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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Mortgage Applications Decrease 2.3 Percent

Mortgage applications decreased 2.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 15, 2013. This week’s results include an adjustment to account for the Veteran’s Day holiday. ...


Thanksgiving and Hanukkah: Rare Convergence of 2 Holidays Has Families Buzzing with Celebration

(MCT)--This year, Paula Lynn is putting her traditional Hanukkah vacation on hold. ...


Long & Foster Opens New Havertown, Pa., Office

Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., one of the largest independent residential real estate companies in the United States, has announced that it will open a new office in Havertown, Pa., located at 95 South Eagle Rd., later this month. The Kevin Toll Group, LLC, led by Kevin R. Toll, ...


ERA Real Estate Enters Chattanooga Market

ERA Real Estate, a global real estate franchising leader, has announced the affiliation of RE/MAX North Properties in the greater Chattanooga area. With one office and 20 agents, the firm will now do business as ERA Blue Key Properties. ...


The NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Introducing the 2014 NAR President, Steve Brown

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Jeff Barnett, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


Enabling Strong Relationships, Saving Time and Money through a Refreshing, Customized Approach

Amelia Bullock has been in the real estate industry for 46 years; 44 years ago, she started her own real estate firm, Amelia Bullock REALTORS® Inc., one of the top performing and largest real estate firms in Austin, Texas. ...


zipLogix Releases zipForm Plus, the Latest in Real Estate Forms Software

Recently, zipLogix announced the release of zipForm® Plus, the official and exclusive forms software of the National Association of REALTORS®. According to the company, zipForm Plus delivers the most comprehensive online forms application available with a complete design overhaul and new technology. ...


Three Simple Steps to Boost Your SEO

The HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes provided five winning real estate agents with one-on-one digital marketing training sessions. Now, you can gain the same business makeover advice the winners received. ...


Multifamily Market off Recent Peak, but Still Positive

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), released recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), reached 54 in the third quarter, seven points lower than a spike in the second quarter but the seventh consecutive reading above 50. ...


Remember Your Credit Union Has a Professional Development Line of Credit

NAR PULSE—Do you need Cash for Class during Designation Awareness Month? Set yourself apart from the competition and get the education you want with our Professional Development Line of Credit from REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal ...


Realtor.com® Issues Winter Home Buyer Report

Twenty-nine percent of all-cash homebuyers planning a purchase in the next four months are downsizers ...


Land Value Tax: An Alternative to the Property Tax

An alternative to the local property tax, the land value tax offers certain benefits over the economically inefficient property tax. However, its novelty and legal and political challenges continue to make it an elusive option at this time. ...


Great Spaces: Kid Rock Lists Tropical Sanctuary

Musician Kid Rock recently listed his Malibu home, referred to as a “Balinese Oasis,” for over $13 million. The home was purchased in 2006 for $11.6 million. ...


After a Tornado, 10 Tips for Insurance Claims

After more than 80 tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and killed eight people on Sunday, homeowners will soon file insurance claims to begin the long process of piecing their lives back together. ...


Long & Foster Pledges Matching Donations for Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts

The Long & Foster Companies, parent company to Long & Foster Real Estate, recently announced it will team with the American Red Cross to support those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The company will match donations from its real estate agents and employees on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $25,000. ...


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