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Todays Real Estate News Archive


Builder Confidence Holds Steady in November

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes was unchanged in November from a downwardly revised level of 54 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released recently. ...


Two-in-Five Borrowers Shorten Term when Refinancing

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its third quarter 2013 quarterly refinance analysis, showing that borrowers are continuing to take advantage of near record low mortgage rates to lower their monthly payments, shorten their loan terms and overwhelmingly choosing the safety of long-term fixed-rate mortgages. Borrowers who refinanced in ...


Homebuyers’ Attention Caught by Fixer-Uppers

(MCT)—When first-time home buyers Meghan Starr and Andrew Boerckel told their Philadelphia real estate agent that they were interested only in fixer-uppers, their agent Amanda Turske was skeptical. ...


Realtor.com® Webinar Wednesday: Can You Have Too Many Leads?

Is it possible for you to have too many leads? Listen in on this webinar, being held Wednesday, November 20 at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EST) and glean expert advice on managing high-lead volumes and strategies for dealing with this “good problem to have.” ...


Curb Appeal Means Elbow Grease, Real Estate Agents Say

(MCT)—Back in May, Cindy Schneider and her husband, Vince, thought they’d achieved curb appeal. That’s the look — clean and green — that helps sell a house. ...


Howard Hanna Wins 2013 MarCom Awards

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the 4th largest real estate company in the United States and the No. 1 home seller in Pennsylvania and Ohio, has earned multiple awards in the 2013 MarCom Competition for their marketing and advertising entries, the company has announced. ...


zipLogix and FNC, Inc. Offer Real Estate Professionals Comprehensive Data Resource

ZipLogix, creators of zipForm®, has announced a partnership with mortgage technology company FNC, Inc. This relationship will give real estate professionals access to data that enable them to make valuations with increased accuracy. FNC's Easy Price Opinion(TM) (EPO) makes this all possible with the most comprehensive database of property information ...


Reaching New Heights: Tommy Webber Sets ERA Webber Real Estate up for Future Success

When Tommy Webber of ERA Webber Real Estate in Ogden, Utah, took on the leadership role of the company his grandfather founded in 1947, he knew he wanted to honor the tradition of service his company was known for. But he also had his sights set on the future. And ...


Making a Lasting Impression: Obeo’s Real Estate Marketing Solutions Help Listings Shine…and Sell

Considering that 93 percent of homebuyers begin their real estate searches online, it’s a no brainer that real estate companies should put their best foot forward on the Web. And having detailed professional photos, video tours, mobile-enabled websites and more available at consumers’ fingertips isn’t just good for business, it’s ...


Spotlight on Housing Q3: Home Values Strengthening, Affordability Sliding

Strengthening house prices and increased interest rates in metros across the country contributed to lower housing affordability in the third quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), released recently. ...


6 Best Practices of Successful Next-Generation Brokerages

At this year’s NAR Conference, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel of dynamic residential real estate leaders who have built what we like to call next-generation brokerages. ...


Realtor.com® Webinar Tuesday: Goal Setting – Next Steps to Achieve Your Goals

This webinar is designed for agents who have set an ambitious goal for prospecting, sales and closings. ...


Mark McLaughlin Receives Real Estate Leadership Award

[caption id="attachment_84219" align="alignleft" width="266"] Mark McLaughlin, CEO of Pacific Union International Inc. accepts the Leadership Award at this year’s Power Broker Dinner.[/caption] ...


Great Spaces: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Her Prinze Scoop Up a $6.1 Million Colonial

Former vampire slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar and husband Freddie Prinze, Jr. have just acquired a three-story Colonial, located in the low-key Mandeville Canyon area of Los Angeles. ...


Living Smart: Stained, Faded Carpet: Clean, Replace or Dye

(MCT)—Cleaning and replacement are common options for stained or outdated carpet. But what about dyeing? ...


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