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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Realty ONE Group Celebrates Success on the Second Anniversary of Its Acquisition of John Hall & Associates

Realty ONE Group recently celebrated its two year anniversary of acquiring John Hall & Associates -- and based on the unprecedented growth, it's clear it should be called the "Terrific Twos." ...


Luxury Homeowners Believe Homeownership Is a More Sound Investment Than the Stock Market: Survey

In largest luxury owner survey ever, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate study reveals multiple homes and high-tech amenities are the new norm for affluent homeowners ...


New REALTOR® Safety Article – Safety Forms

NAR PULSE—The utilization of NAR's Safety Forms is important to all real estate agents. These forms can help add a layer of safety and security when out of the office showing houses. They also allow staff and colleagues to know where you are and when you should be back. Find ...


Webinar Alert: Want a Fun, Effective Way to Keep in Touch? Don’t Miss RISMedia’s “Pop-a-Note” Webinar This Thursday at Noon EDT

If you have 30 minutes to learn how to ramp up your client communications this Thursday, grab some lunch and listen in on RISMedia’s free webinar on “Pop-a-Note,” RISMedia’s easy e-marketing system that helps you build relationships and stay in touch ...


Mortgage Rates Rise, Freddie Mac Says, but Jumbo Loans Are Cheap

(MCT)—With interest rates rising, it’s getting harder to find a great deal on a home loan these days — unless you’re rich enough to be looking for a jumbo mortgage. ...


Record High 291 Housing Markets Listed as Improving In September

A total of 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for September, released today. This reflects a gain of 44 markets from August ...


Cutting Back: How to Keep College Costs in Check

(MCT)—Remember the Freshman 15: the proverbial extra weight that college students pack on their first year away from home? ...


Coldwell Banker Franchise Growth in First Half of 2013 Highlighted by New Affiliates

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC announced that six brokerage companies joined the Coldwell Banker® system in the United States and Canada, and the Company executed a new master franchise agreement for Switzerland during the first half of 2013. The new firms combined for more than $1.3 billion in 2012 sales ...


Weichert REALTORS® Named Official Real Estate Company of the New York Jets

Weichert, REALTORS® and the New York Jets are pleased to announce that Weichert has been named “official real estate company of the New York Jets.” As such, Weichert will maintain a significant presence during all Jets home games via prominently placed signage and on the in-stadium television network. ...


Increase Referrals to Increase Success

Everyone has to start somewhere. Whether you’re new to the work force or only new to the real estate industry, your literal or metaphorical Rolodex might be a bit bare. But as a real estate professional, your success relies on who ...


Vacation Rental Rates Rose 19 Percent this Summer

Vacation property rentals outpaced hotels this summer as owners enjoyed strong bookings that were as good as or better than last year. ...


Cash for Homes: Policy Implications of an Investor-Led Housing Recovery

Across the country, investors are taking advantage of the nation’s foreclosure crisis to purchase homes at bargain prices, often beating out potential homeowners who remain sidelined. In July, cash-on-hand investors bought about 55 percent of the homes sold in Las Vegas and numerous properties in other major metropolitan areas such ...


How to Make Your Visualizations a Reality

"Visualize your success" is something we hear a lot of these days. However, we don't always know how to make our visualizations powerful enough so that they become a reality. ...


Refinance Volume Down Slightly in Second Quarter

The total volume of home refinances decreased slightly in the second quarter of 2013 and refinances through the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) also declined somewhat, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s Second Quarter 2013 Refinance Report. Total refinance volume was just below 1.3 million while HARP refinances stood ...


Gold Rush Is on in Home Decor

(MCT)—Designers are once again going for gold. ...


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