The Summertime Tune-up: Seven Reasons to Perform a Half-Year Review

Summertime and the livin’ is easy…or so the song goes. But as the days grow longer and warmer, small business owners might want to be careful about taking it too easy during June, July, and August. The reality, says successful entrepreneur and author Bill McBean, is that the season is ...


Keeping Up with a Fast-Paced Market

Why is the market moving forward so swiftly? While it varies from region to region, according to Dan Elsea of Real Estate One, two separate generations are working together to push the market forward. “Baby boomers are moving up and out, and Gen X and Gen Y are moving in—Gen ...


Starting Conversations, Building Relationships

What's the next hot trend in real estate? According to Wendy Harris of Team Harris Real Estate, the answer is property management. “ As real estate started to rebound, you had a lot of investors come into the market and buy. But investors like to buy, not manage,” says Harris. ...


Want to Motivate Sellers? 850,000 Properties Bounce Back to Positive Equity

Residential property analytic provider CoreLogic® recently released new analysis showing the market is making big moves, with 850,000 additional residential properties turning to positive equity during the first quarter of 2013. ...


Weekly Video Tip: How to Export Videos for YouTube and Vimeo

If you guys have been following along up until now, you should be awesome at shooting and editing videos. However, in order for the entire world to enjoy your visual genius and not just your grandma who comes over to your house every Friday for Canasta, you've gotta get those ...


Americans’ Optimism about Buying and Selling a Home Hits Record Levels

Americans’ confidence in their ability to buy and sell a home climbed sharply in May, likely due to reports of strong home price gains, according to results from Fannie Mae’s May 2013 National Housing Survey. The share of respondents who say now is a good time to sell a home ...


Growth in Consumer Credit Accelerates

According to the Federal Reserve Board, growth in the amount of consumer credit outstanding, this includes outstanding credit extended to individuals for household, family, and other personal expenditures, excluding loans secured by real estate, accelerated in April. ...


Freddie Mac Announces 10th Multifamily Securities Offering of the Year, K-028

Freddie Mac recently announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates"), which are multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1.6 billion in K Certificates ("K-028 Certificates"), which are expected to price on or about June 14, and settle on or about June 27, 2013. This ...


We Empower Bullies with Our Admiration

Bullying has been in the news a lot lately. Awareness of the problem has spawned a number of programs designed to combat it. While I applaud this effort, I don't see bullying going away any time soon. The truth of the ...


Real Living Lifestyles Shows Tremendous Growth in San Diego Business Journal’s Newest Report

Recently San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) declared Real Living Lifestyles as one of the top five real estate companies in San Diego. Out of those top five companies, Real Living Lifestyles has the most sales volume percent of growth in 2012 over 2011. The statistics display a 35 percent growth ...


Prudential Florida Realty Launches Campaign to Benefit Children with Cancer

The brokers, sales professionals, real estate services team members, and employees of Prudential Florida Realty have adopted The Sunshine Kids, a national non-profit organization that provides positive group activities and emotional support for children with cancer. ...


NAR’s Broker Tip of the Month: Go Beyond the Listing in Social Media—Ask

Do you hear it? It’s the dust settling on five years of social media hype and shiny object syndrome. Your listing in neither Facebook or Twitter or Linkedin is a magic marketing bullet, and (sorry) there will forever be a fantastic new app/social network/thingy to slap your brand on, see: ...


Zombie Nation: Which Real Estate Markets Are Rising from the Dead?

The market is rebounding and the economy is strengthening; that's how it would appear from the number of improving housing markets in June, which rose by five to a total of 263, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American ...


ACT with MVP: EARN Social Media for REALTORS®: Facebook-Download

NAR PULSE—Log in to REALTOR® Content Resource, June 1-15, and earn Social Media for REALTORS®: Facebook-Download. REALTOR® Content Resource offers over 1,300 pieces of content from HouseLogic.com to marketing communication channels. Social Media for REALTORS®: Facebook allows you or your agents to maximize business results and time ...


New Study Says Renters Are Satisfied, but Continuing to Reach for Homeownership

Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group has released a new research study that investigates the impact of consumer attitudes toward renting and homeownership on the future of housing in America. Data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey provides insights into whether current renters, particularly younger Americans, aspire to become ...