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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Fifty-two Percent of Largest Markets Have Recovered Half of Lost Equity

A majority of the nation’s largest markets, 52 percent, have now recovered more than half of the equity they lost during the Great Recession, according to the latest Rebound Report from Homes.com. ...


Is Guilt Causing Call Reluctance?

Busy agents collect the names and contact information for hundreds of past and prospective customers over the years. When we ask these agents what percentage of the people on their “list” have been contacted in the past 24 months – we frequently get a slightly embarrassed answer that it’s less ...


Electronic Signature: The Evolution of the Agreement Process

What is a contract? In real estate, it is a large pile of documents that require multiple signatures from multiple parties. Housing contracts are a pretty narrow view of contracts, though. According to Wikipedia and the New Oxford American Dictionary, a contract ...


For REALTORS®, for Americans NAR President-Elect Steve Brown Serves a Larger Cause

A 38-year real estate veteran, Steve Brown has seen every angle of this business, from the sales associate’s perspective to the broker/owner’s. Now, he’s ready for his biggest role yet. The co-owner of Dayton, Ohio’s Irongate Inc., REALTORS®, a full ...


Your Place: Options on a Fireplace Sleeve

(MCT)—Q: Our house was built in 1898. I am told we cannot use our fireplace unless we install a sleeve that would cost $3,000 to $6,000. ...


Gardner Realtors Accepting Donations to Support New Orleans Mission’s Women’s Center Expansion

Gardner REALTORS® has recently teamed up with the New Orleans Mission to assist them in expanding the Women's Center from 16 beds to 38 beds, and to add a full-time therapist, which will provide a safe place exclusively for women within its current facility on Baronne Street in Central City, ...


Carrington Mortgage Services Further Expands Its Southeastern Coverage

The Wholesale Lending Division of Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC (Carrington) recently announced that it has expanded its coverage in the Southeast, adding an operations center in Jacksonville, Florida. This latest addition reflects the company’s ongoing commitment to extending its reach and growing its wholesale business into 2014, even as other ...


Chicago Real Estate: $1 Million-Plus Homes Gain Sales Momentum in City and Suburbs

Regional Spotlight—Sales of luxury homes in the seven-county metropolitan Chicago real estate market continued to gather momentum, according to the RE/MAX Luxury Report on Chicago Real Estate, a bi-monthly analysis of home sales at $1 million plus. This is the first time the report, which was initiated earlier this year, ...


Housing List Launches as First Inductee in Onboard Informatics’ Startup Wars Program

HousingList.com, created by Vertical Brands Media, Inc., has gone live as the first inductee in Onboard Informatics’ “Startup Wars” program. ...


Report Shows: Higher Property Values, Increased Transactions and Leveling of Foreclosures

Thomson Reuters and the National Association of Counties (NACo) recently released the results of their Annual Local Property Markets Survey. ...


Home Builders Seek Legislative Fix for Soaring Flood Insurance Premium Rates

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called on Congress recently to take steps to resolve unintended consequences of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act that are resulting in huge premium spikes for many home owners and impacting the sale, construction and remodeling of homes across the nation. ...


Ohio Housing on Track for Second Highest Year

Regional Spotlight—Central Ohio home sales are on track to be the second highest year ever, despite the decrease in inventory according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing System (MLS). ...


Black Friday Shopping Safety Tips

(MCT)—Black Friday is all about being smart with your money and scoring great deals, but there’s one thing you shouldn’t check off your list: safety. ...


Become a #twitterexpert: 5 Ways to Master Networking on Twitter

Last time out we examined the power that Twitter could have on growing your business and client base, as emphasized by Katie Lance, CEO and owner of Katie Lance Consulting in Homes.com’s webinar, “Secrets of Top Selling ...


Is Guilt Causing Call Reluctance?

Busy agents collect the names and contact information for hundreds of past and prospective customers over the years. When we ask these agents what percentage of the people on their “list” have been contacted in the past 24 months – we frequently get a slightly embarrassed answer that it’s less ...


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