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Todays Real Estate News Archive


The Houston Association of REALTORS® Moves to ListHub

ListHub, a leading distributor of property listings and provider of performance metrics in real estate, operated by Move, Inc., announced a new agreement with the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) to provide services to their 26,000 members. With the addition of HAR in Houston, ListHub now supports 454 MLS and ...


Commercial Real Estate Recovering, Report Reveals

Development and construction of new commercial real estate – office, industrial and retail buildings – continued its climb in 2012, supporting approximately 2.3 million American jobs and contributing $303.4 billion to the nation's economy, marking the second year that the sector posted gains since 2007, according to a new report ...


Ask the Expert: How Do I Know If My Contracted Home Has Appliance Problems?

Today's Ask the Expert column features Robert Allender, owner of Pillar to Post Home Inspections in Woodbury, Minn. ...


Rebound Continues: Housing Markets Back to Normal in 52 Metros

Housing markets in 52 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide have now returned to or exceeded their pre-recessionary levels of activity, according to the newly minted National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. ...


Interest Rate Hikes Shrinking ‘Refinancible’ Population; Home Price Increases Potentially Opening New Home Equity Loan Market

The August Mortgage Monitor report released by Lender Processing Services (LPS) found that prepayment activity (historically a good indicator of mortgage refinance activity) declined sharply in August as mortgage rates continued to rise. In conjunction with those rate increases, a large portion of borrowers has been effectively shifted out of ...


Webinar: Using RISMedia’s Pop-a-Note for Conversational Marketing – Join Us This Thursday, Oct. 10 at Noon EDT

If you have 30 minutes to learn how to ramp up your client communications this Thursday, Oct. 10th, grab some lunch and listen in on RISMedia’s free webinar on “Pop-a-Note,” RISMedia’s easy conversational marketing system that helps you build relationships and stay in touch with clients using fun and interesting ...


Great Spaces: Celine Dion Lists in Jupiter Island for $72.5 Million; Her ‘Heart Will Go On’

Celine Dion is super-mega-ultra famous. She’s sold more than 200 million albums worldwide; she headlines her own residency in Las Vegas; and she led a soundtrack for one of the highest grossing films of all time (“Titanic”). Celine Dion is amazing. ...


New Webinar Features Top Agents Closing Online Leads

There are agents who get large numbers of online leads and successfully convert them to sales. But not every agent has the right systems in place to convert online customers, particularly in great numbers. To address this challenge, realtor.com® has arranged for top agents from around the nation ...


Home Style: Removing Thatch

(MCT)—Q: My yard is in need of a de-thatching and possible aerating. I live in Northern Indiana. What is the best time of year to do this? Do you have any tips and guidelines?  —Sandy Bennitt, Granger, Ind. ...


Realogy to Host Company’s Second Innovation Summit

Realogy Holdings Corp., a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, recently announced it will host the company's second innovation summit in a six-month span. ...


Hudson United Mortgage, Title & Insurance Announces Free CLE Courses on NY Real Estate Hot Topics

Dan Rand, Vice President of Hudson United Abstract Services announced recently that his firm will be co-sponsoring a Continuing Legal Education course for attorneys on the topics of Short Sales & Approvals and Mortgage Fraud Prevention. The class will be held at three separate times and locations to make it ...


Confronting the Inventory Shortage – Leading Brokers Offer Tried and True Strategies

As the real estate industry continues along the road to recovery, agents and brokers alike are being challenged on a daily basis, thanks in large part to a growing inventory shortage. “The Inventory Conundrum: The Current Outlook and Strategies for Coping ...


Why Your Online Listing is Priced Wrong

Quick, pretend to be a buyer, jump on the internet and begin a home search. Which website did you visit and what did you type in as your search parameters? ...


The Mobile Consumer and the Right Response to Responsive Design

With people accessing the Internet from various devices, all of which vary in size, Responsive Web Design has become all the rage. As defined by Stanford University, Responsive Web Design refers to: ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall for Third Consecutive Week

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates falling for the third consecutive week amid declining consumer confidence and the onset of the federal government shutdown. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage is at its lowest level since the week ...


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