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Todays Real Estate News Archive


NAR Shows Majority of Metro Areas Experiencing Widening Inequality

Rising home prices in many metro areas have helped homeowners build housing wealth in recent years, but the continued decline in homeownership means the gains are going to fewer people and likely leading to worsening inequality in the U.S., according to new research from the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Homeownership Linked to Happiness

Based on data from the OECD Better Life Index, homeownership in the U.S. can lead to higher levels of subjective well-being. Translation: homeownership is linked to happiness. ...


New Report Finds Gap between Desire for and Availability of Community Attributes

Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report, America in 2015, released recently by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). A large number of people, particularly minorities and Millennials, report living in areas that lack easy access to safe places for outdoor ...


MRIS to Kick Off 2015 Real Estate R.O.A.D Show This June

MRIS has recently announced the launch of its 2015 R.O.A.D. Show series. The R.O.A.D. Show, which stands for Reach Out and Discover, is a traveling open house event that will feature opportunities for MRIS customers to network with other real estate professionals and the MRIS team, test drive new MRIS ...


4 Percent of All U.S Single Family Home Sales in Q1 Were Flips

A newly released RealtyTrac® report shows that 17,309 single family homes were flipped—sold as part of an arms-length sale for the second time within a 12-month period—in the first quarter, 4.0 percent of all single family home sales during the quarter. ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable—The Political Climate: A Look at Current Legislation and Its Impact on Real Estate

Editor's note: On April 14, 2015, the U.S House of Representatives passed H.R. 685, “The Mortgage Choice Act” by a vote of 287-140. The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS®. Watch for this column each month. ...


Housing Continues Gradual Recovery

Markets in 68 of the approximately 360 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the first quarter of 2015, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released ...


Future Focused: ‘Bringing the World to Austin’

We recently had an interview with Michele and Steve Turnquist with Engel & Völkers Austin Westlake in Austin, Texas, who shared the most popular trends in their market, international relocation growth at their company and how they are prepared to ‘Bring the World to Austin.’ ...


Why Is May the Best Month to Replace Your Mattress?

A good night's sleep is critical to maintain one's best health and well-being. And as sure as spring turns to summer, May brings with it Memorial Day and mattress sales. ...


AdWerx Outpacing High Expectations Startup Announces 4 More Strategic Relationships

AdWerx recently announced the signing of four key relationships, including the firms Sibcy Cline Realtors®, NextHome, Inc., and Crye-Leike, REALTORS®. This brings the total to 13 strategic relationships and expands the availability of brilliantly simple digital advertising to more real estate agents than ever before. ...


Moneycorp Opens Miami Office

Moneycorp, the international payments specialist, has opened an office in Miami to provide a new resource for international property investors. Designed to assist foreign buyers and sellers with their property payments, the office has already seen early success. Since opening, it is helping to demonstrate to agents in the south ...


NAR’s REach® Technology Accelerator Selects Class of 2015

NAR PULSE—NAR and Second Century Ventures are proud to announce the new REach® Class of 2015. Joining the class are Asset Avenue, BoostUp, Guard Llama, Loop & Tie, NotaryCam, Pro.com, and TermScout. The REach® accelerator program was created to identify the top new ...


5 Tips for Better Real Estate Photos

When homebuyers are ready to go from online shopping to in-person viewing, we all know that listing photos can be the deciding factor. ...


The Empty Nest: A Place, a State of Mind—and an Opportunity

Ah, the empty nest—that tranquil, far-off place harried parents dream about. An idyllic state where the kids are grown and on their own, couples reacquaint, and long-deferred leisure fills hours once claimed by domestic obligation. Whether or not reality fulfills those dreamy expectations, ...


Great Spaces: Deep-Water Virginia Beach Home

Normally, finding yourself in deep water is not a good thing. However, this deep water-front contemporary home, located in Virginia Beach, offers everything you could possibly want in water-front living: five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two fireplaces, a jacuzzi, a dock, and a private ...


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