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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Popularity Contest: Most Coveted Features for New Homes

During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sharing with home buyers the most popular features in new single-family homes in 2014. Builders from across the country were surveyed on what features they were most likely ...


RISMedia’s 2014 Power Broker Report Ranks Nation’s Most Productive Real Estate Firms

With the record books now closed for 2013, Power Brokers are pleased to weigh in on the real estate market’s second solid year of recovery. In 2013, brokers across the country paid witness to many key indicators of the housing market’s gradual ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: The CFPB’s 3 Percent Cap: What’s ahead for Big Brokers?

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of Realtors® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. ...


February Pending Home Sales Continue Slide

Pending home sales declined for the eighth straight month in February, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Modest increases in the Midwest and West were offset by declines in the Northeast and South; all regions are below a year ago. ...


As Housing’s P/E Ratio Indicates, Investors Did Their Job

Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Index™ (HDI) Market Report with data through March 2014. Using a broad array of public and proprietary data sources, the HDI Market Report publishes the most granular home data and analysis earlier than nearly any other index provider in the industry. ...


How to Buy a Second Home

(MCT)—If you have been toying with the idea of buying a second home, now could be a good time to take the leap. Interest rates are still low by historic standards, and home prices are recovering from the bust but aren’t out ...


Real Living Lifestyles Agent Receives Five Star Real Estate Agent Award for 3rd Year in a Row

For the 3rd consecutive year Bonnie Maloney has won the Five Star Real Estate Agent Award from San Diego Magazine, Real Living Lifestyles has announced. This award identifies agents who provide quality services to their clients by asking recent homebuyers to evaluate local real estate agents. Maloney is also e-PRO ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Names Eugene Marconi as General Legal Counsel

Regional Spotlight—Eugene A. Marconi has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties as General Legal Counsel, the company has announced. The announcement was made by Candace Adams, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties at the company’s Annual Awards Event. ...


How Much Do Real Estate Agents Make?

It’s a common question for consumers, students and real estate professionals: How much do real estate agents make? ...


Groundbreaking Home and Neighborhood Project History Reports Now Available

Porch, the home improvement network, and realtor.com®, a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., have announced the launch of the Porch Home and Neighborhood Report, a free, innovative resource for understanding the remodeling and project ...


REALTORS® Federal Credit Union Helps REALTORS® Manage Business and Grow

Whether running a sole proprietorship, small business, partnership or corporation, members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) are managing and growing their businesses with the help of the REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal Credit Union. As a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution, owned and operated by ...


Ask the Expert: How Can Agents and Builders Educate Buyers Together?

Today's “Ask the Expert” column features Andrew Leff, National Builder and Renovation Executive with Bank of America. ...


Building Momentum in an Active Market

In the following interview, Michael Davar, Regional Manager of OC & IE with Realty ONE Group in Irvine, Calif., gives us the inside scoop on fully utilizing an active market. ...


Real Estate Q&A: Bank Blows Its Own Short Sale Deadline

(MCT)—QUESTION: I’m buying a short sale. After I submitted the application, the seller’s bank told me I could expect an answer in 30 days. But that date has come and gone with no answer yet. It’s an all-cash offer for market value. ...


Homes.com® & ForRent.com®’s Social Media Philosophy Highlighted on Podcast

Erica Campbell Byrum, director of social media for Homes.com® and ForRent.com®, was recently invited to Jay Baer’s Social Pros Podcast series, “Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media,” to discuss her professional background, the companies’ customer- and consumer-oriented social media efforts, and what it takes to be a social ...


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